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Detroit's Ben Wallace wins NBA's top defensive award

Updated: May 8, 2006, 4:24 PM ET
Associated Press

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Ben Wallace strengthened the argument that he's one of the best defenders in NBA history on Monday.The Detroit Pistons center became the first player to win the Defensive Player of the Year award four times in a five-year span.Wallace's path to defensive greatness started in White Hall, Ala., where he said his seven older brothers forced him to learn how to play basketball without shooting much."I was always told, 'You have to get loose balls and rebound or try to get a steal ...

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