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Can Kobe become a late catalyst for Defensive Player of the Year?


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#1 ONLINE   JordanLaw

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***OK, everyone do not freak out or go crazy for the title of this thread... But, obviously this is a super long-shot and it has yet to be fully proven.
But, the past couple games (and from here on out according Mike D'Antoni) Kobe has and will be guarding the team's best opposing offensive player every night and he has done a great job and his defense on the opposing PGs is the reason the Lakers have won the past 2 games. Both teams LAL has recently won against were point guard driven teams and Kobe completely took the PG out of the game and denied the PG the ball for most of the possessions which completely throws off a PG driven offense. And Kyrie and Brandon Jennings are all star caliber players. We have seen in the past that Kobe has the ability to shut down quick point guards, but he did not do it every night. But now according to D'Antoni due to Nash being a liability on defense, Kobe will be guarding the team's best perimeter player every night.
Even the Buck's coach said that Kobe's pressure in the backcourt and on Jennings was amazing and he was the reason that LAL kind of shut Milawakee down. He also said that he has never seen anyone apply that kind of pressure on a PG in the backcourt for an entire game before, especially a PG quick as Brandon Jennings

And say if the Lakers win a bunch of games coming up and their Points Allowed improve and the man Kobe is guarding is always held below his average and/or shoots a low FG% each and every night, that is basically what a perimeter player does when they win DPOY. Kobe would also have to get his steals per game total closer to or above 2spg.

***Obviously is wayyyy too early to tell because we have really only gotten a very, very small sample of what Kobe has and can do to the opposing teams' best players and we will see if he will do it on a nightly basis.


**Thoughts??

Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:41 PM


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He plays defense for 2 games and you want him to be a candidate for DPOY? No sorry he can earn some respect defensively if he does this throughout the rest of the season but he skipped 2 months of defense.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:43 PM


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:43 PM


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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo....

Hahaha...

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo....

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:44 PM


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You have officially become the biggest kobe stan on the forum

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:44 PM


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lol. he plays d every now and then.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:44 PM


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:45 PM


#8 ONLINE   Void

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No. He hes been playing good defense lately, but I don't think there's any chance of him winning defensive player of the year.

Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:49 PM


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Kobe Stan.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:50 PM


#10 ONLINE   TGIA

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The league never gave kobe enough credit for his defense throughout his career

Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:50 PM


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LMAO doe
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:52 PM


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Lol no sorry

Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:58 PM


#13 ONLINE   PaulTrillsap

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The league never gave kobe enough credit for his defense throughout his career

I know. Can't believe he didn't make the all defensive first team last season, tony allen didn't deserve it

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:00 PM


#14 ONLINE   TeoTheGreek13

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I'm pretty sure the inspiration for this thread was only what Jennings said.

Anyway, fck no!!! Lol! If LeBron can't win it, Kobe should never be considered as a candidate.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:05 PM


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Cmon' man! Stop it!


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:10 PM


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I'm speechless...

Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:11 PM


#17 OFFLINE   Jay

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No but one thing is a fact, if you put Kobe on a good player and make him play man, he is above average. If you put him on any player and make him play help defense he doesn't give a [expletive deleted] and sags off. With Nash and Howard he can play defense because on the offensive end he doesn't have the entire ball handling load and has more options.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:17 PM


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You're insane man! INSANE. Kobe played defense like he didn't give a sh*t till the Cavs game and then the Bucks game, he did an amazing job on Brandon Jennings but that doesn't mean he even stands a chance at winning the defensive player of the year award.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:42 PM


#19 ONLINE   JordanLaw

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LOL at everyone's reaction... I made this thread just to see how people would react! LMFAO!!! Obviously Kobe isn't gonna win DPOY. People actually thought I was being 100 wit this thread? Rofl!

Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:48 PM


#20 ONLINE   TeoTheGreek13

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I'm pretty sure you were serious, unless that's the first thread you did for fun...

If it was for fun, you wouldn't write all these.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:52 PM





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