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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

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.

Player All-NBA Selections First Team Second Team Third Team
LeBron James 16 13 2 1
Kobe Bryant 15 11 2 2
Tim Duncan 15 10 3 2
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 15 10 5 0
Karl Malone 14 11 2 1
Shaquille O’Neal 14 8 2 4
Dirk Nowitzki 12 4 5 3
Hakeem Olajuwon 12 6 3 3
Dolph Schayes 12 6 6 0
Jerry West 12 10 2 0
Bob Cousy 12 10 2 0
Michael Jordan 11 10 1 0
Charles Barkley 11 5 5 1
John Stockton 11 2 6 3
Oscar Robertson 11 9 2 0
Bill Russell 11 3 8 0
John Havlicek 11 4 7 0
Bob Pettit 11 10 1 0

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.

Teammates Team Season
LeBron James / Anthony Davis Lakers 2019-20
Steve Nash / Amar’e Stoudemire Suns 2006-07
Shaquille O’Neal / Kobe Bryant Lakers 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04
Michael Jordan / Scottie Pippen Bulls 1995-96
Karl Malone / John Stockton Jazz 1993-94, 1994-95
Larry Bird / Kevin McHale Celtics 1986-87
Julius Erving / Moses Malone Sixers 1982-83

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