Thursday, May 12th, 2011 at 3:08 pm  |  88 responses

2010-11 All-NBA Teams Announced!

by Ryne Nelson

The media voted for All-NBA First-, Second- and Third-Teams by position with points awarded on a 5-3-1 basis.

Kobe made the First Team for the sixth straight year and ninth time in his career. LeBron earned his fifth First Team honor and is on track for at least another five. On the Second Team, Russ Westbrook got the nod over Chris Paul.

Oh, and Kendrick Perkins received three votes for All-NBA, putting him ahead of Jason Kidd, Chris Bosh and former teammate Ray Allen, among others.


LeBron James, Miami, 595; Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City, 492; Dwight Howard, Orlando (118) 593; Kobe Bryant, Lakers, 551; Derrick Rose, Chicago, 593


Pau Gasol, Lakers, 259; Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas, 437; Amar’e Stoudemire, New York, 258; Dwyane Wade, Miami; 392; Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City, 184


LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland, 135; Zach Randolph, Memphis 67; Al Horford, Atlanta 62; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio 106; Chris Paul, New Orleans 157

Other players receiving votes, with point totals: Rajon Rondo, Boston, 68; Paul Pierce, Boston, 55; Carmelo Anthony, Denver-New York, 53; Kevin Love, Minnesota, 48; Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 43; Blake Griffin, Clippers, 36; Tony Parker, San Antonio, 27; Kevin Garnett, Boston, 22; Deron Williams, Utah-New Jersey 19; Steve Nash, Phoenix, 17; Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee, 13; Monta Ellis, Golden State, 11; Nene, Denver, 11; Andrew Bynum, Lakers, 9; Kevin Martin, Houston, 7; Tyson Chandler, Dallas, 7; Joakim Noah, Chicago, 5; Marc Gasol, Memphis, 3; Al Jefferson, Utah, 3; Kendrick Perkins, Boston-Oklahoma City, 3; Andrea Bargnani, Toronto, 2; Chris Bosh, Miami, 2; Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia, 1; Emeka Okafor, New Orleans, 1; Eric Gordon, Clippers, 1; Gerald Wallace, Charlotte-Portland, 1; Jason Kidd, Dallas, 1; Luis Scola, Houston, 1; Luol Deng, Chicago, 1; Ray Allen, Boston, 1.

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  • grenners

    Wade should have got first team over kobe.

  • http://Nba.com GP23

    Luol deng should of been in 3rd team.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Angel of Stern

    co-sign grenners.. Also, Westbrook over cp3? he had a great season but cmon..

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Yeah, Wade deserved 1st team over Kobe.

  • Rols

    Flip first: Kobe for Wade, Durant for Nowitzki on first team. Rose and Westbrook are interchangable but since Rose is MVP, well then…That takes care of second team, and really Durant? i know every sports writer in the US is on his jock like it was Rose’s jock but seriously, Pierce and Dirk have better bodies of work. Durant has never been past the first round (and its not over yet with Memphis so dont get ahead of yourselves. y’all made that mistake with Lakers and Boston). Excellent third team, btw, third team can take on and beat first and second teams 2 out of 4 times.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    What Rigo said.
    What Angel of Stern said, too.
    Kobe’s post season collapse changed my view of this, and the MVP rankings. I know they are both RS awards, but I don’t get a vote, so I don’t have to stick to those guidelines. I originally had Kobe first team and top 5 MVP voting.
    Forgive me Rigo, but I may be going on an annoying rant today. Westbrook over CP is blasphemous.


    wade got robbed by a man on fishing trip…lol
    25 5.1r 4.7a and 1.2 steals for player 1 and
    25.5 6.4r 4.7a 1.5s and 1 block a game for player 2….NBA where favoritism happens

  • http://slamonline.com biged

    ^ this guy sound stupid especially with the last sentence. Who gonna guard Howard and Lebron. focusing on them Rose gonna get to the whole all day. 1st team>#rd team. And as far as that Wade>Kobe argument…I think its a personal thing it can go either way

  • http://www.slamonline.com Angel of Stern

    yeah AllBall, I was actually pretty shocked to see that, I thought cp3 was a lock for 2nd team

  • http://slamonline.com biged

    my bad I meant the 3:21 comment

  • http://slamonline.com biged

    i meant the 3:21 comment

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    AllBall, I knew you would. Ha ha. I’m not sure how I feel about it myself.
    @ Rols – Man, screw Pierce and Dirk’s “body of work”. These awards are strictly for the 2010-2011 season only.
    You gonna tell me that 18.9, 5.4 and 3.3 or 23.0, 7.0 and 2.6 deserve 1st team over 27.7, 6.8 and 2.7?

