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LeBron, Giannis named to All-NBA First Team

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LeBron, Giannis named to All-NBA First Team

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LeBron James sets a league record as reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo also earns a unanimous selection

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and four-time league MVP LeBron James were both unanimously chosen to the All-NBA First Team, the league announced Wednesday, September 16 (Thursday, September 17, Philippine time).

Los Angeles Lakers forward James set the league record with his 16th All-NBA Team selection, surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan, who all have 15. 

James has 13 selections to the First Team, two to the Second Team and one to the Third Team.

Reigning league MVP Antetokounmpo now has a total of 4 All-NBA selections, including two to the First Team. 

He and James both received All-NBA First Team votes on all 100 ballots to finish with 500 points each. The voting is conducted by a group of sports journalists from the US and Canada.

Joining James and Antetokounmpo on the All-NBA First Team were Houston Rockets guard James Harden (474 points), Lakers forward Anthony Davis (455) and Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (416).

– Rappler.com