Did you know that Kobe is top 5 perimeter defender all-time?
9 defensive first team selections tied for the most
- 7 months ago
No defense in todays NBA
- Anonymous8 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.
- BobLv 78 months ago
I don't see him as a top 5 perimeter defender, and he was never a lockdown defensive player.
- DavidLv 78 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.