Genius asked in SportsBasketball · 3 months ago

Did you know that Kobe is top 5 perimeter defender all-time?

9 defensive first team selections tied for the most

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  • 1 month ago

    No defense in todays NBA

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    The All-Defensive team is a joke. Kobe or Lebron used to be chosen over Shane Battier, Bruce Bowen, Tayshaun Prince, Kenyon Martin. 

    Kobe was often a tough defender in big games' fourth quarters but he wasn't an elite defender.  

    • Bob
      Lv 7
      3 months agoReport

      The voting for MVP is an even bigger joke, and to me the All Defensive team voting gets it right or closer to it than the MVP voting usually does.

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  • Bob
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    I don't see him as a top 5 perimeter defender, and he was never a lockdown defensive player.

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    • David
      Lv 7
      3 months agoReport

      I think watching Kobe play is EXACTLY why Bob doesn't see him as either a top 5 perimeter defender, nor a lockdown defensive player.

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  • David
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Defensive first team selections are seldom given based on skill, but more on reputation.  He could have had 20 first team selections, and it still wouldn't mean he's a top 5 defender.

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