Perceptive post. My take on this myth making (current NBA entertainment style) is that defense is an extension only after confidence is created and maintained from the offensive end. Offensive victories in your mind-set is able to shift extra energy on the defensive side. You must be extremely athletic in not having this offensive backup. BenW use to get by by taking it out in the weight room and letting everyone know his has their back-side. LB always shifted some energy drink toward Ben's way and the defensive motor hummed the rest of the game.