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James and Wade Named to All-NBA Teams

MIAMI, FL – The NBA announced today that Miami HEAT forward LeBron James has been named to the 2012-13 All-NBA First Team and HEAT guard Dwyane Wade has been named to the 2012-13 All-NBA Third Team. James led all players with 595 points, receiving all 119 possible First Team votes. The honor marks his seventh overall First Team selection and six-straight. This marks Wade’s eighth All-NBA honor and his third as a member of the Third Team. The All-NBA Teams were chosen by a panel of 119 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. The media voted for All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams by position with points awarded on a 5-3-1 basis.

James, the 2012-13 NBA MVP, appeared in 76 games (all starts) and averaged 26.8 points, a career-best 8.0 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 1.70 steals and 37.9 minutes while shooting career highs in both field goal percentage (.565) and three-point field goal percentage (.406). He connected on 103 three-point field goals this season, becoming the only player in NBA history to hit at least 100 three-point field goals while shooting at least 55 percent from the field. James earned Player of the Month honors five times this season for months of October/November, December, January, February and March, becoming the first player in NBA history to receive the honor in five-straight months during a single-season. He was also named Player of the Week six times, having now won the award 43 times in his career, the most by any player in NBA history. He led the HEAT in points (2,036), rebounds (610), assists (551), steals (129), field goals made (765), free throws made (403) and minutes (2,877).  He posted a career-high 36 double-doubles on the season while leading the team in assists 55 times, points on 54 occasions and rebounds 43 times.

Wade, a nine-time NBA All-Star, appeared in 69 games (all starts) and averaged 21.2 points, 5.1 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 1.86 steals and 34.7 minutes while shooting a career-high 52.1 percent from the field. He earned Player of the Week honors for games played Monday, March 4, through Sunday, March 10 whilecapping the season scoring in double-figures in 61-straight games, currently the fourth-longest streak of his career. He also recorded at least one steal in 23 consecutive games from January 25 through March 12, the longest streak of his career and the second-longest such streak in HEAT franchise history. He shot at least 50 percent from the field, while also scoring at least 20 points, in 11-straight games from February 23 through March 13, becoming the first guard to do so since Michael Jordan accomplished the feat in 11 consecutive games from December 30 through January 23 during the 1995-96 season. Wade blocked his 50thshot of the season on March 27, the eighth time he has recorded at least 50 blocks during a single season, becoming just the second guard in NBA history to do so. Additionally, Wade scored his 16,000th career point on February 23 and dished out his 4,000th career assist on March 17, both franchise highs.

Below are the results of the voting for the 2012-13 All-NBA Teams, with First Team votes in parentheses. The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.

2012-13 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM

Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points
Forward LeBron James, Miami (119) 595
Forward Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (102) 555
Center Tim Duncan, San Antonio (45) 392
Guard Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers (91) 521
Guard Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers (97) 537

 

2012-13 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM

Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points
Forward Carmelo Anthony, New York (24) 397
Forward Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers 132
Center Marc Gasol, Memphis (38) 295
Guard Tony Parker, San Antonio (16) 273
Guard Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City (20) 306

 

2012-13 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM

Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points
Forward David Lee, Golden State 79
Forward Paul George, Indiana 73
Center Dwight Howard, L.A. Lakers (17) 203
Guard Dwyane Wade, Miami (3) 145
Guard James Harden, Houston (5) 253

 

Other players receiving votes, with point totals: Brook Lopez, Brooklyn, 132 (7 First Team votes); Stephen Curry, Golden State, 72; LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland, 62; Chris Bosh, Miami, 59 (4); Joakim Noah, Chicago, 56 (3); Zach Randolph, Memphis, 45; Al Horford, Atlanta, 31 (2); Paul Pierce, Boston, 24; Al Jefferson, Utah, 20 (1); Tyson Chandler, New York, 19 (1); Roy Hibbert, Indiana, 9; Luol Deng, Chicago, 8; Kevin Garnett, Boston, 8; Ty Lawson, Denver, 8; Josh Smith, Atlanta, 7; Deron Williams, Brooklyn, 6; Pau Gasol, LA Lakers, 4; Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City, 4; Omer Asik, Houston, 3; Kenneth Faried, Denver, 3; Raymond Felton, New York, 3; Kyrie Irving, Cleveland, 3; Carlos Boozer, Chicago, 2; Mike Conley, Memphis, 2; David West, Indiana, 2; Rudy Gay, Toronto, 1; J.J. Hickson, Portland, 1; Andre Iguodala, Denver, 1; Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas, 1; Nikola Pekovic, Minnesota, 1; Rajon Rondo, Boston, 1; Nikola Vucevic, Orlando, 1.