NBA Roundup: LeBron, Giannis, Harden, Doncic, Davis complete All-NBA First Team; Draft moved to Nov. 18

NBA Roundup: LeBron, Giannis, Harden, Doncic, Davis complete All-NBA First Team; Draft moved to Nov. 18
LeBron James makes history after being named into 16th All-NBA Selection
In this file photo taken on March 6, 2020, LeBron James, left, of the Los Angeles Lakers is guarded by Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks during the third quarter at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers made history when he was named to the All-NBA Team for the 16th time Wednesday.

James was unanimously named to the All-NBA First Team this season along with Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks in voting among a panel of sportswriters.

The Lakers superstar surpassed  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan, who all have 15.

James has 13 First Team selections, two to the Second Team, and one to the Third Team.

Antetokounmpo now has four All-NBA selections, including two to the First Team.

Joining James and Antetokounmpo in the All-NBA First Team are Houston Rockets guard James Harden, Lakers forward Anthony Davis, and Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic.

Second, Third team selections
Kawhi Leonard
Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard #2 goes up for a shot as Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic #77) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 23, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Ashley Landis / Pool / Getty Images / AFP)

Meanwhile, the All-NBA Second Team consists of LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul and Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam.

In the All-NBA Third Team are Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons and Rockets guard Russell Westbrook.

NBA draft moved to Nov. 18

The NBA has moved the NBA Draft to Nov. 18, also pushing back the start of the free agent signing period and the start of the next season in early December.

“The revised date allows additional time to conduct the 2020 pre-draft process, gather more information about the potential start date for the 2020-21 season, and advance conversations between the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association regarding related Collective Bargaining Agreement matters,” the NBA said.

The league said the Nov. 18 draft date “remains subject to change as circumstances warrant.”

The Minnesota Timberwolves picks first in the draft, followed by the Golden State Warriors at No. 2 and the Charlotte Hornets at No. 3. (Compiled by Tristan Lozano)

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