Now reading this article, I encountered a verb(probably slang) I quite don't understand.
Gary Payton, the former NBA player says,
“Oh you know I was hot! I was thinking about calling him at the time!” admitted Payton. “But you know what, that’s what I expect out of Mike, because I would have said the same thing. I’m not going to admit to nothing, I’m not going to admit to someone that D’d me up.. I will always tell you at any time in my career, nobody gave me problems but one person and that’s John Stockton to me.
According to the info provided @EddieKal, D-up means,
An abbreviated term for playing defense. The term is usually yelled by teammates after an opposing player has scored 20 points at your expense.
Gary Payton says Michael Jordan was not the hardest guy to defend, but it was John Stockton who gave him the trouble. Then shouldn't have he said "I "only can" admit to someone that D'd me up, because it was John Stockton that gave him a trouble?
Later the verb appears again. There is a line,
“I’m not mad at Mike, because Mike didn’t have too many games that somebody D’d him up
By here he is saying only he, Gary Payton could defend Micheal enough.
So back to the above sentence, by Payton sayins as
I’m not going to admit to someone that D’d me up..
Doesn't his saying sound strange because Jordan was not the hardest guy to him?
I don't understand the logic of Payton here. Sorry.