Raja Bell Rumors

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Raja Bell
Raja Bell
Position: None
Born: 09/19/76
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
On this week’s Crossover on CBS Sports, former player Raja Bell lit into the Thunder players, saying it was “inexcusable” that they would fail to come to Westbrook’s defense: “You are supposed to come flying across the court,” Bell said. “You don’t have to punch him, because that’s a lot of money. But he should catch a forearm across his shoulder, a shove in the back, you ain’t gonna knock down Russell Westbrook, the everything to the team I’m playing on, who feeds me, who makes me better, you ain’t gonna do that and just stand over him and ice grill him.”
Gary Payton, Ray Allen, Shane Battier, Ron Artest, Bruce Bowen, Ruben Patterson — the self-proclaimed “Kobe Stopper” — and Raja Bell, to name a few. And certainly, Tony Allen, who Bryant anointed in this, his farewell season, “the best defender I ever faced.” “My approach was to try to force him one way,” Allen told CBS Sports. “When that didn’t work, give him another look. Reach a little bit. Reach at the hand that was dribbling the ball. Try to distract him. Pull his jersey if I had to — just kind of throw everything but the kitchen sink at him defensively and live with the result.”