The Best Defensive Players in NBA HistoryThe guys who weren't just flashy scorers (if at all) but really knew how to intimidate an offense.
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Should be much much higher.
One of the best full court defensive pressure on a ball handler ever, right there with Payton and MJ for this. Very unique player, changed the course of many series just with this amazing defense, and kept himself in the league contending for titles for many years despite doing almost nothing on offense.
Just watch game film of him in DET against Miami on Wade and the other series against Parker and so on. The guy was incredible! It went unnoticed bescause he didn't get the playing time!
This is bull. He should be in the top 10. He shut down lebron in the finals
The guy is a Swiss army knife he does it all
Marion top 10? No way... Bowen before him
He sucks on defense I hate Carmelo I mean I don't know what is worse his hair or his defense
One of the worst defenders ever just like James HardenV 1 Comment
An excellent shot blocker.
Weighed approximately 2 pounds
87.6 defensive rating in 1974-75, which is the second highest single season rating ever, behind only Ben Wallace
Easily top 3 defender all Time
Why is he on the list?
Outstanding blocker hustles every play
Great job defending Kobe and he is the master of the charge. This guy is the best ever at taking the charge or at least tied with Bill Limber
Ultimate team player who always sprinted back to play d and boxed out. Also took a ton of charges
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