View Full Version : Better Defender: Doug Christie or Ron Artest

07-22-2008, 10:12 PM
I have seen each play for as long as they were on the Kings, and I have to say that Christie would shut down people. IMO, Artest is not as good as a defender as Christie.

07-22-2008, 10:28 PM
I think Christie is better

07-22-2008, 11:37 PM
Do you mean when they played for the Kings or throughout their careers? Either way Id take Artest.

07-23-2008, 01:08 AM
No, their career. I'm just saying I got to watch just about every game they played as a King.

07-23-2008, 01:32 AM
I'd take Ron but both are great

07-23-2008, 02:07 AM
Purely defense. Offense is not even considered

07-25-2008, 10:09 AM

07-25-2008, 01:47 PM
Well I watched Christie in his Raptor days, I have to say Artest is the better defender.

07-26-2008, 09:47 PM
Ooh.. Id take Artest but by a little bit.

07-27-2008, 02:55 PM
Christie was better for wing players, Artest can guard almost any position.

07-27-2008, 08:39 PM
Doug Christie

07-27-2008, 09:07 PM
I'll take Artest in this comparison.

07-29-2008, 04:06 AM
Ron Artest was a better defender in his Pacers days. So if you're a Kings fan, you would think that Christie was a better defender. but in Artest's defensive prime, I think he was a bit better than christie.

08-02-2008, 09:42 PM
I'd take artest but christie was insane

08-02-2008, 09:46 PM
Close but id take Artest

08-03-2008, 09:34 AM
Depends on what else I have on my team and who that player is guarding.

08-03-2008, 11:19 PM
Doug Christie in his prime for sure, he could really guard multiple positions effectively

08-03-2008, 11:31 PM
They're two very different kinds of defenders. Christie was a versatile, quicker guard who would do well against guys like Kobe, Iverson, Finley, etc. Artest is a bigger more physical defender who can really change direction.

I've seen a lot of Artest and I saw a lot of DC, but I'd have to go with Ron. I watched Al Jefferson and Eddy Curry who are much bigger and heavier than he is try to back him down and he wouldn't budge. In fact I remember distinctly one occasion where Al Jeff was posting him up and he was moving more away from the rim than he was toward it. We're talking about a 6'7 small forward here.

08-05-2008, 11:26 AM
I take Artest

08-05-2008, 01:48 PM
I believe Doug Christie was the better defender.. mainly because he was faster than Artest is, which gives the defender a huge plus when guarding even the toughest and fastest offensive threats