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Old Yesterday, 05:22 AM   #1
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Default Wiggins said defending James wasn't as Hard as trying to stop Kobe Bryant

"For me as a defender, I would say Kobe," he said. "Kobe has been the toughest matchup for me this year." The Timberwolves defeated the Lakers 120-119 in Los Angeles on Nov. 28. Bryant scored 26 points, Wiggins had 16.

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Old Yesterday, 05:36 AM   #2
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"For me as a defender, I would say Kobe," he said. "Kobe has been the toughest matchup for me this year." The Timberwolves defeated the Lakers 120-119 in Los Angeles on Nov. 28. Bryant scored 26 points, Wiggins had 16.

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This isn't surprising to say the least. Everyone knows that the most difficult shot to defend in basketball is the fallaway three-pointer four- to six-feet behind the stripe... it's just just such an unexpected maneuver that most players don't work on preventing it. It just so happens that this is shot is right out of Kobe's signature collection, one that he takes several times a game.

Most of the time when people see Kobe take this shot, they will praise him comments like, "wow, that is unbelievable, what he is doing here!" or "That shot selection is from another planet!", but usually they will just shake their heads in what I imagine is an expression of great incredulity. So you can only imagine what a player seeing this kind of repertoire upfront must think!

Hopefully this has cleared things up for you new to the game.

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I can't wait for this thread to catch on.......should be entertaining.

Thanks OP
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Default Re: Wiggins said defending James wasn't as Hard as trying to stop Kobe Bryant

Spiteful because LeBron got him shipped out.
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Spiteful because LeBron got him shipped out.
Did him a favour.
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Default Re: Wiggins said defending James wasn't as Hard as trying to stop Kobe Bryant

So he beat Kobe and lost to LeBron? Sounds like he's salty
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So he beat Kobe and lost to LeBron? Sounds like he's salty
He owned Lebron in their matchups. His team just sucked.
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He owned Lebron in their matchups. His team just sucked.

owned?
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Old Yesterday, 06:58 AM   #9
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Wiggins 9-16 27 pts

Lebron 8-16 24 pts
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Default Re: Wiggins said defending James wasn't as Hard as trying to stop Kobe Bryant

Kobe made Wiggins his bitch.

Twice.
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Lebron coasted that game. He chucked a couple 30 footers lol.
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Wiggins 9-16 27 pts

Lebron 8-16 24 pts


Owned.



LOLOLOLOLOLOL
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Default Re: Wiggins said defending James wasn't as Hard as trying to stop Kobe Bryant

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Lebron coasted that game. He chucked a couple 30 footers lol.

That's not an excuse. If anything, that shows what kind of person LeBron is.
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That's not an excuse. If anything, that shows what kind of person LeBron is.
A smart one. Can't play too hard if you've been to 4 straight finals.
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Default Re: Wiggins said defending James wasn't as Hard as trying to stop Kobe Bryant

What about the game vs the Heat were Wade was making him look silly all game long?
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