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Sport Published: May 27, 2016 Updated: February 19, 2019  |  WORDS: Hana Kim

Curry, James and Westbrook Lead the All-NBA First Team

The All-NBA selection of the 2015-16 season shows us who the elite players are in the league. Read on for the full team rosters and notable absences. 

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The All-NBA selection for the 2015-2016 season sees Stephen Curry leading overall with 645 votes.

It’s the second straight year that Stephen Curry is named the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player and the All-NBA First-Team.

It’s the tenth time that Lebron James has been named First-Team in his 13 seasons. Also debuting in the first team are top players like Russell Westbrook, Kahwi Leonard and DeAndre Jordan.

The All-NBA Teams is an annual honor bestowed upon the best players in the league at the end of every regular season which dates back to the first season in 1946. The players are voted into the teams based on a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada.

Here’s the full list along with the votes:

2015-16 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM

Pos. | Player (Team) | 1st team votes | 2nd team votes | 3rd team votes | Total

F | LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) | 125 | 4 | — | 637

F | Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs) | 94 | 35 | — | 575

C | DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers) | 39 | 36 | 14 | 317

G | Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) | 129 | — | — | 645

G | Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) | 120 | 9 | — | 627

2015-16 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM

Pos. | Player (Team) | 1st team votes | 2nd team votes | 3rd team votes | Total

F | Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) | 36 | 90 | 2 | 452

F | Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors) | 40 | 74 | 9 | 431

C | DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings) | 32 | 28 | 33 | 277

G | Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers) | 8 | 101 | 10 | 353

G | Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers) | — | 48 | 73 | 217

2015-16 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM

Pos. | Player (Team) | 1st team votes | 2nd team votes | 3rd team votes | Total

F | Paul George (Indiana Pacers) | — | 28 | 73 | 157

F | LaMarcus Aldridge (San Antonio Spurs) | 3 | 11 | 55 | 103

C | Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons) | 13 | 26 | 30 | 173

G | Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors) | — | 37 | 53 | 164

G | Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) | — | 35 | 50 | 155

Notable players absent from these elite team selections are Anthony Davis and James Harden.

Failing to make it to the All-NBA teams resulted in Davis losing 24 million dollars from his collective bargaining deal agreement. Many felt that his absence from the selection was largely due to the poor performance his team had during the regular season and his injury only made it worse. Better luck next year AD.

Harden, who was MVP runner-up and player’s choice MVP last season did not make any of the All-NBA teams this year. Although he is one of the league leaders in scoring for the current season, his lackluster defensive efforts placed him in multiple episodes of Shaqtin’ A Fool which certainly did not help him in gathering votes for the selection.

What are your thoughts on this year’s All-NBA selection? Which is well-deserved and which is not? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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