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Old 06-06-2011, 07:44 PM   #16
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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.

Really ? Kobe ?

So playing for Mike Brown all these years had nothing to do with it ?
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:23 AM   #17
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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
lol at the last two. Derrick Rose was going to suck regardless of whoever was on him because it was the 4th. And Paul Pierce scored pretty well on LeBron this post season.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:27 AM   #18
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:38 AM   #19
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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

he isn't shutting down terry
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:40 AM   #20
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Default Re: Why do people assume Lebron James is a "Great" Defender?

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Are people just assuming hes a "great" defender because hes just big and athletic? All i see is a "good" defender...not "great".

because he can stop a variety of different guys and of course his speed/size helps
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:45 AM   #21
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he isn't shutting down terry
Bad mojo from your prior screen name is though.
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:03 AM   #22
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Default Re: Why do people assume Lebron James is a "Great" Defender?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS8JD7yiJtQ
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:29 AM   #23
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Default Re: Why do people assume Lebron James is a "Great" Defender?

He is elite on ball and off ball.
By elite I mean top 5 in the NBA
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:35 AM   #24
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:17 AM   #25
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Default Re: Why do people assume Lebron James is a "Great" Defender?

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Are people just assuming hes a "great" defender because hes just big and athletic? All i see is a "good" defender...not "great".

The same reason people think Kobe is a great defender.

They get undeserved all NBA defense awards, which clouds casual basketball fans minds into thinking these players are elite defenders.
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:33 AM   #26
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Default Re: Why do people assume Lebron James is a "Great" Defender?

he's a great help defender but his man defense leaves much to be desired.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:48 PM   #27
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Default Re: Why do people assume Lebron James is a "Great" Defender?

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he's a great help defender but his man defense leaves much to be desired.

This might have been true 2 or 3 years ago, but its not true anymore. LeBron has been elite defensively in both man and team defense this year, especially against smaller players.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:53 PM   #28
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Default Re: Why do people assume Lebron James is a "Great" Defender?

he's doing a great job on terry down the stretch, but he needs to do a better job defending marion.
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:44 PM   #29
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he isn't shutting down terry

Terry hasn't scored a single point in the 4th quarters of games 1 and 3 with Lebron on him.
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:58 PM   #30
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Have you watched the playoffs? This is one of the most dominating defensive performances of all time. The ground he covers, the switches he can make, the 1 on 1 defense on guys like Rose,Terry,Pierce and Iggy.
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