All-NBA Team

The All-NBA Team is an annual National Basketball Association (NBA) honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. The voting is conducted by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada.[1] The team has been selected in every season of the league's existence, dating back to its inaugural season in 1946.[2] The All-NBA Team originally had two teams, but since 1988 it is typically composed of three five-man lineups—a first, second, and third team.

Players receive five points for a first team vote, three points for a second team vote, and one point for a third team vote. The five players with the highest point totals make the first team, with the next five making the second team and so forth. In the case of a tie at the fifth position of any team, the roster is expanded. If the first team consists of six players due to a tie, the second team will still consist of five players with the potential for more expansion in the event of additional ties. A tie has occurred only once, in 1952, when Bob Davies and Dolph Schayes tied in votes received.[1] From 1946 to 1955, players were selected without regard to position; however, since 1956, each team has consisted of two guards, two forwards, and one center.[2]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan hold the record for the most total selections with fifteen.[3] Karl Malone, Shaquille O'Neal,[3] and LeBron James follow with fourteen total honors, while Schayes, Bob Cousy, Jerry West, Hakeem Olajuwon, Dirk Nowitzki have twelve selections.[3] James has the most All-NBA first team honors with twelve, while Malone and Bryant are tied for second-most with eleven.[3]

Selections

^ Denotes players who are still active in the NBA
* Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been selected
Player
(in bold text)
Indicates the player who won the NBA Most Valuable Player in the same year[a]

1946–47 to 1954–55

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Bob Cousy has been selected to the All-NBA team 12 times.

From the 1946–47 season to 1954–55 season, the All-NBA Team was composed of two teams, each with five roster spots, except when there were ties. During this period, players were selected without regard to position.

Season First team Second team
Players Teams Players Teams
1946–47 Joe Fulks* Philadelphia Warriors Ernie Calverley Providence Steamrollers
Bob Feerick Washington Capitols Frank Baumholtz Cleveland Rebels
Stan Miasek Detroit Falcons Johnny Logan St. Louis Bombers
Bones McKinney Washington Capitols Chick Halbert Chicago Stags
Max Zaslofsky Chicago Stags Fred Scolari Washington Capitols
1947–48 Joe Fulks* (2) Philadelphia Warriors Johnny Logan (2) St. Louis Bombers
Max Zaslofsky (2) Chicago Stags Carl Braun New York Knicks
Ed Sadowski Boston Celtics Stan Miasek (2) Chicago Stags
Howie Dallmar Philadelphia Warriors Fred Scolari (2) Washington Capitols
Bob Feerick (2) Washington Capitols Buddy Jeannette* Baltimore Bullets
1948–49 George Mikan* Minneapolis Lakers Arnie Risen* Rochester Royals
Joe Fulks* (3) Philadelphia Warriors Bob Feerick (3) Washington Capitols
Bob Davies* Rochester Royals Bones McKinney (2) Washington Capitols
Max Zaslofsky (3) Chicago Stags Ken Sailors Providence Steamrollers
Jim Pollard* Minneapolis Lakers Johnny Logan (3) St. Louis Bombers
1949–50 George Mikan* (2) Minneapolis Lakers Frank Brian Anderson Packers
Jim Pollard* (2) Minneapolis Lakers Fred Schaus Fort Wayne Pistons
Alex Groza Indianapolis Olympians Dolph Schayes* Syracuse Nationals
Bob Davies* (2) Rochester Royals Al Cervi* Syracuse Nationals
Max Zaslofsky (4) Chicago Stags Ralph Beard Indianapolis Olympians
1950–51 George Mikan* (3) Minneapolis Lakers Dolph Schayes* (2) Syracuse Nationals
Alex Groza (2) Indianapolis Olympians Frank Brian (2) Tri-Cities Blackhawks
Ed Macauley* Boston Celtics Vern Mikkelsen* Minneapolis Lakers
Bob Davies* (3) Rochester Royals Joe Fulks* (4) Philadelphia Warriors
Ralph Beard (2) Indianapolis Olympians Dick McGuire* New York Knicks
1951–52 George Mikan* (4) Minneapolis Lakers Larry Foust Fort Wayne Pistons
Ed Macauley* (2) Boston Celtics Vern Mikkelsen* (2) Minneapolis Lakers
Paul Arizin* Philadelphia Warriors Jim Pollard* (3) Minneapolis Lakers
Bob Cousy* Boston Celtics Bobby Wanzer* Rochester Royals
Bob Davies* (4) (tie) Rochester Royals Andy Phillip* Philadelphia Warriors
Dolph Schayes* (3) (tie) Syracuse Nationals
1952–53 George Mikan* (5) Minneapolis Lakers Bill Sharman* Boston Celtics
Bob Cousy* (2) Boston Celtics Vern Mikkelsen* (3) Minneapolis Lakers
Neil Johnston* Philadelphia Warriors Bobby Wanzer* (2) Rochester Royals
Ed Macauley* (3) Boston Celtics Bob Davies* (5) Rochester Royals
Dolph Schayes* (4) Syracuse Nationals Andy Phillip* (2) Philadelphia Warriors
1953–54 Bob Cousy* (3) Boston Celtics Ed Macauley* (4) Boston Celtics
Neil Johnston* (2) Philadelphia Warriors Jim Pollard* (4) Minneapolis Lakers
George Mikan* (6) Minneapolis Lakers Carl Braun (2) New York Knicks
Dolph Schayes* (5) Syracuse Nationals Bobby Wanzer* (3) Rochester Royals
Harry Gallatin* New York Knicks Paul Seymour Syracuse Nationals
1954–55 Neil Johnston* (3) Philadelphia Warriors Vern Mikkelsen* (4) Minneapolis Lakers
Bob Cousy* (4) Boston Celtics Harry Gallatin* (2) New York Knicks
Dolph Schayes *(6) Syracuse Nationals Paul Seymour (2) Syracuse Nationals
Bob Pettit* Milwaukee Hawks Slater Martin* Minneapolis Lakers
Larry Foust (2) Fort Wayne Pistons Bill Sharman* (2) Boston Celtics

1955–56 to 1987–88

Wilt Chamberlain Bill Russell
Bill Russell (left) has been selected to the All-NBA team 11 times. Wilt Chamberlain (center) has been selected to the All-NBA team 10 times.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, also known as Lew Alcindor, has been selected to the All-NBA team a record of 15 times.
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Michael Jordan has been selected to the All-NBA team 11 times.
Patrick Ewing ca. 1995 cropped
Patrick Ewing has been selected to the All-NBA team 7 times.
Kobe Bryant Drives2
Kobe Bryant has been selected to the All-NBA team 15 times.

From the 1955–56 season to 1987–88 season, the All-NBA Team was composed of two teams, each with five roster spots, except when there were ties. During this time, players were selected with regard to position; they are listed according to position in the following descending order: two forwards, one center and two guards.

