The 2008-09 All-NBA First Team
The All-NBA first team is a team of individuals who play great basketball each game. The all-NBA first team this year should go to the players who played some of the best basketball of their careers.
The list is determined by how well each player has led their individual team this season.
The All-NBA team is also a list of players who master their position and play exceptional basketball at that position.
The All-NBA team has two guards, two forwards,and one center. In my opinion, these five individuals deserve the award to be on the All-NBA first team.
G-Dwyane Wade (SG, 6'4", No. 3)
One of the best guards this season is No. 3 Dwyane Wade. D-Wade has had exceptional play this year with his amazing ability to score using his amazing pump fakes and drives.
This SG has proven to be very unselfish this year. Even though Wade has 29.8 Points Per Game, he still manages to play like a Point Guard with his 7.5 Assist Per Game.
Another reason Wade is on the All-NBA team is because of how he has helped the Miami Heat become a better team since last year. With Wades exceptional play, he has made the Heat improve from a lottery team last year, to a serious playoff contender.
Lastly, Wade is on this team because of how much he has helped the younger players like Chalmers, Cook, and Beasley progress more.
G-Kobe Bryant (SG, 6'6", No. 24)
Kobe Bryant has played great this year for the Western Conference's best team, the LA Lakers. With a 27.3 PPG average, Kobe has been a big part of the Lakers wins.
Also, Kobe has been playing some of the best basketball of his career and has been committing less turnovers this year then in most years he has played (2.6 per game).
Kobe deserves to be in this first team because of his amazing shot that always seems to go on. He also should be on this list because of how he has helped the Lakers while Bynum has been injured, and has made Gasol play the best basketball he has played in a while.
Kobe is one of the best shooters in the NBA and is one of the top two guards currently.
F-LeBron James (SF, 6'8", No. 23)
King James has played outstanding this year. With his near triple-double statistics, there is no wondering why most NBA players fear him. He has proven to be a machine this season by almost getting a triple-double while having over 50 points.
The reason why he should be on this list is because of how great he has made the best team in the NBA. He has also made Mo Williams into an all-star and has made some of the worst players look great at times.
LeBron has also made it because of his ability to finish and because of how effective his drive is.
F-Kevin Durant (SF, 6'9", No. 35)
Although Kevin Durant is not on many people's list, he is on this All-NBA first team list. This young forward has been the main part of the new OKC Thunder franchise.
He is in the top three in each major statistical category on the OKC Thunder.
Durant also deserves this award because of his amazing February play.
During the month of February, Durant averaged 30.6 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 3.5 APG, while shooting 54 percent from the field, 51 percent from three-point range, and 88 percent from the free throw line.
Although very young, Kevin Durant has been a great player this year and deserves to be on this list because of his leadership and the way he has helped the Thunder win most of the games they have won.
C-Dwight Howard (C, 6'11", No. 12)
Dwight "Superman" Howard has been an amazing player this year. He is averaging a double-double a game and has been an underlooked player as an MVP canidate.
He is currently leading the league in rebounds (13.9 per game) and blocks (2.93 per game).
Dwight Howard is also one of the best defensive players with the game.
Howard also is playing the leadership role on the second seed Magic.
Howard is also outplaying great centers like Shaq, and Yao Ming each game. Lastly, Howard is also very athletic and has been shooting great (58 percent). There is no doubt about Dwight Howard as the best center in the NBA.