Harden, James get nod
FOR Cleveland’s LeBron James, there was history. For Houston’s James Harden, there was affirmation.
James and Harden headlined the All-NBA first team that was unveiled overnight. James made the first team for a record-tying 11th time, matching the mark set by Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone.
And Harden was the only player to be unanimously selected as a first-teamer this year, returning to that group for the third time in the last four seasons.
Joining James and Harden on the first team were Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard and New Orleans’ Anthony Davis.
Westbrook, Leonard and Davis all are first-teamers for the second time. James and Westbrook were on 99 firstteam ballots.