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    Defense in the NBA

    For those of you that like to say they never play defense in the NBA, I hope you watched game 7 last night...tremendous defensive effort by both teams.

    I will grant you that the defense during the regular season is pretty hit and miss. But frankly, the defense during the playoffs is really good...especially by the teams that are winning and advancing.

    I really don't watch much NBA during the regular season but I do watch as much of the playoffs as I can because the quality of the players and the play is so tremendous.

    I guess it would be far too much to expect the sort of effort and intensity we saw last night over the entire season...I think they said last night that the game was the 114th of the season for the Lakers...that is a bunch of games for one season.


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    Re: Defense in the NBA

    Game 7 is worth watching the NBA. The rest are not. I'd rather have pre season NFL.


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    Re: Defense in the NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    For those of you that like to say they never play defense in the NBA, I hope you watched game 7 last night...tremendous defensive effort by both teams.

    I will grant you that the defense during the regular season is pretty hit and miss. But frankly, the defense during the playoffs is really good...especially by the teams that are winning and advancing.

    I really don't watch much NBA during the regular season but I do watch as much of the playoffs as I can because the quality of the players and the play is so tremendous.

    I guess it would be far too much to expect the sort of effort and intensity we saw last night over the entire season...I think they said last night that the game was the 114th of the season for the Lakers...that is a bunch of games for one season.
    I think people underestimate how offensively talented NBA players are. When you watch a Kobe or any "scorer" very seldom do they get "easy" looks." I just think that defense is something that an individual levels off at while offense can always be improved.


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    Re: Defense in the NBA

    While the defense did play a factor, neither team shot the ball worth a crap. I know you could say that it was due to good defense, but they were missing a lot of wide open looks too.



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    Re: Defense in the NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    I think people underestimate how offensively talented NBA players are. When you watch a Kobe or any "scorer" very seldom do they get "easy" looks." I just think that defense is something that an individual levels off at while offense can always be improved.
    This.

    I've been saying this for a while now. The players are just THAT good on offense.


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    Re: Defense in the NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    This.

    I've been saying this for a while now. The players are just THAT good on offense.
    That, and defense doesn't get you shoe endorsements like dropping 40 a game does.



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    Re: Defense in the NBA

    What is this "NBA" of which you speak?



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    Re: Defense in the NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    This.

    I've been saying this for a while now. The players are just THAT good on offense.
    you cant give 1 million percent effort on d every day during the long reg season or you will not have legs in the playoffs... they play great d, and yes the offense is just that good... think of all the best players you watch in college, and around the world on the same floor.



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    Re: Defense in the NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    That, and defense doesn't get you shoe endorsements like dropping 40 a game does.
    Dwight Howard is doing a pretty good job basically just playing defense. Ron Artest made a career of defense. Dennis Rodman as well. Dikembe Mutombo.


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    Re: Defense in the NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    Dwight Howard is doing a pretty good job basically just playing defense. Ron Artest made a career of defense. Dennis Rodman as well. Dikembe Mutombo.
    Nice careers yes, superstars? Household names because of their defense? Probably not.



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    Re: Defense in the NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    Dwight Howard is doing a pretty good job basically just playing defense. Ron Artest made a career of defense. Dennis Rodman as well. Dikembe Mutombo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Nice careers yes, superstars? Household names because of their defense? Probably not.
    I would say that Mutombo and Rodman were. I don't know about Howard but I think it is known he hasn't shown a great offensive game and he has made is name through being a beast on the boards and on defense.


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    Sorry about the change of subject, but take a look at KAJ in the back of the group. He doesn't look very happy does he?



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    Re: Defense in the NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    I would say that Mutombo and Rodman were. I don't know about Howard but I think it is known he hasn't shown a great offensive game and he has made is name through being a beast on the boards and on defense.
    Rodman maybe, but it's hard to distinguish between fame from his game and fame from him being a nutjob. Dwight Howard maybe, but if you ask average people about the NBA none of them are going to talk to you about Dwight Howards monster defense.



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    Re: Defense in the NBA

    I don't know why people claim the NBA doesn't play defense. Why do you think slow players can't make it in the NBA even if they are amazing shooters? Because they can't play defense and they can't get their shot off at that level.



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