Season First team Second team
Players Teams Players Teams
1955–56 Bob Pettit* (2) St. Louis Hawks Dolph Schayes* (7) Syracuse Nationals
Paul Arizin* (2) Philadelphia Warriors Maurice Stokes* Rochester Royals
Neil Johnston* (4) Philadelphia Warriors Clyde Lovellette* Minneapolis Lakers
Bob Cousy* (5) Boston Celtics Slater Martin* (2) Minneapolis Lakers
Bill Sharman* (3) Boston Celtics Jack George Philadelphia Warriors
1956–57 Paul Arizin* (3) Philadelphia Warriors George Yardley* Fort Wayne Pistons
Dolph Schayes* (8) Syracuse Nationals Maurice Stokes* (2) Rochester Royals
Bob Pettit* (3) St. Louis Hawks Neil Johnston* (5) Philadelphia Warriors
Bob Cousy* (6) Boston Celtics Dick Garmaker Minneapolis Lakers
Bill Sharman* (4) Boston Celtics Slater Martin* (3) St. Louis Hawks
1957–58 Dolph Schayes* (9) Syracuse Nationals Cliff Hagan* St. Louis Hawks
George Yardley* (2) Detroit Pistons Maurice Stokes* (3) Cincinnati Royals
Bob Pettit* (4) St. Louis Hawks Bill Russell* Boston Celtics
Bob Cousy* (7) Boston Celtics Tom Gola* Philadelphia Warriors
Bill Sharman* (5) Boston Celtics Slater Martin* (4) St. Louis Hawks
1958–59 Bob Pettit* (5) St. Louis Hawks Paul Arizin (4) Philadelphia Warriors
Elgin Baylor* Minneapolis Lakers Cliff Hagan* (2) St. Louis Hawks
Bill Russell* (2) Boston Celtics Dolph Schayes* (10) Syracuse Nationals
Bob Cousy* (8) Boston Celtics Slater Martin* (5) St. Louis Hawks
Bill Sharman* (6) Boston Celtics Richie Guerin* New York Knicks
1959–60 Bob Pettit* (6) St. Louis Hawks Jack Twyman* Cincinnati Royals
Elgin Baylor* (2) Minneapolis Lakers Dolph Schayes* (11) Syracuse Nationals
Wilt Chamberlain* Philadelphia Warriors Bill Russell* (3) Boston Celtics
Bob Cousy* (9) Boston Celtics Richie Guerin* (2) New York Knicks
Gene Shue Detroit Pistons Bill Sharman* (7) Boston Celtics
1960–61 Elgin Baylor* (3) Los Angeles Lakers Dolph Schayes* (12) Syracuse Nationals
Bob Pettit* (7) St. Louis Hawks Tom Heinsohn* Boston Celtics
Wilt Chamberlain* (2) Philadelphia Warriors Bill Russell* (4) Boston Celtics
Bob Cousy* (10) Boston Celtics Larry Costello Syracuse Nationals
Oscar Robertson* Cincinnati Royals Gene Shue (2) Detroit Pistons
1961–62 Bob Pettit* (8) St. Louis Hawks Tom Heinsohn* (2) Boston Celtics
Elgin Baylor* (4) Los Angeles Lakers Jack Twyman* (2) Cincinnati Royals
Wilt Chamberlain* (3) Philadelphia Warriors Bill Russell* (5) Boston Celtics
Jerry West* Los Angeles Lakers Richie Guerin* (3) New York Knicks
Oscar Robertson* (2) Cincinnati Royals Bob Cousy* (11) Boston Celtics
1962–63 Elgin Baylor* (5) Los Angeles Lakers Tom Heinsohn* (3) Boston Celtics
Bob Pettit* (9) St. Louis Hawks Bailey Howell* Detroit Pistons
Bill Russell* (6) Boston Celtics Wilt Chamberlain* (4) San Francisco Warriors
Oscar Robertson* (3) Cincinnati Royals Bob Cousy* (12) Boston Celtics
Jerry West* (2) Los Angeles Lakers Hal Greer* Syracuse Nationals
1963–64 Elgin Baylor* (6) Los Angeles Lakers Tom Heinsohn* (4) Boston Celtics
Bob Pettit* (10) St. Louis Hawks Jerry Lucas* Cincinnati Royals
Wilt Chamberlain* (5) San Francisco Warriors Bill Russell* (7) Boston Celtics
Oscar Robertson* (4) Cincinnati Royals John Havlicek* Boston Celtics
Jerry West* (3) Los Angeles Lakers Hal Greer* (2) Philadelphia 76ers
1964–65 Elgin Baylor* (7) Los Angeles Lakers Bob Pettit* (11) St. Louis Hawks
Jerry Lucas* (2) Cincinnati Royals Gus Johnson* Baltimore Bullets
Bill Russell* (8) Boston Celtics Wilt Chamberlain* (6) Philadelphia 76ers
Oscar Robertson* (5) Cincinnati Royals Sam Jones* Boston Celtics
Jerry West* (4) Los Angeles Lakers Hal Greer* (3) Philadelphia 76ers
1965–66 Rick Barry* San Francisco Warriors John Havlicek* (2) Boston Celtics
Jerry Lucas* (3) Cincinnati Royals Gus Johnson* (2) Baltimore Bullets
Wilt Chamberlain* (7) Philadelphia 76ers Bill Russell* (9) Boston Celtics
Oscar Robertson* (6) Cincinnati Royals Sam Jones* (2) Boston Celtics
Jerry West* (5) Los Angeles Lakers Hal Greer* (4) Philadelphia 76ers
1966–67 Rick Barry* (2) San Francisco Warriors Willis Reed* New York Knicks
Elgin Baylor* (8) Los Angeles Lakers Jerry Lucas* (4) Cincinnati Royals
Wilt Chamberlain* (8) Philadelphia 76ers Bill Russell* (10) Boston Celtics
Jerry West* (6) Los Angeles Lakers Hal Greer* (5) Philadelphia 76ers
Oscar Robertson* (7) Cincinnati Royals Sam Jones* (3) Boston Celtics
1967–68 Elgin Baylor* (9) Los Angeles Lakers Willis Reed* (2) New York Knicks
Jerry Lucas* (5) Cincinnati Royals John Havlicek* (3) Boston Celtics
Wilt Chamberlain* (9) Philadelphia 76ers Bill Russell* (11) Boston Celtics
Dave Bing* Detroit Pistons Hal Greer* (6) Philadelphia 76ers
Oscar Robertson* (8) Cincinnati Royals Jerry West* (7) Los Angeles Lakers
1968–69 Billy Cunningham* Philadelphia 76ers John Havlicek* (4) Boston Celtics
Elgin Baylor* (10) Los Angeles Lakers Dave DeBusschere* New York Knicks
Wes Unseld* Baltimore Bullets Willis Reed* (3) New York Knicks
Earl Monroe* Baltimore Bullets Hal Greer* (7) Philadelphia 76ers
Oscar Robertson* (9) Cincinnati Royals Jerry West* (8) Los Angeles Lakers
1969–70 Billy Cunningham* (2) Philadelphia 76ers John Havlicek* (5) Boston Celtics
Connie Hawkins* Phoenix Suns Gus Johnson* (3) Baltimore Bullets
Willis Reed* (4) New York Knicks Lew Alcindor*[b] Milwaukee Bucks
Jerry West* (9) Los Angeles Lakers Lou Hudson Atlanta Hawks
Walt Frazier* New York Knicks Oscar Robertson* (10) Cincinnati Royals
1970–71 John Havlicek* (6) Boston Celtics Gus Johnson* (4) Baltimore Bullets
Billy Cunningham* (3) Philadelphia 76ers Bob Love Chicago Bulls
Lew Alcindor*[b] (2) Milwaukee Bucks Willis Reed* (5) New York Knicks
Jerry West* (10) Los Angeles Lakers Walt Frazier* (2) New York Knicks
Dave Bing* (2) Detroit Pistons Oscar Robertson* (11) Milwaukee Bucks
1971–72 John Havlicek* (7) Boston Celtics Bob Love (2) Chicago Bulls
Spencer Haywood* Seattle SuperSonics Billy Cunningham* (4) Philadelphia 76ers
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*[b] (3) Milwaukee Bucks Wilt Chamberlain* (10) Los Angeles Lakers
Jerry West* (11) Los Angeles Lakers Nate Archibald* Cincinnati Royals
Walt Frazier* (3) New York Knicks Archie Clark Baltimore Bullets
