Kobe makes fifth straight NBA all-defensive team

Kobe Bryant is on the NBA all-defensive first team for the fifth
straight year.

Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo made the first team for the
first time, earning the second-most points behind the league’s
defensive player of the year, Orlando Magic center Dwight
Howard.

Charlotte Bobcats forward Gerald Wallace also made the team for
the first time, with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James making
it for the second straight year.

The league’s coaches vote on the team.

The second team consists of San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan,
guards Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat and Thabo Sefolosha of the
Oklahoma City Thunder, and forwards Josh Smith of the Atlanta Hawks
and Anderson Varejao of the Cavaliers.