Little if anything. They are all very close to one another, in my book. Jordan and Payton were more disruptive in the passing lanes, for what that might be worth, while still being smothering man defenders. I'm tempted to say Jordan should get the nod here because his combination of size and athleticism arguably gave him more versatility in covering more positions and types of players. It was basically a coin toss for me between him and Payton, and the coin landed Payton side up. I'd take Frazier, next, then Moncrief and then DJ - just considering perimeter defenders and without bothering to figure out how the next tier of big guys like Mutombo and Eaton factor in.or Mike or Frazier or Moncrief or DJ?
He was probably referring to Dumars.I voted for MJ... he could do it all defensively. I think he's a better defender than Gary Payton. Really hard to compare the bigs and the wings... I think Payton and Mutombo would probably be among my next couple of picks... I believe MJ has said that Moncrief was the toughest cover he faced.
Reading your previous post, i checked bb-ref to confirm that, apparently, Jordan didn't play (at least enough) a prime Sidney Moncrief.He may have said it about both of them at different times, I can find some Jordan quotes raving about Moncrief's D, but not the one I was remembering.
http://www.nba.com/history/players/moncrief_bio.htmlMichael Jordan once told the Los Angeles Times, "When you play against Moncrief, you're in for a night of all-around basketball. He'll hound you everywhere you go, both ends of the court. You just expect it."