Bruce Bowen and the 10 Greatest Defensive Players in NBA History

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Bruce Bowen and the 10 Greatest Defensive Players in NBA History
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When people make a list of greatest players, they usually think in terms of offensive achievement or team success. 

But what about the great defensive players of the NBA?

In honor of the San Antonio Spurs retiring Bruce Bowen's #12 this week, this list looks at the five centers, three forwards and two guards who made big contributions on the other side of the floor.  

This team may not score a lot of points, but it doesn't have to, since it won't give up many.

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