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Old 05-16-2011, 03:26 AM   #16
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Default Re: Durant guarding Dirk..

Guarding Dirk is impossible.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:27 AM   #17
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Durant and Dirk are both very very hard to guard, dirk is better at shooting over people whereas Durant is better at everything else.

dirk is a better passer, rebounder, defender...what is durant better at?
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:28 AM   #18
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Default Re: Durant guarding Dirk..

I would throw Thabo at him imo. quickness and his hard nosed D would make it difficult for him to shoot, yea he would get his jumper off BUT I think he would have help behind him in Perk and Ibaka if he got into the lane obviously with stars you have to send multiple players at him to give him different looks but that is the look I would like to see them give Dallas, or put Thabo on Jason Kidd or Jason Terry too.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:45 AM   #19
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Dirk is far too strong for Durant... and besides... Ibaka will be guarding Dirk more than Durant will.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:46 AM   #20
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Default Re: Durant guarding Dirk..

relax, wait and enjoy the series.

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Dirk must have been blessed with unbelievable number of luck shots and balls flying in his direction, since he could score about 25.700 points & grab 9500 rebounds (reg season + playoffs) despite being such a predictable and one dimensional player.

Durant is great player, but there is nothing special about his play. He is like many other great scorer from the past. He'll have his prime and then decline, because other great scorers will emerge. He isn't MJ.
Dirk in the other hand is very unique. I believe, he could play his game for another 3-4 years and his numbers would decrease only slightly.

and as many have said: no one can guard dirk.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:47 AM   #21
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relax, wait and enjoy the series.

small note:
Dirk must have been blessed with unbelievable number of luck shots and balls flying in his direction, since he could score about 25.700 points & grab 9500 rebounds (reg season + playoffs) despite being such a predictable and one dimensional player.

Durant is great player, but there is nothing special about his play. He is like many other great scorer from the past. He'll have his prime and then decline, because other great scorers will emerge. He isn't MJ.
Dirk in the other hand is very unique. I believe, he could play his game for another 3-4 years and his numbers would decrease only slightly.

and as many have said: no one can guard dirk.


Yep, there have been a lot of 7' small forwards with the handle/shot of a guard in the past
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:49 AM   #22
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relax, wait and enjoy the series.

small note:
Dirk must have been blessed with unbelievable number of luck shots and balls flying in his direction, since he could score about 25.700 points & grab 9500 rebounds (reg season + playoffs) despite being such a predictable and one dimensional player.

Durant is great player, but there is nothing special about his play. He is like many other great scorer from the past. He'll have his prime and then decline, because other great scorers will emerge. He isn't MJ.
Dirk in the other hand is very unique. I believe, he could play his game for another 3-4 years and his numbers would decrease only slightly.

and as many have said: no one can guard dirk.

THIS. No need for this thread to go on any longer.
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:00 AM   #23
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I guess another person will be proved wrong soon enough.
Dirk's going to all of a sudden be a good dribbler? Huh?

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Old 05-16-2011, 04:24 AM   #24
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Yep, there have been a lot of 7' small forwards with the handle/shot of a guard in the past


since when is Durant 7 feet tall?
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:38 AM   #25
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Durant played a triple overtime game and got only 1 foul.

No way that happens if he guards a guy like Dirk.
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:14 AM   #26
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Dirk will back him down, create space and shoot over him like he's done with every big man who isn't significantly stronger than him. Why would someone who weighs **** all be a better defender than Ibaka?

The only player who's done a really good job against him was Chuck Hayes cause of his good footwork and the fact that Dirk couldn't move him 1 inch.

Pretty sure Durant won't guard Dirk and Dirk won't guard Durant.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:08 AM   #27
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Dirk can't guard Durant, either ... what's your point?

He was answering OPs question:

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Is it just me or is Durant the perfect player to guard Dirk.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:12 AM   #28
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This is a matchup that could make Durants legacy but alas, I don't think he has the chops to guard Dirk yet.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:15 AM   #29
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since when is Durant 7 feet tall?
He's 6'11"....might as well say 7 feet
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:52 AM   #30
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Dirk's post up game is nothing but fadeaway's, something Durant can negate with his lateral quickness+insane length/height. Is it just me or is Durant the perfect player to guard Dirk?

It's just you.
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