Tonight the All-NBA Teams were announced and Giannis Antetokounmpo once again wrote a new page of history.
The Greek Freak is the only player to be unanimously voted as a member of the All-NBA first team this season. As a result, Giannis is the first player in the past 50 years to make the first unanimous All-NBA Team for five consecutive seasons.
He is joined by Slovenian Luka Doncic and also the league’s MVP, Joel Embiid, who beat out Nikola Jokic. The Serbian had to settle for the center spot on the All-NBA second team.
Also joining the first were Boston’s Jayson Tatum and Oklahoma City’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander at guard, for a total of four international players among the NBA’s top five. Tatum received 92 first-team votes, Embiid 87, Gilgeous-Alexander 63 and Doncic 60.
On the second team along with Jokic are Miami’s Jimmy Butler and Boston’s Jaylen Brown, as well as Golden State’s Steph Curry and Cleveland’s Donovan Mitchell as guard.
The team’s third center was Lithuanian Domantas Sabonis, with LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers, who extended his record to 19 selections, and New York’s Julius Randle, Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox and Portland’s Damian Lillard to round things out.