The All Defensive teams are voted for by the NBA’s 30 coaches. Coaches can not vote for players on their own team.
Kobe averaged 1.2 steals per game during the regular season and 1.3 spg in the playoffs.
The First Team consisted of Chris Paul, Tony Allen, LeBron James, Serge Ibaka, Dwight Howard.
Other players on the Second Team were Rajon Rondo, Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Chandler, Luol Deng and Kevin Garnett.
His teammate, Andrew Bynum, who had a record-setting 10 blocks during the playoffs, didn’t receive a single vote. Metta World Peace received 3 votes.