Top 5 most frustrating players to guard?

Not necessarily the hardest, but the most frustrating. Please use people currently in the NBA For me:

1. Kobe Bryant (They couldn't even TRIPLE team him)

2. JJ Barea (The guy is 5'9 and get so many flagrant fouls on him because of defender's frustration)

3. Dirk Nowitzki (You can either play him close and foul him or step back and watch him sink a 3)

4. Kevin Durant (He's just so hard to shut down)

5. Carmelo Anthony (Melo. Nuff said)


King are you mentally retarded?

1. Kobe is still one of if not THE best players in the league

2.No, he had 2 in one series. He's had at least 3 more this year.


4. Durant shoots bad?! Are you kidding?!

5. Melo sucks?! Have you ever even watched the NBA before?

14 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    I agree, JJ Barera is frustrating to guard. He can light up in moments, and is super quick.

    I don't think KD is hard to shut down, Shane Battier shut him down pretty damn good. Tony Allen did to.

    Dirk definitely... He makes impossible shots too much, and can get to the line very well for a PF.

    Carmelo plays with no emotion anymore, and he isn't frustrating to guard. Players get under his skin pretty easily.

    Kobe is frustrating to guard at times, when he is making 3's from 7 ft beyond the arc. Making the luckiest fade aways you'll ever see.

    I can't think of the top 5, but I'll list some you missed in my opinion:

    - Nate Robinson: Not really anymore, but when he was on the Celtics, and he came in the game, he was hitting 3's over you, and getting in your face. Making everyone on the other team P.O'ed.

    - Russel Westbrook: When ever he get's an open lane, he'll make some crazy lay-up. He is also very fast.

    - Dwight Howard: Well, really, look how big and broad he is. And if you watch just him in a game, he elbows everyone who is defending him. That has to annoying you.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    1. Melo ( the best offensive player in the NBA)

    2. Dirk ( He has way too much advantage with his height & shooting ability)

    3. Kevin Durant ( Scoring is his main component to his game)

    4. Lebron James ( He's a super freak athlete. Especially during the 4th quarter)

    5. Kobe ( He may be getting old but his offense is still there)

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  • 9 years ago

    1. Carmelo Anthony

    2. JJ Barea

    3. CP3

    4. Kevin Durant

    5. Gerald Wallace :)

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  • 1. Kobe Bryant (nuff said)

    2. Kevin Durant ( cant shutem down!)

    3. Derrick Rose (he makes it no matter fouled or not and hes too fast)

    4. Lebron James (too strong to handle!)

    5. Dirk Nowitzki (yeahh)

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  • 9 years ago

    1. Dirk Nowitzki - (The only player who can stop Dirk is...Dirk. He only struggles when he's not aggressive)

    2. Chris Paul - (If he was on a better team we would only be talking about him and Lebron for MVP)

    3. Kobe Bryant - (In his prime he was the hardest to guard but 17 ppg tells me he's no longer in his prime)

    4. Carmelo Anthony - (If he doesn't settle for jumpers he's unguardable)

    5. John Wall - (If you think Derrick Rose is fast getting to the hoop, you need to watch this guy)

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  • 9 years ago

    Well basically floppers and people babied by the refs.

    In no order:

    - Kevin Durant

    - J.J. Barea

    - Dwayne Wade

    - LeBron James

    - Paul Pierce

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    1. Kobe Bryant enough said

    2. lebron James strong but very skilled in his jumpers.etc

    3. Dirk can't spell his last name..7ft that can shoot enough said

    4. Kevin durant 6 10 with long arms and a sweet jumper

    5. Blake griffin only because nobody wants to be posterized!

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Dirk Nowitzki (impossible to contest his shot)

    Hedo Turkoglu (in his prime, he would randomly shoot contested threes and make him, or he would just throw an alley oop to dwi)

    Ray Allen (runs through picks for 20 seconds then catches, shoots, and makes it even if he is guarded close)

    Paul Pierce (draws a foul whenever you try to jump and contest his shot)

    Mehmet Okur (should you stay in the paint like a normal center and help block whoever drives and see him drain a three or should you stay next to him and watch his teammate score in the paint)

    Most these players are not even the best of scorers, but they would be frustrating to guard.

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  • 9 years ago

    1. If you watch Lakers games anymore, Kobe doesn't get double-teamed as much as Lakers fans like to think. Look at Thabo Sefolosha, he guards Kobe straight up a lot of the time.

    2. Barea is a flash in the pan. He won't do anything if the Mavs get into the finals against the Bulls or Heat.

    3,4 and 5 are cool.

    I'd replace Kobe and Barea with Monta Ellis and Derrick Rose.

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  • 9 years ago

    1. Dwight (elbows)

    2. Kobe (elbows)

    3. Joakim Noah (draws fouls every attempt, hard to guard without fouling)

    4. Barea

    5. LeBron (too big too strong too fast)

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