The NBA GMs were once again surveyed, this time the NBA GMs give their take on the NBA’s Top Defenders. The results were outstanding, to see Kobe and Ron get this much praise from the GMs of the NBA should bring a smile to your face knowing the Lakers have the top defenders on the team. Without further ado, here are the results:
Who is the best defensive player in the NBA?
1. Dwight Howard, Orlando 77.8%
2. Ron Artest, L.A. Lakers 7.4%
2. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 7.4%
Who is the best perimeter defender in the NBA?
1. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 35.7%
2. Ron Artest, L.A. Lakers 21.4%
3. Rajon Rondo, Boston 17.9%
Who is the best on-the-ball defender in the NBA?
1. Rajon Rondo, Boston 32.1%
2. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 17.9%
3. Ron Artest, L.A. Lakers 14.3%
Which is the best defensive team in the NBA?
1. Boston 75.0%
2. L.A. Lakers 10.7%
3. Orlando 7.1%
Who is the toughest player in the NBA?
1. Ron Artest, L.A. Lakers 37.0%
2. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 18.5%
3. Dwight Howard, Orlando 7.4%
If you’re not still not convinced, here is a testimony from Carmelo Anthony himself about Ron Ron’s D.
Bare in mind, GMs were not permitted to vote for their own teams/players, so the other 29 GMs picking Kobe and Ron says a lot about who these 2 players are as defenders.