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5 Best NBA defenders of all time 

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 14:01 IST

Is Dikembe Mutombo No.1 on this list?
Is Dikembe Mutombo No.1 on this list?

Don't you want to see your favorite player block an opponent near the basket or steal the ball at crucial stages of the game to lead your team to victory? Offence wins you games, but a strong defense wins you championships. Offensive plays bag the points while the defensive plays guard the lead.

The defense is usually undermined by the fans as we only want to see points being scored but an ideal follower of the game will approve the importance of defense and how a defensive lapse costs a team, the game.

Defensive rebounds, blocks, and steals are all important features of a good defensive player. We as fans want to witness a good competition on the court that involves good defensive plays.There have been players who have been consistent on both sides of the court. 'The two-way players' as they call them.

They are the team's most treasured assets. Here is a list of the five best defenders to have excelled in the NBA:

#5 Michael Jordan

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Michael Jordan's vision on the court could not be matched

Considered to be the greatest basketball player of all-time. Michael Jordan was equipped all-around skills that enabled him to control the game along the 94-by-50 feet court. Jordan along with his impressive scoring abilities was also a great defensive player. He wouldn't let the opponents get easy points

He is the third overall on NBA All-Time Steals leaders averaging 2.3 steals per game for his career and was the steals leader in 1988, 1990 and 1993. He was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 1988 and also received an All-Defensive NBA first team selection nine times.

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