When you go back and look at the greatest players in basketball history, most of them have received the honor of a selection onto either the First or Second Team. In fact, one great way to get a quick estimate of a player's career is to look at how many times he was selected.
After all, to make one of these squads, you have to be among the very best at your position. And, unlike All-Star nominations, the teams are selected after the entire season has been played, so there's no chance of a second-half drop-off tainting a selection.
Remember, the All-NBA teams are formed by putting together two guards, two forwards and a center. The type of guard doesn't matter, and neither does the type of forward.
Note: All stats, unless otherwise indicated, are current through Wednesday, May 1 and come from Basketball-Reference.com and ESPN.com.