Did you know that Kobe is top 5 perimeter defender all-time?
9 defensive first team selections tied for the most
- 1 month ago
No defense in todays NBA
- Anonymous3 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.
- BobLv 73 months ago
I don't see him as a top 5 perimeter defender, and he was never a lockdown defensive player.
- DavidLv 73 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.