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Best Defender against Kobe Bryant

Unread post by alexalonso » June 5th, 2009, 2:26 pm

Who plays the best De against Koby?

- Shane Battier
- Tayshon Prince
- Bruce Bowen
- Andrei Kirilenko (best block against Koby I ever seen)
- Ron Artest
- Raja Bell (when with Phoenix Suns)

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Re: Best Defender against Koby Bryant

Unread post by AllhoodPublications » June 5th, 2009, 2:31 pm

Bruce Bowen and Raja Bell upset him the most, so it has to be out of them. But Rip Hamilton makes Kobe work harder, run around more, disrupts the lakers offense.

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Re: Best Defender against Koby Bryant

Unread post by HiloBoy » June 5th, 2009, 3:09 pm

I think Artest gets under his skin too...

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Re: Best Defender against Koby Bryant

Unread post by AllhoodPublications » June 5th, 2009, 4:02 pm

HiloBoy wrote:I think Artest gets under his skin too...
I was going to say that I didnt mention Artest is because Kobe gets under Artest skin, but now that I think about it, anyone that contains/fights with Kobe- he also gets under their skin too. Its called being physical.

Alonso put up some good names.. but I think the only reason Hamilton and Prince gave Kobe a few problems is because of 'TEAM' defense, they had plenty of help, players that knew how to switch on screens, block shots, go after rebounds. San Antonio was also a defensive team. Houston another defensive team. Kirelinko is tall and linky, he's a good shot blocker and at times Utah played some good defense. I can't say Phoenix had a good defense to help out Raja Bell but he was getting torched when he got into the verbal/media thing with Kobe.

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Re: Best Defender against Koby Bryant

Unread post by tysuave » June 5th, 2009, 5:34 pm

no one can guard kobe inless you conseder holdin him to 25 30 points as good D lol

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Re: Best Defender against Koby Bryant

Unread post by $outhPhillypuppet » June 5th, 2009, 10:39 pm

i'd say bowen eventhough he do be gettin away with some bulllshit when gaurding him.

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Re: Best Defender against Koby Bryant

Unread post by 353 » June 7th, 2009, 12:13 am

tysuave wrote:no one can guard kobe inless you conseder holdin him to 25 30 points as good D lol
yeah ,thats right aint no best defender against him,the better team defense stops Kobe cause when you are the premier player of your era,there may not be a single defender of that caliber in the league.

Best Defender against Jordan?Magic?Bird?

Now,a rival or nemesis i can understand.Like Magic and Bird,and somebody got to lose,but aint nobody out there for ya boy Kobe.Ray Allen used to put up big numbers against Kobe.

Bowen,Prince,Bell,and Artest all played good D against Kobe tho
Battier did good job too

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Re: Best Defender against Koby Bryant

Unread post by $outhPhillypuppet » June 7th, 2009, 5:42 am

353 wrote:but aint nobody out there for ya boy Kobe.Ray Allen used to put up big numbers against Kobe.
T-Mac when he was in orlando was the closet thing to a rival he had.
remember when "T-mac or Kobe?" was a serious question and there were good arguments at the time for both.

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Re: Best Defender against Koby Bryant

Unread post by AllhoodPublications » June 7th, 2009, 11:31 am

$outhPhillypuppet wrote:T-Mac when he was in orlando was the closet thing to a rival he had.
remember when "T-mac or Kobe?" was a serious question and there were good arguments at the time for both.

Every year they try to compare someone different to Kobe Bryant, but McGrady 'never' had the defense Kobe had!

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Re: Best Defender against Koby Bryant

Unread post by HiloBoy » June 7th, 2009, 3:01 pm

The only cat that is close to Kobe and should be mentioned w/ him in the same sentence is.....drum roll please.....

MANUTE BOL!!!

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Re: Best Defender against Koby Bryant

Unread post by $outhPhillypuppet » June 7th, 2009, 4:06 pm

AllhoodPublications wrote:Every year they try to compare someone different to Kobe Bryant, but McGrady 'never' had the defense Kobe had!
kobe never had the rebounding or post-up ability Mac had either.

for that 3-4 year span Mac>Kobe
but career wise like i said in the other thread
Kobe>>the entire NBA now excluding Shaq and Duncan

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Re: Best Defender against Koby Bryant

Unread post by AllhoodPublications » June 7th, 2009, 5:02 pm

$outhPhillypuppet wrote:kobe never had the rebounding or post-up ability Mac had either.
Assuming you mean 00-01, 01-02- 02-03.. yeah- you're right they were basically equal. But thats the beauty of comparing athletes, some have good years, and some have good careers. While they were player hating on Kobe errr i mean comparing McGrady to Bryant, Kobe was collecting two championships during McGrady's best three years in the league.

