Breaking NBA records seems to have become a habit of LeBron James. And last week, he broke another after becoming the player having the most All-NBA teams selection when he was announced to have been selected to his 16th during his 17-year career.
The Los Angeles Lakers star surpassed past Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan for the most in the NBA history.
James was named in the All-NBA team along with his teammate Anthony Davisreigning, NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo, Dallas Maverick guard Luka Doncic, and Houston Rockets guard James Harden.
Being named to his 13th All-NBA first team, he also extended his own record for the most All-NBA first team selections. The 35-year-old has been named in the second team twice and the third team once.
With teammate Davis, James made more history as the eighth pair of teammates to each earn first-team honors.
They are the first pair of teammates to achieve the feat after Amar’e Stoudemire and Steve Nash with the Phoenix Suns during the 2006-07 season.
James and Antetokounmpo received All-NBA first team selections on all 100 ballots to finish with 500 points each.
In spite of being one of the more senior players in the NBA, James is still playing at a super high level. He seems to be evolving his game, leading the league in assists for the very first time in his career.
With the assistance of Davis and James, the Lakers reached the Western Conference Finals to face the Denver Nuggets.
The last time the 16-time NBA champions won the championship was in 2010.
Since Duncan in 1998-99, the 21-year-old Doncic is the first player to be selected to the All-NBA first team in his first and second season.
The All-NBA teams are chosen by a global panel consisting of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.