From the 2005-2006 season, Lebron James grabs a board and heads downcourt, but Kobe will not let him go. He plays defense the length of the court and steals the ball at the baseline, and Smush Parker gets the layup and 1 for the Lakers.
so rick kamla, is kobe an overrated defender?
i guess he's wrong.
look at what doug collins said:
"LeBron learned a lot from Kobe during the past two summers (with Team USA)," Collin said. "And it was then that LeBron made a conscious effort to improve his defense. He was the voice of defense on that team and the key to them winning the gold medal."
looks like the guy he is so rooting for learned from the guy he said is overrated.
Collins compared Bryant's work ethic and desire to Michael Jordan, whom he coached with the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s. He said Jordan had an "encyclopedia-like mind" and studied his opponents.
"Kobe has the same kind of mind," Collins said. "That's why he's one of the great players. It's not just his physical attributes, but his mind as well. He's a defensive guy and a big-time scorer. He sees both ends of the court."
i know this is a bit scattered..but hey, i'm no writer. :)