Michael Jordan does defense, too.
Jordan, who won a record 10th NBA scoring title, added a record ninth All-Defensive team selection to his postseason portfolio today.Joining Jordan on the first team are Chicago Bulls' teammate Scottie Pippen and Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz at the forwards; guard Gary Payton of the Seattle SuperSonics and center Dikembe Mutombo of the Atlanta Hawks.
Jordan was the leading vote-getter on the defensive team. He collected 25 first-place votes and 53 points from the 29 NBA coaches who vote.
Jordan, who passed Bobby Jones for most selections to the defensive team, was the only player named on the maximum 28 ballots.
Pippen made the first team for the seventh time, while Payton made it for the fifth time. Malone and Mutombo - chosen the NBA's defensive player of the year on Tuesday - are on the team for the second time.
The second team consists of forwards Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs and Charles Oakley of the New York Knicks; guards Mookie Blaylock of the Hawks and Eddie Jones of the Los Angeles Lakers; and center David Robinson of the Spurs.