Re: Kobe: Melo harder to defend than Lebron.
Artest used to say that Brandon Roy was the hardest for him to guard.
Durant looked good guarding Kobe over the past two playoffs, but against a lot of other players Durant struggled.
There's different matchups and factors to consider.
So maybe Kobe isn't being insecure or trying to deliver a mention, but he actually has a harder time guarding Melo because Melo is a better post up player and can post up Kobe and have a 3-4 inch advantage and 40 lbs over him?