Tyson Chandler wins award

Updated: May 2, 2012, 11:01 PM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler fulfilled a career-long dream on Wednesday when he was named the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year.

The funny thing is, though, Chandler never thought he'd get the award this season.

He figured it would go to a "glamour" guy -- a player like LeBron James, Dwight Howard or Kevin Garnett. So when he first heard that he'd won the award, he said he was "ecstatic."

"To be considered the best defensive player in the league ...

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