"Joel Embiid and Jayson Tatum Lead All-NBA First Team Selections; LeBron Extends Record to 19 Times"
On Wednesday night, the NBA revealed the results of its All-NBA voting, and the league's Most Valuable Player, Joel Embiid, earned the first All-NBA First Team selection of his career. Embiid was joined on the First Team by Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Meanwhile, for the 19th consecutive season, LeBron James was also named to an All-NBA team, extending his all-time record.
"It is the fifth straight All-NBA First Team selection for Antetokounmpo, who averaged 31.1 points, 11.8 rebounds and 5.7 assists for the Bucks this season," the article reported. Meanwhile, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was named to the Second Team while Sacramento Kings center Domantas Sabonis and guard De'Aaron Fox anchored the Third Team.
The All-NBA selections also had financial implications for a few players, as by making All-NBA this season Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown qualified to receive a five-year, $295 million supermax extension, which is the largest in NBA history if he decides to sign it. Meanwhile, Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant did not make any of the All-NBA teams, thus did not have his contract bumped up by an extra $39 million.