Kobe is a terrible off ball defender unless he's fully engaged and has been the case 3/4 years minimum. This may be due to tiredness as Brown and now Mike D seem incapable of resting Kobe sufficiently. The last 3/4 games Kobe has been good defensively but let's not get carried away.
Thanks to this one game and the "media campaign" Kobe will probably make the All-D 1st team again.
SIM LEAGUE SUNS
Jason Kidd and Chris webber
2000-2001 48-34 first round KO
2001-2002 64-18 first round KO
2002-2003 55-27. Second round KO
2003-2004 TBD - does Kidd and webber stay?
you mention him getting beaten 25 times throughout the course of the season. i have no problem with that projection, in fact it's probably more like 35-40 times at this point but thats only once or 1.3 times per game. that's not that bad, everyone gets beat every game at least once.
in regards to dwight getting on kobes case- that has happened, ive seen it. but thats good communication, and kobes willingness to have that conversation on the court means that he's at least listening to his big fella. i maintain that kobes defense has been the best it's been since the early going of the 2009-2010 campaign. and yes, minutes and injuries took a toll on his defense from 2010-2012
Last edited by Bruno87; 01-16-2013 at 07:47 PM.
...the Lakers beat the SuperSonics
He is a great defender, too bad he has soft team.
Kobe will burn down if he is to guard opposition's top perimeter player each night
Dang, what Kobe has been able to do after all his career minutes, games, and postseason games is so astonishing to me. There has never been another player in NBA history to play at this high of a level after so many minutes. To even be compared to guys like lebron and durant who are around a decade younger than kobe at this point in his career is a testament to the will and dedication of Kobe's play. I would like to see who else can sustain this top 5 player type of production after playing the same amount of minutes as kobe. No one ever has and maybe nobody ever will. Mad props.