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Old 10-16-2012, 08:07 PM   #168
kingkeno
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Default Re: Smush Parker responds to Kobe Bryant

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Originally Posted by DJ Leon Smith
Then why doesn't he always do this in every game, especially against PGs with weaker handles? Teams would score less than 50 points a game against the Lakers and never be able to initiate an offence.

You're missing my point ... 5v5 is different than 1v1

I'm not saying Kobe is an elite defender; not even a great defender. With that said, he can be a "good" defender when he wants to be. Basically, when he is not being lazy or his "oldness" isn't catching up to him. At least a few times during any given game Kobe will defend the 1 and/or the 2 pretty good. Not great, but good enough.

1v1 ... One man to focus on and half court setting (not even that); he will have much more energy plus he is just bigger in every way than Irving. His basically gives him the advantage of not having to play superb defense; good D combined with his size advantage, it'll be tough.

I could be wrong but I honestly don't see how anyone can think Irving would beat Kobe 1v1.
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