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NBA announces All-NBA teams

Posted on: May 12, 2011 2:50 pm
Edited on: May 12, 2011 5:23 pm
Posted by Matt Moore

Here are the 2010-2011 All-NBA team rosters:

     Position  Player, Team (1st Team Votes)   Points
     Forward   LeBron James, Miami (119)       595
     Forward   Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (69)        492
     Center    Dwight Howard, Orlando (118)    593
     Guard     Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers (98)   551
     Guard     Derrick Rose, Chicago (118)     593


     Position  Player, Team (1st Team Votes)   Points
     Forward   Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers (2)      259
     Forward   Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas (47)      437
     Center    Amar’e Stoudemire, New York (2) 258
     Guard     Dwyane Wade, Miami (24) 392
     Guard     Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City        184


     Position  Player, Team (1st Team Votes)   Points
     Forward   LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland     135
     Forward   Zach Randolph, Memphis  67
     Center    Al Horford, Atlanta     62
     Guard   Manu Ginobili, San Antonio      106 Guard
     Chris Paul, New Orleans   157 
So most of that is pretty standard. Dwyane Wade being second team is pretty insane, but Kobe Bryant could shoot 30% for the rest of his career and still make first-team. That's just how things work. The big surprise is Russell Westbrook, second team All-NBA point guard over Chris Paul. That's just insanity. Westbrook was a force this season. He was blistering, hyper-aggressive, and carried nearly as much of the load as Kevin Durant while also playing the most difficult position in the league. But for him to have gotten the votes over CP3 is simply madness.  Paul was the biggest reason for the Hornets' return to the playoffs and at times, was the best point guard in the league (if you consider Derrick Rose to be beyond positional elements). 

It's good to see LaMarcus Aldridge get run on the third team, along with Zach Randolph, Al Horford, and Ginobili. The most amusing instances, though, are the "Also Receiving Votes" entries.
 Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first team votes in
 parentheses): Rajon Rondo, Boston, 68; Paul Pierce, Boston, 55; Carmelo
 Anthony, Denver-New York, 53; Kevin Love, Minnesota, 48; Tim Duncan, San
 Antonio, 43; Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers, 36; Tony Parker, San Antonio,
 27; Kevin Garnett, Boston, 22; Deron Williams, Utah-New Jersey 19; Steve
 Nash, Phoenix, 17; Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee, 13; Monta Ellis, Golden State,
 11; Nene, Denver, 11; Andrew Bynum, L.A. Lakers, 9; Kevin Martin, Houston,
 7; Tyson Chandler, Dallas, 7; Joakim Noah, Chicago, 5; Marc Gasol,
 Memphis, 3; Al Jefferson, Utah, 3; Kendrick Perkins, Boston-Oklahoma City,
 3; Andrea Bargnani, Toronto, 2; Chris Bosh, Miami, 2; Andre Iguodala,
 Philadelphia, 1; Emeka Okafor, New Orleans, 1; Eric Gordon, L.A. Clippers,
 1; Gerald Wallace, Charlotte-Portland, 1; Jason Kidd, Dallas, 1; Luis
 Scola, Houston, 1; Luol Deng, Chicago, 1;  Ray Allen, Boston, 1
Let's rank them based on hilarity. 

5. Deron Williams: Well, he did have a huge impact on the Jazz' season.

4. Steve Nash: This is actually absurd because Nash only got 17 votes. If you watched him this year, that's a pretty tough sell.  

3. Al Jefferson: Yes, because that guy really lived up to expectations and contributed in a meaningful way. 

2. Kendrick Perkins: Little known fact: you don't actually have to play in the NBA for most of the season to mak the All-NBA team for that season. Good to know. 

1. Andrea Bargnani: There are no words.
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Since: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: May 15, 2011 12:52 pm

NBA announces All-NBA teams

sman, you think Zimbio is a news source? Really!!! Its a gossip site...just like the National Enquirer!!! That said, you basically take the opposite view of the articles there as truth. You see, everyone but you seems to understand that. Thus, your posts about Wade make you look like an idiot. But, you knew that already...right?

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Posted on: May 14, 2011 9:27 pm
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Since: May 8, 2010
Posted on: May 14, 2011 11:15 am

NBA announces All-NBA teams

for whoever doesn't think that wade plays stellar defense tune into the playoffs. or here's a thought, tune into the 2 games where the heat played the lakers and wade shut kobe down at the end of the game.  when he picked his pocket too. kobe in unreal, yes, but don't be hating on wade for things that  are just wrong. did anyone watch him chase ray allen for 5 games? that is no easy task, ask anyone in the nba. 

