Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Kyrie Irving today been recognized as part of the NBA's elite. For the ninth time in his career, LeBron has been named to first-team All-NBA, while Irving has been named to third-team All-NBA.
LeBron received 129 first-team votes - tied with Golden State Warriors Steph Curry for most first-place votes received - and racked up 645 total points. Joining James on the first team are Curry, Houston Rockets guard James Harden, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis and Memphis Grizzles center Marc Gasol.
Irving, who did not receive any first-team votes, received 112 total points in the voting. Joining Irving on the third team are Warriors guard Klay Thompson, San Antonio Spurs forward/center Tim Duncan, Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin and Clippers center DeAndre Jordan.
The All-NBA second team consists of Clippers guard Chris Paul, Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook, Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge and Bulls forward/center Pau Gasol.
Among the other players who received votes are Cavs forward Kevin Love, Bulls forward Jimmy Butler and Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard.
Here is the full voting breakdown via Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports:
Here are the All-NBA teams: pic.twitter.com/CaG90u76pm— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) May 21, 2015
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LeBron finished the season with averages of 25.3 points, 7.4 assists and 6 rebounds per game. He also finished third in MVP voting for the 2014-15 season. Irving, in his fourth NBA season, 21.5 points and 5.2 assists per game. He also made his third consecutive All-Star game.