Found April 25, 2013 on Beyond The Buzzer:
Manu Ginobili was disappointed teammate Tim Duncan finished 6th place in Defensive Player of the Year voting and offered a solution: let the players vote because their first hand experience against players makes them more knowledgable in that category than the media. According to the San Antonio Express-News: “It is the toughest award they give away because players don’t vote,” Ginobili said. “It’s the player that (goes) against other players who know. Sometimes the best rebounder is not the best defender; or the best in steals is not a great defender. He just gambles a lot. “It could be (an award for players to choose), but it’s been going on for so many years. It’s not that I’m complaining, but probably we do know better than the media.”    
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