Defensive Legends: The Greatest Defensive Players in NBA History

December 10th, 2010 by Darko Mihajlovski Leave a reply »
Welcome back to the "Greatest Ever" series, as we continue with the ranks of the greatest defenders in the NBA History.

There's a famous quote saying defense wins championships, which is absolutely true. That has been proved dozens of times. The league's top defensive team earns the championship honors and goes home with the title, so you need this.

Playing defense is easier said than done, because it requires a lot of hard work, running, incredible desire and so on. There are many ways of stopping your man such as blocking a shot, stripping the ball, taking a charge, pressuring your man etc..

Depending on the position, there are interior, perimeter, man to man and versatile stoppers out there who all play equally great defense but make different impacts on the court.

For an example, a defender like Dwight can make a bigger impact than a guy like Kobe.

It often also depends on the position they play.

Big men production, in general, is more valuable than the guards and forwards since they defend their man, clean the glass, help their team mates, challenge and deny shot attempts, box out their man etc...

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