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#1 lakersp4p

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Posted November 05, 2013 - 12:43 PM

"I always felt he was the hardest to guard. Shoot, I want to know what he’s thinking in certain situations and where he’s trying to get to. He was a competitor. It’s hard to say that and acknowledge that. I didn’t mind guarding LeBron and Melo and KD, but Kobe used to give me a lot of problems."

 

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#2 Massacre

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Posted November 05, 2013 - 01:07 PM

Of course.

LeBron heavily relies on his body and athleticism. You know what he's going to do it's just a matter of trying your best to stop him from doing it.

Melo is not as smart as Kobe offensively.

Kobe is an a whole different planet offensively. His repertoire is by far the most diverse that this game has ever seen from a perimeter player and there is no amount of preparation that the opposition can do to contain him. It's just a matter of forcing him out of his spots and praying that he misses.

Once Kobe gets to any designated spot on the floor of his choice, there is really nothing you can do but play the percentages. He's that skilled.
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#3 Majesty

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Posted November 05, 2013 - 01:17 PM

That's because Kobe can do it all for the most part and has a thousand moves for every scenario.  You can't guard him by just shutting down the lane and letting him shoot jumpers, and you can't stop him by guarding him intensely on the perimeter with two or three guys.   Kobe is the hardest perimeter player to guard of all time imo.


 

I've always liked Steve Blake.

 


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 01:31 PM

Melo loves his  pet spots, Play KD close, Play off leBron.

 

 

Kobe's going to elbow and do whatever else it takes.

 

love that type of competitor.



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Posted November 05, 2013 - 01:50 PM

Kobe will do anything just to put the ball in the hole.

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Posted November 05, 2013 - 02:10 PM

dunno who said it but I [expletive]ing loved this . "when guarding a certain player, you know his, A , B , C moves , Kobe has the whole alphabet "

 



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Posted November 05, 2013 - 02:17 PM

^

 

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Posted November 05, 2013 - 02:28 PM

Doesn't help that Grant has all that hardware in his ankles. 

I use to think what a match up it would be to see Hill, minus all those injuries, and Kobe going at it. 


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 03:28 PM

Yup! I would say the same thing if this happened to me

 



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Posted November 05, 2013 - 04:54 PM

It's because Kobe is a threat to shoot literally anywhere and under any position on the court lol

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Posted November 05, 2013 - 05:28 PM

Dat footwork.
 

Trade for Austin Rivers, say, Hill & Johnson. 


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 07:31 PM

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Posted November 06, 2013 - 06:51 AM

That's because Kobe can do it all for the most part and has a thousand moves for every scenario.  You can't guard him by just shutting down the lane and letting him shoot jumpers, and you can't stop him by guarding him intensely on the perimeter with two or three guys.   Kobe is the hardest perimeter player to guard of all time imo.

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Posted November 06, 2013 - 07:01 AM

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Not sure about that, If I'm not mistaken grant hill played with jordan era


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Posted November 06, 2013 - 11:28 AM

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I'd say Kobe's slightly better on offense, MJ's more consistent defense and awards/accomplishments give him the edge as the best SG of all time. 



#16 Majesty

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Posted November 06, 2013 - 02:24 PM

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Jordan wasn't a better offensive player than Kobe.


 

I've always liked Steve Blake.

 


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Posted November 07, 2013 - 03:50 AM

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Posted November 07, 2013 - 07:44 AM

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Posted November 07, 2013 - 07:47 AM

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No one is saying Kobe is better than Jordan, however, Kobe's offensive arsenal is more diverse than Jordan's ever was.  He is simply more skilled offensively, even Phil Jackson would attest.


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Posted November 07, 2013 - 08:09 AM

No one is saying Kobe is better than Jordan, however, Kobe's offensive arsenal is more diverse than Jordan's ever was.  He is simply more skilled offensively, even Phil Jackson would attest.

Ill agree he was more skilled offensively but that doesn't make him the hardest perimeter player to guard like Majesty is claiming.

 

There is a reason why MJ has the highest ppg on 50% shooting






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