NBA News: NBA Announces First And Second All-NBA Defensive Teams
Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports
Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA announced the first and second team All-Defensive teams Monday morning and to nobody’s surprise, no Lakers were selected.

Six players comprised the first team since Bulls center Joakim Noah and Knicks center Tyson Chandler were tied in votes. Rounding out the first team was Clippers guard Chris Paul, Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, Grizzlies forward Tony Allen and Heat forward LeBron James.

For the second consecutive year, the Defensive Player of the Year award winner wasn’t named to the first team as Memphis center Marc Gasol was voted to the second team.

Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard received few first and second team votes as it’s the first time Kobe wasn’t voted to either team since 2005 while Howard was voted off for the first time since 2007.

The disparity between who should’ve been voted might be attributed to the fact that the NBA coaches vote on these teams while the media votes on the Defensive Player of the Year award.

For more on the story, head over to SportsCity.com.

__________________________________________________________________________________________

In case you missed it, be sure to check out the latest with Pau Gasol’s knee procedure.

Don’t forget to click here to subscribe to our Lakers Nation YouTube Channel!

You May Also Like

Adam Silver: Goal To Play ‘Standard’ 2020-21 NBA Season With Fans

The NBA and commissioner Adam Silver have to be ecstatic with how the bubble experiment has worked as there…

LeBron James Names Magic Johnson To Mount Rushmore Of NBA Greats

[new_royalslider id=”142″] Over the past few years, prominent players in the league…

Lakers News & Rumors Recap: Olajuwon Discusses Kobe’s Post Game

NBA legendary center Hakeem Olajuwon has developed a reputation for working with…

NBA Would Like To Crown Champion By Labor Day Weekend

The entire NBA world is simply waiting for some type of news that will signal the return of basketball. For now, commissioner…