1972–73 John Havlicek* (8) Boston Celtics Elvin Hayes* Baltimore Bullets
Spencer Haywood* (2) Seattle SuperSonics Rick Barry* (3) Golden State Warriors
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*[b] (4) Milwaukee Bucks Dave Cowens* Boston Celtics
Nate Archibald* (2) Kansas City-Omaha Kings Walt Frazier* (4) New York Knicks
Jerry West* (12) Los Angeles Lakers Pete Maravich* Atlanta Hawks
1973–74 John Havlicek* (9) Boston Celtics Elvin Hayes* (2) Capital Bullets
Rick Barry* (4) Golden State Warriors Spencer Haywood* (3) Seattle SuperSonics
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*[b] (5) Milwaukee Bucks Bob McAdoo* Buffalo Braves
Walt Frazier* (5) New York Knicks Dave Bing* (3) Detroit Pistons
Gail Goodrich* Los Angeles Lakers Norm Van Lier Chicago Bulls
1974–75 Rick Barry* (5) Golden State Warriors John Havlicek* (10) Boston Celtics
Elvin Hayes* (3) Washington Bullets Spencer Haywood* (4) Seattle SuperSonics
Bob McAdoo* (2) Buffalo Braves Dave Cowens* (2) Boston Celtics
Nate Archibald* (3) Kansas City-Omaha Kings Phil Chenier Washington Bullets
Walt Frazier* (6) New York Knicks Jo Jo White* Boston Celtics
1975–76 Rick Barry* (6) Golden State Warriors Elvin Hayes* (4) Washington Bullets
George McGinnis* Philadelphia 76ers John Havlicek* (11) Boston Celtics
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*[b] (6) Los Angeles Lakers Dave Cowens* (3) Boston Celtics
Nate Archibald* (4) Kansas City Kings Randy Smith Buffalo Braves
Pete Maravich* (2) New Orleans Jazz Phil Smith Golden State Warriors
1976–77 Elvin Hayes* (5) Washington Bullets Julius Erving* Philadelphia 76ers
David Thompson* Denver Nuggets George McGinnis* (2) Philadelphia 76ers
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*[b] (7) Los Angeles Lakers Bill Walton* Portland Trail Blazers
Pete Maravich* (3) New Orleans Jazz George Gervin* San Antonio Spurs
Paul Westphal Phoenix Suns Jo Jo White* (2) Boston Celtics
1977–78 Truck Robinson New Orleans Jazz Walter Davis Phoenix Suns
Julius Erving* (2) Philadelphia 76ers Maurice Lucas Portland Trail Blazers
Bill Walton* (2) Portland Trail Blazers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*[b] (8) Los Angeles Lakers
George Gervin* (2) San Antonio Spurs Paul Westphal (2) Phoenix Suns
David Thompson* (2) Denver Nuggets Pete Maravich* (4) New Orleans Jazz
1978–79 Marques Johnson Milwaukee Bucks Walter Davis (2) Phoenix Suns
Elvin Hayes* (6) Washington Bullets Bob Dandridge Washington Bullets
Moses Malone* Houston Rockets Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*[b] (9) Los Angeles Lakers
George Gervin* (3) San Antonio Spurs Lloyd Free San Diego Clippers
Paul Westphal (3) Phoenix Suns Phil Ford Kansas City Kings
1979–80 Julius Erving* (3) Philadelphia 76ers Dan Roundfield Atlanta Hawks
Larry Bird* Boston Celtics Marques Johnson (2) Milwaukee Bucks
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*[b] (10) Los Angeles Lakers Moses Malone* (2) Houston Rockets
George Gervin* (4) San Antonio Spurs Dennis Johnson* Seattle SuperSonics
Paul Westphal (4) Phoenix Suns Gus Williams Seattle SuperSonics
1980–81 Julius Erving* (4) Philadelphia 76ers Marques Johnson (3) Milwaukee Bucks
Larry Bird* (2) Boston Celtics Adrian Dantley* Utah Jazz
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*[b] (11) Los Angeles Lakers Moses Malone* (3) Houston Rockets
George Gervin* (5) San Antonio Spurs Otis Birdsong Kansas City Kings
Dennis Johnson* (2) Phoenix Suns Nate Archibald* (5) Boston Celtics
1981–82 Larry Bird* (3) Boston Celtics Alex English* Denver Nuggets
Julius Erving* (5) Philadelphia 76ers Bernard King* Golden State Warriors
Moses Malone* (4) Houston Rockets Robert Parish* Boston Celtics
George Gervin* (6) San Antonio Spurs Magic Johnson* Los Angeles Lakers
Gus Williams (2) Seattle SuperSonics Sidney Moncrief Milwaukee Bucks
1982–83 Larry Bird* (4) Boston Celtics Alex English* (2) Denver Nuggets
Julius Erving* (6) Philadelphia 76ers Buck Williams New Jersey Nets
Moses Malone* (5) Philadelphia 76ers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*[b] (12) Los Angeles Lakers
Magic Johnson* (2) Los Angeles Lakers George Gervin* (7) San Antonio Spurs
Sidney Moncrief (2) Milwaukee Bucks Isiah Thomas* Detroit Pistons
1983–84 Larry Bird* (5) Boston Celtics Adrian Dantley* (2) Utah Jazz
Bernard King* (2) New York Knicks Julius Erving* (7) Philadelphia 76ers
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*[b] (13) Los Angeles Lakers Moses Malone* (6) Philadelphia 76ers
Magic Johnson* (3) Los Angeles Lakers Sidney Moncrief (3) Milwaukee Bucks
Isiah Thomas* (2) Detroit Pistons Jim Paxson Portland Trail Blazers
1984–85 Larry Bird* (6) Boston Celtics Terry Cummings Milwaukee Bucks
Bernard King* (3) New York Knicks Ralph Sampson* Houston Rockets
Moses Malone* (7) Philadelphia 76ers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*[b] (14) Los Angeles Lakers
Magic Johnson* (4) Los Angeles Lakers Michael Jordan* Chicago Bulls
Isiah Thomas* (3) Detroit Pistons Sidney Moncrief (4) Milwaukee Bucks
1985–86 Larry Bird* (7) Boston Celtics Charles Barkley* Philadelphia 76ers
Dominique Wilkins* Atlanta Hawks Alex English* (3) Denver Nuggets
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*[b] (15) Los Angeles Lakers Akeem Olajuwon*[c] Houston Rockets
Magic Johnson* (5) Los Angeles Lakers Sidney Moncrief (5) Milwaukee Bucks
Isiah Thomas* (4) Detroit Pistons Alvin Robertson San Antonio Spurs
1986–87 Larry Bird* (8) Boston Celtics Dominique Wilkins* (2) Atlanta Hawks
Kevin McHale* Boston Celtics Charles Barkley* (2) Philadelphia 76ers
Akeem Olajuwon* (2)[c] Houston Rockets Moses Malone* (8) Washington Bullets
Magic Johnson* (6) Los Angeles Lakers Isiah Thomas* (5) Detroit Pistons
Michael Jordan* (2) Chicago Bulls Fat Lever Denver Nuggets
1987–88 Larry Bird* (9) Boston Celtics Karl Malone* Utah Jazz
Charles Barkley* (3) Philadelphia 76ers Dominique Wilkins* (3) Atlanta Hawks
Akeem Olajuwon* (3)[c] Houston Rockets Patrick Ewing* New York Knicks
Michael Jordan* (3) Chicago Bulls Clyde Drexler* Portland Trail Blazers
Magic Johnson* (7) Los Angeles Lakers John Stockton* Utah Jazz

