Nikola Jokić, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry lead All-NBA first-team picks; LeBron James makes 17th appearance

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry were the leading vote getters of the All-NBA team, the league announced Tuesday.

The All-NBA Team was selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters that cover the league.

Jokić, the league's Most Valuable Player, averaged 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 8.3 assists and was one of only 11 players to play all 72 games during the pandemic-shortened season.

Curry led the league in scoring at 32.0 points a game and 3-point field goals made, while Antetokounmpo, a two-time MVP, finished the regular season with averages of 28.1 points, 11.0 rebounds and 5.9 assists and was the only unanimous selection.

Joining Curry at guard was the Dallas Mavericks' Luka Dončić. Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard was the other first-team pick. Antetokounmpo and Dončić repeated their first-team selections from last season.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic (Photo: Gary Dineen, NBAE via Getty Images)

On the second team were Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, New York Knicks forward Julius Randle, who was named the Most Improved Player, and Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid.

The third team consists of Miami Heat guard Jimmy Butler, Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving, Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal.

James made his 17th appearance on an All-NBA team, which includes 13 selections to the first team, three to the second team and one to the third team, extending his all-time record.

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