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HouRealCoach
08-07-2010, 04:47 AM
Whats so good about Kobe's defense? I never see what is so great about it...

Can someone tell me and give me some FOOTAGE please cause I havent never seen anything so great about his defense

numba1CHANGsta
08-07-2010, 04:55 AM
Kobe on Westbrook game 5 & 6, Kobe on Korver, Kobe on J-rich, Kobe on Rondo, check their stats from the playoffs

Run&Gun
08-07-2010, 04:58 AM
I hate Kobe, but he plays great defense key is when he wants to. He's been plagued with a lot of injuries the last few years and can only spend all of his time worrying about the offense so he doesn't really lock anyone down unless he's needed. Good example is when he played for Team USA, best the defender on the team but that's because that's all he really needed to do. It really comes down to he just can't do everything, and when he really tries he is one of the better defenders but most games just can't do it all. Here's a good clip of how he shut down wade
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjcgfA36KGQ

junion
08-07-2010, 05:03 AM
sometimes when you watch games, you have to look at places other than just the person dribbling the ball.

lakerboy
08-07-2010, 05:07 AM
Kobe is really good, but you don't see it because he doesn't always play 100%. I think we can all agree to it.

If you don't think he is really good, watch Kobe on Barbosa in 2008.

WadeBirdman
08-07-2010, 05:26 AM
Kobe is one of the best in the game because he plays defense well.

junion
08-07-2010, 05:34 AM
sometimes people can't see defense because sometimes it's not that obvious. for example... some players seem to steal the ball a lot - but also they gamble too much causing players to blow by them (Smush Parker)

Here's some on the ball defense
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VCVP9L25vk

15 rebounds in game 7 vs celtics

also it's hard to find footage of off the ball defense because it's not as flashy or pretty as the blocks, etc. Sometimes preventing the playmakers from even getting the ball.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHGleTaT2x4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBu28UwDzps

defense is also based on a lot of effort and tenacity kobe has that.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L2-5C_1TNo

You don't always have to steal the ball or block a shot. defense is also about making it hard for a player to make a play or forcing them to take a horrible shot.

RollinDeep
08-07-2010, 05:49 AM
His man defense is incredible when he chooses to lock down on a guy. It's his footwork that allows him to defend anyone.

Granted, it's not something you'll see him doing all game. He picks his spots.

5ass
08-07-2010, 06:38 AM
its not about how many blocks and steals he gets.. his man to man defense is great, better than any other superstar in the nba.. carmelo, lebron, wade dont even compare to him.. durant is good but not as good as kobe

Enemey
08-07-2010, 08:23 AM
sometimes people can't see defense because sometimes it's not that obvious. for example... some players seem to steal the ball a lot - but also they gamble too much causing players to blow by them (Smush Parker)

Here's some on the ball defense
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VCVP9L25vk

15 rebounds in game 7 vs celtics

also it's hard to find footage of off the ball defense because it's not as flashy or pretty as the blocks, etc. Sometimes preventing the playmakers from even getting the ball.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHGleTaT2x4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBu28UwDzps

defense is also based on a lot of effort and tenacity kobe has that.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L2-5C_1TNo

You don't always have to steal the ball or block a shot. defense is also about making it hard for a player to make a play or forcing them to take a horrible shot.
+1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV6tRO7FL3E

And :facepalm: at this thread.

footballer2369
08-07-2010, 08:27 AM
Plus he looks super cute in white and has the biggest hammer around.