1988–89 to present

Since the 1988–89 season, the All-NBA Team has been composed of three teams, each with five roster spots, except when there are ties. Players are selected with regard to position; they are listed according to position in the following descending order: two forwards, one center and two guards.

Season First team Second team Third team
Players Teams Players Teams Players Teams
1988–89 Karl Malone* (2) Utah Jazz Tom Chambers Phoenix Suns Dominique Wilkins* (4) Atlanta Hawks
Charles Barkley* (4) Philadelphia 76ers Chris Mullin* Golden State Warriors Terry Cummings (2) Milwaukee Bucks
Akeem Olajuwon* (4)[c] Houston Rockets Patrick Ewing* (2) New York Knicks Robert Parish* (2) Boston Celtics
Michael Jordan* (4) Chicago Bulls John Stockton* (2) Utah Jazz Dale Ellis Seattle SuperSonics
Magic Johnson* (8) Los Angeles Lakers Kevin Johnson Phoenix Suns Mark Price Cleveland Cavaliers
1989–90 Karl Malone* (3) Utah Jazz Larry Bird* (10) Boston Celtics James Worthy* Los Angeles Lakers
Charles Barkley* (5) Philadelphia 76ers Tom Chambers(2) Phoenix Suns Chris Mullin* (2) Golden State Warriors
Patrick Ewing* (3) New York Knicks Akeem Olajuwon* (5)[c] Houston Rockets David Robinson* San Antonio Spurs
Magic Johnson* (9) Los Angeles Lakers John Stockton* (3) Utah Jazz Clyde Drexler* (2) Portland Trail Blazers
Michael Jordan* (5) Chicago Bulls Kevin Johnson (2) Phoenix Suns Joe Dumars* Detroit Pistons
1990–91 Karl Malone* (4) Utah Jazz Dominique Wilkins* (5) Atlanta Hawks James Worthy* (2) Los Angeles Lakers
Charles Barkley* (6) Philadelphia 76ers Chris Mullin* (3) Golden State Warriors Bernard King* (4) Washington Bullets
David Robinson* (2) San Antonio Spurs Patrick Ewing* (4) New York Knicks Hakeem Olajuwon* (6)[c] Houston Rockets
Michael Jordan* (6) Chicago Bulls Kevin Johnson (3) Phoenix Suns John Stockton* (4) Utah Jazz
Magic Johnson* (10) Los Angeles Lakers Clyde Drexler* (3) Portland Trail Blazers Joe Dumars* (2) Detroit Pistons
1991–92 Karl Malone* (5) Utah Jazz Scottie Pippen* Chicago Bulls Dennis Rodman* Detroit Pistons
Chris Mullin* (4) Golden State Warriors Charles Barkley* (7) Philadelphia 76ers Kevin Willis Atlanta Hawks
David Robinson* (3) San Antonio Spurs Patrick Ewing* (5) New York Knicks Brad Daugherty Cleveland Cavaliers
Michael Jordan* (7) Chicago Bulls Tim Hardaway Golden State Warriors Mark Price (2) Cleveland Cavaliers
Clyde Drexler* (4) Portland Trail Blazers John Stockton* (5) Utah Jazz Kevin Johnson (4) Phoenix Suns
1992–93 Charles Barkley* (8) Phoenix Suns Dominique Wilkins* (6) Atlanta Hawks Scottie Pippen* (2) Chicago Bulls
Karl Malone* (6) Utah Jazz Larry Johnson Charlotte Hornets Derrick Coleman New Jersey Nets
Hakeem Olajuwon* (7)[c] Houston Rockets Patrick Ewing* (6) New York Knicks David Robinson* (4) San Antonio Spurs
Michael Jordan* (8) Chicago Bulls John Stockton* (6) Utah Jazz Tim Hardaway (2) Golden State Warriors
Mark Price (3) Cleveland Cavaliers Joe Dumars* (3) Detroit Pistons Dražen Petrović* New Jersey Nets
1993–94 Scottie Pippen* (3) Chicago Bulls Shawn Kemp Seattle SuperSonics Derrick Coleman (2) New Jersey Nets
Karl Malone* (7) Utah Jazz Charles Barkley* (9) Phoenix Suns Dominique Wilkins* (7) Los Angeles Clippers
Hakeem Olajuwon* (8)[c] Houston Rockets David Robinson* (5) San Antonio Spurs Shaquille O'Neal* Orlando Magic
John Stockton* (7) Utah Jazz Mitch Richmond* Sacramento Kings Mark Price (4) Cleveland Cavaliers
Latrell Sprewell Golden State Warriors Kevin Johnson (5) Phoenix Suns Gary Payton* Seattle SuperSonics
1994–95 Karl Malone* (8) Utah Jazz Charles Barkley* (10) Phoenix Suns Detlef Schrempf Seattle SuperSonics
Scottie Pippen* (4) Chicago Bulls Shawn Kemp (2) Seattle SuperSonics Dennis Rodman* (2) San Antonio Spurs
David Robinson* (6) San Antonio Spurs Shaquille O'Neal* (2) Orlando Magic Hakeem Olajuwon* (9)[c] Houston Rockets
John Stockton* (8) Utah Jazz Gary Payton* (2) Seattle SuperSonics Reggie Miller* Indiana Pacers
Penny Hardaway Orlando Magic Mitch Richmond* (2) Sacramento Kings Clyde Drexler* (5) Houston Rockets
1995–96 Scottie Pippen* (5) Chicago Bulls Shawn Kemp (3) Seattle SuperSonics Charles Barkley* (11) Phoenix Suns
Karl Malone* (9) Utah Jazz Grant Hill* Detroit Pistons Juwan Howard Washington Bullets
David Robinson* (7) San Antonio Spurs Hakeem Olajuwon* (10)[c] Houston Rockets Shaquille O'Neal* (3) Orlando Magic
Michael Jordan* (9) Chicago Bulls Gary Payton* (3) Seattle SuperSonics Mitch Richmond* (3) Sacramento Kings
Penny Hardaway (2) Orlando Magic John Stockton* (9) Utah Jazz Reggie Miller* (2) Indiana Pacers
1996–97 Karl Malone* (10) Utah Jazz Scottie Pippen* (6) Chicago Bulls Anthony Mason Charlotte Hornets
Grant Hill* (2) Detroit Pistons Glen Rice Charlotte Hornets Vin Baker Milwaukee Bucks
Hakeem Olajuwon* (11)[c] Houston Rockets Patrick Ewing* (7) New York Knicks Shaquille O'Neal* (4) Los Angeles Lakers
Michael Jordan* (10) Chicago Bulls Gary Payton* (4) Seattle SuperSonics John Stockton* (10) Utah Jazz
Tim Hardaway (3) Miami Heat Mitch Richmond* (4) Sacramento Kings Penny Hardaway (3) Orlando Magic
1997–98 Karl Malone* (11) Utah Jazz Grant Hill* (3) Detroit Pistons Scottie Pippen* (7) Chicago Bulls
Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs Vin Baker (2) Seattle SuperSonics Glen Rice (2) Charlotte Hornets
Shaquille O'Neal* (5) Los Angeles Lakers David Robinson* (8) San Antonio Spurs Dikembe Mutombo* Atlanta Hawks
Michael Jordan* (11) Chicago Bulls Tim Hardaway (4) Miami Heat Mitch Richmond* (5) Sacramento Kings
Gary Payton* (5) Seattle SuperSonics Rod Strickland Washington Wizards Reggie Miller* (3) Indiana Pacers
1998–99 Karl Malone* (12) Utah Jazz Chris Webber Sacramento Kings Kevin Garnett Minnesota Timberwolves
Tim Duncan (2) San Antonio Spurs Grant Hill* (4) Detroit Pistons Antonio McDyess Denver Nuggets
Alonzo Mourning* Miami Heat Shaquille O'Neal* (6) Los Angeles Lakers Hakeem Olajuwon* (12)[c] Houston Rockets
Allen Iverson* Philadelphia 76ers Gary Payton* (6) Seattle SuperSonics Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers
Jason Kidd* Phoenix Suns Tim Hardaway (5) Miami Heat John Stockton* (11) Utah Jazz
1999–00 Tim Duncan (3) San Antonio Spurs Karl Malone* (13) Utah Jazz Chris Webber (2) Sacramento Kings
Kevin Garnett (2) Minnesota Timberwolves Grant Hill* (5) Detroit Pistons Vince Carter^ Toronto Raptors
Shaquille O'Neal* (7) Los Angeles Lakers Alonzo Mourning* (2) Miami Heat David Robinson* (9) San Antonio Spurs
Jason Kidd* (2) Phoenix Suns Allen Iverson* (2) Philadelphia 76ers Eddie Jones Charlotte Hornets
Gary Payton* (7) Seattle SuperSonics Kobe Bryant (2) Los Angeles Lakers Stephon Marbury New Jersey Nets
2000–01 Tim Duncan (4) San Antonio Spurs Kevin Garnett (3) Minnesota Timberwolves Karl Malone* (14) Utah Jazz
Chris Webber (3) Sacramento Kings Vince Carter^ (2) Toronto Raptors Dirk Nowitzki^ Dallas Mavericks
Shaquille O'Neal* (8) Los Angeles Lakers Dikembe Mutombo* (2) Philadelphia 76ers David Robinson* (10) San Antonio Spurs
Allen Iverson* (3) Philadelphia 76ers Kobe Bryant (3) Los Angeles Lakers Gary Payton* (8) Seattle SuperSonics
Jason Kidd* (3) Phoenix Suns Tracy McGrady* Orlando Magic Ray Allen* Milwaukee Bucks
2001–02 Tim Duncan (5) San Antonio Spurs Kevin Garnett (4) Minnesota Timberwolves Ben Wallace Detroit Pistons
Tracy McGrady* (2) Orlando Magic Chris Webber (4) Sacramento Kings Jermaine O'Neal Indiana Pacers
Shaquille O'Neal* (9) Los Angeles Lakers Dirk Nowitzki^ (2) Dallas Mavericks Dikembe Mutombo* (3) Philadelphia 76ers
Jason Kidd* (4) New Jersey Nets Gary Payton* (9) Seattle SuperSonics Paul Pierce Boston Celtics
Kobe Bryant (4) Los Angeles Lakers Allen Iverson* (4) Philadelphia 76ers Steve Nash* Dallas Mavericks
2002–03 Tim Duncan (6) San Antonio Spurs Dirk Nowitzki^ (3) Dallas Mavericks Paul Pierce (2) Boston Celtics
Kevin Garnett (5) Minnesota Timberwolves Chris Webber (5) Sacramento Kings Jamal Mashburn New Orleans Hornets
Shaquille O'Neal* (10) Los Angeles Lakers Ben Wallace (2) Detroit Pistons Jermaine O'Neal (2) Indiana Pacers
Kobe Bryant (5) Los Angeles Lakers Jason Kidd* (5) New Jersey Nets Stephon Marbury (2) Phoenix Suns
