Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum named to All-NBA teams

Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum have been named to the All-NBA First and Second Teams respectively, it was announced today.

It was Kobe’s 11th time being named to the first team and Bynum’s first time being named to an All-NBA team.

Check out this cool fact from Lakers.com:

Bryant trails only Karl Malone for all-time selections to the first team (11), and is now tied with legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor, Bob Cousy, Michael Jordan, Bob Pettit, and Jerry West. Bryant’s 14th overall All-NBA mention has him tied with Malone and Shaq for second all time behind only Abdul-Jabbar and his 15 selections to a team.

Other first team members were Chris PaulLeBron James, Kevin Durant and Dwight HowardTony Parker, Russell WestbrookKevin Love and Blake Griffin made up the rest of the second team. Pau Gasol was not voted to an All-NBA team for the first time in three years.

The award is voted for by members of the media.

Written by Ross Pickering

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