LeBron James named to All-NBA Third Team

LeBron James
Nov 18, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) dunks beside Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow (20) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Despite a disappointing season, LeBron James was still on top of his craft last year. As such, the Los Angeles Lakers star was named to the All-NBA Third Team, the league announced on Thursday.

James has made an All-NBA team in every season of his career other than his rookie year. That includes 12 first team selections. The superstar forward’s consistency and health have been major factors on his long-lasting success.

This is James’ first third team selection.

This season, LeBron averaged 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game. However, his inconsistent defense and games missed (James appeared in only 55 games after playing all 82 last year) were enough to drop him down a bit.

The other five forward on the All-NBA Teams were Giannis Antetokounmpo, Paul George (first team), Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard (second team), and Blake Griffin (third team).

The Lakers season ended in disappointing fashion, in part due to James’ injuries. The team will be looking to partner him with another (or two other) All-NBA caliber players this summer in order to vault the team into contending for the playoffs and a championship.

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