Tracy McGrady* (3) Orlando Magic Allen Iverson* (5) Philadelphia 76ers Steve Nash* (2) Dallas Mavericks
2003–04 Kevin Garnett (6) Minnesota Timberwolves Jermaine O'Neal (3) Indiana Pacers Dirk Nowitzki^ (4) Dallas Mavericks
Tim Duncan (7) San Antonio Spurs Peja Stojaković Sacramento Kings Ron Artest[d] Indiana Pacers
Shaquille O'Neal* (11) Los Angeles Lakers Ben Wallace (3) Detroit Pistons Yao Ming* Houston Rockets
Kobe Bryant (6) Los Angeles Lakers Sam Cassell Minnesota Timberwolves Michael Redd Milwaukee Bucks
Jason Kidd* (6) New Jersey Nets Tracy McGrady* (4) Orlando Magic Baron Davis New Orleans Hornets
2004–05 Tim Duncan (8) San Antonio Spurs LeBron James^ Cleveland Cavaliers Tracy McGrady* (5) Houston Rockets
Dirk Nowitzki^ (5) Dallas Mavericks Kevin Garnett (7) Minnesota Timberwolves Shawn Marion Phoenix Suns
Shaquille O'Neal* (12) Miami Heat Amare Stoudemire[e] Phoenix Suns Ben Wallace (4) Detroit Pistons
Allen Iverson* (6) Philadelphia 76ers Dwyane Wade^ Miami Heat Kobe Bryant (7) Los Angeles Lakers
Steve Nash* (3) Phoenix Suns Ray Allen* (2) Seattle SuperSonics Gilbert Arenas Washington Wizards
2005–06 LeBron James^ (2) Cleveland Cavaliers Elton Brand Los Angeles Clippers Shawn Marion (2) Phoenix Suns
Dirk Nowitzki^ (6) Dallas Mavericks Tim Duncan (9) San Antonio Spurs Carmelo Anthony^ Denver Nuggets
Shaquille O'Neal* (13) Miami Heat Ben Wallace (5) Detroit Pistons Yao Ming* (2) Houston Rockets
Kobe Bryant (8) Los Angeles Lakers Chauncey Billups Detroit Pistons Allen Iverson* (7) Philadelphia 76ers
Steve Nash* (4) Phoenix Suns Dwyane Wade^ (2) Miami Heat Gilbert Arenas (2) Washington Wizards
2006–07 Dirk Nowitzki^ (7) Dallas Mavericks LeBron James^ (3) Cleveland Cavaliers Kevin Garnett (8) Minnesota Timberwolves
Tim Duncan (10) San Antonio Spurs Chris Bosh Toronto Raptors Carmelo Anthony^ (2) Denver Nuggets
Amare Stoudemire (2)[e] Phoenix Suns Yao Ming* (3) Houston Rockets Dwight Howard^ Orlando Magic
Steve Nash* (5) Phoenix Suns Gilbert Arenas (3) Washington Wizards Dwyane Wade^ (3) Miami Heat
Kobe Bryant (9) Los Angeles Lakers Tracy McGrady* (6) Houston Rockets Chauncey Billups (2) Detroit Pistons
2007–08 Kevin Garnett (9) Boston Celtics Dirk Nowitzki^ (8) Dallas Mavericks Carlos Boozer Utah Jazz
LeBron James^ (4) Cleveland Cavaliers Tim Duncan (11) San Antonio Spurs Paul Pierce (3) Boston Celtics
Dwight Howard^ (2) Orlando Magic Amare Stoudemire (3)[e] Phoenix Suns Yao Ming* (4) Houston Rockets
Kobe Bryant (10) Los Angeles Lakers Steve Nash* (6) Phoenix Suns Tracy McGrady* (7) Houston Rockets
Chris Paul^ New Orleans Hornets Deron Williams Utah Jazz Manu Ginóbili San Antonio Spurs
2008–09 Dirk Nowitzki^ (9) Dallas Mavericks Paul Pierce (4) Boston Celtics Pau Gasol^ Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James^ (5) Cleveland Cavaliers Tim Duncan (12) San Antonio Spurs Carmelo Anthony^ (3) Denver Nuggets
Dwight Howard^ (3) Orlando Magic Yao Ming* (5) Houston Rockets Shaquille O'Neal* (14) Phoenix Suns
Kobe Bryant (11) Los Angeles Lakers Brandon Roy Portland Trail Blazers Chauncey Billups (3) Denver Nuggets
Dwyane Wade (4)^ Miami Heat Chris Paul (2)^ New Orleans Hornets Tony Parker^ San Antonio Spurs
2009–10 Kevin Durant^ Oklahoma City Thunder Carmelo Anthony^ (4) Denver Nuggets Pau Gasol^ (2) Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James^ (6) Cleveland Cavaliers Dirk Nowitzki^ (10) Dallas Mavericks Tim Duncan (13) San Antonio Spurs
Dwight Howard^ (4) Orlando Magic Amar'e Stoudemire (4) Phoenix Suns Andrew Bogut Milwaukee Bucks
Kobe Bryant (12) Los Angeles Lakers Deron Williams (2) Utah Jazz Joe Johnson^ Atlanta Hawks
Dwyane Wade^ (5) Miami Heat Steve Nash* (7) Phoenix Suns Brandon Roy (2) Portland Trail Blazers
2010–11 Kevin Durant^ (2) Oklahoma City Thunder Pau Gasol^ (3) Los Angeles Lakers LaMarcus Aldridge^ Portland Trail Blazers
LeBron James^ (7) Miami Heat Dirk Nowitzki^ (11) Dallas Mavericks Zach Randolph^ Memphis Grizzlies
Dwight Howard^ (5) Orlando Magic Amar'e Stoudemire (5) New York Knicks Al Horford^ Atlanta Hawks
Kobe Bryant (13) Los Angeles Lakers Dwyane Wade^ (6) Miami Heat Manu Ginóbili (2) San Antonio Spurs
Derrick Rose^ Chicago Bulls Russell Westbrook^ Oklahoma City Thunder Chris Paul^ (3) New Orleans Hornets
2011–12 LeBron James^ (8) Miami Heat Kevin Love^ Minnesota Timberwolves Carmelo Anthony^ (5) New York Knicks
Kevin Durant^ (3) Oklahoma City Thunder Blake Griffin^ Los Angeles Clippers Dirk Nowitzki^ (12) Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Howard^ (6) Orlando Magic Andrew Bynum Los Angeles Lakers Tyson Chandler^ New York Knicks
Kobe Bryant (14) Los Angeles Lakers Tony Parker^ (2) San Antonio Spurs Dwyane Wade^ (7) Miami Heat
Chris Paul^ (4) Los Angeles Clippers Russell Westbrook^ (2) Oklahoma City Thunder Rajon Rondo^ Boston Celtics
2012–13 LeBron James^ (9) Miami Heat Carmelo Anthony^ (6) New York Knicks David Lee Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant^ (4) Oklahoma City Thunder Blake Griffin^ (2) Los Angeles Clippers Paul George^ Indiana Pacers
Tim Duncan (14) San Antonio Spurs Marc Gasol^ Memphis Grizzlies Dwight Howard^ (7) Los Angeles Lakers
Kobe Bryant (15) Los Angeles Lakers Tony Parker^ (3) San Antonio Spurs Dwyane Wade^ (8) Miami Heat
Chris Paul^ (5) Los Angeles Clippers Russell Westbrook^ (3) Oklahoma City Thunder James Harden^ Houston Rockets
2013–14 Kevin Durant^ (5) Oklahoma City Thunder Blake Griffin^ (3) Los Angeles Clippers Paul George^ (2) Indiana Pacers
LeBron James^ (10) Miami Heat Kevin Love^ (2) Minnesota Timberwolves LaMarcus Aldridge^ (2) Portland Trail Blazers
Joakim Noah^ Chicago Bulls Dwight Howard^ (8) Houston Rockets Al Jefferson Charlotte Bobcats
James Harden^ (2) Houston Rockets Stephen Curry^ Golden State Warriors Goran Dragić^ Phoenix Suns
Chris Paul^ (6) Los Angeles Clippers Tony Parker^ (4) San Antonio Spurs Damian Lillard^ Portland Trail Blazers
2014–15 LeBron James^ (11) Cleveland Cavaliers LaMarcus Aldridge^ (3) Portland Trail Blazers Blake Griffin^ (4) Los Angeles Clippers
Anthony Davis^ New Orleans Pelicans Pau Gasol^ (4) Chicago Bulls Tim Duncan (15) San Antonio Spurs
Marc Gasol^ (2) Memphis Grizzlies DeMarcus Cousins^ Sacramento Kings DeAndre Jordan^ Los Angeles Clippers
James Harden^ (3) Houston Rockets Russell Westbrook^ (4) Oklahoma City Thunder Klay Thompson^ Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry^ (2) Golden State Warriors Chris Paul^ (7) Los Angeles Clippers Kyrie Irving^ Cleveland Cavaliers
2015–16 Kawhi Leonard^ San Antonio Spurs Kevin Durant^ (6) Oklahoma City Thunder Paul George^ (3) Indiana Pacers
LeBron James^ (12) Cleveland Cavaliers Draymond Green^ Golden State Warriors LaMarcus Aldridge^ (4) San Antonio Spurs
DeAndre Jordan^ (2) Los Angeles Clippers DeMarcus Cousins^ (2) Sacramento Kings Andre Drummond^ Detroit Pistons
Stephen Curry^ (3) Golden State Warriors Damian Lillard^ (2) Portland Trail Blazers Klay Thompson^ (2) Golden State Warriors
Russell Westbrook^ (5) Oklahoma City Thunder Chris Paul^ (8) Los Angeles Clippers Kyle Lowry^ Toronto Raptors
2016–17 Kawhi Leonard^ (2) San Antonio Spurs Kevin Durant^ (7) Golden State Warriors Jimmy Butler^ Chicago Bulls
LeBron James^ (13) Cleveland Cavaliers Giannis Antetokounmpo^ Milwaukee Bucks Draymond Green^ (2) Golden State Warriors
Anthony Davis^ (2) New Orleans Pelicans Rudy Gobert^ Utah Jazz DeAndre Jordan^ (3) Los Angeles Clippers
James Harden^ (4) Houston Rockets Stephen Curry^ (4) Golden State Warriors John Wall^ Washington Wizards
Russell Westbrook^ (6) Oklahoma City Thunder Isaiah Thomas^ Boston Celtics DeMar DeRozan^ Toronto Raptors
2017–18 Kevin Durant^ (8) Golden State Warriors LaMarcus Aldridge^ (5) San Antonio Spurs Jimmy Butler^ (2) Minnesota Timberwolves
LeBron James^ (14) Cleveland Cavaliers Giannis Antetokounmpo^ (2) Milwaukee Bucks Paul George^ (4) Oklahoma City Thunder
Anthony Davis^ (3) New Orleans Pelicans Joel Embiid^ Philadelphia 76ers Karl-Anthony Towns^ Minnesota Timberwolves
James Harden^ (5) Houston Rockets DeMar DeRozan^ (2) Toronto Raptors Victor Oladipo^ Indiana Pacers
Damian Lillard^ (3) Portland Trail Blazers Russell Westbrook^ (7) Oklahoma City Thunder Stephen Curry^ (5) Golden State Warriors