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Seems like people really forgot about Deron Williams strong start and finish with this, too.
    Rols, your comment was wrong in so many ways. I cannot be bothered to explain, but I will a little. Rose and Westbrook are not inter changeable. By your logic, Westbrook should not be in the 1st team anyway because he also has “never got out of the first round” (wrong btw, there still playing, its the 2nd round). Durant over Pierce is a no brainer looking at THIS PAST SEASON ONLY. Nowitzki I agree with, but we have seen how these voters do previously, with the All-Defense team.
    I honestly feel like the SlamOnline regulars would make better picks for All-NBA teams than the media (and who ever else) actually votes. I’ll go with mine first;
    1st Team – Rose, Wade, Bron, Nowitzki, Dwight.
    2nd Team – Paul, Kobe, Durant, Garnett, Randolph.
    3rd Team – Westbrook, Deron, STAT, Gasol, Aldridge.


    Nice 2 c the L got this right. All players well deserved of their selections

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Angel of Stern, I thought he was a lock too. The voters are clueless, apparently.

  • bashmo

    Mehhh I am not completely shocked at Westbrook over CP..because cp did play injured and as a result saw a drop in almost all of his stats. Westbrook had a breakout year, wit a fair amount of assists and 21 a game. Also team record is a factor in all nba voting. Pretty crazy stuff..durant on first team over Dirk?? WTF

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    1st team – Rose, Wade, Bron, Durant, Howard
    2nd team – Paul, Kobe, Carmelo, Pau, Dirk
    3rd team – Westbrook, Manu, Z-Bo, Blake, LA

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    We’ll have the real All-NBA teams decided by the end of the day.

  • JL

    who votes for this stuff? the media? it feels more like the all star voting nowadays. kobe should be second team, and I’m just an honest laker fan. There’s not even a PF on the 1st team. What are the criteria? Lebron has no post moves, so he can’t be the PF.

    1st Team – Rose, Wade, Bron, Nowitzki, Dwight.
    2nd Team – Paul, Kobe, Durant, Gasol, Randolph.
    3rd Team – Westbrook, Deron, Blake Griffin, STAT, Love.

    Lots of good players it’s just so hard to be fair. Paul should be 1st team if he wasn’t semi hurt this year. Rose, like LMA, were underrated so much that they are now hyped up to be overrated. BG is a rook sure but he had some awesome stats. Melo is not on my top 3 teams just cuz I just don’t like him. Too selfish and just a strange year for him.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    UHM the award voting this year is completely screwed up. Chris Paul had a better season then Russell Westbrook, clearly. Actually Russell Westbrook’s season is completely overrated. He was a great player this year but not the second best PG in the league. He was top 5, maybe. Rose, Paul, Williams (why are we punishing a guy for getting traded?) all had better seasons. Then I would say Steve Nash and Rajon Rondo had a better year as an individual. Rewarding players for being selfish seems to be the theme of this award season. — And I told ya’ll Manu would get voted to third team

  • Dubson

    I like them all except for the Chris Paul snub on 2nd team. The argument for Wade is that “oh he’s still in the playoffs.” Yeah with Bron and Bosh he should have swept every team they played so far but they didn’t because they aren’t winners. Kobe is a winner. Winners do not band together to beat Kobe, Boston, etc.

  • Dubson

    Sorry wasn’t done, winners overcome and beat other superstars without having to flock together. Pau is L.A. I’ll give you that but he’s not in the top tier of players like Bron and Wade. It’d be like Magic and Bird joining to beat Michael. Chumps.

  • http://google J-Ro

    Weird how Rose is MVP but Lebron got more votes than him. -__-

  • Roc

    Kobe played all 82 games, and is taking his rightful place one the first team all-nba.

