Heat’s James leads all-defensive team
NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James is the leading vote-getter for the league’s all-defensive team.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen and Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard join James on the first team, as announced Wednesday.
James, the Miami Heat star, amassed 53 points, including 24 first-team votes. He averaged 1.9 steals and 7.9 rebounds. Ibaka and Allen earned first-team honors for the first time.
The NBA’s 30 head coaches vote on the all-defensive team by position. They couldn’t pick their own players.