Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has set a record with his 16th All-NBA selection.
On Wednesday, James and teammate Anthony Davis – along with reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, James Harden of the Houston Rockets and Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks were named to the 2019-20 All-NBA First Team.
The 35-year-old James is also a two-time member of the All-NBA Second Team. Despite an injury-filed 2018-19 season, James earned the lone All-NBA Third Team selection of his career.
With 16 All-NBA selections, the future Hall of Famer surpasses San Antonio Spurs icon Tim Duncan and former Lakers Kobe Bryant and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most career selections, who all had 15.
Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo are the only two players who were also named to the All-NBA First Team last year. Davis, James and Doncic replace Paul George (then with the Oklahoma City Thunder), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) and Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets) from last year’s First Team.
Prior to earning consecutive All-NBA First Team honors, Antetokounmpo earned All-NBA Second Team selections in 2017 and 2018.
Harden, the 2018 league MVP, has earned All-NBA First Team selections in six of the last seven years (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 an now 2020). He was named to the Third Team in 2013.
For Doncic, the 2019 Rookie of the Year, 2020 marks the first of what will surely be many All-NBA selections.
Davis, whom the Lakers acquired in a blockbuster trade with the New Orleans Pelicans last year, earned his fourth career All-NBA First-Team selection. He was also named to the team in 2015, 2017 and 2018.
The 2019-20 All-NBA Second Team consisted of Jokic, Kawhi Leonard (Los Angeles Clippers), Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors), Chris Paul (Oklahoma City Thunder) and Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers).
The All-NBA Third Team featured Jimmy Butler (Miami Heat), Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics), Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz), Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers) and Harden’s Houston teammate, Russell Westbrook.
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