LeBron James named to 11th All-NBA First Team, ties Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone for most ever


As LeBron James continues to play at an elite level going into his 14th season, as he keeps moving up list after list of historic records, as he’s about to lead a team to a seventh consecutive NBA Finals, there seems to be a realization — even among his detractors — that we are witnessing greatness. And we need to savor that because it doesn’t come along often.

The latest reminder of that? LeBron James was named to the First Team All-NBA for the 11th time this year, gathering 99 out of a possible 100 first team votes (one media member had him on the second team, same with Russell Westbrook).

As noted by the NBA History Twitter account, only two other players in NBA History have been named to the First Team 11 times: Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone.

LeBron may well move past those two next year.

LeBron has been named to any All-NBA team 13 times now, two back of the record held by Kobe, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Tim Duncan.