Originally Posted by INSIDER
i think kobe gets more attention for his defensive mentality moreso than his defensive skill. he's always the one who wants to take on the best player on the other team and forces himself to guard the best guy. his stats arent fantastic, but he never backs down from the challenge, and thats where he tallies most of the votes, im guessing. staticitically he's in the pack, but nowhere near the top.
He doesn't really do that anymore though. At least not for long stretches.
And whoever thinks all the coaches actually vote themselves is delusional. I also believe they also can't vote for their own players, so Thibs couldn't have been the one to vote for Boozer.
Wouldn't argue with Marion over Deng, I don't think you can go wrong with either of those guys.