Bucks' Antetokounmpo unanimously voted to first team All-NBA
Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts after he was called for a foul in the fourth quarter against the Brooklyn Nets during game 5 of the Eastern Conference second round at Barclays Center on June 15, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
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Bucks' Antetokounmpo unanimously voted to first team All-NBA

(Agence France-Presse) - June 16, 2021 - 11:54am

LOS ANGELES – Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic and league MVP Nikola Jokic were named to the All-NBA first team, the league announced on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time).

Former two-time league MVP Antetokounmpo, of the Milwaukee Bucks, earned his third straight selection and was the only player to receive first team votes on all 100 ballots. Denver Nuggets center Jokic received 99 first team votes and Dallas Mavericks' Doncic had 55.

Doncic is the first player to make the first team at least twice in his first three NBA seasons since Tim Duncan did it in the late 1990s.

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry and Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers were also named to the team as guards. Curry was voted in for the fourth straight year and Leonard for the third consecutive time.

The 2020-21 second team consists of Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, Philadelphia 76ers centre Joel Embiid, Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul, New York Knicks forward Julius Randle and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James.  

The third team comprised guards Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn Nets) and Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), forwards Jimmy Butler (Miami Heat) and Paul George (Los Angeles Clippers) and center Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz).

It marked the first career All-NBA selections for Randle and Beal. James notched his 17th All-NBA selection and Paul earned his 10th.

The teams were selected by a global panel of 100 members of the news media.

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