  • http://google J-Ro

    @ JL- i dont think it matters about specific positions. its just a center, 2 forwards, and 2 guards.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    CP3 is the best PG out there, he shoud’ve been on 2nd team, Glad to see my boys ZBO and Aldrige getting some love for beeing snubbed from the ASG.

  • http://http//portlandfan1203.blogspot.com Karley

    First team? No Wade? Kobe dont belong there. People say hes the best? The best can usually win atleast 1 game in the second round of the playoffs. Wade over Kobe all the rest is perfecto!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Kobe should have been third team w Ginobili.

  • showtime

    We know by now Kobe at that stage of his career were he gets acolytes just cause of his name….

  • Joblo

    Weird how lebron said he couldn’t get past boston by himself…i know mj would’ve never said that about any team, u know drose wouldn’t either

  • showtime

    Also new rule if you get sweep in the playoffs you should be ALL NBA Nothing!!

  • Joblo

    If chris paul was the best pg out there wouldn’t he be on the 1st team? People seem to forget that wade didn’t do shit in the playoffs before except when he had shaq

  • http://www.slamonline.com Angel of Stern

    1st Team – Rose, Wade, Bron, Durant, Dwight
    2nd Team – Cp3, Kobe, Dirk, Amare, Garnett
    3rd Team – Dwill, Westbrook, Randolph, Aldridge, Gasol

    MUBWAR, you forgot to mention the 5% difference in fg% but I think you made your point anyway.

    Although the All NBA teams are a little bit off IMO, they don’t compare to the horrible selection of the All defense teams…

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    I’m no fan of his – but no love for Melo? Sure he doesn’t play D, but neither does Amare.
    And Melo’s 25, 6 and 7 per this season were NICE.

  • http://thetroyblog.co Teddy-the-Bear

    I’m glad Kevin Martin got a few votes. And it’s astounding how the journalists/media just refuse to give Monta Ellis any credit.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Teddy Monta got more votes then Kevin Martin. I don’t know who you expected him to get more votes then? He’s strictly a scorer, no man to man defense, always looks for his own shot before even considering anything else. He’s a great scorer…but that’s it, 11 all nba votes sounds about right to me.

  • http://Slamonline.com Datkid

    1st team-Paul,wade,bron,durant,dwight
    2nd team-rose,Kobe,dirk,melo,LA
    3rd team-dwill,Westbrook,amare,randolph,gasol
    I’m thinking maybe I switch dwill and Paul…and I want Garnett and bosh on there somewhere but I really can’t decide where. Also joblo…maybe don’t compare the g.o.a.t. To a 3rd year guy huh?

  • robb

    Just because the Lakers were eliminated doesn’t mean Wade is better than Kobe don’t be ridiculous, he’s still the best SG in the game today. Barely, but he is.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Angel of Stern

    id actually like to trade LA for melo

  • http://www.slamonline.com Angel of Stern

    If kobe is just barely better than Wade in your opinion then how is it rediculous for Wade to be barely better then Kobe in someone elses opinion? Im assuming your a Kobe fan and by your standards the gap is small so it shouldn’t be too far fetched for other people to think Wade is Better.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Angel of Stern

    that last comment was meant for Robb

  • J-MAC

    Kobe is first team all day. If Kobe had Bron he’d average 30 at least.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    THe only reason to have Wade under Bryant in the all-nba rankings is if you discredit him for having LeBron James. Simply put Wade and Bryant had about equal stats, except Wade shot 5% higher (50% to 45%) from the field, averaged more steals, more blocks (by a HUGE margin), more rebounds, more free throws by a big enough margin for me to point it out. Wade also regularly guarded the opposing teams best player, while Bryant hasn’t done that in years.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Deron got shafted. That is all.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Actually, that is not all.
    He got really, REALLY shafted.
    Fair warning to all regulars, I will no longer strive for being rational in any discussion of Deron Williams for the next five years at least because clearly being rational only leads to people underrating how special he is. So, any discussion about Deron Williams with me will include hyperbole, spin and sometimes outright lies.
    Just thought you all should know.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Allen i’m with you 100% except I can’t be irrational. Seriously the discounting a guys whole season because he got blindsided by a trade is one of the most ludicrous things I have ever seen. Russell Westbrook got credit for being a straight up selfish pg. Its befuddling what must or must not go through whoever really fills out these ballots.

