NBA All-Defensive First Teams

Guess the players who have been names to the NBA All-Defensive First Team since 1998.
Grey answers indicate a tie between two players.
The positions are a guideline, however they are not necessarily strictly adhered to.
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Year
Guard
Guard
Forward
Forward
Center
2020
Marcus Smart
Ben Simmons
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Anthony Davis
Rudy Gobert
2019
Marcus Smart
Eric Bledsoe
Paul George
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Rudy Gobert
2018
Jrue Holiday
Victor Oladipo
Robert Covington
Anthony Davis
Rudy Gobert
2017
Chris Paul
Patrick Beverley
Kawhi Leonard
Draymond Green
Rudy Gobert
2016
Chris Paul
Avery Bradley
Kawhi Leonard
Draymond Green
DeAndre Jordan
2015
Chris Paul
Tony Allen
Kawhi Leonard
Draymond Green
DeAndre Jordan
2014
Chris Paul
Andre Iguodala
Paul George
Serge Ibaka
Joakim Noah
2013
Chris Paul
Tony Allen
LeBron James
Serge Ibaka
Tyson Chandler
Joakim Noah
2012
Chris Paul
Tony Allen
LeBron James
Serge Ibaka
Dwight Howard
2011
Rajon Rondo
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Kevin Garnett
Dwight Howard
2010
Rajon Rondo
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Gerald Wallace
Dwight Howard
2009
Chris Paul
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Kevin Garnett
Dwight Howard
2008
Kobe Bryant
Bruce Bowen
Kevin Garnett
Tim Duncan
Marcus Camby
2007
Kobe Bryant
Raja Bell
Bruce Bowen
Tim Duncan
Marcus Camby
2006
Jason Kidd
Kobe Bryant
Bruce Bowen
Ron Artest
Andrei Kirilenko
Ben Wallace
2005
Larry Hughes
Bruce Bowen
Kevin Garnett
Tim Duncan
Ben Wallace
2004
Kobe Bryant
Bruce Bowen
Ron Artest
Kevin Garnett
Ben Wallace
2003
Doug Christie
Kobe Bryant
Kevin Garnett
Tim Duncan
Ben Wallace
2002
Jason Kidd
Gary Payton
Kevin Garnett
Tim Duncan
Ben Wallace
2001
Jason Kidd
Gary Payton
Kevin Garnett
Tim Duncan
Dikembe Mutombo
2000
Gary Payton
Kobe Bryant
Kevin Garnett
Tim Duncan
Alonzo Mourning
1999
Jason Kidd
Gary Payton
Scottie Pippen
Karl Malone
Tim Duncan
Alonzo Mourning
1998
Gary Payton
Michael Jordan
Scottie Pippen
Karl Malone
Dikembe Mutombo
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Level 65
Dec 9, 2018
Great quiz! Also, how did Marc Gasol win DPOY in 2013 and never make an All-Defensive First Team?
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Level 68
Feb 15, 2019
Gasol made 2nd team all-defense that year. I think the All-NBA teams used to be voted for by coaches, while the media voted for the singular awards.
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Level 15
May 24, 2021
leflop ugh
+2
Level 57
Dec 27, 2022
still top 2 player all time
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Level 57
Dec 27, 2022
how did D Wade not make a single defensive first team despite being the best shot-blocking guard ever
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Level 78
Apr 13, 2024
Any chance of this being updated? Also, just out of curiosity why does it start at 1998?