It was the first time teammates earned First-Team selections since Steve Nash and Amar’e Stoudemire did it during the 2006-07 season. It also marked the 13th time James was named a First-Team selection, moving him past Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant for the most All-NBA selections (16) in a career.
The 2020 All-NBA First Team
⭐️ Luka Doncic
⭐️ James Harden
⭐️ LeBron James
⭐️ Giannis Antetokounmpo
⭐️ Anthony Davis pic.twitter.com/4slUYMDBJm
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 16, 2020
But he didn’t get hung up on his honor. Instead, James heaped praise on Davis, calling him a “generational talent.”
“CONGRATULATIONS my woe!!!!!! Proud of you bro FR FR!! Keep going,” James wrote on Instagram. “Generational Talent at its FINEST man!! INCREDIBLE!”
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Luka Doncic, James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo joined the Laker duo on the First Team.
The All-NBA Second Team was made up of LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (372 points), Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić (311), Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (284), Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul (199) and Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (168).
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (153 points), Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (147), Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (110), Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (61) and Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (56) were the All-NBA Third Team selections.
LeBron James, Anthony Davis Have Lakers in Championship Chase
Davis finished the regular season averaging 26.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.3 blocks and 1.5 steals. He finished runner-up in Defensive Player of the Year voting.
In Year 17 of his career, James led the league in assists with 10.2 per game and put away 25.3 points per game. The King also snagged 7.8 rebounds this season.
James had long petitioned for Davis to land with the Lakers to be his co-star and has had high praise for him throughout the year. He previously called had dubbed him a generational talent …read more