The NBA has announced that 2011-2012 All-Defensive team. Tyson Chandler, the ’11-12 Defensive Player of the Year, did not earn First Team honors. (If this confuses you, you’re not the only one.) Via a release from the NBA: “Miami Heat forward LeBron James, winner of the 2011-12 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award, headlines the NBA All-Defensive First Team, the NBA announced today. James totaled 53 points overall, including 24 First Team votes. He was the lone player to top 50 points. Joining James on the NBA All-Defensive First Team are forward Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder (47 points), guards Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers (35 points) and Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies (33 points), and center Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic (41 points). Ibaka and Allen earn First Team honors for the first time; Allen was an NBA All-Defensive Second Team selection last season.”Here’s the full breakdown of the first and second teams:

2011-12 NBA All-Defensive First Team
Position Player (Team) 1st 2nd Points
Forward LeBron James (Heat) 24 5 53
Forward Serge Ibaka (Thunder) 20 7 47
Center Dwight Howard (Magic) 16 9 41
Guard Chris Paul (Clippers) 13 9 35
Guard Tony Allen (Grizzlies) 13 7 33
2011-12 NBA All-Defensive Second Team
Position Player (Team) 1st 2nd Points
Forward Kevin Garnett (Celtics) 8 10 26
Forward Luol Deng (Bulls) 6 8 20
Center Tyson Chandler (Knicks) 13 10 36
Guard Rajon Rondo (Celtics) 9 11 29
Guard Kobe Bryant (Lakers) 7 3 17