For a year during which the norm was expecting the unexpected, the All-NBA First Team ended up being relatively boring. As everyone pretty much figured they would, the usual suspects dominated the ranks -- with the only notable omission from the squad being Dallas Mavericks power forward, Dirk Nowitzki.
Even still, Nowitzki’s absence can be justified given the fact that his place was taken by the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant, who also captured the NBA scoring title this year. Plus, the Mavs’ German superstar was given a spot on the All-NBA second team, a group decorated with the likes of Dwyane Wade, Amar’e Stoudemire and Pau Gasol.
The only real bone that anyone can pick with the All-NBA teams is some of the ridiculous votes that went in passing to players like Jason Kidd, Eric Gordon, Kenrick Perkins, Luol Deng, etc.
Anyway, full voting results available below:
2010-11 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM
Forward LeBron James, Miami (119) 595
Forward Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (69) 492
Center Dwight Howard, Orlando (118) 593
Guard Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers (98) 551
Guard Derrick Rose, Chicago (118) 593
2010-11 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM
Forward Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers (2) 259
Forward Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas (47) 437
Center Amar’e Stoudemire, New York (2) 258
Guard Dwyane Wade, Miami (24) 392
Guard Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City 184
2010-11 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM
Forward LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland 135
Forward Zach Randolph, Memphis 67
Center Al Horford, Atlanta 62
Guard Manu Ginobili, San Antonio 106
Guard Chris Paul, New Orleans 157
Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first team votes in parentheses): Rajon Rondo, Boston, 68; Paul Pierce, Boston, 55; Carmelo Anthony, Denver-New York, 53; Kevin Love, Minnesota, 48; Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 43; Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers, 36; Tony Parker, San Antonio, 27; Kevin Garnett, Boston, 22; Deron Williams, Utah-New Jersey 19; Steve Nash, Phoenix, 17; Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee, 13; Monta Ellis, Golden State, 11; Nene, Denver, 11; Andrew Bynum, L.A. Lakers, 9; Kevin Martin, Houston, 7; Tyson Chandler, Dallas, 7; Joakim Noah, Chicago, 5; Marc Gasol, Memphis, 3; Al Jefferson, Utah, 3; Kendrick Perkins, Boston-Oklahoma City, 3; Andrea Bargnani, Toronto, 2; Chris Bosh, Miami, 2; Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia, 1; Emeka Okafor, New Orleans, 1; Eric Gordon, L.A. Clippers, 1; Gerald Wallace, Charlotte-Portland, 1; Jason Kidd, Dallas, 1; Luis Scola, Houston, 1; Luol Deng, Chicago, 1; Ray Allen, Boston, 1.
(list courtesy of ESPN.com's Chris Forsberg)