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who defends kobe/lebron the best?

just curious who you guys think defends these two guys the best. It could be a different player for each.


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I thought Tony Allen did a

I thought Tony Allen did a great job on LeBron in the playoffs. Mickaël Piétrus defends LeBron well too.

I'm not sure if he defends Kobe the best, but I think Thabo Sefolosha always does a good job on him.

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agree about pietrus on

agree about pietrus on lebron, he made him work for everything 2 years ago in the playoffs. Best individual defensive performance i saw on kobe last season was from trevor ariza, but that was only one game. I think ruben patterson is the all time toughest defender for kobe.

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Los Angeles Kobes

I like Raja Bell on Kobe.

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Raja Bell didn't back down

Raja Bell didn't back down and fought hard on D, but he really couldn't hold Kobe...

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Raja for life

Ohh, he's held Kobe. Put his ass on lockdown.

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i think ronnie brewer is a

i think ronnie brewer is a great defender as well, too bad he cant shoot well enough to keep teams honest.

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@llperez Martell Webster "got

@llperez

Martell Webster "got in Kobe's ass" this past season too ;-)

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Yeah kobe still droop 50 on

Yeah kobe still droop 50 on raja bell he did a decent job though.
I have to agree with llperez i have to say ruben patterson

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you know that season where

you know that season where lakers and suns went to 7 games the one where raja clothesined him, kobe averaged 41ppg in 4 games that regular season against the suns. Not exactly lockdown.

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Nothing puts a smile on my face than when Kobe gets clotheslined.

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lol@indiana

lol@indiana

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@Jlv2010 Didn't Kobe give

@Jlv2010

Didn't Kobe give Bell 51 points in 2006? He clotheslined Kobe because he couldn't stop him...

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Raja is my hero

Only 51? Unselfish night for Kobe.

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In 10 years will anybody even

In 10 years will anybody even remember Raja Bell OTHER than for his clothesline on Kobe? That tells you something...

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pretty much no one can make

pretty much no one can make kobe or lebron have a very bad game but as far as defending them hmmmm id say....i really dont know off the top of my head. i know kobe gave protland buckets in one of the games (30 something) but i didnt watch the other game. i guess the best defender for kobe is team defense.

lebron joe johnson and josh smith do a ok job on him i cant think of anyone else off the tp of my head so i guess team defense

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Ruben Patterson, the "Kobe

Ruben Patterson, the "Kobe Stopper" got owned a few times as well...I'm not sure anyone has ever held Kobe in check very much, Bowen did a decent job on him for a few years...

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Batum isnt there yet but i

Batum isnt there yet but i remember watching him do a very good job against Kobe in one game last season.

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No One Really ..
They Have So Many Other Phases To Their Games Other Than Scoring That Its Really Almost Impossible To Lock One Of Them Down ..

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I would say ray

I would say ray allen....not

maybe ariza

but this is unrelated, tony how come every single word is capitalized at the 1st letter? is your keyboard f ucked up?

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Ray allen and Shane Battier

Ray allen and Shane Battier defend Kobe the best

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Yeah

Raja Bell and Ruben Patterson have both shut down Kobe at times. But when you piss Kobe off (which both players ended up doing) then there is NO stopping him...

Same goes for Bowen, Brewer and Sefolosha. They have all stopped Kobe at some point, but nobody can stop him consistently...

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Ron Artest defended LeBron

Ron Artest defended LeBron pretty well & has the strength to handle him. Although he is slower..

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Shane Battier does the best

Shane Battier does the best job head-to-head IMO out of anyone I've seen.

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Iggy

Battier on Kobe or LeBron?

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I've seen Battier a number of

I've seen Battier a number of times on Kobe.
That hand in the face, I don't know how he does it without touching him.
He defends Kobe pretty good, I agree.
Although last season Battier didn't look as good as usual.

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I forgot all about Battier,

I forgot all about Battier, but I think age is catching up to him a little bit...he's still one of, if not, the best guy guarding Kobe...

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Battier defends Kobe best. I

Battier defends Kobe best. I don't really watch who stops Lebron to be honest lol

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Tony Allen

D's them both up well. Ray Allen has caused Kobe to shoot a very low percentage on a regular basis the past few years. Ray challenges every shot well and rarely gets beat off the dribble.

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Tony Allen

D's them both up well. Ray Allen has caused Kobe to shoot a very low percentage on a regular basis the past few years. Ray challenges every shot well and rarely gets beat off the dribble.

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I think people forget it

I think people forget it takes whole teams to defend Kobe. It would be different if Boston did not have one of the best defensive teams. You guys need to pick a team without a good defense or average defense to determine if that person can actually stop Kobe or Lebron. I believe three of the guys that have given Kobe a tough time are on his team now. Barnes, Artest, and Shannon Brown all used to play Kobe tough. Allen would probably not fare better than these guys if he was not on a top defensive team.
Kobe had to worry about him and other players behind him. Same thing with Lebron, there is no single player that could stop Lebron if he was going one on one not one on five which happened a lot for him.

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Im felling Ronnie Brewer big

Im felling Ronnie Brewer big at 6'7'' and is very athletic.....

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Batum or Battier on Kobe

Batum or Battier on Kobe

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Battier I think does the best

Battier I think does the best job with Kobe. At this time in his career tho it's more about forcing Kobe into tough shots with a hand in his face at all times. As for Lebron I don't think one player does a great job of defending him but it's more of a team effort like the Celtics do. They have Paul Pierce play him try to force him into long jumpers and if he gets by Pierce there's always KG and/or Perkins/Sheed to protect the rim.

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Lebron

What about Deshawn Stevenson on Lebron. LOL.... He was talking all that trash befroe the series saying lebron was overrated and he gets smoked!!

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Durant on Kobe. Shut him down

Durant on Kobe.

Shut him down the times he guarded him during the playoffs.

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Good defense always come out in the playoffs

Ray allen on kobe; and wit lebron the whole celtics team did the best on him

Also a good defense could be a good offense ...I've never seen nobody go at Kobe and try to dismantle him like Melo did in the West finals he had kobe on IV's after that series and had him say go get Ron Artest LOL

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How about Posey?

Well, y'all mentioned my best bet already in Shane Battier... What about James Posey? He's a very good defender also... He was a pest on defense especially during the 2008 Finals Matchup against the Lakers...

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One man can not shut down

One man can not shut down Lebron or Kobe you need a solid team defense.

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Battier on Kobe, Lebron on

Battier on Kobe, Lebron on Lebron. He only doesnt score when he goes thru his half speed, jump shot stage, or his PG stage.

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Lebron is the only guy who

Lebron is the only guy who truly can destroy Kobe on defense!

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Leprincess

No need to guard Lebron. His arm stops him.

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wow

how can so many ppl 4get shane battier/ he is the best and smartest defender in the league the last 5 years

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i dont think

anyone forgets about battier. he defends bron & kobe the best.

jared jeffries defends bron & kobe well too.

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