Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, Detroit Pistons’ Blake Griffin earn All-NBA honors
NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker also were big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced.
Those guards can cash in with supermax contracts based on their selections to one of the three All-NBA teams that were announced Thursday.
LeBron James also was voted to the third team, tying the NBA record with his 15th All-NBA selection.
Rounding out the first team were Stephen Curry, Paul George and Nikola Jokic, who was Denver’s first All-NBA selection since Carmelo Anthony in 2010.
Antetokounmpo and Harden were unanimous selections, receiving all 100 votes from a panel of writers and broadcasters who had to choose two guards, two forwards and one center for each of the three teams.
Philadelphia center Joel Embiid led the second team that along with Lillard included Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving.
James and Walker headlined a third team that featured Russell Westbrook, Detroit’s Blake Griffin and Rudy Gobert.