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Old 05-15-2011, 10:47 AM   #1
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Default Lebron most versatile defender since rodman?

From spo: (espn article)

“There really hasn’t been a defender like him probably since Dennis Rodman,” Spoelstra said. “Now, LeBron also has the responsibility of getting triple-doubles for us as well along with playing the Dennis Rodman role of guarding whoever the biggest threat is on the other team 1-through-5.”

We saw this in the regular season series against Chicago. When Spoelstra needed a defensive stop on the final possession in that Feb. 24 matchup, he put James on Rose. People forget that on the final Bulls possession in the March 6 game, Spoelstra stuck James on Noah.

Will we see more James-on-Noah matchups this series?

"No doubt about it,” Spoelstra said. “There’s no doubt in my mind. Chicago, because of how good they are, especially defensively, and the weapons they have offensively, we will need every bit of LeBron’s versatility in this series. To be able to guard different guys, for us to be able to execute certain things offensively, to loosen up that defense, his versatility will be paramount.”



A lot has been said about this guy but his defensive ability and being able to guard almost everyone on the floor may be his most important asset.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:01 AM   #2
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Prime KG was more versatile defensively
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:04 AM   #3
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Prime KG was more versatile defensively

name me one point guard and one shooting guard kevin garnett defended for the majority of the game.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:11 AM   #4
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Are you mad?Garnett ,as great of a defensive player as he is,has never guarded 1-2.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:11 AM   #5
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Default Re: Lebron most versatile defender since rodman?

Is this the same guy who couldn't stay infront of pierce?
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:11 AM   #6
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Default Re: Lebron most versatile defender since rodman?

He guarded Rose in last year's playoffs too. He will be guarding Deng, the Bulls second best offensive player for most of this series. Should Miami make it past this round, his defensive matchup against the West will be more interesting. I see him on Dirk for a bit, obvsiously the Durant matchup would be interesting. On Memphis it wouldn't make sense to put him Zach because Zach plays traditional PF.

But I do agree that defensively he is a bit more special than given credit for.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:16 AM   #7
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Default Re: Lebron most versatile defender since rodman?

versatile?
he guards perimeter players. he's useless in the post.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:18 AM   #8
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Default Re: Lebron most versatile defender since rodman?

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Is this the same guy who couldn't stay infront of pierce?

I dont think you know how much pierce struggled against lebron's defense throughout years.His averages against lebron is his worst against any opponent.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:19 AM   #9
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versatile?
he guards perimeter players. he's useless in the post.

So his own coach is lying,or you know better than nba coaches


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ok!!!
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:20 AM   #10
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i agree
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:23 AM   #11
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From spo: (espn article)

“There really hasn’t been a defender like him probably since Dennis Rodman,” Spoelstra said. “Now, LeBron also has the responsibility of getting triple-doubles for us as well along with playing the Dennis Rodman role of guarding whoever the biggest threat is on the other team 1-through-5.”

We saw this in the regular season series against Chicago. When Spoelstra needed a defensive stop on the final possession in that Feb. 24 matchup, he put James on Rose. People forget that on the final Bulls possession in the March 6 game, Spoelstra stuck James on Noah.

Will we see more James-on-Noah matchups this series?

"No doubt about it,” Spoelstra said. “There’s no doubt in my mind. Chicago, because of how good they are, especially defensively, and the weapons they have offensively, we will need every bit of LeBron’s versatility in this series. To be able to guard different guys, for us to be able to execute certain things offensively, to loosen up that defense, his versatility will be paramount.”



A lot has been said about this guy but his defensive ability and being able to guard almost everyone on the floor may be his most important asset.
Dennis rodman has defended jordan, johnson, bird, barkley, malone, shaq, and olajuwan. And done a great job on all. And he's defended them for a significant amount of time.

Since when was noah on these guys level?
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There isn't more overrated than Lebron defensive abilities in NBA.

He's decent, not a pushover for sure, but many people regard its like 2nd coming of pippen defense is ridiculous.

Is he lockdown Melo? Durant? hell even ****ing Luol Deng.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:28 AM   #13
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Is this the same guy who couldn't stay infront of pierce?

Is Kobe the same guy whose team got raped by 3 pointers and JJ Barea?

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Old 05-15-2011, 11:29 AM   #14
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Default Re: Lebron most versatile defender since rodman?

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There isn't more overrated than Lebron defensive abilities in NBA.

He's decent, not a pushover for sure, but many people regard its like 2nd coming of pippen defense is ridiculous.

Is he lockdown Melo? Durant? hell even ****ing Luol Deng.

Is Pippen/Rodman lockdown Penny-Kemp-Reggie and so on?? HELL NO........ nobody can stop a superstar those players.... nobody... for one play yea... but not entire game...

THIS IS ABOUT VERSATILITY.... AS IN WHO CAN GUARD THE MOST POSITIONS.... NOT WHO WAS THE BEST DEFENDER EVER....
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:29 AM   #15
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Default Re: Lebron most versatile defender since rodman?

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Is this the same guy who couldn't stay infront of pierce?

are u nuts? pierce is exactly the guy that has struggled the most against lebron
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