May 22, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) dribbles the ball up court against the Indiana Pacers in the first quarter of game one of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James, Kevin Durant Highlight the All-NBA Selections


The NBA released its All-NBA selections for the first second and third teams today. Here’s what the teams look like via the NBA’s twitter account:

 

 

LeBron made the 1st team for the 7th time out of his nine year career. He received 119 out of 119 first team votes and had the highest point total of anyone voted to a team.

Kobe Bryant made the first team for the 11th time tying him with Karl Malone for the most in the history of the NBA. James Harden and Dwyane Wade both finished on the third team.

Tim Duncan was the only big player that made the first team. He made it over Marc Gasol, the defensive player of the year, and Dwight Howard who led the league in rebounds. Duncan was one of the best defensive bigs in the league this season, but he didn’t play enough to get strong DPOY consideration.

I really don’t have a strong opinion about snubs on these teams. I think I’d prefer Bryant on the second team because of his lack of a defensive presence, but an argument can be made for him. I’d have Wade on the first team instead of Bryant.

Paul Pierce received 22 votes and Kevin Garnett received 8 votes in total. Even though he was injured for the latter half of the season, Rajon Rondo received one vote as well. Rondo lead the league in assists this season with 11.3 per game. That average held sturdy even after Rondo went down.

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