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Grant Hill: Kobe was the hardest to guard


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#21 Massacre

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Posted November 07, 2013 - 09:19 AM

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

Jordan was more efficient than Kobe. No question.

However, when you look at the numbers Kobe has put up and the offensive arsenal he possesses (which MJ himself has credited to being superior to his since he stole his moves after all) along with the range Kobe has (which Jordan doesn't come close to), it's hard not to say Kobe is the hardest perimeter player to guard.

And I'm not leaving out how Kobe has consistently been doing this in the era of the zone defense.

I have to give the slight edge to Kobe on this one. I'm sure Phil Jackson and Jordan themselves would have no issue doing the same.

Edited by Triple Ocho, November 07, 2013 - 09:19 AM.

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