I mentioned it before, i'm no basketball expert but as a fan and a gambler, I don't see the significance or too much care about a shooting guard posting up as long as he is a scorer. McGrady is 2 inches taller than Kobe and has played a lot at small forward thats why he average 1 rebound more than Kobe in 2 of those 3 years you speaking on. And has history has proven, anyone with a bad back is always a huge risk to suit up and/or perform on game day.

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Re: Best Defender against Koby Bryant

Unread post by alexalonso » June 7th, 2009, 11:11 pm

Hedo Turkoglu had a clean block on Koby from the back in tonight's game. Very rare to see Koby blocked like that.

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Re: Best Defender against Koby Bryant

Unread post by $outhPhillypuppet » June 8th, 2009, 4:29 am

AllhoodPublications wrote:Assuming you mean 00-01, 01-02- 02-03.. yeah- you're right they were basically equal. But thats the beauty of comparing athletes, some have good years, and some have good careers. While they were player hating on Kobe errr i mean comparing McGrady to Bryant, Kobe was collecting two championships during McGrady's best three years in the league.
i know and thats why i picked kobe in those arguments.
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Re: Best Defender against Koby Bryant

Unread post by $outhPhillypuppet » June 8th, 2009, 4:43 am

alexalonso wrote:Hedo Turkoglu had a clean block on Koby from the back in tonight's game. Very rare to see Koby blocked like that.
saved D12 ass on that one.
it looked like he was about to get fouled by Howard.
and knowing kobe you know he was gonna make both.







and how the hell you spell kobe wrong twice.

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Re: Best Defender against Koby Bryant

Unread post by AllhoodPublications » June 8th, 2009, 12:12 pm

$outhPhillypuppet wrote:
and how the hell you spell kobe wrong twice.
LMAO!!!!

Well you can tell he is NOT a Kobe fan..

No big deal. But that shit was funny!

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Re: Best Defender against Koby Bryant

Unread post by alexalonso » June 11th, 2009, 2:17 am

AllhoodPublications wrote:
$outhPhillypuppet wrote:
and how the hell you spell kobe wrong twice.
LMAO!!!!

Well you can tell he is NOT a Kobe fan..

No big deal. But that shit was funny!
I just realized I spelled his name wrong, and I used to love Kobe, but I never got back into him and his game after Shaq left to Miami. I just watched ESPN and saw Pietrus highlights and this guy aint no great player, but in game 3 he took it to Kobe and played the best possible defense that you can play on a guy that has the best jump shot fade in the league. basically Kobe has more shots that are impossible to defend, so I have to get this guy some credit. And maybe Phil Jackson is playing Kobe too much, because I say a Dwight Howard get a nice clean block/tip on a Kobe jumper and I just dont remember seeing Kobe blocked and challenged like this before.

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Re: Best Defender against Koby Bryant

Unread post by AllhoodPublications » June 11th, 2009, 12:09 pm

Dwight Howard is one of the premeire shot blockers in the league..

but as a lifetime laker Fan, and somewhat a Kobe Bryant Fan (On the court), he's been getting his shot blocked like this for years. Its rare, though it happens. Nothing new.

Kobe is only 6'6; taller defenders will block his shot when he goes inside. From the outside, a guy his height like Petrius for example, will find it much more difficult to block a Kobe Bryant jump shot.

The best defense against kobe Bryant is 'TEAM' defense. Otherwise they should just let Kobe get loose and defend the other 4 players and their chances of winning will increase.

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Re: Best Defender against Kobe Bryant

Unread post by alexalonso » November 14th, 2009, 5:13 am

Looks like Affalo from the Denver Nuggest is the new Kobe stopper. Did anyone see the Lakers get blown out on Nov 13, 2009 in Denver?

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Re: Best Defender against Kobe Bryant

Unread post by galex323 » November 14th, 2009, 12:25 pm

i guess that means bad news for affalo next game i see at least 50 get put on him

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Re: Best Defender against Kobe Bryant

Unread post by Ice » February 24th, 2010, 5:04 am

Ruben Patterson. Too bad he aint in the League no more

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Re: Best Defender against Koby Bryant

Unread post by OG Redbone » February 24th, 2010, 10:57 am

HiloBoy wrote:The only cat that is close to Kobe and should be mentioned w/ him in the same sentence is.....drum roll please.....

MANUTE BOL!!!
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