A lot of players have been dubbed "Kobe Stoppers" and one, Ruben Patterson, even claimed the title. As John Schuhmann points out in his column on the NBA's best defenders, the real "Kobe Stopper" isn't an individual, but a team: the Nets. No team, he writes, has had success against Bryant that the Nets have had. So does that mean, dare we say it, that the real "Kobe Stopper" is Lawrence Frank??
- League's best one-on-one defenders get plenty of help - John Schuhmann - NBA.com