LeBron James, Kobe Bryant head All-NBA first team

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NEW YORK — LeBron James was a unanimous pick for the All-NBA team and Kobe Bryant earned his record-tying 11th first-team selection.

James received all 119 votes for the first team from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Joining the league’s MVP and Bryant on the first team Thursday were Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, San Antonio center Tim Duncan and Clippers guard Chris Paul.

NBA scoring leader Carmelo Anthony led the second team, joined by guards Russell Westbrook and Tony Parker, center Marc Gasol and forward Blake Griffin.

The third team was Houston’s James Harden, Miami’s Dwyane Wade, Lakers center Dwight Howard and forwards Paul George, of Indiana, and David Lee, of Golden State.

NETS: P.J. Carlesimo thinks the team’s goal of winning a title within the next two years is “maybe not totally realistic,” though he believes they are a contender in the Eastern Conference.

“Having said that, the expectations to win a championship in two years, that’s a heavy load for anybody, not just for Brooklyn. But I don’t know if that’s realistic the way the roster is right now,” said Carlesimo, who was let go by the Nets after the playoffs. He signed on at ESPN as an analyst.


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