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NBA Top 30 Defensive Players of All-Time

RIP Kobe
In no specific order
Team is the team he spent most seasons with
Quiz by WhyNotKertis
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Last updated: May 2, 2020
First submittedMay 2, 2020
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Team
Position
Player
1
Seattle SuperSonics
PG
Gary Payton
1
Chicago Bulls
SG
Michael Jordan
1
Chicago Bulls
SF
Dennis Rodman
1
Houston Rockets
PF
Hakeem Olajuwon
1
Boston Celtics
C
Bill Russell
2
New York Knicks
PG
Walt Frazier
2
Milwaukee Bucks
SG
Sidney Moncrief
2
Chicago Bulls
SF
Scottie Pippen
2
Minnesota Timberwolves
PF
Kevin Garnett
2
Denver Nuggets
C
Dikembe Mutombo
3
Boston Celtics
PG
Dennis Johnson
3
Los Angeles Lakers
SG
Kobe Bryant
3
San Antonio Spurs
SF
Kawhi Leonard
3
San Antonio Spurs
PF
Tim Duncan
3
Detroit Pistons
C
Ben Wallace
4
San Antonio Spurs
PG
Alvin Robertson
4
Detroit Pistons
SG
Joe Dumars
4
Philadelphia 76ers
SF
Bobby Jones
4
San Antonio Spurs
PF
David Robinson
4
Orlando Magic
C
Dwight Howard
5
Philadelphia 76ers
PG
Maurice Cheeks
5
Los Angeles Lakers
SG
Michael Cooper
5
San Antonio Spurs
SF
Bruce Bowen
5
New York Knicks
PF
Dave DeBusschere
5
Golden State Warriors
C
Wilt Chamberlain
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Level 83
May 2, 2020
No love for the all-time NBA steals leader.
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Level 64
May 3, 2020
He's a close call, definitely one of the best defensive guards ever but apart from stealing, he doesn't have that lockdown defense the other guys at his spot have. Might need to put him still though
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Level 20
Dec 9, 2020
Nice quiz, but Rodman only played 3 seasons with the Bulls and 7 with the Pistons
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Level 64
Dec 9, 2020
He accomplished more on the Bulls. Maybe didn't win all of his DPOYs there, but was at his peak and was a key factor in the second three-peat.
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Level 61
Apr 6, 2022
so... this is just your opinion? that's cool, but maybe explain that up top?