May 15, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) defends against Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) during the first half in game six of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Paul Earns First Team All-Defense Honors

Finally some good news out of Clipperland.

Today the NBA announced the first and second All-Defense teams and once again Clippers guard Chris Paul earned first team honors. This should come as no shock as Chris Paul is one of the finest defenders in the NBA and has now been named first team All-Defense four times in his career.

Paul’s 4th time on the team leaves him in rarified air. Paul is now tied with Jason Kidd at 4 and only trails Gary Payton (9), Walt Frazier (7), and Dennis Johnson (6) the all-time list for point guards. This is Paul’s third consecutive first team All-Defense award.

Paul has led the NBA in steals in five of his nine NBA seasons, while he finished in the top-3 two other times. He is the only Los Angeles Clipper to ever be named to the NBA’s first team All-Defense.

Here is the complete first and second teams:

First Team

Chris Paul (LAC)

Paul George (IND)

Andre Iguodala (GSW)

Serge Ibaka (OKC)

Joakim Noah (CHI)

Second Team

Patrick Beverly (HOU)

Kawhi Leonard (SA)

Jimmy Butler (CHI)

LeBron James (MIA)

Roy Hibbert (IND)

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