All-NBA first teams were announced on Thursday and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (the league’s MVP) and Houston Rockets guard James Harden led the group of five. The first team is rounded out by New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis and Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol.
This was the eighth consecutive time, and ninth time overall, James was selected to the first team in his career.
“I’ve been able to play at a high level for a long time. I take my craft very seriously. I try to be the best I can be every single night when I’m out on the floor. To be rewarded again, it means a lot. I’ve done something pretty cool in my career so far, and hopefully I can continue,” James told ESPN.
The All-NBA second team includes Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins and Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol.
The All-NBA third team consists of Warriors guard Klay Thompson, Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, Clippers forward Blake Griffin, San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan and Clippers center DeAndre Jordan.