LeBron James currently stands in All-NBA recognition history, becoming there unanimously.
He had been a first-team pick on all 100 ballots, linking Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo since the sole real first-team collections this year
Joining them on the initial team: Houston shield James Harden, Lakers ahead Anthony Davis, and Dallas shield Luka Doncic, that got the nod in only his second season in the NBA — becoming the first player to do this because of Duncan at 1998-99.
The 21-year-old Doncic is the sixth player to create All-NBA at the age or even younger, linking Kevin Durant, James, Duncan, Rick Barry, and Max Zaslofsky.
Bryant and Karl Malone have been 11-time first-teamers. Antetokounmpo, the reigning MVP and also the frontrunner to win the award this year, was chosen unanimously for the 2nd consecutive year.
Los Angeles Clippers ahead Kawhi Leonard, Denver center Nikola Jokic, Portland shield Damian Lillard, Oklahoma City guard Chris Paul, and Toronto ahead Pascal Siakam were about the next group.
The third-team selections were Boston forwards Jayson Tatum, Miami forwards Jimmy Butler, Utah center Rudy Gobert, Philadelphia shield Ben Simmons and Houston shield Russell Westbrook.
Paul and Westbrook are currently nine-time All-NBA players, Harden a six-time option, Lillard is a five-timer, and Antetokounmpo, Leonard, and Davis are all four-time selections. Butler and Gobert are three-time collections, Jokic a two-time selection, and Siakam, Tatum, and Simmons all combined Doncic as being to the team for the very first time.
Harden and Doncic appeared on all 100 ballots — although just James and Antetokounmpo were unanimous as first-team decisions on each ballot. Davis and Jokic were on 99 ballots, also Leonard appeared on 98.
The voting was conducted according to regular-season matches played March 11, and Republicans had to select two guards, two forwards, and one center for every group. Milwaukee ahead Khris Middleton didn’t create All-NBA though he seemed more ballots (60) compared to Simmons (43) and Westbrook (38); they left the group as guards. Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid got 39 votes and didn’t make the team, after finishing among centers.
Middleton led forward who did not make the team votes, Embiid did the same for centers and Washington’s Bradley Beal (26 votes) did the same for guards.