Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 1/17/13
Kobe Bryant, in case you weren't aware, is a nine-time All-Defensive first teamer and three time second teamer. However, for the last several years that's been on reputation alone.  One of the reasons for that is that Kobe likes to play center field on defense and often gets caught ball watching instead of staying with his man.  Despite his 2011 NBA Defensive first team nod in 2011 and second team nod in 2012, the secret is getting out that Bryant isn't anything more than an average defender anymore.  Among those starting to call Bryant out on his defense is his former teammate and former San Antonio Spurs forward Robert Horry, who spoke about Kobe's off-ball defense at a recent Lakers event (H/T to the Los Angeles Times). "[When] Kobe is on the weak side, he needs to start paying attention to where the ball is and not be flying around, thinking he's some stealth bomber where he can get steals nonstop," said Horry. Horry's right, everyone's been able to see i...
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