Bryant, McGrady Highlight All-NBA Selections
Posted May 1 2002 6:33PM
Tim Duncan named to fifth consecutive First-Team squad
NEW YORK, May 1 -- Los Angeles Lakers’ guard Kobe Bryant and the Orlando Magic’s forward/guard Tracy McGrady each were honored with their first career selections to the All-NBA First Team when the NBA announced the 2001-2002 All-NBA teams today.
Bryant, who was named to the All-NBA Second Team twice (2000, 2001) and the Third Team once in his career (1999), averaged 25.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game in 80 contests this season. McGrady, who averaged 25.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.3 assists in 76 games, was selected to the All-NBA second team last season.
Rounding out the All-NBA First Team were Los Angeles Lakers’ center Shaquille O’Neal and San Antonio Spurs’ forward Tim Duncan, who tied as the top vote-getters with 626 points each. O’Neal made his fourth appearance on the All-NBA First Team and led all players with 125 First Team votes. Duncan was named to the All-NBA First Team for the fifth consecutive season and secured 124 First Team votes.
The 126-member voting panel of writers and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada consisted of 39 national media members and three media members from each of the league’s 29 teams who regularly cover the NBA. The media voted for All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams by position with points awarded on a 5-3-1 basis.
The All-NBA Second Team consists of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ forward Kevin Garnett, Dallas Mavericks’ forward/center Dirk Nowitzki, Sacramento Kings’ forward Chris Webber, Seattle SuperSonics’ guard Gary Payton and Philadelphia 76ers’ guard Allen Iverson.
The All-NBA Third Team includes the Boston Celtics’ guard/forward Paul Pierce, Detroit Pistons’ forward/center Ben Wallace, Philadelphia 76ers’ center Dikembe Mutombo, Dallas Mavericks’ guard Steve Nash and Indiana Pacers’ forward/center Jermaine O’Neal. Attached are the results of the voting for the 2001-2002 All-NBA Teams:
Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first team votes in parentheses): Predrag Stojakovic, Sacramento, 55; Vlade Divac, Sacramento, 51; Jerry Stackhouse, Detroit, 46 (1); Karl Malone, Utah, 41 (1); Andre Miller, Cleveland, 32; Elton Brand, L.A. Clippers, 29 (1); Michael Jordan, Washington, 29; Antoine Walker, Boston, 28; Alonzo Mourning, Miami, 25; Baron Davis, Charlotte, 24; Rasheed Wallace, Portland, 15; Ray Allen, Milwaukee, 13; John Stockton, Utah, 11 (1); Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Atlanta, 5; Michael Finley, Dallas, 5; Steve Francis, Houston, 5; Mike Bibby, Sacramento, 4; Pau Gasol, Memphis, 4; Raef LaFrentz, Dallas, 4; Shawn Marion, Phoenix, 4; David Robinson, San Antonio, 4; Vince Carter, Toronto, 3; Antonio Davis, Toronto, 3; Clifford Robinson, Detroit, 3; Rashard Lewis, Seattle, 2; Michael Olowokandi, L.A. Clippers, 2; Elden Campbell, Charlotte, 1; Sam Cassell, Milwaukee, 1; Reggie Miller, Indiana, 1; Cuttino Mobley, Houston, 1; Wally Sczcerbiak, Minnesota, 1.