The Best Specialist for Every Category in the NBA Today

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The Best Specialist for Every Category in the NBA Today
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In sports, we are always on the lookout for who we can deem as the best.

It could be the best team, the best player or the best to do a specific ideal. Either way, we're naturally compelled to find out who is arguably the best and then debate if there are other players who can challenge the best player in that specific department. Perhaps this is natural because we are always looking to debate and challenge an existing idea.

In the NBA, there are plenty of arguments over who is the best at a specific category, or even the best overall. Even though LeBron James dominated the 2011-12 season, there are still plenty of people who are willing to argue that Kevin Durant or even Kobe Bryant had the better season. The great part about it is that there aren't any wrong answers; it's all just opinions.

While we won't delve into the topic of who is the best player (we've been through it too many times), we'll speak of who is the best at each specialty category instead. By specialty, we speak of the set niche, whether it's who's the best at defending in the post and on the perimeter, or even the best scorers at driving and jump shooting.

We take a look at who is the best at what they do and offer up some honorable mentions as well.

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