Tweet of the Night: Andre Iguodala unhappy with All-Defensive Team snub

Andre IguodalaThe All-Defensive teams were announced on Monday, and suffice to say, Denver Nuggets shooting guard Andre Iguodala was not happy about being left off the team for the second consecutive season.

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.

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  1. Jeremiah Sird says

    Maybe Iguodala deserved the nod more than Bradley, who was out for almost half the season. The Celtics are no longer the defensive team they were in 2012. But he really deserved it more than Kobe, who gets less effective every year, last season.

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