Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, formerly known as Lew Alcindor, has been on 11 All-Defensive teams.
Pippen in 2022
Jordan in 2014
Walt Frazier is the only player to have been on all of the first seven All-Defensive first teams.
Pippen in 2022
Jordan in 1992
Patrick Ewing is the only Jamaican-born player to have been on an All-Defensive team.
Pippen as a member of the Chicago Bulls in 1995
Jordan in training with the Scottsdale Scorpions in 1994
Dennis Rodman has been on the All-Defensive first team seven times.
Chicago Bulls Championship banners hang in the rafters of the United Center.
Jordan with coach Phil Jackson in 1997
Scottie Pippen has made the All-Defensive first team eight consecutive times, from to.
Pippen playing in Europe in 2008
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.
Pippen's retired #33 jersey (far right) hanging in the rafters of the United Center
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.
Pippen and then-wife Larsa in December 2006
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

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.

- Scottie Pippen

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

- Scottie Pippen

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

- NBA All-Defensive Team

Scottie Pippen, Bobby Jones, and Duncan made the first team eight times each.

- 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

The Bulls entered the 1989–90 season as a team on the rise, with their core group of Jordan and young improving players like Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant, and under the guidance of new coach Phil Jackson.

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

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National Basketball Association

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Professional basketball league in North America.

Professional basketball league in North America.

Bill Russell defending against Wilt Chamberlain in 1966.
Michael Jordan goes to the basket for a slam dunk in 1987.
Kobe Bryant defending LeBron James in a February 2016 game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers
Bill Russell defending against Wilt Chamberlain in 1966.

Michael Jordan entered the league in 1984 with the Chicago Bulls, spurring more interest in the league.

Jordan and Scottie Pippen led the Bulls to two three-peats in eight years during the 1991–1998 seasons.

The post-season teams are the All-NBA Team, the All-Defensive Team, and the All-Rookie Team; each consists of five players.

Rodman in 2017

Dennis Rodman

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American former professional basketball player.

American former professional basketball player.

Rodman in 2017
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.
In 2005, Rodman played for Torpan Pojat of Finland's basketball league, the Korisliiga.
Rodman with Donald Trump for Celebrity Apprentice

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

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.

About playing next to the iconic Jordan and co-star Scottie Pippen, Rodman said: