NBA All-Defensive Teams, Players with the Most Selections
This is the complete list with all the players that have been selected for All-Defensive teams, ordered by total player selections.
Player with the most selections
15 times selected for an All-Defensive Team
NBA Honors: All-Defensive Teams
The NBA All-Defensive Teams are selected by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters who are asked to vote All-Defensive First and Second Teams by position. Prior to the 2014 season the NBA’s head coaches were the voters and were not permitted to vote for players from their own team.
Two points are awarded to each player for a First Team vote and one point is awarded for a Second Team vote.
Tim Duncan leads all players with a total of 15 selections. Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett are second with 12 selections each. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA all-time scoring leader was selected for these teams 11 times.