LeBron, Kobe on All-NBA first team

LeBron James was a unanimous pick for the All-NBA team, and Kobe Bryant earned his record-tying 11th first-team selection.

James received all 119 votes for the first team from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters throughout the U.S. and Canada. Joining the league’s MVP and Bryant on the first team Thursday were Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, San Antonio center Tim Duncan and Clippers guard Chris Paul.

Bryant tied Utah Hall of Famer Karl Malone with his 11th first-team nod.

NBA scoring leader Carmelo Anthony led the second team, joined by guards Russell Westbrook and Tony Parker, center Marc Gasol and forward Blake Griffin.

The third team was Houston’s James Harden, Miami’s Dwyane Wade, Lakers center Dwight Howard and forwards Paul George of Indiana and David Lee of Golden State.

All-NBA First Team

Reigning MVP LeBron James of the Miami Heat was the only unanimous selection on the All-NBA first team.
Player Votes Points
LeBron James, MIA 119 595
Kevin Durant, OKC 102 555
Chris Paul, LAC 97 537
Kobe Bryant, LAL 91 521
Tim Duncan, SAS 45 392

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