Bruce Bowen’s Exit Leaves the NBA a Cleaner Place

Posted: 27th September 2009 by Matthew Brown in NBA
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Bruce Bowen made a name for himself as a hard-nosed defender in the NBA. He is considered to be one of the best perimeter defenders, willing to get in the face of any shooter or ball handler he was designated to guard. And maybe he kicked a couple of players. Bowen was never much of an offensive threat during his career, but he didn't have to be. With the Spurs, he had plenty of firepower around him where he could be the ultimate shut-down defender. Bowen had the luxury of being on a Spurs team that was built to win with or without him. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili didn't need Bowen to really win. They had Robert Horry to hit the big shots. Bowen was just on the team to take out the best player the opposition had to offer. Among Bowen's victims are Steve Nash, Allen Iverson, ...

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