All-NBA Teams announced: King, Mamba lead
The best players of the NBA (perhaps the world) have been named. They come from five different teams, and one of basketball’s greatest arguments have been brought up again: Is Tim Duncan a power forward or a center? These are familiar faces, none of them are first-time awardees. They come from the batch of 1996 to the batch of 2007. All of them have displayed basketball excellence this year.
A panel of sportswriters and broadcasters chose LeBron James,Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Tim Duncan and Chris Paul for the All-N.B.A. first team. James earned first-team honors for the sixth consecutive season and the seventh over all. Bryant was chosen for the eighth consecutive season and the 11th time over all, a record he shares with Karl Malone.
The second team consisted of Carmelo Anthony, Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin and Marc Gasol.