In case anyone happened to miss it earlier, the NBA released its 2013 All-Defensive Team.
The leading vote getters for this year’s All-Defensive team were Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies with 53 points, and LeBron James with 52 points. A very noticeable snub from the 1st team is the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year, Marc Gasol.
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen; Marc Gasol only made the 2nd team. Unlike the Defensive Player of the Year voting that is done by the media, the NBA’s All-Defensive teams are voted on by the coaches; and coaches are not allowed to vote for a player on their own team.
With Gasol only picking up five 1st team votes, and two 2nd team votes, there are a bunch of NBA coaches that have no respect for Marc.
Listed below are the 2013 NBA All-Defensive teams:
Forward LeBron James, Miami Heat 52 points
Forward Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder 46 points
Center Tyson Chandler, New York Knicks 24 points
Center Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls 24 points
Guard Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies 53 points
Guard Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers 37 points
Forward Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs 20 points
Forward Paul George, Indiana Pacers 27 points
Center Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies 12 points
Guard Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics 25 points
Guard Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies 19 points