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Posted on: May 13, 2011 11:38 pm
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Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: May 13, 2011 7:07 pm

NBA announces All-NBA teams

James is a super athlete, one of a kind in the history of basketball and probably in sports in general, but reading this comments i understand that the most part of you don't see games, you shouldn't warry about nowitzki but of wade, is far more decisive and spectacular than labron, if you are searching the heat's leader try to see the man with the ball in the important situations, every one knows who can jump over the backboard, or who is the strongest small forward in history, but is the same person who passes the ball in the hands of wade.
So with kobe, who needs some new motivations and who relied too much on gasol, relaxing and so losing a bit of his mental hardiness. James has to prove to be smarter, as a champion does to win, not just who is fisically stronger. 
About the german. Nowitzki is a big show everytime he plays, so coordinate, so graceful, is an underrated defender and, if you can find it, tell me the name of a player who stopped him more than one time in a game, he destroyed all the defender who has played against in his career and he was a nightmer for the lakers in this days, guarded by a big (gasol), a faster player (odom), artest (no description needed), burns, bynum, and he scored in the paint, from outside, dunked, dribbled, making tons of his impossible on-one-foot jumpers with opponent's hands in his face, hall of fame.
Now the centers: Bogut is been great for all the season, best shot blocker, best rebounder, dunks, hooks, defense,  is it possible to ignore completely that he is been the second better center of the league? Because if you say that Hortford is a of the best of years 2000's is.....haslem, who can say he doesn't play better that position than many big man's in the league?but who is the center, he or    or anthony?the result is that we have gasol as a forward and stoudemire as a center, with nowitzki at 3, all in the same second best team not a shadow of a center! but writing and thinking about those confused picks by the media i had this illumination for david stern, if roles are not an issue, do the best 10 players award, not the best teams!
Few words on bargnani: i've seen every single game of the raptors and he concentrated himself on his offense wich is not the best thing if you want to be a top player, no doubt about it, but some people here say that he is not strong enough to play C, guys, he is over 260 pounds, many times when he dribbles to the basket peolpe raise arms to protect themselves, not to stop him, his strenght is not his problem, but the fact that he his playing another role, just to notice, coaches and players said all season long the bargnani killed theyr defense, and he scored easly against hortford, howard, noah, even against lakers and boston, bosh, and over all the defenders who tryed to guard him, i agree that there are still many question marks about him, but the potential of this guy has no limits.

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: May 13, 2011 6:26 pm

NBA announces All-NBA teams

The 5 Best Players Right Now in NBA are

1-Dirk Nowitzki
2-Steve Nash
3-Kevin Love
4-Andrea Bargnani
5-Marc Gasol
You are certainly entitled to your opinion, but WOW. If Dirk could play defense as well as he played offense, then maybe. If this was several years ago then Steve Nash might be #2. Have not seen enough of either Love or Bargnani to have an opinion one way or the other. Marc Gasol is a good player, but not even sure if he is the best in his family. Definitely would not put him in the top 5

Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: May 13, 2011 4:04 pm

NBA announces All-NBA teams

You make a good point that Bargnani isn't a center in a traditional manner.  He doesn't rule the paint in a dominant manner and isn't one to fight for every board.  However, Dirk is in the same mold as Bargnani and he is setup as a forward because he can't physically play center with the big guys.  Bargnani doesn't get any positive credit for his play because the Raptors are asking him to play a position he isn't physically built for.  Toronto needs someone to play the 5 hole to free up Bargnani as a big 4 man who can take on a Dirk sort of role.  My point is that outside of the 2 centers I mentioned (Howard and Amare) it is easily debateable who someone would want to fill their 5 spot.  There is no consensus, I don't think Horford is as good as everyone says, and the drop off from the first 2 is much bigger then the dropoff from whomever is #3 to the 4-10 guys at the center position.  Horford is in a bigger market than Bargnani is, so small market arguement doesn't work on this one, but the fact that the Raptors are abysmal and the Hawks made it 6 deep against the Bulls make Horford's selection to 3rd team more due to team results than individual contribution.

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Posted on: May 13, 2011 3:38 pm
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Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: May 13, 2011 12:43 pm

NBA announces All-NBA teams

2nd Team

C - Andrew Bogut
F - Lebron James
G - Dwayne Wade
G - Kobe Bryant

Again you are making my day i'm rolling on the floor here...I even posted that you only have 4 players on  your 2nd team and what do you do.....U post it again..WTF

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