kings suck wrote:I am sorry to disagree with you guys on this one, but Parker killed Payton two years ago in the first round. Yes, Payton was having to play one man team defense, and run the team. But, still Parker is not afraid of Payton and the name the glove is no longer appropriate. With Seattle under George Karl in the mid 90's he was the anchor to one of the best defenses ever, with only solid defenders with him and nate mcmillan. They set incredible steals and turnover records. He has definitely lost a step, and Karl Malone if you watched games since 1998 with Tim Duncan has no chance guarding Duncan as is.
Okay, so the if the Lakers are so great on defense. Prove it. Malone does not guard the basket at all, he just strips the ball when playing up close on his defender. Lakers also did not get any more athletic. Now, Fisher can't obviously guard Parker based on the past two years, and even Mike
the [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] Bibby. SO, where is the great Laker defense coming from. They are old, slow, and only Deveann George is a true defensive presence on the perimeter. Kobe won't be playing and RickFox is injured for a long time. Shaq only blocks point guards by the way if you did not notice!!! This team on OFFENSE is definitely scary, since Malone is the best power forward in the league to play with Shaq. Payton will be good on offense. BUT THE PAST THREE YEARS HALF OF HIS OFFENSE EITHER FROM SCORES OR FREE THROWS COMES FROM PLAYING IN THE POST. NOW, HOW IS HE GOING TO GET THOSE POSTUPS IN THE TRIANGLE AND BEING BEHIND SHAQ AND MALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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