Originally Posted by DatAsh
This just simply isn't true. Coming from someone who thinks Kobe is playing great this season(easily the third best player so far), Kobe's defense has been atrocious this season.
I don't see how anyone can argue with that. He doesn't even have to be a bulldog on defense if his goal is to conserve energy. He can half ass it for all I care, but at least ATTEMPT to play some defense. There are some plays where he's just completely off in his space as his man gets another open jumper. No way should a slug like Afflalo score 30 if Kobe is even halfway interested in playing defense.