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Old 05-15-2011, 11:11 PM   #1
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Default Since my other thread is gone...defense in the NBA.

How do you think effort compares to skill or size defensively?
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:12 PM   #2
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Default Re: Since my other thread is gone...defense in the NBA.

post a pic
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:17 PM   #3
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Default Re: Since my other thread is gone...defense in the NBA.



I posted a pic.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:20 PM   #4
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Default Re: Since my other thread is gone...defense in the NBA.

okay, of yourself now
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:27 PM   #5
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Default Re: Since my other thread is gone...defense in the NBA.

No thanks.:)

Any thoughts on the question?
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:31 PM   #6
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Default Re: Since my other thread is gone...defense in the NBA.

Can you perhaps reword it? It's somewhat unclear.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:36 PM   #7
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Default Re: Since my other thread is gone...defense in the NBA.

Well, for example...is it necessary to be a big/strong athlete to be a good defender, or is effort--being aware of assignments, focus, physically keeping moving--enough to make someone a legitimately stellar defensive player? I guess the other way around as well..if someone is strong, athletic, etc., is it generally just a lack of effort preventing them from being a better defensive player?
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:39 AM   #8
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Default Re: Since my other thread is gone...defense in the NBA.

Maybe that still doesn't make sense.
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:54 AM   #9
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Default Re: Since my other thread is gone...defense in the NBA.

Effort overcomes a lot of shortcomings in a players game. He may not be able to jump the highest or be the strongest guy on the floor but if he's the one who's willing to dive on the floor, bang bodies relentlessly fight and scrap for every rebound give the hard fouls he'll mask the things he's giving away to the others on the floor.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:00 AM   #11
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Default Re: Since my other thread is gone...defense in the NBA.

Effort and athleticism are both necessities in being a good or great defender. You can put forth all the effort in the world, but if you don't have the size, length, and athleticism it isn't going to matter. Someone like Kyle Korver always puts forth the effort, but because he is so limited athletically he doesn't have a snowballs chance in hell of stopping anyone. Pippen and Jordan were the best of both worlds. The had world class athleticism and always put forth maximum effort on the defensive effort. with all this being said, so much of defense is predicated on the team.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:42 PM   #12
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Default Re: Since my other thread is gone...defense in the NBA.

Good point, AngelEyes...I think you can be a better defender if you have the support of an equally defensively-focused team.
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:12 PM   #13
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Default Re: Since my other thread is gone...defense in the NBA.

Strength and fundamentals imo.You can be the most athletic player in the league but if your fundamentals are garbage you're gonna get burned.
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