Andre Iguodala hosted on ESPN show NBA countdown where he joined the crew and discussed whether Kawhi is a harder player to guard than LeBron at this stage of this career. Andre is known as a versatile defender for years now and was always assigned to defend any player at the guard and forward position, and he would be very effective at it.
During the discussion, Iguodala said LeBron is harder to guard simply because of his versatility on offense and the ability to make everyone around him better. Iguodala’s point is that LeBron increases the level of play for his teammates, and whenever he is on the floor, everybody else is automatically better. LeBron’s playmaking ability is something that separates him from almost every single player in the league, and he is averaging a career-high 10.8 assists per game.
“I go with LeBron because I think he raises the level of play for the other four guys on his team. When you see those guys go and play in other places, it’s like where they are going. But when they are on the court with LeBron, I have to keep an eye on this guy.”
Despite the fact Iguodala went with LeBron as a harder player to guard, Kawhi is having a career year himself for the Clippers. Even though Kawhi already missed a considerable amount of games due to Clippers’ strategy to keep him fresh for the playoffs, his game elevated even more, and he also had his first career triple-double in a win against the Miami Heat last night.