Genius asked in SportsBasketball · 11 months ago

Did you know that Kobe is top 5 perimeter defender all-time?

9 defensive first team selections tied for the most

4 Answers

  • 10 months ago

    No defense in todays NBA

  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    The All-Defensive team is a joke. Kobe or Lebron used to be chosen over Shane Battier, Bruce Bowen, Tayshaun Prince, Kenyon Martin. 

    Kobe was often a tough defender in big games' fourth quarters but he wasn't an elite defender.  

  • Bob
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    I don't see him as a top 5 perimeter defender, and he was never a lockdown defensive player.

  • David
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Defensive first team selections are seldom given based on skill, but more on reputation.  He could have had 20 first team selections, and it still wouldn't mean he's a top 5 defender.

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