Iguodala, known for his defensive prowess, received 16 total points (2 First Team votes) and was edged out for the Second Team by Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley, who played just 50 games this season.
His frustration is understandable. Last season, he was curiously edged for the All-Defensive Second Team by Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, who has shifted most of his attention to the offensive end of the floor.
This raises the question of who should really vote for these awards. The fans vote for All-Stars, the media votes for the MVP (and other end-of-the-year awards like MIP), and coaches vote for All-Defensive Teams. Players often believe that they should be the ones to vote for everything when it comes to awards and accolades. Unfortunately, someone will always be unhappy no matter who the voters are, because there are simply too many talented players and not enough awards to go around.