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Old 02-15-2013, 03:58 PM   #61
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Default Re: Could Dennis Rodman defend Lebron?

It is a lot harder to double Lebron than it was to double Jordan because Lebron has Wade/Bosh.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:16 PM   #62
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Default Re: Could Dennis Rodman defend Lebron?

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Lebron had a hand check on him 25 feet away from the basket every single time today. It got even more evident at the end of the game with Westbrook on him. Stop acting as if you could pick people up and move them in previous rules.

Some of you older, more ignorant posters really overhype the difference in defenses. If anything, defenses are better now.


That whole argument is stupid. A great defender from then would still be great today. A few rule changes aren't going to make someone with great defensive instincts forget everything all of a sudden.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:51 PM   #63
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Default Re: Could Dennis Rodman defend Lebron?

A great defender back then you can count on one hand. Today just about every team has a good defensive player on their roster somewhere, whereas back then 20 teams had garbage defenses all around. High scoring games in the 1980's was the norm because of the lack of defense league wide.

The difference is perimeter defense has greatly gotten better over the past 15 years. Compare it to the games back then and it was a comedy show how open players were every night. It was free pickings.
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29 ppg on 49%

Yep, contained him!

Yeah, and its not like Lebron's shooting percentage hurts against him either. Different if Lebron he had been missing shots. Lebron wasn't playing with his heart in it and he still shot 48%. Marion was never know as a Lebron stopper before this but people get carried away with things even when see it and can tell it wasn't about Marion.

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Old 02-15-2013, 07:24 PM   #65
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It is a lot harder to double Lebron than it was to double Jordan because Lebron has Wade/Bosh.
Kukoc & Kerr from downtown changes that argument most drastically
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:25 PM   #66
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Default Re: Could Dennis Rodman defend Lebron?

In the 90s, yes.

Today, he'd foul out.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:35 PM   #67
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A great defender back then you can count on one hand. Today just about every team has a good defensive player on their roster somewhere, whereas back then 20 teams had garbage defenses all around. High scoring games in the 1980's was the norm because of the lack of defense league wide.

The difference is perimeter defense has greatly gotten better over the past 15 years. Compare it to the games back then and it was a comedy show how open players were every night. It was free pickings.



Some people just started watching basketball last season...


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It is a lot harder to double Lebron than it was to double Jordan because Lebron has Wade/Bosh.

Lebron scored more without Wade and Bosh.
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Lebron scored more without Wade and Bosh.


He had too. Was less efficient. Was more ball-dominant.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:04 AM   #70
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Default Re: Could Dennis Rodman defend Lebron?

Marion and Kawhi Leonard can shut down LeBron, but Rodman couldn't?
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:22 AM   #71
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Default Re: Could Dennis Rodman defend Lebron?

Well if we're talking about NBA Finals, then I would shut down LeBron...
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:30 AM   #72
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Default Re: Could Dennis Rodman defend Lebron?

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A great defender back then you can count on one hand. Today just about every team has a good defensive player on their roster somewhere, whereas back then 20 teams had garbage defenses all around. High scoring games in the 1980's was the norm because of the lack of defense league wide.

The difference is perimeter defense has greatly gotten better over the past 15 years. Compare it to the games back then and it was a comedy show how open players were every night. It was free pickings.

Stop with the excuses you young little f*gg*ts.

I wouldn't even dare bring up old school basketball and compare it to today, you clearly have no idea what you're talking about and if you want to go down this path, I could easily say there is little to no good defensive centres in the league today and little to no enforcers or good trash talkers.

You have no room to complain or bring up comparisons from past eras, when the Heat have a clearly stacked team, with a leader who is supposed to be compared to Jordan :
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:39 AM   #73
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Lebron had a hand check on him 25 feet away from the basket every single time today. It got even more evident at the end of the game with Westbrook on him. Stop acting as if you could pick people up and move them in previous rules.

Some of you older, more ignorant posters really overhype the difference in defenses. If anything, defenses are better now.

I knew you would be trying to find an angle to explain Heat losing. :

This is coming from a guy who was trying to compare prime Lebron to prime Jordan, you clearly are dillusional.

In no way is today's defense better than 80's 90's, the only guys who will agree with you are young cats who haven't watched more than just highlights of Jordan's era.
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Default Re: Could Dennis Rodman defend Lebron?

and to answer OP's question, without doubt he could.

If Lebron is displaying this mental fragility in today's game, he would certainly struggle with the worm in his face, trash talking Lebron to the point where Lebron went into full defer mode.

Rodman wasn't just about his ability to defend, but his ability to get in a weakminded player's head. Something Lebron would certainly struggle with.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:53 AM   #75
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Default Re: Could Dennis Rodman defend Lebron?

C'mon ppl.
The way bron flops, rodman would foul out in the first quarter
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