Chicago Bulls Snubbed By Media for All-NBA Teams

By Hollie M. Woods
Brad Penner – USA TODAY Sports

Can you believe it? Not one of the Chicago Bulls made the first, second or third All-NBA Teams. The only Bulls to receive any votes at all were Joakim Noah with 56 points and three first-place votes, Luol Deng with eight points, and Carlos Boozer with two points.

NBA players who were voted onto the 2012-2013 All-NBA Teams were chosen by a panel of 119 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. The panel obviously dropped the ball by overlooking Chicago’s “Big 3”.

During this Rose-less season, each of these Bulls stepped-up big time, yet failed to get the nod for first, second or third All-NBA teams. Why Dwight Howard was selected over Noah, a more complete player who out-performed Howard on the offensive glass, assists and from the free-throw line (of course) will remain a mystery.

Of course, the Miami Heat’s LeBron James made the First Team and was the only player to receive all 119 First Team votes. The other players joining James on the First Team are Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs, Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers.

The All-NBA Second Team includes Tony Parker of the Spurs, Russell Westbrook of the Thunder, Carmello Anthony of the New York Knicks, Blake Griffin of the Clippers and Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies.

The All-NBA Third Team consists of James Harden of the Houston Rockets, Dwyane Wade of the Heat, Paul George of the Indiana Pacers, David Lee of the Golden State Warriors and Howard of the Lakers.

Out of the 15 players selected, only four are members of Eastern Conference teams. Hmm.


Hollie M. Woods is a writer for Rant Sports covering the Chicago Bulls and the NBA. “Like” her on Facebook.

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