All-NBA teams are some of the more important honors handed out during the league's award season, even if they recognize 14 more players than the most notable individual trophies, like MVP and Defensive Player of the Year.
Not only do they provide historical context when trying to remember which players stood out during any given campaign, but they typically do a great job of recognizing individual excellence during the present day. If you make an All-NBA team, whether it's on the First or the Third Team, chances are you had a great season.
Such is the case for the 15 players selected to this year's squads, as reported by Bleacher Report's Howard Beck:
- First Team: Chris Paul, James Harden, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Joakim Noah
- Second Team: Stephen Curry, Tony Parker, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, Dwight Howard
- Third Team: Goran Dragic, Damian Lillard, Paul George, LaMarcus Aldridge, Al Jefferson
Whenever an award like this is handed out, there are plenty of snubs and surprises. We see the topic come up when the All-Defensive teams are announced, as well as when the All-Star reserves are made public.
Not everyone is going to agree on the voting. Not for any team. Not for any position. Not for any year.
So, what are you most shocked about? Who didn't get as much credit as he deserved?