Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, formerly known as Lew Alcindor, has been on 11 All-Defensive teams.
Rodman in 2017
Jordan in 2014
Walt Frazier is the only player to have been on all of the first seven All-Defensive first teams.
The United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls. Rodman wrote history in the 1996 NBA Finals when he twice secured 11 offensive rebounds in this building, tying an all-time NBA record.
Jordan in 1992
Patrick Ewing is the only Jamaican-born player to have been on an All-Defensive team.
In 2005, Rodman played for Torpan Pojat of Finland's basketball league, the Korisliiga.
Jordan in training with the Scottsdale Scorpions in 1994
Dennis Rodman has been on the All-Defensive first team seven times.
Rodman with Donald Trump for Celebrity Apprentice
Jordan with coach Phil Jackson in 1997
Scottie Pippen has made the All-Defensive first team eight consecutive times, from to.
Plaque at the United Center that chronicles Jordan's career achievements
Gary Payton has the record for the most NBA All-Defensive first team selections consecutively, with nine, from to.
Jordan as a member of the Washington Wizards, April 14, 2003
Dikembe Mutombo, who has won four NBA Defensive Player of the Year Awards, has been selected into the All-Defensive first and second team three times each.
Jordan on the "Dream Team" in 1992
Tim Duncan is the all-time record holder for most All-Defensive team selections (15).
Jordan dunking the ball, 1987–88
Kobe Bryant has made a total of 12 All-Defensive teams, more than any other guard.
James Worthy, Jordan, and Dean Smith in 2007 at a North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball game honoring the 1957 and 1982 men's basketball teams
Ben Wallace, who has won four NBA Defensive Player of the Year Awards in five years, has been selected into the All-Defensive first team five times in six selections.
Jordan on a golf course in 2007
Rudy Gobert, who has won three NBA Defensive Player of the Year Awards in four years, has been selected into the All-Defensive first team six consecutive times.
Jordan receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama at the White House
Certificate presented to Bobby Jones for All-Defensive honors in 1981–82.
Jordan in 2008

He earned NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times and won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award twice.

- Dennis Rodman

Michael Jordan, Gary Payton, Garnett and Bryant share the record for most NBA All-Defensive first team selections with nine.

- NBA All-Defensive Team

Jordan's individual accolades and accomplishments include six NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards, ten NBA scoring titles (both all-time records), five NBA MVP awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors, fourteen NBA All-Star Game selections, three NBA All-Star Game MVP awards, three NBA steals titles, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.

- Michael Jordan

Walt Frazier, Dennis Rodman and Chris Paul made the All-Defensive first team seven times.

- NBA All-Defensive Team

In that season, the Pistons finally vanquished their playoffs bane by sweeping the Boston Celtics, then winning in six games versus the Chicago Bulls—including scoring champion Michael Jordan—and easily defeating the Lakers 4–0 in the 1989 NBA Finals.

- Dennis Rodman

The Bulls were strengthened by the addition of rebound specialist Dennis Rodman, and the team dominated the league, starting the season at 41–3.

- Michael Jordan
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, formerly known as Lew Alcindor, has been on 11 All-Defensive teams.

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Pippen in 2022

Scottie Pippen

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American former professional basketball player.

American former professional basketball player.

Pippen in 2022
Pippen in 2022
Pippen as a member of the Chicago Bulls in 1995
Chicago Bulls Championship banners hang in the rafters of the United Center.
Pippen playing in Europe in 2008
Pippen's retired #33 jersey (far right) hanging in the rafters of the United Center
Pippen and then-wife Larsa in December 2006

Considered one of the greatest small forwards of all time, Pippen, along with Michael Jordan, played an important role in transforming the Bulls into a championship team and in popularizing the NBA around the world during the 1990s.

Pippen was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team eight consecutive times and the All-NBA First Team three times.

With the return of Michael Jordan and the addition of multiple NBA rebound leader Dennis Rodman, the Bulls posted the best regular-season record in NBA history at the time (72–10) in en route to winning their fourth title against the Seattle SuperSonics.

Michael Jordan is one of five players to have won both an MVP and a Defensive Player of the Year award in their career.

NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award

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Annual National Basketball Association award given since the 1982–83 NBA season to the best defensive player of the regular season.

Annual National Basketball Association award given since the 1982–83 NBA season to the best defensive player of the regular season.

Michael Jordan is one of five players to have won both an MVP and a Defensive Player of the Year award in their career.
David Robinson won the award in the 1991–92 NBA season.
Gary Payton was the first point guard to win the award.
Dwight Howard won the award in three consecutive years (2009–2011).
Rudy Gobert won the award three times in four seasons.

Sidney Moncrief, Mark Eaton, Dennis Rodman, Hakeem Olajuwon, Alonzo Mourning and Kawhi Leonard have each won it twice.

Only eight perimeter players have been honored: Moncrief, Alvin Robertson, Michael Cooper, Michael Jordan, Gary Payton, Ron Artest (known now as Metta Sandiford-Artest), Kawhi Leonard and Marcus Smart.

On four occasions, the Defensive Player of the Year recipient was not voted to the NBA All-Defensive First Team in the same year.