The NBA, on Wednesday afternoon announced the players selected to the 2019-20 All-NBA teams, with Bucks star man Giannis Antetokounmpo and Lakers forward LeBron James on top in the votes.
Both players were the only unanimous first-team selections, and were joined by Rockets guard James Harden, Mavericks guard Luka Doncic and Lakers big man Anthony Davis on the first team.
James’ latest selection has now earned him the record for the most All-NBA selections of all time, 16. Before now, LeBron was tied with the likes of Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with 15 All-NBA nominations. In addition, with his latest selection, James also set the record for the highest All-NBA First Team selection, 13.
In the second team were Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, Thunder guard Chris Paul and Raptors forward Pascal Siakam. The All-NBA third team is made up of Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, Heat forward Jimmy Butler, Jazz center Rudy Gobert, 76ers guard Ben Simmons and Rockets guard Russell Westbrook.
Doncic, Simmons, Tatum and Siakam are all first-time All-NBA players, revealing that while there are a lot of youngsters in the league, the oldies are still on top for All-NBA. Khris Middleton (82 points), Joel Embiid (79 points) and Bradley Beal (32 points) are part of the players that received votes.
Davis and James became the first teammates to appear on the All-NBA first team since Steve Nash and Amar’e Stoudemire did so with the Phoenix Suns in the 2006-07 season. They also became the first Lakers teammates to make it to the All-NBA first team since Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal achieved same feat for three successive seasons from 2001 to 2004.