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All-NBA Teams 2017: Russell Westbrook, James Harden, LeBron James make first team

Russell Westbrook edged out Stephen Curry for first-team honors after a record-breaking season. Meanwhile, Paul George missed out.

Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

The NBA announced its All-NBA first team on Thursday, and it features the players you’d expect to stand atop the league’s totem pole.

Headlining the list gleaming in sustained dominance is LeBron James, who has earned first-team honors every season since 2008. It is his 10th time being named to the team after leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 51-31 record, good for second-best in the Eastern Conference. Alongside him are Russell Westbrook and James Harden, who each had historic regular seasons, as well as Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis.

The second team led by a pair of Warriors who are pushing the team to its third consecutive NBA Finals appearance. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant lead the All-NBA second team along with Boston’s Isaiah Thomas, Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Jazz big man Rudy Gobert.

Finally, the third and final team sees some surprises. Instead of Kyrie Irving, it was Wizards guard John Wall who was voted into the All-NBA third team. He joins Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, Warriors forward Draymond Green, Bulls forward Jimmy Butler, and Clippers center DeAndre Jordan.

Most notably left off the list are Pacers forward Paul George and Jazz forward Gordon Hayward, who each stand to lose a significant amount of money by failing to make either of the All-NBA teams. DeMarcus Cousins was also left off the honor roll after averaging better than 27 points and 11 rebounds last season.

First-team All-NBA

G Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
2016-17 Stats: 31.6 PPG, 10.7 RPG, 10.4 APG

G James Harden, Houston Rockets
2016-17 Stats: 29.1 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 11.2 APG

F Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
2016-17 Stats: 25.5 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 3.5 APG

F LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
2016-17 Stats: 26.4 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 8.7 APG

C Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
2016-17 Stats: 28 PPG, 11.8 RPG, 2.2 BPG

Second-team All-NBA

G Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
2016-17 Stats: 25.3 PPG, 6.6 APG, 41.1% 3-PT

G Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtics
2016-17 Stats: 28.9 PPG, 5.9 APG

F Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
2016-17 Stats: 25.1 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 4.8 APG, 1.6 BPG

F Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
2016-17 Stats: 22.9 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 5.4 APG, 52.1% FG

C Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
2016-17 Stats: 14 PPG, 12.8 RPG, 2.6 BPG

Third-team All-NBA

G John Wall, Washington Wizards
2016-17 Stats: 23.1 PPG, 10.7 APG, 4.2 RPG

G DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors
2016-17 Stats: 27.3 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 46.7% FG

F Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls
2016-17 Stats: 23.9 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 5.5 APG

F Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
2016-17 Stats: 10.2 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 7 APG, 2.0 SPG, 1.4 BPG

C DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers
2016-17 Stats: 12.7 PPG, 13.8 RPG, 1.7 BPG, 71.4% FG