Los Angeles Lakers forwards LeBron James and Anthony Davis have been named to the 2019-20 All-NBA First Team.
This marks James’ 13th time being named to the All-NBA First Team, which is the all-time record. Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone are tied for the second-most All-NBA First Team appearances of all time.
Meanwhile, Davis is making his fourth All-NBA First Team appearance of his career. Davis was also named to the All-Defensive First Team after finishing second in Defensive Player of the Year voting to Giannis Antetokounmpo.
James and Davis are the only teammates on the All-NBA First Team. They’re also the first time the Lakers have had multiple First Team selections since Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, who did it in the 2003-04 season.
Here are all three All-NBA teams:
First Team: James Harden, Luka Doncic, LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis
Second Team: Damian Lillard, Kawhi Leonard, Nikola Jokic, Chris Paul, Pascal Siakam
Third Team: Ben Simmons, Russell Westbrook, Jayson Tatum, Jimmy Butler, Rudy Gobert
James and Davis are the only two players on the All-NBA First Team that are still competing for the NBA championship. Nikola Jokic, Jayson Tatum and Jimmy Butler are the only other players from this year’s All-NBA team that are still in the playoffs.
James and Davis led the Lakers to a regular season record of 52-19, and a postseason record of 8-2. The Lakers will make their first Western Conference Finals appearance since 2010 on Friday, when they’ll play the Denver Nuggets.
In the postseason, the tandem of James and Davis have averaged a combined 54.2 points, 21.2 rebounds, 12.9 assists, 2.7 steals and 2.6 blocks per game.
They’re the best duo in the NBA, and it isn’t close. If that wasn’t clear before, it should be now.
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