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NBA Unveils the Three 2018-19 All-NBA Teams

Today the NBA announced the much-anticipated All-NBA teams, with James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo unsurpsingly leading the way and headlining the 1stteam. Joining them are Stephen Curry, Paul George and Nikola Jokic.

For Harden, this is his fifth First Team nod, including his third in a row as a unanimous selection. This marks the first First Team honor for Giannis, the third First Team selection for Curry, the first First Team selection for George and the first All-NBA team appearance for Jokic. Jokic also becomes the second player in Denver Nuggets history to receive a first-team selection.

The All-NBA second team features Joel Embiid, Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving. Some may be surprised to see Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard on this list, though remember this is based on regular season play and both players, especially Leonard, missed a significant amount of games.

Finally, the All-NBA Third team includes Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin, LeBron James, Rudy Gobert and Kemba Walker. It does feel a little strange seeing LeBron on an All-NBA third team but this wasn’t one of his strongest seasons, both based on performance and due to injury.

Other players who received votes and just missed the cut include Bradley Beal, Klay Thompson and Karl-Anthony Towns.

Thompson, in particular, wasn’t too impressed with the news. “It’s cool and all, but when you go to five straight finals, it takes a lot more than a couple All-NBA guys. Whatever, I rather win a championship than be selected to the third team,” said Thompson bitterly. “Do I think there’s that many guards better than me in the league? No, but that’s the reason we’re still playing,” he concluded.

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