Jump to content




Photo

Grant Hill: Kobe was the hardest to guard


  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

#1 lakersp4p

lakersp4p

    Rookie

  • 804 posts
  • Joined: Mar 16, 2012
  • Location:OC
  • Fav. Laker:kobe

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."

 

http://www.lakersnat...ent/2013/11/05/



#2 Massacre

Massacre

    yo

  • 5,247 posts
  • Joined: Jul 27, 2008
  • Location:Kalifornia
  • Fav. Laker:Yobe Bryant

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.
EAT
SLEEP
CONQUER
REPEAT

#3 Majesty

Majesty

    Grats on making the Raiderettes cuzzo!!

  • 36,018 posts
  • Joined: Dec 11, 2011
  • Name:Jay
  • Fan Since:1987
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe present, Magic past

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.


Is Wayne Brady gonna have to Djokovic? - Robert Flores 


#4 BasketballIQ

BasketballIQ

    All-Star

  • 6,717 posts
  • Joined: Dec 29, 2012
  • Name:2 Jordans and 2 Steves
  • Fav. Laker:24

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.



#5 Red September

Red September

    Your Future Ex

  • 2,681 posts
  • Joined: Oct 16, 2009
  • Location:Toronto, Canada
  • Name:Mehran
  • Fan Since:early 2000ish
  • Fav. Laker:Who ever has that number 24`

Posted November 05, 2013 - 01:50 PM

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

Man I promise, I'm so self conscious, That's why you always see me with at least one of my watches - Kanye West

#6 InterNLakerNajkihh

InterNLakerNajkihh

    Rookie

  • 387 posts
  • Joined: Apr 27, 2012
  • Name:Besnik
  • Fan Since:1999
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe

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 "

 



#7 Ven

Ven

    Chemist

  • 2,988 posts
  • Joined: Apr 26, 2013
  • Fan Since:1994-5
  • Fav. Laker:Jack

Posted November 05, 2013 - 02:17 PM

^

 

Stu Lantz I believe.



#8 MAMBA24ILL

MAMBA24ILL

    Pray for the bear.

  • 9,336 posts
  • Joined: Mar 04, 2009
  • Location:Austin, TX
  • Fan Since:80's
  • Fav. Laker:MAMBA, MAGIC, NICK VAN EXEL

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. 


veqdeg.jpg


#9 Michaelyumm

Michaelyumm

    Quick & Easy

  • 10,232 posts
  • Joined: Jul 24, 2008
  • Fan Since:93
  • Fav. Laker:Javaris Crittenton

Posted November 05, 2013 - 03:28 PM

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

 



#10 Icker

Icker

    Hall Of Fame

  • 8,839 posts
  • Joined: Jul 28, 2008
  • Location:california

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

#11 Disaster in Paradise

Disaster in Paradise

    Zankyou no Terror

  • 8,413 posts
  • Joined: Mar 24, 2012

Posted November 05, 2013 - 05:28 PM

Dat footwork.

MMiRi9s.png


#12 pkflyers

pkflyers

  • 8,795 posts
  • Joined: Aug 04, 2008
  • Location:714/562

Posted November 05, 2013 - 07:31 PM

104lok6.jpg


13z8pc6.jpg


#13 LakeShow805

LakeShow805

    Superstar

  • 7,417 posts
  • Joined: Jun 13, 2011
  • Location:Cali
  • Name:Tyler
  • Fan Since:2000
  • Fav. Laker:The mamba

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.

Jordan says Hi



#14 Drazard

Drazard

    The Death Bringer

  • 1,744 posts
  • Joined: Feb 08, 2012
  • Location:Philippines
  • Name:Drazard
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted November 06, 2013 - 07:01 AM

Jordan says Hi

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


33bkfif.jpg


#15 bfc1125roy

bfc1125roy

    Superstar

  • 4,027 posts
  • Joined: Dec 10, 2011
  • Fan Since:2004
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted November 06, 2013 - 11:28 AM

Jordan says Hi

 

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

Majesty

    Grats on making the Raiderettes cuzzo!!

  • 36,018 posts
  • Joined: Dec 11, 2011
  • Name:Jay
  • Fan Since:1987
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe present, Magic past

Posted November 06, 2013 - 02:24 PM

Jordan says Hi


Jordan wasn't a better offensive player than Kobe.


Is Wayne Brady gonna have to Djokovic? - Robert Flores 


#17 Tensai

Tensai

    █▄█▄█ █ █▀█

  • 3,096 posts
  • Joined: Sep 19, 2010

Posted November 07, 2013 - 03:50 AM

Jordan says Hi

 

kobe.gif



#18 ColStac

ColStac

    Bleed Purple and Gold

  • 483 posts
  • Joined: May 31, 2010
  • Name:Colmon
  • Fan Since:1996
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted November 07, 2013 - 07:44 AM

:laughing:


The game changes, the players turnover, but the Mamba remains a constant!

#19 ColStac

ColStac

    Bleed Purple and Gold

  • 483 posts
  • Joined: May 31, 2010
  • Name:Colmon
  • Fan Since:1996
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted November 07, 2013 - 07:47 AM

Jordan says Hi

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.


The game changes, the players turnover, but the Mamba remains a constant!

#20 LakeShow805

LakeShow805

    Superstar

  • 7,417 posts
  • Joined: Jun 13, 2011
  • Location:Cali
  • Name:Tyler
  • Fan Since:2000
  • Fav. Laker:The mamba

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






1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users