Guarding the Greats
The few that seem to be touched by the basketball gods themselves
The challenge of guarding these basketball demigods ultimately falls on one person
The individual defender must funnel the greats into areas on the court where his team can block surround and smother the player
There are times this works perfectly
and there are times nothing you do defensively works and you are at the mercy of that great
Like you own. You own the ball, you own the game. You own the guy who's guarding you
You can actually play him like a puppet like a puppet... like a puppet... like a puppet
I don't know about you but I don't like the idea of being someone's puppet which brings me to today's match-up
It's that old saying, shoot for the moon even if you miss you land on the stars
If Kevin Durant believes his responsibility is to just slow down The King
Then he'll probably fail but if it's his obsession to hold LeBron scoreless
Then he actually gives himself a better chance of slowing him down
So how should he prepare?
How was LeBron as a child?
What was his favorite cereal? Favorite toy?
What was his favorite subject in school?
Hmmm...did he have a favorite teacher? Who? Why?
What's his favorite color?
Blue. What does that say about him?