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Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time

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Rated 4 points - posted 11 years ago by carmen in category Sports.
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Bill Russell Report Abuse
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Hakeem Olajuwon Report Abuse
Hakeem Olajuwon is the league's all-time leader in blocked shots and was the only player to end his career in Top 10 for blocks (1st all-time) and steals (7th all-time).
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Most well rounded Center of all-time. Won 2 Titles with only Clyde Drexler as a star in his 2nd Title.
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7-footer I meant
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Hakeem was not only the greatest in blocking the ball - he was also always in the top 10 in steals per game. A 7-fotter in the top 10 in steals? That's was and is still unheard of!!!
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Dennis Rodman Report Abuse
Dennis Rodman was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times and won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award twice. He played a huge role in the Chicago Bulls' Championship runs.
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yup! the best Rodman
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Gary Payton Report Abuse
90 points - added 11 years ago by carmen - 1 comment
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Greatest defensive guard in history.
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Scottie Pippen Report Abuse
83 points - added 11 years ago by carmen - 4 comments
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Scottie could've guarded anyone on the court. Ask Mark Jackson and Magic Johnson and they'll tell you. Loved to see him in action. With Scotty and Michael on the court it was more of a dog fight than a bull fight. They were tenacious and vicious in defense which usually resulted in a lightning fast break and a thunderous dunk.
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8 times in a row
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By the way, he made NBA All-Defensive First team times in a row
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Scottie Pippen was the greatest defensive player of all-time, his ability to lock down and rip player was definitely unmatched
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Michael Jordan Report Abuse
80 points - added 11 years ago by carmen - 3 comments
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9 time first defense in a row, had a 6th sense in stealing the ball. Crazy for putting Dennis higher than Michael or Scottie on this list
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3 times steals champion, while leading the league in scoring, probably the most feared defensive player on this list
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How Jordan isn't top 3 on this list if not num 1 is astonishing to me, 3rd all time in steals, 2nd all time in steals per game 87-88 defensive player of the year for a guard ( very rare), not to mention leading the league in scoring, most blocks all time for a guard, up there in most rebounds for a guard behind magic, multiple 200 steals 100 blocks seasons, AND 9 Time first team all defense no second teams for him. Up most respect for Scottie but he had one hell of a mentor on how to play defense
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Ben Wallace Report Abuse
He is only the 2nd player to win the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award 4 times. He is a great rebounder and shot blocker and played a key role in the Pistons' NBA championship team.
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David Robinson Report Abuse
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Wilt Chamberlain Report Abuse
Probably blocked more shots than anyone except maybe Kareem, is the rebound leader per game and total.
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Tim Duncan Report Abuse
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Kevin Garnett Report Abuse
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Kevin Garnett is the best defensive leader ever. KG's intensity is so high he even makes his teammates better defensive players !
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Michael Cooper Report Abuse
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Dwight Howard Report Abuse
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Dwight won defensive player of the year 3 years in a row and was a monster defender in Orlando now he still is good but not what he was if he would have never hurt himself he would win Defensive player like 6 times
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Dikembe Mutombo Report Abuse
He was the first player to win the NBA Defensive Player of the year award 4 times and is regarded as one of the best shot blockersof all time.
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patrick ewing Report Abuse
52 points - added 10 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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He Shutdown Hakeem but didnt win in the finals, He might of got dunked on my Michael and Scottie but who else would have the balls to try and block the best duo ever, Ewing was the best defensive center in the Jordan Era
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Alonzo Mourning Report Abuse
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Kobe Bryant Report Abuse
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Dennis Johnson Report Abuse
DJ was on the all defensive team 9 times out of his 14 year career.
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Sidney Moncrief Report Abuse
Sidney Moncrief was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year 2 times during his career. He also made the All-Star team for five consecutive years.
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Bruce Bowen Report Abuse
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Alvin Robertson Report Abuse
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Ron Artest Report Abuse
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Mark Eaton Report Abuse
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larry bird Report Abuse
Watch any you tube video, ranks higher than jordan on the nba all time defencive player list
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Steve Nash Report Abuse
Won 918,398,387,167 defensive player of the year awards. Won -45 championsips. Has a womans hairdo. Is old. Has breast cancer.
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LeBron James Report Abuse
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Walt Frazier Report Abuse
17 points - added 7 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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Frazier and Jerry West were two of the finest defensive guards ... in a addition to their offensive skills. A good measure of defensive prowess was who was assigned the opponent's top scorer ... here in Baltimore, the Bullets had Gus "Honeycomb" Johnson guard the Big O ... and Oscar got openly frustrated by Johnson's defensive work
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Fat Lever Report Abuse
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Marcus Camby Report Abuse
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Jason Kidd Report Abuse
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Luke Walton Report Abuse
is better than kobe. won 156 championships. is black. is chinese. is mexican. does cocaine. is old. likes to rape men
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jayson pabillo Report Abuse
he's very good in blocking opponents body and make a charge
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