Heat legend Dwyane Wade says Clippers guard Patrick Beverley’s All-Defense Team snub is ‘disrespectful and sad’
Via Twiter, Wade expressed his disappointment that Beverley — who’s known all over the league for his tenacity on the defensive end of the floor — was not included in this year’s All-Defensive Teams.
No @patbev21 on all defensive team🤔🤔🤔. Thats just disrespectful and sad. Ask the players who should be on it.
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) May 23, 2019
The All-Defensive Second team, meanwhile, are New Orleans guard Jrue Holiday, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, Warriors forward Draymond Green, and Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard.
The NBA All-Defensive Teams were selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters. Players were awarded two points for each First Team vote and one point for each Second Team vote. Based on the tally, Beverly received 14 votes for the First Team and 20 votes for the Second Team. It brought his total to 48 points. Beverley was selected into the First Team last season and in the Second Team in 2014.
It’s difficult to fathom why Beverley was not selected, After all, he’s one of the key reasons why the Clippers overperformed in the regular season. I guess we’re all in agreement with Wade in this.