  • http://www.arbys.com LilKDub503

    @J-MAC: I have never heard such drivel in my life. You’re telling me that if Kobe had someone on his team who needs the ball in his hands, he would average MORE points per game?

    Anyway, the Melo-Drama was crippling (likely third teamer). But other than Kobe/Wade switch I’m okay with these teams.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Angel of Stern

    @ Allenp and nbk, when you say that Dwill got shafted are you insinuating that he should be above kobe, Rose, Wade, or Cp3? or do you feel he should be on the 3rd team like I had him on? Just wondering, im not creating an argument.

  • J-MAC

    He’d set Kobe up.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Well, I think based on his regular season, he should have been second team. But, I wouldn’t be pissed if he was third team. For him not to be mentioned at all is unacceptable to me. Neither Manu nor Westbrook had a better season than him from an individual standpoint. It’s ludicrous.

  • robb

    @Angel of Stern you got me

  • angus

    how in the world did pau gasol make any of these teams? that is an absolute joke, its just cuz hes a laker, melo and love got SNUBBED big time. cmon who puts these teams together the fan voters of los angles?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    He should be above Westbrook for sure, like no doubt about it in the world. I personally would have had him over Manu but as I alluded to a couple weeks ago, i completely understand having Manu on the 3rd team. I think 1st should be Rose, then Chris Paul on 2nd, and Deron Williams on the 3rd. Kobe should be 2nd team and so should Kevin Durant. Dirk and Wade should be moved up.

  • angus

    whoops i was so amazed that gasol made one of these teams i forgot to mention how shafted d-will got.

  • JTaylor21

    The so-called “winner” is at home playing with his kids while the true 1st Team SG is getting ready for his ECF opponent. Wade again gets shafted by the media’s tendency to overrate players.

  • JTaylor21

    AllenP, you do know that this is based on on the court production not who’s the better player, right? DWill by far is the better PG than Russ but Westbrook had a better season. It’s the same reason Rose/Russ were chosen above CP, CP is the better player but both guys had better seasons.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    by the COACHES tendency to overrate players JT. The coaches also vote for the all-defense teams. showing that they clearly don’t pay attention to anything going on outside of their respective teams (coach’s can’t vote for their own players)

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    AllenP – You know I thinkg Williams is top PG in the L, but 65 games tho.
    You don’t think him missing 17 games might’ve hurt him? Not to mention the backlash he got after supposedley running Sloan out of Utah.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Shaq made all MVP the majority of his career despite regularly playing 67 games. Look it up.
    Deron was punished for the Sloan issue.
    I don’t feel like Westbrook had a better year. I feel like he might have put up better stats.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    “All you need is one fact. In the land of truth, the man with one fact is king.”

  • http://Www.slamonline.com MichaelG

    Wade is second team because his team finished 1 win above Kobes in a confrence were the 5th seed was 3 wins above 500. But it should be painfully clear, even to Laker fans that Kobe was not the superior player to Wade that he has been in years past, but it is still close, and Kobe being the clear leader of his team at the 2G position apposed to Wades uncertain role for the Heat most of the year is probobly why the coaches gave the nod to Kobe.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Angel of Stern

    Yeah, I had him and Westbrook on my third team but If i had to pick one it would no doubt be Dwill. I just couldn’t justify putting him ahead of Kobe, Wade, Cp3, or Rose. Also, mad props to Robb for not fighting an argument just to not accept being wrong. One of the first times ive seen that on this site.

  • http://slamonline.com The Fresh Prince of Nsam

    Kobe leads the NBA in steals…
    … of the All NBA 1st teams nominations : 1st Tony Allen’s place and now D. Wade’s…

  • http://www.twitter.com/jtrain73 Jono

    Kobe gets so many free passes it’s ridiculous.

  • http://www.scout.com zoom

    Wow. Not sure I respect the coaches opinions anymore when it comes to evaluating players. They are faaaaaaaaaaaaar worse than fans voting for all-stars. This is shameful. No it’s not close, Dwade>>>Kobe. Paul>>>>Westbrook.