Most selections

The following table only lists players with at least ten total selections.

* Denotes players inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
^ Denotes players who are still active
Player Total First team Second team Third team MVP Seasons played
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 15 10 5 0 6 20
Kobe Bryant 15 11 2 2 1 20
Tim Duncan 15 10 3 2 2 19
LeBron James^ 14 12 2 0 4 16
Karl Malone* 14 11 2 1 2 19
Shaquille O'Neal* 14 8 2 4 1 19
Bob Cousy* 12 10 2 0 1 13
Dirk Nowitzki^ 12 4 5 3 1 20
Hakeem Olajuwon* 12 6 3 3 1 18
Dolph Schayes* 12 6 6 0 0 16
Jerry West* 12 10 2 0 0 14
Charles Barkley* 11 5 5 1 1 16
John Havlicek* 11 4 7 0 0 16
Michael Jordan* 11 10 1 0 5 15
Bob Pettit* 11 10 1 0 2 11
Oscar Robertson* 11 9 2 0 1 14
Bill Russell* 11 3 8 0 5 13
John Stockton* 11 2 6 3 0 19
Elgin Baylor* 10 10 0 0 0 14
Larry Bird* 10 9 1 0 3 13
Wilt Chamberlain* 10 7 3 0 4 14
Magic Johnson* 10 9 1 0 3 13
David Robinson* 10 4 2 4 1 14

See also

Notes

  • a The Most Valuable Player award was first established in 1956.
  • b Before the 1971–72 season, Lew Alcindor changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.[4]
  • c When Olajuwon arrived in the United States, the University of Houston incorrectly spelled his first name "Akeem". He used that spelling until March 9, 1991, when he announced that he would add an H.[5][6]
  • d Ron Artest changed his name into Metta World Peace on September 16, 2011.[7]
  • e Amar'e Stoudemire's first name had previously been spelled incorrectly as "Amaré" or "Amare" since joining the NBA, but was changed to "Amar'e" in October 2008.[8][9]

References

General
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Specific
  1. ^ a b "MVP Nash Highlights All-NBA First Team". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. May 17, 2006. Archived from the original on February 28, 2007. Retrieved January 18, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "All-NBA Teams". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on September 17, 2008. Retrieved August 7, 2008.
  3. ^ a b c d "All-League Selections by Player". basketball-reference.com. Archived from the original on June 30, 2008. Retrieved August 7, 2008.
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  5. ^ "Hakeem Olajuwon Bio: 1992-93". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on May 16, 2008. Retrieved June 15, 2008.
  6. ^ Dufresne, Chris (March 11, 1991). "Hakeem Still Can Be Called 'the Dream'". Los Angeles Times. p. 2.
  7. ^ "Artest's Name Change to Metta World Peace Approved". The New York Times. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
  8. ^ Bickley, Dan (October 30, 2008). "Bickley on Amaré: Awaking the giant". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved March 25, 2009.
  9. ^ McMenamin, Dave (November 20, 2008). "Change the name of the game for Stoudemire this season". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on February 27, 2009. Retrieved March 25, 2009.
1966 NBA draft

The 1966 NBA draft was the 20th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on May 11 and 12, 1966 before the 1966–67 season. In this draft, ten NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players. A player who had finished his four-year college eligibility was eligible for selection. If a player left college early, he would not be eligible for selection until his college class graduated. The first two picks in the draft belonged to the teams that finished last in each division, with the order determined by a coin flip. The New York Knicks won the coin flip and were awarded the first overall pick, while the Detroit Pistons were awarded the second pick. This draft was the first to use the coin flip method, which replace the territorial pick rule. The remaining first-round picks and the subsequent rounds were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. An expansion franchise, the Chicago Bulls, took part in the NBA Draft for the first time and were assigned the last pick of each round. The draft consisted of 19 rounds comprising 112 players selected.

Beginning in 1966, the territorial selection allowed in previous drafts was eliminated (i.e. the "common draft" era).

1969 NBA draft

The 1969 NBA draft was the 23rd annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on April 7, 1969, and May 7, 1969, before the 1969–70 season. In this draft, 14 NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players. A player who had finished his four-year college eligibility was eligible for selection. If a player left college early, he would not be eligible for selection until his college class graduated. The first two picks in the draft belonged to the teams that finished last in each division, with the order determined by a coin flip. The Milwaukee Bucks won the coin flip and were awarded the first overall pick, while the Phoenix Suns were awarded the second pick. The remaining first-round picks and the subsequent rounds were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. The Los Angeles Lakers were awarded an extra first-round draft pick as settlement of the Rudy LaRusso trade to the San Francisco Warriors. The draft consisted of 20 rounds comprising the selection of 218 players.

1970 NBA draft

The 1970 NBA draft was the 24th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on March 23, 1970, before the 1970–71 season. In this draft, 17 NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. A player who had finished his four-year college eligibility was eligible for selection. If a player left college early, he would not be eligible for selection until his college class graduated. The first two picks in the draft belonged to the teams that finished last in each division, with the order determined by a coin flip. The Detroit Pistons won the coin flip and were awarded the first overall pick, while the San Diego Rockets were awarded the second pick. The remaining first-round picks and the subsequent rounds were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. Three expansion franchises, the Buffalo Braves, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Portland Trail Blazers, took part in the NBA Draft for the first time and were assigned the seventh, the eighth and the ninth pick in each round. In the first round, the Cavaliers had the seventh pick, while the Blazers and the Braves had the eighth and the ninth pick respectively. In the subsequent rounds, the Cavaliers and the Braves exchanged their order of selection, while the Blazers had the eighth pick throughout the draft. The draft consisted of 19 rounds comprising the selection of 239 players; it holds the record for the most prospects selected in any NBA draft.

