Star Wars: When Retired Players Criticize Current Athletes

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  • Jose Canseco Kicks A-Rod When He's Down
  • Sugar Ray Leonard Knocks Adrien Broner Out
  • Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders Rip Tony Romo
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  • Rodney Harrison Takes Shots at Rob Gronkowski
  • Charles Barkley Barks at Carmelo Anthony

Retired Athletes Take Shots at Current Sports Stars

Gary Payton recently told TMZ that today’s NBA is being dominated by the play of guards such as the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook, and Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul. And although he respects their games… “The Glove,” who was known for locking down players on the defensive end as well as lighting it up on offense, said they can’t see him just yet. "When they get to my level,” the Hall of Famer said, “then they can talk to me!” Payton isn’t the first retired star to take shots at the current crop of athletes and he likely won’t be the last.

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