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All-NBA Selections Revealed

Did the NBA get it right?

May 25, 2018 - 11:36 am

By Austin Medina

All-NBA teams were released Thursday afternoon and as always, many critiques have been made. Who was left off? Who shouldn’t have been on? Who was placed too high? This year’s selections were all deserving, but were they grouped accordingly?

Of course LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and James Harden were 1st Team. The King is the greatest player in the world and Durant is typically placed right behind him as the second best. Harden is the favorite for MVP and his Rockets won 65 games this year. There’s no denying the talent of Anthony Davis and the fact that his team won a playoff series without their second best player, Demarcus Cousins. Davis had to be happy to be named on the 1st team.

Damian Lillard made the First Team and many were displeased. Russell Westbrook averaged a triple-double for the second straight year. Stephen Curry is a top-5 player in the world. Lillard didn’t care and gave a message to the haters.

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Some other interesting takeaways were Joel Embiid and Lamarcus Aldridge making the 2nd Team as well as both Paul George and Victor Oladipo making the same 3rd team, months after being traded for each other.

Some notable players left off were Chris Paul, Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson. Though it could be argued that any three of these players could have been a selection, the NBA wasn’t far off with what they decided this year.