LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the 2009-10 Most Valuable Player, and Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic, the 2009-10 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, were unanimous selections to the 2009-10 All-NBA First Team, the NBA announced today. Joining James and Howard on the First Team are Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat.

The All-NBA Second Team consists of Phoenix’s Steve Nash and Utah’s Deron Williams at guard, Denver’s Carmelo Anthony and Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki at forward, and Phoenix’s Amar’e Stoudemire at center.

The All-NBA Third Team includes Atlanta’s Joe Johnson and Portland’s Brandon Roy at guard, San Antonio’s Tim Duncan and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Paul Gasol at forward, and Milwaukee’s Andrew Bogut at center.

The All-NBA Teams were chosen by a panel of 122 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. The media voted for All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams by position with points awarded on a 5-3-1 basis.

2009-10 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM

Position        Player, Team (1st Team Votes)        Points
Forward        LeBron James, Cleveland (122)        610
Forward        Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (107)        579
Center        Dwight Howard, Orlando (122)        610
Guard        Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers (119)        604
Guard        Dwyane Wade, Miami (81)        520

2009-10 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM

Position        Player, Team (1st Team Votes)        Points
Forward        Carmelo Anthony, Denver (9)        321
Forward        Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas (10)        356
Center        Amar’e Stoudemire, Phoenix (2)        239
Guard        Steve Nash, Phoenix (24)        366
Guard        Deron Williams, Utah (14)        343

2009-10 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM

Position        Player, Team (1st Team Votes)        Points
Forward        Tim Duncan, San Antonio        125
Forward        Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers        94
Center        Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee         149
Guard        Joe Johnson, Atlanta        118
Guard        Brandon Roy, Portland        87

Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first team votes in parentheses): Chris Bosh, Toronto, 80; Rajon Rondo, Boston, 47; David Lee, New York, 43; Carlos Boozer, Utah, 33; Chauncey Billups, Denver, 24; Zach Randolph, Memphis, 20; Al Horford, Atlanta, 19; Jason Kidd, Dallas, 18; Derrick Rose, Chicago, 15; Chris Paul, New Orleans, 14; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio, 13; Chris Kaman, LA Clippers, 9; Brook Lopez, New Jersey, 6; Josh Smith, Atlanta, 6; Paul Pierce, Boston, 6; Gerald Wallace, Charlotte, 5; Marcus Camby, Portland, 3; Andrew Bynum, LA Lakers, 2; Danny Granger, Indiana, 2; David West, New Orleans, 1; Kevin Garnett, Boston, 1; Mo Williams; Cleveland, 1; Tony Parker San Antonio, 1.