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Rosh
04-26-2010, 02:11 PM
We were just talking about this in the Bulls forum (and no, we don't think it's Deng by any stretch of the imagination).

But who do you guys think gives LeBron the most fits on defense?

DerekRE_3
04-26-2010, 02:12 PM
The Bobcats as a team have done a good job on him. 1 on 1 there really isn't anyone that can stop him.

Anon
04-26-2010, 02:24 PM
The Bobcats as a team have done a good job on him. 1 on 1 there really isn't anyone that can stop him.

After watching the Magic/Bobcats series I totally agree. The Bobcats are the best wing defending team in the league. No one player though.

Iodine
04-26-2010, 02:26 PM
Ray Lewis and Ed Reed could shut him down as long as MF DOOM is coaching the rotations

No really

alencp3
04-26-2010, 02:32 PM
We were just talking about this in the Bulls forum (and no, we don't think it's Deng by any stretch of the imagination).

But who do you guys think gives LeBron the most fits on defense?

The Man In Black probably?:ohno:

Seriously nobody one on one. But yeah Cats did a pretty good job on him especially Wallace.

JnasD
04-26-2010, 02:33 PM
I agree The Bobcats as a team

Corey
04-26-2010, 02:36 PM
Career wise, Lebron's lowest shooting percentages come against the Clippers.

His lowest PPG also comes against the Clippers.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
04-26-2010, 02:41 PM
Career wise, Lebron's lowest shooting percentages come against the Clippers.

His lowest PPG also comes against the Clippers.

cause they lead against clippers by 50 at the half

but kobe has been done pretty good job last year

this year it is artest's job

nycclipse110
04-26-2010, 02:43 PM
shane battier.

Sadds The Gr8
04-26-2010, 02:45 PM
anyone wanna bet JB comes in and says Deng?

d-baller23
04-26-2010, 02:48 PM
I say Mickael Pietrus

Geargo Wallace
04-26-2010, 02:51 PM
anyone wanna bet JB comes in and says Deng?

or Wade or TMac

unwantedplayer
04-26-2010, 02:54 PM
Ray Lewis and Ed Reed could shut him down as long as MF DOOM is coaching the rotations

No really

Nah dude. Make sure tech n9ne is the coach. Tech is one crazy mofo.

rhaas74
04-26-2010, 02:55 PM
I would agree that it is the Bobcats. I don't think that any one guy can contain him, at least for a whole series. They might get a game here or there, but not the whole series. The Bobcats though play great team defense. They are athletic enough to rotate and help and cause LeBron to shoot contested jumpers or dump the ball off.

I like what Jamison has done for the Cavs, but just imagine if the Cavs were able to get Captian Jack.

bahama0811
04-26-2010, 02:57 PM
David Stern

SDBearsFan
04-26-2010, 02:57 PM
Deng is a much better defender than most give him credit for, especially considering the injuries he's playing through, but the answer is that there really is not one guy that can guard Lebron.

Swashcuff
04-26-2010, 03:09 PM
The Bobcats as a team have done a good job on him. 1 on 1 there really isn't anyone that can stop him.

This! Word for word

Raph12
04-26-2010, 03:11 PM
Bruce Bowen back in his day.

jackdawson
04-26-2010, 03:11 PM
I am waiting for someone who is gonna say "Loul Deng is a certified Lebron stopper."

BOSTON617
04-26-2010, 03:12 PM
celtics dont do a bad job either lebron is just so good tho

bobcats def

TheKing23
04-26-2010, 03:13 PM
I say Mickael Pietrus

And I say 38/8/8

ldc62
04-26-2010, 03:14 PM
Ron Artest + Shane Battier

*Superman*
04-26-2010, 03:20 PM
David Stern

:clap:

mjqusoldier
04-26-2010, 03:23 PM
Danilo Gallinari

Rivera
04-26-2010, 03:30 PM
The refs defend lebron the best


how else can you explain all the BS calls he gets??? cause the damn refs defend his ***

Draco
04-26-2010, 03:31 PM
Gloria James (http://blog.cleveland.com/sports/2008/05/large_gloriajk.jpg)

Chronz
04-26-2010, 03:34 PM
Larry Hughes, maybe not anymore but when they were teammates, Hughes made it really tough for Bron to score.

kEviN21
04-26-2010, 03:37 PM
Darelle Revis

Sox72
04-26-2010, 03:41 PM
I am waiting for someone who is gonna say "Loul Deng is a certified Lebron stopper."

