There is little doubt that defense in basketball is among the most ambiguous and least understood aspects of any sport in the world.
While any serious basketball fan can easily point out who the best scorers, rebounders, and play-makers are in the NBA, few fans can intelligently speak of the NBA players who exhibit the greatest defense.
In my last article, I identified 10 NBA players who I felt exhibited the greatest level of ability in each defensive aspect of the game. The response that I receIved in turn was strong, as while many agreed with some or all of my picks, others had a very different conception of what makes a good defender.
With that said, I will now identify my NBA All- Defensive Starting Five. For this team, I will select the player that I feel is the greatest overall defensively at each basketball position.