By Marcus Thompson
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 10:56 am in Uncategorized.
All-Star forward David Lee was named third-team All-NBA, the league announced Thursday.
Lee is the first Warrior to make All-NBA since Latrell Sprewell was first-team in 1993-94. Back in February, Lee became the first Warriors’ All-Star since Sprewell in 1997.
Lee was the only player in the NBA to average at least 18 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. He’s the fifth Warrior to post those numbers in a single season. The other four: Wilt Chamberlain, Nate Thurmond, Jerry Lucas and Neil Johnston. Led led the NBA with 31 games with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds, the most since Thurmond in 1971-72. Golden State was 25-6 in those games.
Despite a monster second-half of the season, Warriors point guard Stephen Curry was not selected.
MARK JACKSON: “Happy for and proud of David Lee. It is well-deserved. As far as Steph, the great thing is that the world now knows, even if the voters don’t.”
Here are the selections:
Forward LeBron James, Miami 595
Forward Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City 555
Center Tim Duncan, San Antonio 392
Guard Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 521
Guard Chris Paul, L.A. Clipper 537
Forward Carmelo Anthony, New York 397
Forward Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers 132
Center Marc Gasol, Memphis (38) 295
Guard Tony Parker, San Antonio (16) 273
Guard Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City 306
Forward David Lee, Golden State 79
Forward Paul George, Indiana 73
Center Dwight Howard, L.A. Lakers 203
Guard Dwyane Wade, Miami 145
Guard James Harden, Houston 253
Curry totaled 72 points, the most of any guard not selected (next was Ty Lawson with 8 votes). But Curry was well behind Wade, who had the fewest points of any guard selected.