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Old 09-30-2017, 06:32 AM   #16
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Default Re: When did it become okay for Superstars to not try on defense?

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Yes.

Even if he wasn't, why didn't Westbrook take on the assignment? No killer instinct I guess.

Lol. So killer instinct is to force your coach to make Richard Jefferson guard the best player on the opposing team when you're getting torched, eh? Lol.

Learn something new everyday.

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Old 09-30-2017, 06:39 AM   #17
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Harden would average 45 against Lebron
You lost bro.
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Old 09-30-2017, 07:05 AM   #18
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9 NBA All-Defensive First Team (2000, 2003, 2004, 2006–2011)

3 NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2001, 2002, 2012)

So, from Kobe's relevant period as a player, that is, 00-2010, Kobe was among the best defensive players in the league.

If you think Kobe was making an effort to defend during the regular season all those years, you clearly were not watching the games.

Most stars play less defense during their regular season, and they are right to do so, since their teams need them more on offense.
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Old 09-30-2017, 07:07 AM   #19
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Lol. So killer instinct is to force your coach to make Richard Jefferson guard the best player on the opposing team when you're getting torched, eh? Lol.

Learn something new everyday.

So did KD avg 35 on Lebron or Richard Jefferson?
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Old 09-30-2017, 07:27 AM   #20
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So did KD avg 35 on Lebron or Richard Jefferson?

Bron Vajayjay got sore....he proceeded to tag in Richard Jefferson to absorb the pounding.
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Old 09-30-2017, 07:42 AM   #21
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Bron Vajayjay got sore....he proceeded to tag in Richard Jefferson to absorb the pounding.


BTW everyone, this is the guy that said Marcus Morris would be the first option on a team with Kyrie Irving and Gordon hayward
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Old 09-30-2017, 07:47 AM   #22
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BTW everyone, this is the guy that said Marcus Morris would be the first option on a team with Kyrie Irving and Gordon hayward

Not sure if I said that. But I do believe that Marcus Morris, when put in the right position, can score more often than not.
Good size, jumper, strong, decent athleticism and can put the ball on the floor.

Deal with it. Your favorite player can't dribble without traveling
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Old 09-30-2017, 10:24 AM   #23
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Not sure if I said that. But I do believe that Marcus Morris, when put in the right position, can score more often than not.
Good size, jumper, strong, decent athleticism and can put the ball on the floor.

Deal with it. Your favorite player can't dribble without traveling
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This is the thing. People jumping to the conclusion that Kyrie will "be the man".

Nope.

Guarantee Morris/Hayward will be the first option.

I will guarantee that Boston WON'T spam pick n rolls with Kyrie.

All their players (outside of Whoreford) are more sophisticated than that.


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Old 09-30-2017, 10:58 AM   #24
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Out of top 5 players in the league, only two (Kawhi and Durant) consistently try on defense. Is it because the pace of the game has gotten so fast with three's?
Ehh Curry definitely tries.. alot actiually. He's just not physically on a level where he can be an elite defender (even though he's pretty good).

Lebron tempers between not bother too much to being an elite defender like the 16' finals.

The less is said about Harden and Chuckbrook, the better, the 1a and 1b of the 5th place.
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Old 09-30-2017, 12:40 PM   #25
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Curry isn't a bad defender, he's actually a plus there. Kyrie abuses him, but Kyrie abuses everyone

Westbrook isn't as sound defensively as Curry is. He obviously has the tools, just doesn't apply them

Durant at his best never had the defensive impact of LeBron at his best, and I'd never put KD in the same tier defensively as Kawhi.
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Old 09-30-2017, 03:32 PM   #26
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Default Re: When did it become okay for Superstars to not try on defense?

Okay for who?
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Old 09-30-2017, 03:45 PM   #27
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Default Re: When did it become okay for Superstars to not try on defense?

When they're in the finals and their team desperately needs them to give 100% to have a chance to win.

If they stop playing defense at that time to pad offensive numbers and fool the unknowing public, I think you can safely say they're the best player on the planet.
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Old 09-30-2017, 10:21 PM   #28
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Jesus! Brickbe turds just proving that they've never watched a second of basketball. KD and Kawhi in the same tier and WB a better defender than LeBron?

Please just unplug your computers and drink bleach.
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:27 AM   #29
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Default Re: When did it become okay for Superstars to not try on defense?

Yall peep Footwork disappear from the thread?
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:42 AM   #30
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Yes.

Even if he wasn't, why didn't Westbrook take on the assignment? No killer instinct I guess.
What killer instinct are you talking about? Lebron didn't even guard KD in the 2012 Finals. Battier guarded him most of the time. Meanwhile Lebron was on Kendrick Perkins. Let that sink in
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