Today was the announcement of the NBA All-Defensive First Team. With a surprise, the payers chosen were:
PG: Chris Paul
SG: Tony Allen
F: Lebron James
F: Serge Ibaka
C: Dwight Howard
Reviewing all of these, they make sense…somewhat. Chris Paul is one of the best offensively complete point guards in the league, and he is great defensively for his size. I can’t help but think that Rondo should be mentioned, but more on him later. Tony Allen and Lebron James were shoo-ins as they are probably the best defensive players at their respective position. Serge Ibaka lead the league in blocks so that was a no-brainer.
The biggest snub on the all-defensive first team was Tyson Chandler. I don’t understand how the DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR can not be put on the NBA FIRST TEAM All Defensive team. This is probably one of the most confusing things that’s ever happened, and it’s absolutely ridiculous. Without Tyson Chandler, there was absolutely no way the Knicks were going to make the playoffs. While Dwight Howard is one of the best defensive players, it just doesn’t make sense to leave the Defensive Player of the Year off of the First Team All-Defensive team.
To round out the Second Team All-Defensive, the players were Rajon Rondo, Kobe Bryant, Luol Deng, Kevin Garnett and Tyson Chandler