Re: on ball perimeter defense: the most unappreciated aspect of basketball stat geeks
Kobe = GOAT perimeter defender and easily top 10 defender all-time.
If you don't believe me, look at how many 1st team All-Defenses he has. Not to mention, big men are only considered better and higher impact defenders because they're taller and play closer to the basket where they can rack up blocks.
More or less something OP said in a different Kobe thread he created either today or last night. He starts at least one new Kobe thread per day so I forget when it was, exactly.