Originally Posted by TMac&Luther
You don't need great athleticism to be a great defender, but you do need very quick feet. You can't defend, if you can't move........I don't care how much desire you have.
he studies game tape. he knew where kobe was going 90% of the time in last years wcf. his defensive IQ is off the charts. with that being said, battier does have quick enough feet to stay with most players. i'm not saying he isn't athletic, he just isn't the physical specimen that lebron or tmac or vince carter are.
now if someone was flat footed, it would be hard to guard anyone in the league. which is probably why there aren't any flat footed defenders in the league, unless i am mistaken lol