LeBron James of Miami was a unanimous pick for the All-NBA team, and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers earned his record-tying 11th...
NEW YORK — LeBron James of Miami was a unanimous pick for the All-NBA team, and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers earned his record-tying 11th first-team selection.
James received all 119 votes for the first team from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the U.S. and Canada. Joining the league’s MVP and Bryant on the first team Thursday were Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, San Antonio center Tim Duncan and Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul.
Bryant tied Utah Hall of Famer Karl Malone with his 11th first-team nod.
NBA scoring leader Carmelo Anthony of New York led the second team, joined by guards Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City and Tony Parker of San Antonio, Memphis center Marc Gasol and Clippers forward Blake Griffin.
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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.
Grizzlies coach not focused on contract
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Lionel Hollins has been more successful than any Grizzlies coach and will be a free agent after June 30.
He has the Grizzlies in the Western Conference finals for the first time and said he is very happy with the job that he has.
New owners took over in November and decided to wait until after the season to see what they had before extending contracts. That has made Hollins a popular potential candidate for other openings.
“I have a job,” said Hollins, whose Grizzlies trail the Spurs 2-0 with Game 3 set for Saturday in Memphis.