1971 NBA draft

The 1971 NBA draft was the 25th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on March 29 and 30, 1971 before the 1971–72 season. In this draft, 17 NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. A player who had finished his four-year college eligibility was eligible for selection. If a player left college early, he would not be eligible for selection until his college class graduated. The first two picks in the draft belonged to the teams that finished last in each conference, with the order determined by a coin flip. The Cleveland Cavaliers won the coin flip and were awarded the first overall pick, while the Portland Trail Blazers were awarded the second pick. The remaining first-round picks and the subsequent rounds were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. Prior to the start of the season, the San Diego Rockets and the San Francisco Warriors relocated to Houston, Texas, and Oakland, California, and became the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors respectively. The draft consisted of 19 rounds comprising the selection of 237 players. The league also hosted a supplemental hardship draft on September 20, 1971, for college underclassmen who wish to join the league.

1972 NBA draft

The 1972 NBA draft was the 26th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on April 10 and 15, 1972 before the 1972–73 season. In this draft, 17 NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. The first two picks in the draft belonged to the teams that finished last in each conference, with the order determined by a coin flip. The Portland Trail Blazers won the coin flip and were awarded the first overall pick, while the Buffalo Braves were awarded the second pick. The remaining first-round picks and the subsequent rounds were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. As a result of last year's supplemental hardship draft, the Cincinnati Royals, the Atlanta Hawks, the Golden State Warriors and the Baltimore Bullets forfeited their first round picks, while the Los Angeles Lakers forfeited their fourth round pick. Prior to the start of the season, the Cincinnati Royals relocated and became the Kansas City-Omaha Kings. The draft consisted of 18 rounds comprising the selection of 198 players.

1974 NBA draft

The 1974 NBA draft was the 28th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on May 28, 1974, before the 1974–75 season. In this draft, 18 NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. The first two picks in the draft belonged to the teams that finished last in each conference, with the order determined by a coin flip. The Portland Trail Blazers won the coin flip and were awarded the first overall pick, while the Philadelphia 76ers were awarded the second pick. The remaining first-round picks and the subsequent rounds were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. Prior to the draft, the Capital Bullets were renamed the Washington Bullets. An expansion franchise, the New Orleans Jazz, took part in the NBA Draft for the first time and were assigned the tenth pick in each round. A player who had finished his four-year college eligibility was eligible for selection. If a player left college early, he would not be eligible for selection until his college class graduated. Before the draft, 20 college underclassmen were declared eligible for selection under the "hardship" rule. These players had applied and gave evidence of financial hardship to the league, which granted them the right to start earning their living by starting their professional careers earlier. The draft consisted of 10 rounds comprising the selection of 178 players.

1975 NBA draft

The 1975 NBA draft was the 29th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on May 29, 1975, before the 1975–76 season. In this draft, 18 NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. The first two picks in the draft belonged to the teams that finished last in each conference, with the order determined by a coin flip. The Atlanta Hawks, who obtained the New Orleans Jazz first-round pick in a trade, won the coin flip and were awarded the first overall pick, while the Los Angeles Lakers were awarded the second pick. The remaining first-round picks and the subsequent rounds were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. Prior to the draft, the Kansas City-Omaha Kings were renamed the Kansas City Kings. A player who had finished his four-year college eligibility was eligible for selection. If a player left college early, he would not be eligible for selection until his college class graduated. Before the draft, 18 college underclassmen and 2 high school players were declared eligible for selection under the "hardship" rule. These players had applied and gave evidence of financial hardship to the league, which granted them the right to start earning their living by starting their professional careers earlier. The draft consisted of 10 rounds comprising the selection of 174 players. The league also hosted a supplementary draft for American Basketball Association (ABA) players who never were never drafted by the NBA teams on December 30, 1975.

This was the last NBA draft to be held in a month earlier than June (but still in the off-season at the time).

1984 NBA draft

The 1984 NBA draft was the 37th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). It was held at the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, on June 19, 1984, before the 1984–85 season. The draft was broadcast in the United States on the USA Network. In this draft, 23 NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. The Houston Rockets won the coin flip and were awarded the first overall pick, while the Portland Trail Blazers, who obtained the Indiana Pacers' first-round pick in a trade, were awarded the second pick. The remaining first-round picks and the subsequent rounds were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. The Cleveland Cavaliers were awarded an extra first-round draft pick as compensation for the draft picks traded away by their previous owner, Ted Stepien. A player who had finished his four-year college eligibility was automatically eligible for selection. Before the draft, five college underclassmen announced that they would leave college early and would be eligible for selection. Prior to the draft, the San Diego Clippers relocated to Los Angeles and became the Los Angeles Clippers. The draft consisted of 10 rounds comprising the selection of 228 players. This draft was the last to be held before the creation of the draft lottery in 1985. It was also the first NBA draft to be overseen by David Stern, who would continue as the commissioner of the league for the following 30 years.

The draft is generally considered to be one of the greatest in NBA history, with four Hall of Famers being drafted in the first sixteen picks.

1992 NBA draft

The 1992 NBA draft took place on June 24, 1992, in Portland, Oregon. At the time, the draft was considered to be one of the deepest drafts in NBA history. The top three picks (Shaquille O'Neal, Alonzo Mourning, Christian Laettner) were considered can't-miss prospects. O'Neal and Mourning are Hall of Famers. Laettner made one All-Star game in his career and was an Olympic Gold Medalist on the 1992 Dream Team, but did not live up to the lofty expectations set for him. All three would end up playing together on the 2005 Miami Heat. Two other players went on to become All-Stars (Tom Gugliotta once, Latrell Sprewell four times) and several others had solid careers (Jimmy Jackson, Robert Horry, Doug Christie, P.J. Brown, LaPhonso Ellis, Jon Barry, Walt Williams, Anthony Peeler, and Clarence Weatherspoon). Harold Miner, who was given the nickname "Baby Jordan" because of his similarities to Michael Jordan, slipped to number 12 and, other than winning two slam dunk contests, only had a brief, uneventful, and injury prone four-year career.

1996 NBA draft

The 1996 NBA draft was the 50th draft in the National Basketball Association (NBA). It was held on June 26, 1996 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. In this draft, NBA teams took turns selecting college basketball players and other first-time eligible players, such as players from high schools and non-North American leagues. The Vancouver Grizzlies had the highest probability to win the NBA draft lottery, but since they were an expansion team along with the Toronto Raptors, they were not allowed to select first in this draft. The team with the second highest probability, the Philadelphia 76ers, won the lottery and obtained the first selection. The Toronto Raptors and the Vancouver Grizzlies were second and third respectively.

Allen Iverson, a sophomore from Georgetown was selected first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers.

It is widely considered to be one of the deepest and most talented NBA drafts in history, with one-third of the first round picks later becoming NBA All-Stars. The draft class produced three players who won NBA MVP awards (Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Steve Nash), seven other drafted players who became All-Stars (Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Ray Allen, Žydrūnas Ilgauskas, Stephon Marbury, Jermaine O'Neal, Peja Stojaković, Antoine Walker), and one undrafted All-Star (Ben Wallace), for a grand total of 11 All-Stars. Moreover, eight players from this draft class have been named to at least one All-NBA Team, the most among any draft. The draft class also produced three players who have been named to the NBA's all-defensive first team: Bryant, Marcus Camby, and Wallace. Camby won the Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2007, while Wallace earned the same award in 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2006. Eventual 5-time NBA champion Derek Fisher was also included in the draft.

On April 13, 2016, Bryant played his final NBA game, making him the last player from this draft to play in the NBA. He scored sixty points in the last game as the final player of this draft.

Most experts rate it along with the 1984 NBA draft and 2003 NBA draft as one of the best drafts in history. Sports Illustrated named it the second-best, behind the 1984 draft, which included a draft class of Hakeem Olajuwon, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, and John Stockton.

2000 NBA draft

The 2000 NBA draft was held on June 28, 2000 at the Target Center in Minneapolis. It was the last draft held at the home arena of an NBA team until 2011; the following and subsequent drafts (through 2010) all took place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City (though Madison Square Garden itself is the home of the New York Knicks, they do not play in the theater). As of 2019, it is also the last NBA draft where a college senior would be selected as the top selection of the draft.

