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Old 08-20-2008, 07:29 PM   #19 (permalink)

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because usa was burnt so many times on pick and roll defense in the past - it was their achile's heel for the past decade. The need for a big capable of defending that was greater than the need for a shutdown defender, in a game that's not star based. It's great to have a guy like kobe being able to shutdown a star guard, but when you're playing teams with 10 guys of more or less equal value, it helps more to have a guy that can defend a system of playing ... I think
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