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Thursday / February 21.
  • Rose, James Highlight All-NBA First Team

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    Derrick Rose, this year’s NBA MVP, and LeBron James, winner of the

    two previous MVP awards, highlight the 2010-11 All-NBA First Team.

    James was the lone unanimous choice, receiving all 119 first-place votes. Joining

    James and Rose on the First Team are Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic.

    Earning his first All-NBA team selection, Rose led the Bulls to an NBA-best

    62-20 mark. He averaged team highs of 25.0 points and 7.7 assists to go

    along with 4.1 rebounds, becoming only the seventh player in NBA history to

    average at least 25.0 points, 7.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds. Rose was the

    only player in the NBA to rank in the top 10 in scoring (seventh) and

    assists (10th).

    James, who earns First Team honors for the fourth straight season and fifth

    time overall, was second in the NBA in scoring (26.7 ppg), and averaged

    team highs in assists (7.0 apg) and steals (1.57 spg) to go along with 7.5

    rpg. James became the first player in history to surpass the 2,000-point,

    500-rebound, 500-assist and 100-steal marks in four consecutive seasons.

    Howard, an All-NBA First Team selection for the fourth consecutive season,

    earned the 2010-11 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, becoming the first player to win the award three straight seasons. He led the league

    with 66 double-doubles, while ranking second in rebounds (14.1 rpg) and

    fourth in blocks (2.38 bpg). Howard also averaged a career-high 22.9


    Bryant, an All-NBA First Team selection for the sixth straight season and

    ninth time in his career, finished fifth in the league in scoring (25.3

    ppg), while averaging 5.1 rebounds and 4.7 assists. Among active players,

    Bryant is tied with the San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan for most First Team


    Durant earns his second All-NBA First Team selection. Durant led the league

    in scoring (27.7 ppg) for the second consecutive year, to go along with 6.8

    rebounds and 2.7 assists. Durant scored at least 40 in a league-high five

    games this season.

    The All-NBA Second Team consists of guards Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, forwards Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers and Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks, and center Amar’e Stoudemire of the Knicks.

    The All-NBA Third Team includes the San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili and the New Orleans Hornets’ Chris Paul at guard, the Portland Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge and the Memphis Grizzlies’ Zach Randolph at forward, and the Atlanta Hawks’ Al Horford at center.

    The All-NBA Teams were chosen by a panel of 119 sportswriters and

    broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada.

    Below are the results of the voting for the 2010-11 All-NBA Teams, with

    First Team votes in parentheses:

    2010-11 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM

    Position      Player, Team (1st Team Votes)   Points

    Forward      LeBron James, Miami (119)        595

    Forward      Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (69)           492

    Center         Dwight Howard, Orlando (118)    593

    Guard         Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers (98)     551

    Guard         Derrick Rose, Chicago (118)       593


    Position      Player, Team (1st Team Votes)   Points

    Forward      Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers (2)         259

    Forward      Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas (47)            437

    Center         Amar’e Stoudemire, New York (2)           258

    Guard         Dwyane Wade, Miami (24)          392

    Guard         Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City         184

    2010-11 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM

    Position      Player, Team (1st Team Votes)   Points

    Forward      LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland      135

    Forward      Zach Randolph, Memphis          67

    Center         Al Horford, Atlanta        62

    Guard   Manu Ginobili, San Antonio        106 Guard

    Chris Paul, New Orleans       157

    Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first team votes in

    parentheses): Rajon Rondo, Boston, 68; Paul Pierce, Boston, 55; Carmelo

    Anthony, Denver-New York, 53; Kevin Love, Minnesota, 48; Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 43; Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers, 36; Tony Parker, San Antonio,

    27; Kevin Garnett, Boston, 22; Deron Williams, Utah-New Jersey 19; Steve

    Nash, Phoenix, 17; Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee, 13; Monta Ellis, Golden State,

    11; Nene, Denver, 11; Andrew Bynum, L.A. Lakers, 9; Kevin Martin, Houston,

    7; Tyson Chandler, Dallas, 7; Joakim Noah, Chicago, 5; Marc Gasol,

    Memphis, 3; Al Jefferson, Utah, 3; Kendrick Perkins, Boston-Oklahoma City,

    3; Andrea Bargnani, Toronto, 2; Chris Bosh, Miami, 2; Andre Iguodala,

    Philadelphia, 1; Emeka Okafor, New Orleans, 1; Eric Gordon, L.A. Clippers,

    1; Gerald Wallace, Charlotte-Portland, 1; Jason Kidd, Dallas, 1; Luis

    Scola, Houston, 1; Luol Deng, Chicago, 1;  Ray Allen, Boston, 1

    (Release courtesy NBA)

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.