The 2000 draft is considered one of the worst in NBA history. To date, only top pick Kenyon Martin, first-rounder Jamaal Magloire (19th pick overall), and second-rounder Michael Redd (43rd pick overall) have played in the NBA All-Star Game (each only making the team one time). In addition, only one player made an All-NBA Team (Redd, whose sole appearance was on the third team in 2004); only three players in the draft class have won a major end-of-season award (Hedo Türkoğlu was named Most Improved Player in 2008, Mike Miller won both the NBA Rookie of the Year and NBA Sixth Man of the Year awards in 2001 and 2006 respectively, and Jamal Crawford was named 3x NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2010, 2014 and 2016); and few draft selections have enjoyed extended careers in the NBA.

Sports Illustrated named this entire draft class (as opposed to individual players) the 6th biggest bust of the modern era – making it the only draft class among the site's top 20 list. Just before the 2009 draft, ESPN.com columnist David Schoenfield wrote a piece in which he rated all of the drafts since the institution of the draft lottery in 1985, and the only draft which he gave the lowest possible grade of "F" was the 2000 draft. Using the WARP (wins above replacement player) metric, the 2000 NBA draft class collectively produced at a rate of 17.3 wins worse than a group of "average replacement players", effectively making 2000 the only draft class in NBA history to leave the NBA talent pool worse off than it had been prior to the given year's rookie draft.

2004 NBA draft

The 2004 NBA draft was held on June 24, 2004, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and was broadcast live on ESPN at 7:00 pm (EDT). In this draft, National Basketball Association teams took turns selecting amateur college basketball players and other first-time eligible players. The NBA announced that 56 college and high school players and 38 international players had filed as early-entry candidates for the 2004 draft. On May 26, the NBA draft lottery was conducted for the teams that did not make the NBA Playoffs in the 2003–04 NBA season. The Orlando Magic, who had a 25 percent chance of obtaining the first selection, won the lottery, while the Los Angeles Clippers and the Chicago Bulls were second and third respectively. As an expansion team, the Charlotte Bobcats had been assigned the fourth selection in the draft and did not participate in the lottery. The Minnesota Timberwolves forfeited their first-round pick due to salary cap violations.By the end of the draft, around 40% of the players selected in it were born from countries outside the United States. It would remain the highest influx of international players selected in the modern NBA draft era until the 2016 NBA draft, where almost half of the selected players were born in countries outside the US. In addition, four of the players selected in the draft were Russians, which not only marked the highest number of players born in that region to be taken in one draft, but also was the highest representation of a country in one draft until 2016 when five Frenchmen would be taken in the draft.

After the completion of the regular season, Emeka Okafor, the Bobcats' historical first rookie draft pick back when they were considered an expansion franchise, was named Rookie of the Year, while Ben Gordon earned the Sixth Man Award, becoming the first rookie in NBA history to do so.Dwight Howard has become an eight-time All-Star and has received seven All-NBA selections, and a three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year. He also had the distinction as the only NBA player straight out of high school to start all 82 games as a rookie. There are also four other players that would be named All-Stars at some point in their careers, and Al Jefferson would be named to an All-NBA team. The draft is also notable for many high schoolers being drafted within a few picks from each other.

David Lee (basketball)

David Lee (born April 29, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the Florida Gators before he was drafted 30th overall by the New York Knicks in the 2005 NBA draft. In 2010, Lee was signed and traded to the Golden State Warriors. With the Warriors, Lee became a two-time All-Star and an All-NBA Team member, and won an NBA championship in 2015 in his fifth and final season with the team.

After short stints with three other NBA teams and becoming a free agent in June 2017, Lee retired in November 2017.

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Werner Nowitzki (German pronunciation: [ˈdɪʁk ˈvɛʁnɐ noˈvɪtski]) (born June 19, 1978) is a German professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). An alumnus of Röntgen Gymnasium and the DJK Würzburg basketball club, Nowitzki was chosen as the ninth pick in the 1998 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks and was immediately traded to the Mavericks, where he has played ever since.

Listed at 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m), Nowitzki is considered one of the greatest power forwards of all time. Nowitzki has led the Mavericks to 15 NBA playoff appearances (2001–2012; 2014–2016), including the franchise's first Finals appearance in 2006 and its only NBA championship in 2011. Known for his scoring ability, his versatility, his accurate outside shooting, and his trademark fadeaway jump shot, Nowitzki won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2007 and the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in 2011.

Nowitzki's NBA career has been filled with accomplishments. He is the only player ever to play for a single franchise for 21 seasons. Nowitzki is a 14-time All-Star, a 12-time All-NBA Team member, the first European player to start in an All-Star Game, and the first European player to receive the NBA Most Valuable Player Award. Nowitzki is the highest-scoring foreign-born player in NBA history. He is the first Maverick voted onto an All-NBA Team and holds several all-time Mavericks franchise records. On December 10, 2012, he became the first non-American player to receive the Naismith Legacy Award. As of March 18, 2019, Nowitzki stood sixth on the list of National Basketball Association career scoring leaders.Nowitzki's career in international play is also noteworthy. He led the German national basketball team to a bronze medal in the 2002 FIBA World Championship and silver in EuroBasket 2005, and was the leading scorer and MVP in both tournaments.

Mitch Richmond

Mitchell James Richmond (born June 30, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball player and current assistant coach of the St. John's Red Storm. He played collegiately at Moberly Area Community College and Kansas State University. He was a six-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA Team member, and a former NBA Rookie of the Year. In 976 NBA games, Richmond averaged 21.0 points per game and 3.5 assists per game. Richmond was voted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014. His nicknames include "The Rock". His jersey No. 2 was retired in his honor by the Sacramento Kings, for whom he played seven seasons.

NBA 25th Anniversary Team

The NBA 25th Anniversary Team was announced on 11 December 1971 to celebrate the 25-year existence of BAA/NBA. This team was meant to be an All-NBA Team for that period. Up until that time, All-NBA Teams only consisted of 2 teams (First and Second), so this Team also only consists of 2 teams/10 players (4 Forwards, 2 Centers, and 4 Guards). The list excluded players who were still playing in the NBA, such as Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West.

NBA 35th Anniversary Team

The NBA 35th Anniversary Team was announced on 30 October 1980 to celebrated 35th Anniversary of NBA. Unlike its predecessor, the NBA 25th Anniversary Team, that followed the concept of All-NBA Team, this team was more like an NBA All-Star Team that contains the eleven best players in the NBA's 35 years existence regardless of their position, and also had a coach. In addition, this team did not require a player to have completed his career to be eligible for this Team.

NBA Most Improved Player Award

The NBA's Most Improved Player Award (MIP) is an annual National Basketball Association (NBA) award given to the player who has shown the most progress during the regular season. The winner is selected by a panel of sportswriters throughout the United States and Canada, each of whom casts a vote for first, second and third place selections. Each first-place vote is worth five points; each second-place vote is worth three points; and each third-place vote is worth one point. The player with the highest point total, regardless of the number of first-place votes, wins the award.Since its inception, the award has been given to 31 different players. No player has ever won the award twice. The most recent recipient is Victor Oladipo. Boris Diaw and Kevin Love are the only award winners to win an NBA Championship. Rony Seikaly, Gheorghe Mureșan, Boris Diaw, Hedo Türkoğlu, Goran Dragić, and Giannis Antetokounmpo are the only award winners not born in the United States; all but Seikaly were also trained completely outside the U.S. (Seikaly played college basketball at Syracuse).

Only Alvin Robertson, Dana Barros, Tracy McGrady, Jermaine O'Neal, Danny Granger, Kevin Love, Paul George, Jimmy Butler, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Victor Oladipo have won the award and been selected as an NBA All-Star in the same season; Dale Ellis, Kevin Duckworth, Kevin Johnson, Gilbert Arenas, Zach Randolph and Goran Dragic were the other winners who were later selected to play in the All-Star Game. Only McGrady, O'Neal, George, Dragić, Antetokounmpo and Oladipo won the award and were named to the All-NBA Team in the same season. The Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic have both seen five players win the award, the most in the NBA. Tracy McGrady is the first recipient of the award to be named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Paul George

Paul Cliftonantho George (born May 2, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a six-time NBA All-Star and four-time All-NBA Team selection, as well as a three-time member of the NBA All-Defensive Team.

George played high school basketball for Knight High School before playing two seasons of college basketball at Fresno State. He was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 10th overall pick of the 2010 NBA draft, and earned NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors. He was named the NBA Most Improved Player in 2013, when he also earned his first All-Star selection. George suffered a broken leg in 2014 while competing for a roster spot on the United States national team for the FIBA Basketball World Cup. He missed most of the 2014–15 season, but recovered to become an All-Star again in 2016, when he also won an Olympic gold medal. He was traded to Oklahoma City in 2017.

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