Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James made history when he was named to a record 16th All-NBA team, surpassing legendary players such as Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who had 15, for the most in league history.
Notably, only 18 players in the history of NBA have received more than 10 All-NBA selections and LeBron is the only active player on the coveted list.
In the process, the 35-year-old James also extended his own record for the most All-NBA first team selections by being named to his 13th All-NBA first team. He has been named in the second team twice and the third team once.
James was one of five players, with the reigning Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden, Luka Doncic, and James’ teammate Anthony Davis — to be named to the All-NBA first team. The 21-year-old Doncic got the nod in just his second season in the NBA, becoming the first player to do that since Tim Duncan in 1998-99.
But, that was not the end of the records that James created.
He along with his Lakers teammate Davis became the only eighth pair of teammates to earn first-team honors during a season. The pair became the first teammates to achieve this remarkable feat since Steve Nash and Amar’e Stoudemire with the Phoenix Suns during the 2006-07 season.
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