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Who do you think is the better defender, and why?


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#1 lbj23witness

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Posted January 02, 2009 - 06:15 PM

Michael Cooper or Michael Jordan?

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Posted January 02, 2009 - 10:34 PM

mj because he had to be the offense and defense coop was a specialist

give me someone who does both because when mj decided it was lockdown time you weren't scoring
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Posted January 02, 2009 - 10:38 PM

coop's the better straight defender

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Posted January 04, 2009 - 10:09 AM

cooper without a question, if you are too young to remember, STAY OUT, but its kinda sorta like how Ariza is showing to be a better overall defender than Kobe IMO.
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Posted January 04, 2009 - 12:56 PM

cooper without a question, if you are too young to remember, STAY OUT, but its kinda sorta like how Ariza is showing to be a better overall defender than Kobe IMO.


You know, your high-and-mighty act is getting pretty old, especially with all the I-know-more-about-basketball-than-you comments.

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Posted January 04, 2009 - 01:01 PM

Cooper was a defensive specialist.


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Posted January 04, 2009 - 01:23 PM

You know, your high-and-mighty act is getting pretty old, especially with all the I-know-more-about-basketball-than-you comments.


all i said was young uns stay out i dont want to smell the breastmilk on their undereducated mouths, i respect those who speak knowlegable, but its not an act, this is me. But i agree with Ace aka jeezyBeast, Coop was a defensive specialist, he was built for it, the hustle plays, key rebounding, Ariza is like the second coming for what i can see
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Posted January 04, 2009 - 01:26 PM

i'd say coop....no doubt that mj could lock you down, when he wanted to, but coop did that EVERY game...


without coop helping put bird on check, we dont win those titles



and coop was a better 3pt threat as well....
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Posted January 04, 2009 - 01:28 PM

Coop was a defensive specialist, he was built for it, the hustle plays, key rebounding, Ariza is like the second coming for what i can see

I wouldn't call Ariza a defensive specialist. He's just a very good help defender/roamer and a guy that hustles 100% of the time out there. If there was a defensive assignment assigned to a Laker where they needed him to guard the other team's best player, it would still be Kobe, not Ariza.

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Posted January 04, 2009 - 01:34 PM

well Ariza doesnt start but i have seen Ariza on a team's best defender before including Paul pierce and Allen Iverson, but i get what u are saying, i still think he is considered a defensive specialist
Again - this team, as currently constructed won't make it out of the second round of the playoffs, let alone the West or win the Finals.---fido on 2011 Lakers

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Posted January 04, 2009 - 02:26 PM

my opinion though
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Posted January 04, 2009 - 02:34 PM

Cooper by a nose. Both were dpoy. Cooper could guard three positions and his length enabled him to harass shooters and passing lanes. Also, he avoided pics so easily due to his pencil like body. Hard to vote against MJ though since I never remember anyone getting the best of him more than once. Flip a coin.
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