LeBron James named to NBA All-Defensive Second Team Miami Heat star LeBron James was named to NBA All-Defensive Second Team, the league announced Monday. LeBron James tied for 12th in the NBA with 1.6 steals per game during the regular season. Brian Spurlock / USA TODAY Sports Jun 2, 2014 at 3:54p ET Miami Heat star LeBron James was named to NBA All-Defensive Second Team, the league announced Monday. This is the sixth time James has been named to an All-Defensive team; he was selected for the first team each season from 2008-09 to 2012-13. Joining James on the second team is Patrick Beverley of the Houston Rockets, Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls, Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs and Roy Hibbert of the Indiana Pacers. The first team comprises Joakim Noah of the Bulls (the leading vote-getter), Paul George of the Pacers, Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers, Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Andre Iguodala of the Golden State Warriors.