Updated 04:45 PM EDT, Sun, Sep 26, 2021

LeBron James & Stephen Curry Earn Unanimous Selections for All-NBA First Team

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It was unanimous selections for both Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and Golden State Warriors MVP Stephen Curry to the All-NBA first team on Thursday, with them getting 129 first-team votes.

According to ESPN, Houston Rockets guard James Harden, New Orleans Pelicans forward/center Anthony Davis and Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol will be joining the two NBA stars on the first team.

On the other hand, the All-NBA second team is composed of Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook, Portland Trail Blazers forward/center LaMarcus Aldridge, Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol and Sacramento Kings center/forward DeMarcus Cousins.

As for the third team, players like Clippers forward Blake Griffin and center DeAndre Jordan, San Antonio Spurs forward/center Tim Duncan, Warriors guard Klay Thompson and Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving were chosen to complete the group.

Explaining the process of the selection, NBA.com said the aforesaid players were chosen by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters from the US and Canada.

It was easy for Curry to be a unanimous selection as NBA.com explained that he averaged  23.8 points a game in helping his team win a franchise-record of 67 games. It was also noted that the NBA 2015 MVP also led players during the voting for the NBA All-Star Balloting.

SB Nation said Curry previously earned a second team spot while it is Harden's third appearance on the first team.

James, for his part, has been selected to the All-NBA first team for eight straight seasons with ESPN noting that he averaged 25.3 points and 7.4 assists per game.

"I've been able to play at a high level for a long time. I take my craft very seriously. I try to be the best I can be every single night when I'm out on the floor. To be rewarded again, it means a lot. I've done something pretty cool in my career so far, and hopefully I can continue," the Cavs player said.

For the misses of this All-NBA selection, Yahoo Sports mentioned that there was not even a spot for Defensive Player of the Year and Spurs star Kawhi Leonard. Though Leonard had more points than Thompson and Irving, the teams had to pick two forwards, two guards and a center.

"Because Kawhi can't claim hybrid forward/guard status after spending just 1 percent of his floor time at the two for San Antonio this year, according to Basketball-Reference.com's play-by-play data - he comes up short," noted Yahoo Sports.

The selected players have certainly felt rewarded for all their efforts in the sport and for doing their best in every game.

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