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James, Harden are unanimous all-NBA selections


LeBron James was unanimousl­y selected to the all-NBA first team for a record 12th time, while Houston’s James Harden also appeared on all 100 first-team ballots.

They were joined Thursday on the first team by New Orleans’s Anthony Davis, Golden State’s Kevin Durant and Portland’s Damian Lillard.

James passed Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone with the 12th firstteam selection of his 15-year career. He also was a second-team selection twice.

The second team was forwards Giannis Antetokoun­mpo of Milwaukee and LaMarcus Aldridge of San Antonio, Philadelph­ia center Joel Embiid, and guards Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City and DeMar DeRozan of Toronto.

Injury absences sent Golden State’s Stephen Curry tumbling to the third team, where he was joined in the backcourt by Indiana’s Victor Oladipo. Minnesota teammates Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler and Oklahoma City’s Paul George rounded out the third team.

Voting was done by a panel of sportswrit­ers and broadcaste­rs.

BUCKS: Body camera video showing police using a stun gun on an NBA player over a parking violation is just the latest setback for efforts to improve relations between Milwaukee officers and the city’s black population.

The confrontat­ion involving Sterling Brown of the Milwaukee Bucks also represents the first major challenge for new Police Chief Alfonso Morales, who took the job in February promising to restore public trust in a department besieged in recent years by excessive-force lawsuits.

“Milwaukee has all the ingredient­s to be a great city, but each time an incident like this occurs, we are reminded of how much work we still have to do,” the city’s Common Council said in a statement Thursday.

The Jan. 26 video of Brown showed how a simple interactio­n quickly escalated after an officer approached him about parking in a handicap spot around 2 a.m. at a Walgreens drugstore. When their conversati­on became tenser, the officer called more squad cars for help. As Brown was surrounded by four officers, he was asked to take his hands out of his pockets, and a scuffle ensued. Within seconds, one officer yelled, “Taser! Taser! Taser!”

The video became public after the department finished its internal investigat­ion.

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