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#1 lildvl10

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:34 PM

Someone should man up, and tell him that he's horrible at defense and he should start passing the ball to dwight howard more. then maybe he'll (kobe) get the point and start playing real D.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:38 PM

Old guys just can't defend as well as younger guys. I don't think it's a question of want to. I think he just can't.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:41 PM

I hate how he roams off of shooters so much

he disrespects good shooters and gets burned so often

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:44 PM

Thought I was the only one who noticed how bad it's been this year.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:45 PM

Tonight he played well Delfino down the stretch.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:45 PM

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:46 PM

His defense was horrible tonight but he knows it and will improve. And if you go back and watch their last couple of wide open threes those were Duhon's men. The main thing he has to do is simply not leave guys so wide open. But you guys also have to realize that Kobe has a lot of mileage on his legs. He can't defend like he used to on every single possession. He needs to save his energy to be as good as he still is on the offensive end. Some of you guys need to use your brain and think critically and realize that with all the positives Kobe brings, there are negatives as well that you need to live with. It's as simple as that.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:46 PM

He should not be 1st team all defense this year

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:48 PM

Part of it is the Lakers' need for help defense in the first place.

When the other teams get inside as easily as they do against the Lakers, it's hard to ask players to stay at home on their guy.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:49 PM

:turrible: just :turrible:

I'm even amazed that he was one of the Defensive player last year

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 09:09 PM

Seems like Kobe's only into it on defense when he's guarding superstars or All-Star caliber players and doesn't take good role players and scrubs seriously when he's guarding them. Especially when the guy starts getting hot.

Michael's defense at age 33-35 > Kobe's defense at age 31-33.

Edited by LALakersFan4Life, December 04, 2012 - 09:10 PM.


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Posted December 04, 2012 - 09:11 PM

Seems like Kobe's only into it on defense when he's guarding superstars or All-Star caliber players and doesn't take good role players and scrubs seriously when he's guarding them. Especially when the guy starts getting hot.

Michael's defense at age 33-35 > Kobe's defense at age 31-33.



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Posted December 04, 2012 - 09:11 PM

It's not that he's old, thats just a stupid excuse u guys are giving him. Look at how he's scoring the ball on offense That doesnt look like an old guy to me. Whats the problem is that he roams off his man which causes other players to switch on D and screws up the rotations, etc.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 09:12 PM

Seems like Kobe's only into it on defense when he's guarding superstars or All-Star caliber players and doesn't take good role players and scrubs seriously when he's guarding them. Especially when the guy starts getting hot.

Michael's defense at age 33-35 > Kobe's defense at age 31-33.

What does this have to do with anything? Kobe didn't play well defensively today, but overall on the season he's been solid in that aspect.
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 09:12 PM

I don't get why people still consider him a great defender. I would say the past couple years he's been about average. He always gets caught standing there watching the ball like 10 feet from his man. It's annoying TBH

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 09:13 PM

What does this have to do with anything? Kobe didn't play well defensively today, but overall on the season he's been solid in that aspect.

Kobe hasn't played well on defense for the past 5 years. It's not just today.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 09:13 PM

Kobe does coast on defense, I'm guessing at his age he knows he wont be able to stay in front of everyone.

I guess he expects the other guys on the team like Ron and Dwight to pickup the slack for him.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 09:15 PM

It's not that he's old, thats just a stupid excuse u guys are giving him. Look at how he's scoring the ball on offense That doesnt look like an old guy to me. Whats the problem is that he roams off his man which causes other players to switch on D and screws up the rotations, etc.


yeah me too, i dont like the excuse that he's old when he plays like a young kobe on offense.. just pathetic excuse

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 09:15 PM

Kobe does coast on defense, I'm guessing at his age he knows he wont be able to stay in front of everyone.

I guess he expects the other guys on the team like Ron and Dwight to pickup the slack for him.

I don't think age has anything to do with his defense. I think his legs are there. He just doesn't respect the guy enough to guard him.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 09:29 PM

I don't think age has anything to do with his defense. I think his legs are there. He just doesn't respect the guy enough to guard him.


Okay so, why else would he start playing like a free safety in the later years of his career?

Unless he doesn't study tape of guys he thinks are nobodies so when game time comes
he completely underestimates these guys and gets lost on the defensive end.




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