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    Prime MJ was the greatest perimeter defender of all time.. People just can't wrap their head around him being the best at so many things.. Pippen was never this quick on the perimeter - that's true guard quickness.. In b4 someone posts some inferior, slower Pippen shit... Show me where Pippen got 3+ stls in a season and 1.5+ blocks like MJ did twice... I'll wait..

    Also, let's face it - Payton and Moncrief were NEVER as dynamic on the perimeter as MJ - MJ's length, quickness and athleticism was on another level from those guys.. We can SAY they were on prime MJ's level, but truthfully, we're just being nice and trying to find something else to talk about other than MJ - which I understand, but I still have to snap you guys back to reality.

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    Default Re: Prime MJ was the greatest perimeter defender of all time

    Chris Paul's perimeter defense > MJ's perimeter defense. Hold this salt.

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    Default Re: Prime MJ was the greatest perimeter defender of all time

    Quote Originally Posted by LoneyROY7
    Chris Paul's perimeter defense > MJ's perimeter defense. Hold this salt.

    this is not even remotely funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh144498
    this is not even remotely funny.
    I see someone's ass is still chapped from the beating CP put on that booty last night.

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    Default Re: Prime MJ was the greatest perimeter defender of all time

    I actually agree. Dude never took a play off defensively.

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    Default Re: Prime MJ was the greatest perimeter defender of all time

    Wasn't even the best perimeter defender on his own team. Let alone all time.

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    Default Re: Prime MJ was the greatest perimeter defender of all time

    Quote Originally Posted by LoneyROY7
    I see someone's ass is still chapped from the beating CP put on that booty last night.
    nah mayne. CP is legit. But better than Michael Jordan?



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    Quote Originally Posted by dh144498
    nah mayne. CP is legit. But better than Michael Jordan?


    Dood, it's a 3ball thread. Logic is no longer a prerequisite.

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    Default Re: Prime MJ was the greatest perimeter defender of all time

    Hmmm... A great case can be definitely made.

    To me, the greatest on-ball perimeter defender of all-time is Sidney Moncrief, I would take him over Jordan at that but MJ was also terrific at it and more impactful off-ball.
    And while Moncrief was very good on offense (and on the boards), he obviously wasn't as good as MJ or even expending the same level of energy.

    Sid would average around 1.5 steals per game, got a few blocks here and there but he's not close to MJ's numbers. Moncrief had some great blocks but wasn't close to the best shot-blocking guards, and he played straight lockdown D, didn't gamble much at all, most of his steals were coming off of playing ball-denial and the passing lanes.
    Sidney could "anchor" a defense from the backcourt, was just an amazing on-ball perimeter defender, but his steals/blocks numbers couldn't **** with someone like Michael's.

    My top3 SG GOAT defenders are Moncrief, Jordan and Michael Cooper.

    Thing with Pippen is that he was also major off-ball, while he could shutdown his man any given night. And ofc that he couldn't guard those quick(er) guards quite like someone like Jordan would, but on the other hand he was able to guard a bigger variety of players more/better than Michael ever could.

    My top5 perimeter defenders of all-time would probably be Moncrief, Pippen, Jordan, Payton and Rodman(more of a perimeter defender in his best years, although already great in the post). Then you have dudes like Frazier, Cooper, DJ, Bowen, Bobby Jones(more of a PF though)...
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    Default Re: Prime MJ was the greatest perimeter defender of all time

    I say MJ is the worst perimeter defender ever. Prove me wrong

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    Default Re: Prime MJ was the greatest perimeter defender of all time

    He is

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    Default Re: Prime MJ was the greatest perimeter defender of all time

    3ball is a better defender than Mj could ever dream of being.

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    Default Re: Prime MJ was the greatest perimeter defender of all time

    Prime Kobe locked in is the best perimeter defender i've ever seen.

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    Default Re: Prime MJ was the greatest perimeter defender of all time

    Those 5 gifs convinced the shit out of me

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    When locked in and focused its lebron. No way could Mj do a good job at guarding 4 positions. He wasnt big enough to guard a guy like melo or pau; but lebron is, Yet Ive also seen him shut down quick guys such as parker and mvp rose

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