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Denver’s Nikola Jokić, Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo and Golden State’s Stephen Curry lead 2020-21 All-NBA First Team

The All-NBA Team was selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters

Nikola Jokic
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NEW YORK, United States of America, June 16, 2021/ — All-NBA (www.NBA.com) First Team Also Features Dallas’ Luka Dončić and LA Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard; All-NBA Second Team: Portland’s Damian Lillard, Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Phoenix’s Chris Paul, New York’s Julius Randle and the Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James; All-NBA Third Team: Utah’s Rudy Gobert, Miami’s Jimmy Butler, the LA Clippers’ Paul George, Washington’s Bradley Beal and Brooklyn’s Kyrie Irving.

Center Nikola Jokić of the Denver Nuggets, the 2020-21 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, and two-time MVPs Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead the 2020-21 All-NBA First Team, the NBA announced today.

Antetokounmpo was the only player to receive All-NBA First Team votes on all 100 ballots, earning his third consecutive First Team selection and fifth All-NBA Team honor overall. Jokić, the first player to be named the Kia NBA MVP as a member of the Nuggets, received 99 First Team votes to make the First Team for the second time in the last three seasons. Curry, who averaged an NBA-leading 32.0 points this season, received 98 First Team votes in his fourth selection to the First Team and seventh All-NBA Team honor overall.

In addition to Antetokounmpo (500 total points), Jokić (498 points) and Curry (496 points), the All-NBA First Team features Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Dončić (402 points; 55 First Team votes) and LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (323 points; 28 First Team votes).

Leonard has been voted to the All-NBA First Team for the third time and earned his fifth All-NBA Team selection overall. Dončić, 22, has been selected to the All-NBA First Team for the second season in a row. He is the first player to make the All-NBA First Team at least twice in his first three NBA seasons since Tim Duncan (three times from 1997-98 – 1999-2000) and becomes the fourth player to have multiple First Team selections before age 23, along with Rick Barry, Kevin Durant and Max Zaslofsky.

The 2020-21 All-NBA Second Team consists of Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (372 points), Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (352), Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (311), New York Knicks forward Julius Randle (253) and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (174).

The 2020-21 All-NBA Third Team is composed of Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (148 points), Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (131), Clippers forward Paul George (89), Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (71) and Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (61).

James has extended his league record for most All-NBA Team selections to 17, which includes a record 13 selections to the First Team, three to the Second Team and one to the Third Team. Paul has been voted to the All-NBA Team for the 10th time, the second most among active players behind James.

This is the sixth All-NBA Team selection for Lillard and George, the fourth for Gobert and Butler and the third for Embiid and Irving. Randle and Beal have each been selected to the All-NBA Team for the first time.

The All-NBA Team was selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters. Players were awarded five points for each vote to the All-NBA First Team, three points for each vote to the Second Team and one point for each vote to the Third Team. Voters selected two guards, two forwards and one center for each team, choosing players at the position they play regularly. Players who received votes at multiple positions were slotted at the position where they received the most votes.

The voting results for the 2020-21 All-NBA Team are below. The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP. Complete ballots for each voter will be posted at PR.NBA.com after the announcement of all end-of-season awards.

2020-21 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM

Position                      Player (Team)1st Team Votes   2nd Team Votes   3rd Team Votes      Total                       Career
 (5 Points) (3 Points) (1 Point)  Points            All-NBA Selections                                   
Forward      Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee)          100     0     0    5005 (three 1st, two 2nd)
Center          Nikola Jokić (Denver)     99     1     0    4983 (two 1st, one 2nd)
Guard            Stephen Curry (Golden State)     98     2     0    4967 (four 1st, two 2nd, one 3rd)
Guard              Luka Dončić (Dallas)     55     41     4    4022 (two 1st)
Forward            Kawhi Leonard (LA Clippers)     28     58      9    3235 (three 1st, two 2nd)

2020-21 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM

Position               Player (Team)                                           1st Team Votes   2nd Team Votes   3rd Team Votes      Total                           Career
 (5 Points) (3 Points) (1 Point)  Points             All-NBA Selections                               
Guard          Damian Lillard (Portland)     38     60      2    3726 (one 1st, four 2nd, one 3rd)
CenterJoel Embiid (Philadelphia)     28     70      2    3523 (three 2nd)
GuardChris Paul (Phoenix)     23     62      10    31110 (four 1st, five 2nd, one 3rd)
ForwardJulius Randle (New York)     16     46      35    2531 (one 2nd)
ForwardLeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)          2     44      32    17417 (13 1st, three 2nd, one 3rd)

2020-21 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM

Position          Player (Team)                                           1st Team Votes   2nd Team Votes   3rd Team Votes      Total                           Career
 (5 Points) (3 Points) (1 Point)  Points            All-NBA Selections                                            
Center            Rudy Gobert (Utah)     0     26     70    1484 (one 2nd, three 3rd)
ForwardJimmy Butler (Miami)     7     26     18    1314 (four 3rd)
ForwardPaul George (LA Clippers)     0     13      50    896 (one 1st, five 3rd)
GuardBradley Beal (Washington)          0      7      50    711 (one 3rd)
GuardKyrie Irving (Brooklyn)     0      7      40    613 (one 2nd, two 3rd)

Below are the other players who received votes for the 2020-21 All-NBA Team, listed at the position at which they received the most votes. The “Total Points” category represents points that players received at any position, not just the position at which they are listed.

OTHER PLAYERS RECEIVING VOTES: FORWARDS

Player (Team)1st Team Votes     2nd Team Votes     3rd Team Votes     Total
     (5 Points)     (3 Points)     (1 Point)Points
Jayson Tatum (Boston)                           2          9          32  69
Zion Williamson (New Orleans)          0          3          28  37
Kevin Durant (Brooklyn)          1          4          6  23
Khris Middleton (Milwaukee)          0          0          1  1

OTHER PLAYERS RECEIVING VOTES: GUARDS

Player (Team)1st Team Votes     2nd Team Votes     3rd Team Votes     Total
     (5 Points)     (3 Points)     (1 Point)Points
Russell Westbrook (Washington)               1          6          21  44
James Harden (Brooklyn)          2          3          22  41
Donovan Mitchell (Utah)          0          2          20  26
Devin Booker (Phoenix)          0          3          12  21
Ben Simmons (Philadelphia)*          0          0           2  2
Trae Young (Atlanta)          0          0           2  2
Zach LaVine (Chicago)          0          0           1  1

OTHER PLAYERS RECEIVING VOTES: CENTERS

Player (Team)1st Team Votes     2nd Team Votes     3rd Team Votes     Total
     (5 Points)     (3 Points)     (1 Point)Points
Bam Adebayo (Miami)                                     0          5          17  32
Clint Capela (Atlanta)          0          0          6  6
Domantas Sabonis (Indiana)          0          1          3  6
Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers)          0          1          2  5
Nikola Vučević (Chicago)          0          0          2  2
Draymond Green (Golden State)          0          0          1  1

*Ben Simmons received one Third Team vote at guard and one Third Team vote at forward.

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