[post_page_title]Shawn Kemp & Gary Payton[/post_page_title]
You could hit restart on the SuperSonics when these two showed up in Seattle. The two were drafted in back-to-back years, in 1989 and 1990, and would play together through 1997. During their time in Seattle, the Sonics would win 357 games and led the team to the 1996 Finals, in which they met Michael Jordan and his Bulls. Defensively, it was hard to outshine Kemp and Payton. During that 1996 season, Kemp averaged 7.9 defensive rebounds per game, while Payton tallied 231 steals.
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