LeBron James makes All-NBA history

In addition to his 16th All-NBA selection, LeBron joins elite company alongside Anthony Davis

From NBA.com Staff

Sep 16, 2020 7:27 PM ET

LeBron James earned his 16th All-NBA selection for the 2019-20 season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The First-Team honor moves him past NBA legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant for the most All-NBA selections in a career.

Throughout NBA history, only 18 players have earned more than 10 All-NBA selections. LeBron is the only active player on the list.

PlayerAll-NBA SelectionsFirst TeamSecond TeamThird Team
LeBron James161321
Kobe Bryant151122
Tim Duncan151032
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar151050
Karl Malone141121
Shaquille O'Neal14824
Dirk Nowitzki12453
Hakeem Olajuwon12633
Dolph Schayes12660
Jerry West121020
Bob Cousy121020
Michael Jordan111010
Charles Barkley11551
John Stockton11263
Oscar Robertson11920
Bill Russell11380
John Havlicek11470
Bob Pettit111010


LeBron also made history alongside teammate Anthony Davis as the eighth pair of teammates to each earn First-Team honors during a season. They're the first teammates to do it since Steve Nash and Amar'e Stoudemire during the 2006-07 season with the Phoenix Suns.  

TeammatesTeamSeason
LeBron James / Anthony DavisLakers2019-20
Steve Nash / Amar'e StoudemireSuns2006-07
Shaquille O'Neal / Kobe BryantLakers2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04
Michael Jordan / Scottie PippenBulls1995-96
Karl Malone / John StocktonJazz1993-94, 1994-95
Larry Bird / Kevin McHaleCeltics1986-87
Julius Erving / Moses MaloneSixers1982-83

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