September 17, 2020 9:23:42 am
James was revealed Wednesday as an All-NBA participant for a record 16th time, breaking the mark he shared with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan. He was a first-team choose on all 100 ballots, becoming a member of Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo as the one unanimous first-team picks this season.
Joining them on the primary team: Houston guard James Harden, Lakers ahead Anthony Davis and Dallas guard Luka Doncic, who obtained the nod in simply his second season within the NBA — turning into the primary participant to get there in both his first or second season since Duncan did for San Antonio. Duncan was first-team in every of his first eight NBA seasons, beginning in 1997-98 and going by 2004-05.
The 21-year-old Doncic is the sixth participant to make All-NBA at that age or youthful, becoming a member of Kevin Durant, James, Duncan, Rick Barry and Max Zaslofsky.
James is a first-team choose for the thirteenth time in his profession, extending his record there. Bryant and Karl Malone have been 11-time first-teamers. Antetokounmpo, the reigning MVP and the frontrunner to win the award once more this season, was picked unanimously for the second consecutive yr.
Los Angeles Clippers ahead Kawhi Leonard, Denver middle Nikola Jokic, Portland guard Damian Lillard, Oklahoma City guard Chris Paul and Toronto ahead Pascal Siakam have been on the second team.
The third-team picks have been Boston ahead Jayson Tatum, Miami ahead Jimmy Butler, Utah middle Rudy Gobert, Philadelphia guard Ben Simmons and Houston guard Russell Westbrook.
Paul and Westbrook at the moment are nine-time All-NBA gamers, Harden a six-time selection, Lillard is a five-timer and Antetokounmpo, Leonard and Davis are four-time picks. Butler and Gobert are three-time picks, Jokic a two-time selection and Siakam, Tatum and Simmons all joined Doncic as being on the team for the primary time.
Harden and Doncic appeared on all 100 ballots — although solely James and Antetokounmpo have been unanimous as first-team selections on each poll. Davis and Jokic have been on 99 ballots, and Leonard appeared on 98.
The voting was carried out primarily based on regular-season video games performed by March 11, and voters had to decide on two guards, two forwards and one middle for every team. Milwaukee ahead Khris Middleton didn’t make All-NBA although he appeared on extra ballots (60) than Simmons (43) and Westbrook (38); they made the team as guards. Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid obtained 39 votes and didn’t make the team both, after ending fourth amongst facilities.
Middleton led forwards who didn’t make the team in votes, Embiid did the identical for facilities and Washington’s Bradley Beal (26 votes) did the identical for guards. Beal posted the twenty fourth season in NBA historical past the place somebody completed with averages of at the least 30 factors and 6 assists — and have become the primary of these 24 to not make an All-NBA team.
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