So i was over at Pounding the Rock (spurs blog) and they had this FanPost about Defensive Stoppers in NBA. Obviously, most of the popular defenders were popped up and they used On/Off court defensive rating differentials to show where they stand. Well first of all I dont know how that Rating works up, and if some one can explain that I would appreciate it. Anyhow, this was the list provided by the fans there with the numbers (note: the more negative means the better the defender) :
Parker: -0.767 (Not bad!)
Jefferson: -2.471 (wow!)
Temple: -2.439 (limited minutes)
Chilai: -5 (definitely worth kneeling before) (I am guessing this guy is just a commenter and its an inside joke?)
What the numbers (and again i dont know how that number was calculated) show is that Kobe is a really good defender (we already knew) and LeBron is no where close to be considered an elite defender.