It seems to happen every year when the All-NBA Teams — selected by the 30 coaches in the league — are announced and when those names are uttered plenty makes sense, but there are those that leave you shaking your head. Josh Smith happens to be one of the biggest snubs from last season, not from fans’ point of view, but from players as well. Then there’s the fact the media selected Tyson Chandler as the Defensive Player of the Year, but was not on the coach-voted All-Defensive First Team and he speaks about the politics behind it via Marc Berman.
“I was surprised,’’ Chandler told The Post. “I think it was ridiculous. It just shows – the coaches vote for that. I don’t know if they’re really paying attention on what they’re voting on. I don’t tknow if they just mark down the names. I don’t understand how I can win Defensive Player of the Year by the media and get second team. The good thing is I get to play against them next year and show them why I should’ve been Defensive Player of Year and show them why I should be on the first team.’’
“It’s always politics.’’