  • monkeyball

    And D Will > Ginobili.
    Since Kobe is getting to the end of his peak years, it’s safe to assume that Wade and Lebron will share first-team honors for the next handful of years at least. I think in five years Lebron and D-Wade may pass Mike-Pip, West-Baylor, and Shaq-Kobe as the best 1-2 punch of all time.

  • monkeyball

    Or Bird-McHale, or Magic-Kareem…

  • Sparker

    bosh had the same number of votes as bargnani. now that’s funny.

  • ali

    chris paul 3rd team wtf
    he’s easily 2nd team this year no doubt

    also ya wade first team over kobe agreed

  • http://slamonline.com Michael

    CP3 over Westbrook – der.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    @joblo do you forget what mj said before he scored 63 points vs celtics? “i dont think one man can beat the celtics”

  • Eph da Chef

    shout out to my boy Al but what about Joe and Josh

  • Ivan

    the reason why kobe won over wade was because it won’t be fair if there are 4 eastern players and only 1 came from the west.

  • http://slamonline.com The Ambassador

    Kobe>Wade all day just saying!

  • monkeyball

    2006 Kobe > 2011 Wade. Sure

    But 2011 Wade > 2011 Kobe. Be real people.

  • Pugz

    For everyone saying Wade should’ve beat out Kobe based on stats alone you are stupid as hell. Kobe had better 3pt% FT% more apg less TOpg and single-handedly lead his team all season AND was injured. Wade played sidekick to ‘Bron, and if you’re going to try and say the Lakers would be as good with Wade in Bryant’s place, you’re smoking something. Kobe is better, plain and simple.

  • Cman

    Westbrook has dominated every other point guard he has gone up against including Rose. I’m not saying he’s better than Rose yet, but he’s number 2 and only improving his game. Paul doesn’t have half of the talent or athletic ability needed to hang with Westbrook. Paul is a better distributor but OKC doesn’t need a distributor as much as they do another scoring option to compliment Durant.

  • http://slamonline.com Tae

    Everything Pugz said. Kobe>>Wade all day

  • [alex]

    I’m so amazingly sick and tired of the NBA’s favoritism of the big-market teams such as L.A. , NY, and Chicago. How IN ANY WAY AT ALL did Kobe have at all a more successful season than Dwyane Wade? Wade had better averages in pretty much EVERY aspect besides FT%, Wade’s shooting in general was WAY more efficient than Kobe’s, (check the stats), not to mention, Wade’s team is in the Final Four of the PLAYOFFS, while Kobe got swept in the 2nd round, while in the final game only scoring 17 points, and losing by 36. I’m tired of this. First, Wade was robbed of MVP in 08-09, and from that season on, has been robbed of the ALL-NBA First Team from Kobe. Basically, Kobe wins it because of his name. B.S.

  • http://philosopher.view@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    I’m a “company” guy.
    Great list. lol

  • flash

    wade always gets downplayed every time. it’s sad

  • blakos

    Wade > Kobe.

    Wade had better stats. Was playing in completely new line-up with a below average coach. His D wasn’t great but then again neither was Kobe’s. Its clear that D-Wade has elevated Post-Season. Kobe couldn’t elevate himself or his Team mates. Kobe under utilised his post players.

    Co-Sign AllBall regarding Westbrook, Co-sign AllenP for Deron.

  • http://slamonline.com everything

    i cant respect the opinion of a person who calls himself feces in the native language.

  • the man

    once again brain scalabrine has been snubbed! will the voters ever get it right?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Deron Williams had his first ever season of 20 and 10 and didn’t even make the All-NBA Third team?! WTF?!

  • korda

    WTF is kobe doing over wade in 1st team?! and no dirk nowitzki?! absurd

  • http://www.nba.com Gman

    Wade got snubbed again.

  • http://www.nba.com/celtics Byebye

    How can one player I dont care who you are beat a team with multiple options labron had to play 40+ mins an they play alittle over 33 mins they get rest but when you are the 1st 2nd 3rd option on your team it’s hard he shouldn’t have said it but it was honest just like dwade