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Old 05-23-2019, 03:27 AM   #1
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Default Why do some guys won't defend in basketball?

This might be NBA related although I'm talking more about outside the NBA.

In my rec games, we have this guy who when defending people, will give him 2 feet of space before lazily move forward and don't even put up his hand.

We have another guy who can leap very high and would get plenty of rebounds but won't challenge shots when a guard slips by. He could be a decent rim protector/help defender but just won't do it.
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Old 05-23-2019, 03:55 AM   #2
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Because they're lazy fvcks that's why
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Old 05-23-2019, 04:27 AM   #3
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make the wager/bet bigger, though it depends

kids from my hood will gladly lose a tooth or get into fistfights for a liter of soda as a wager/bet
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:40 AM   #4
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make the wager/bet bigger, though it depends

kids from my hood will gladly lose a tooth or get into fistfights for a liter of soda as a wager/bet
I mean, it's not lack of motivation since they seem to be very motivated on offense and are fighting for rebounds
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Old 05-23-2019, 07:30 AM   #5
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When i had shit stamina i used to not play defense to conserve energy for offense
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Old 05-23-2019, 09:55 AM   #6
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Not where I am. Everyone D's me the fck up
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Old 05-23-2019, 10:22 AM   #7
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Not where I am. Everyone D's me the fck up
Are you in a prison?
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Old 05-23-2019, 10:30 AM   #8
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OP side note. I thought you were white. Your grammar comes off ethnic. What nationality are you? If I had to take a guess I'd say Filipino.
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Old 05-23-2019, 11:19 AM   #9
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When i had shit stamina i used to not play defense to conserve energy for offense

This exactly. That's what I do.
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Old 05-23-2019, 11:34 AM   #10
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To save energy becos every body wanna be a scoring killer like Bron nowadays nobody wants to player defense too just one side of the ball
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Old 05-23-2019, 11:40 AM   #11
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Not where I am. Everyone D's me the fck up
you’re cheating on me?
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Old 05-23-2019, 04:33 PM   #12
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When i had shit stamina i used to not play defense to conserve energy for offense
Came to say something similar. Hate being drained on offense, it affects every aspect of your game.
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Old 05-23-2019, 05:07 PM   #13
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I assume it's because most people aren't great shooters so they are likely to miss and you get the rebound. Just gotta defend around the basket.
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:13 PM   #14
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To save energy becos every body wanna be a scoring killer like Bron nowadays nobody wants to player defense too just one side of the ball
Including Bran himself

Besides nobody wants to play with a ball hogging stat padder
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:17 PM   #15
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i dont think leaping high has much to do with defense... IQ, general length, and willpower have more to do with it. look at tim duncan.
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