This is starting to become quite redundant. Monday, Dwight Howard was award his third consecutive Defensive Player of the Year award after another dominating season defensively. He led the NBA in double-doubles with 66, was second in the league with 14.1 rebounds per game, second in blocks at 2.38 per game, and anchored the Orlando Magic defense which was ranked fourth in points allowed per game (93.5).
Howard is the first player to ever win the award three consecutive times. Dikembe Mutombo and Hakeem Olajuwon are tied for the most Defensive Player of The Year awards overall with 4 a piece. Continue reading