It seems as though only those people anxiously awaiting to have this argument are the ones bringing it up.

JordansBulls
04-26-2010, 03:44 PM
I say Mickael Pietrus

Lebron averaged 38 ppg on that guy in the playoffs last year.

I'd say Paul Pierce now or Bruce Bowen a few years back. They both held him to under 36% fg and under 26 ppg.

colinskik
04-26-2010, 03:58 PM
Larry Hughes, maybe not anymore but when they were teammates, Hughes made it really tough for Bron to score.
That's what Larry gets paid the big bucks to do.

Paulliwali
04-26-2010, 04:01 PM
although houston doesn't play against the Cavs a lot, but I think Lebron only had 10 something points agianst them or something? I am not sure though:p

ROY 2 MVP Braun
04-26-2010, 04:17 PM
easy question to answer let me guard him

Vidball
04-26-2010, 06:29 PM
Artest owned him last year (held him to 1 rebound and no assists last February), but this year the refs wouldn't let Artest breathe on him on Christmas (fouled him out in 31 minutes), and LeBron went off in January when Artest was on the bench.

TheKing23
04-26-2010, 07:03 PM
although houston doesn't play against the Cavs a lot, but I think Lebron only had 10 something points agianst them or something? I am not sure though:p

In two games against the Rockets this year he averaged 28 points a game on 48% shooting.

TheKing23
04-26-2010, 07:07 PM
Artest owned him last year (held him to 1 rebound and no assists last February), but this year the refs wouldn't let Artest breathe on him on Christmas (fouled him out in 31 minutes), and LeBron went off in January when Artest was on the bench.

And last year Artest was a much better defender than he's shown this year.

Also I love the way that if a player fouls out against LeBron, it's not because he's so hard to stop on offense and he gets players into foul trouble because that's pretty much all they can do to slow him down, it's because of the refs...

I'll be the first to admit LeBron gets quite a lot of cheap calls but c'mon, give him some credit...

D Roses Bulls
04-26-2010, 07:11 PM
We were just talking about this in the Bulls forum (and no, we don't think it's Deng by any stretch of the imagination).

But who do you guys think gives LeBron the most fits on defense?

derrick rose......... kidding, but i dont know, i thought pietrus did a good job on him, deng always does a solid job on him except yesterday. kobe last year did the best single game defensive job ive seen anyone put on lebron.

natelpete
04-26-2010, 07:32 PM
nobody

TheKing23
04-26-2010, 07:33 PM
derrick rose......... kidding, but i dont know, i thought pietrus did a good job on him, deng always does a solid job on him except yesterday. kobe last year did the best single game defensive job ive seen anyone put on lebron.

Deng always does a solid job on him... Apart from this whole series:

35 ppg, 9 rpg, 8 apg, 58.8 FG% and 54.5 3PT%.

And as mentioned before... Pietrus? 38/8/8.

sventhedog
04-26-2010, 07:33 PM
kids maybe. kids will bring out that inner clown that he really is.

bigsams50
04-26-2010, 07:37 PM
No one player can stop him, but Crash and Capt have been able to slow him down when ever we play them

netsgiantsyanks
04-26-2010, 07:42 PM
rosie o'donnell

iFYouSeekAmy
04-26-2010, 08:07 PM
Monta Ellis.

JasonJohnHorn
04-26-2010, 08:08 PM
Even though he ended up exploding on him in that 07 series, Tayshaun Pirnce did a great job of defending him when ever the Pistons met the Cavs in the playoffs. In 06, over a 7 game series, James scored, 22, 30, 21, 22, 32 (on 43% shooting), 32 (on 40% shooting), and 27 (on 45% shooting). Low numbers compared to his regular season performances. Then in 07 he scored 10 points on 33% shooting, and then 19, on 36% shooting, before finally being able to break out on Prince with 32 on 57% shooting. Then Prince slowed him down again with 25 points on 42% shooting, and then James finally exploded in that over time game, socring that 20-something points in the fourth quarter and ending up getting 48 on 54% shooting. But even in losing the series in game six Prince kept James at only 20 points on 27% shooting.

Evne when James finally got around Prince, Prince still managed to shut him down the next game.

So I gotta say Prince would be my pick. Not to many people have been able to completely shut him down in the post season. I mean, when was the last time James had a bad game in the playoffs? Even against the Magic who beat the Cavs, James scored over his regular season average (only one game did he get less thant 30, and he had a couple 40 point games).

