Spurs’ Duncan Selected To All-NBA First Team; Parker All-NBA Second Team
May 21, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) and guard Tony Parker (9) react against the Memphis Grizzlies during overtime in game two of the Western Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT
The NBA has finally announced it’s selections for the All-NBA First, Second and Third Team via Twitter. And to no surprise, a couple San Antonio Spurs players have been selected.
Tim Duncan was selected to the All-NBA First Team for the first time since the 2006-2007 season. Joining Duncan on the First Team are LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul.
Selected to the All-NBA Second Team was Spurs point guard Tony Parker. Parker is accompanied by Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Marc Gasol and Russell Westrbook.
The All-NBA Third Team selections were Dwyane Wade, James Harden, David Lee, Paul George and Dwight Howard.
For a full list of votes and selections, head over to USA Today.
Tim Duncan’s First Team selection is the tenth of his career, and coming off a season in which he averaged 17.8 points and 9.9 rebounds, while maintaining a 50% field goal percentage and a career best 82% from the free throw line. Duncan received 45 first place votes.
Parker’s All Second Team selection is the first of his career, after averaging 20.3 points and 7.6 assists this season. Parker received 16 first place votes, making his first All-NBA Team since being named to the Third Team in 2009.
Fun fact from basketball writer, Jonathan Tjarks, on Tim Duncan’s selection:
Tim Duncan’s teammates on his first All-NBA first-team: Karl Malone, Shaq, MJ and Gary Payton! He spans the generations.
— Jonathan Tjarks (@JonathanTjarks) May 23, 2013
So what do you guys think about the NBA’s selections? Was Tony robbed of a First Team selection? Or thoughts on any of the other picks? Let us know in the comments!
Go Spurs Go.