The NBA has announced the league’s All-NBA teams for the 2020 season led by Los Angeles Lakers stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the first team.
Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is a finalist for that award again this season, was also named to the first team for the second year in a row. Along with them, Luka Doncic made his first All-NBA appearance while James Harden also featured on the first team.
The Athletic's Erik Horne reported Giannis and LeBron were the only unanimous selections for the first team.
LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Anthony Davis, James Harden
NBA All-First Team is announced. pic.twitter.com/Rpz53D3r46— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) September 16, 2020
Damian Lillard, Kawhi Leonard, Nikola Jokic, Chris Paul, Pascal Siakam
All NBA Second Team. pic.twitter.com/FDkFs6tMgL— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) September 16, 2020
Ben Simmons, Jayson Tatum, Jimmy Butler, Rudy Gobert, Russell Westbrook
All NBA Third Team. pic.twitter.com/WJRsBjNRL2— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) September 16, 2020
James’ selection was the 16th All-NBA honor of his career, the most all time. He was previously tied with Tim Duncan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kobe Bryant with 15. His 13th first-team selection is also an NBA record.
Also with this selection, Doncic becomes the first player to earn first-team All-NBA honors in one of his first two seasons since Tim Duncan in 1999
Some of the notable names to miss the cut include Bradley Beal, Joel Embiid, Khris Middleton and Bam Adebayo.