I must say Prince hands down.

Jahari Kavi
04-26-2010, 08:15 PM
bobcats and battier

Oaktown R8ers
04-26-2010, 09:42 PM
Espn

Mr. Net32
04-26-2010, 09:42 PM
Kobe, Artest and KG like 5 years ago.

dodie53
04-26-2010, 09:55 PM
ricky davis

kArSoN RyDaH
04-27-2010, 12:08 AM
david stern x2

RipVW
04-27-2010, 12:21 AM
I say Mickael Pietrus

I dont know if Pietrus is the best but this is a good answer.

Jonathan2323
04-27-2010, 12:24 AM
Earl Boykins

iFYouSeekAmy
04-27-2010, 12:24 AM
Earl Boykins

Exactly.

montazingmvp
04-27-2010, 01:38 AM
Even though he ended up exploding on him in that 07 series, Tayshaun Pirnce did a great job of defending him when ever the Pistons met the Cavs in the playoffs. In 06, over a 7 game series, James scored, 22, 30, 21, 22, 32 (on 43% shooting), 32 (on 40% shooting), and 27 (on 45% shooting). Low numbers compared to his regular season performances. Then in 07 he scored 10 points on 33% shooting, and then 19, on 36% shooting, before finally being able to break out on Prince with 32 on 57% shooting. Then Prince slowed him down again with 25 points on 42% shooting, and then James finally exploded in that over time game, socring that 20-something points in the fourth quarter and ending up getting 48 on 54% shooting. But even in losing the series in game six Prince kept James at only 20 points on 27% shooting.

Evne when James finally got around Prince, Prince still managed to shut him down the next game.

So I gotta say Prince would be my pick. Not to many people have been able to completely shut him down in the post season. I mean, when was the last time James had a bad game in the playoffs? Even against the Magic who beat the Cavs, James scored over his regular season average (only one game did he get less thant 30, and he had a couple 40 point games).

I must say Prince hands down.

this

can anyone counter this or make a better argument for another player...no need for this thread anymore the question has been answered

RipVW
04-27-2010, 01:44 AM
this

can anyone counter this or make a better argument for another player...no need for this thread anymore the question has been answered

You could make the case that Prince isnt as good now as he was in 07 and also that Lebron is better now than he was then.

Ive thought Pietrus has made him work hard when they play. Its not like Lebron isnt capable of hitting tough shots, scoring in transition, or scoring when guarded by other guys during the course of a game.

_KB24_
04-27-2010, 01:51 AM
David Stern seems to be a consensus.

bbcmillionaire
04-27-2010, 02:17 AM
I think when it's all said and done..... Mike brown, because he is stopping James from getting a ring

asandhu23
04-27-2010, 02:21 AM
David Stern

THIS :clap::clap::clap::clap:

Kingz4L
04-27-2010, 02:32 AM
this

can anyone counter this or make a better argument for another player...no need for this thread anymore the question has been answered

I agree with you but you gotta give lebron his respect now..look at all the stuff he improved in..plus his jumpshot has gotten much better since 3-4 years ago.

sventhedog
04-27-2010, 03:56 AM
Espn

you're definitely right.

everyone associated to the nba defends lebron. how else did all nba fans get convinced that lebron is the best player right now?

Corey
04-27-2010, 08:35 AM
you're definitely right.

everyone associated to the nba defends lebron. how else did all nba fans get convinced that lebron is the best player right now?

I'm sure his 30/7/8 has nothing to do with it :laugh:

greenl9791
04-27-2010, 08:50 AM
It has been said that no one person can cover LeBaby and I agree. Stoping LeBaby is not the hard part. It's stopping him and not hearing a whistle that makes it hard. I said in another forum that if you breathe on him or stare at him too hard, they will call the foul. How can you stop him and the refs. That should be the question.

Iodine
04-27-2010, 08:55 AM
PSD has made me like LeBron
FML

BBALLGOD4
04-27-2010, 09:48 AM
I'm sure his 30/7/9 has nothing to do with it :laugh:

:laugh2:

td0tsfinest
04-27-2010, 09:50 AM
The Bobcats as a team have done a good job on him. 1 on 1 there really isn't anyone that can stop him.

Can't argue with that. You guys have two great perimeter defenders.

ragee
04-27-2010, 10:19 AM
No one... What was Lebron's lowest score in a game anyway? Does anyone know?