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Old 06-06-2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default Why do people assume Lebron James is a "Great" Defender?

Are people just assuming hes a "great" defender because hes just big and athletic? All i see is a "good" defender...not "great".
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: Why do people assume Lebron James is a "Great" Defender?

Ask Derrick Rose, or Paul Pierce, or Jason Terry, or Andre Iguodala
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: Why do people assume Lebron James is a "Great" Defender?

i dislike both wade and lebron but they are both elite defenders
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:00 PM   #4
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Default Re: Why do people assume Lebron James is a "Great" Defender?

He a hype defender. His only year as elite defender was in 09
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:02 PM   #5
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Default Re: Why do people assume Lebron James is a "Great" Defender?

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Ask Derrick Rose, or Paul Pierce, or Jason Terry, or Andre Iguodala
Terry is a streaky scrub. Iggy is a horrible scorer with no jumper and Pierce had his way with Lebron.
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:03 PM   #6
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Default Re: Why do people assume Lebron James is a "Great" Defender?

He's not the best, but he's definitely elite, just watch the games.
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:04 PM   #7
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Default Re: Why do people assume Lebron James is a "Great" Defender?



Who is a better defender at the 3 position? Then, how many of them can also be versatile enough to defend smalls like opposing pgs for stretches?

Jared Jeffries, maybe Tayshaun Prince, who else?
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:07 PM   #8
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Who is a better defender at the 3 position? Then, how many of them can also be versatile enough to defend smalls like opposing pgs for stretches?

Jared Jeffries, maybe Tayshaun Prince, who else?
battier, marion, sefolosha, allen at the 2, ronnie brewer... theres a lot actually however lebron is much better than all of them despite having to focus on offense much more
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:08 PM   #9
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Default Re: Why do people assume Lebron James is a "Great" Defender?

Because he keeps ELITE SCORERS WAY BELOW THEIR NORMAL AVERAGES...And thats what matter
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:08 PM   #10
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Default Re: Why do people assume Lebron James is a "Great" Defender?

You guys can argue who is or who isn't a great defender on the Heat until you're blue in the face, while we continue to have the best defense in the league !!



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Old 06-06-2011, 06:11 PM   #11
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Default Re: Why do people assume Lebron James is a "Great" Defender?

he used to be, at best, an average defender.
now he is clearly a good defender. Kobe showed him the importance of defense.
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:16 PM   #12
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Default Re: Why do people assume Lebron James is a "Great" Defender?

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he used to be, at best, an average defender.
now he is clearly a good defender. Kobe showed him the importance of defense.


Yep, the only thing KObe knows is how to get All NBA first defense without deserving it...
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:22 PM   #13
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he used to be, at best, an average defender.
now he is clearly a good defender. Kobe showed him the importance of defense.

Terry torched Kobe while Terry can hardly get off a shot against the King.
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:33 PM   #14
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battier, marion, sefolosha, allen at the 2, ronnie brewer... theres a lot actually however lebron is much better than all of them despite having to focus on offense much more

I hope u are joking.
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:43 PM   #15
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Ask Derrick Rose, or Paul Pierce, or Jason Terry, or Andre Iguodala

Paul Pierce torched Lebron. Check the stats. He jumped into a time machine in that series. Luol Deng matched or exceeded his season averages against Lebron in the Bulls series. Shawn Marion in this series is scoring points and offensive rebounding like his Phoenix days with Nash.

Telling people to ask players that Lebron only guard for 2 minute stretches in the 4th quarter to prove he's actually a great defender is stupid. Let's talk about the guys he spends the other 38 minutes of the game defending, and suddenly, his defense doesn't look so good. In fact, its just average.
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