LeBron James Named First-Team All-NBA

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The career accolades just keep piling up for LeBron James as the Cleveland Cavalier earned his 12th first-team All-NBA honors on Thursday, passing Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone for the most first-team All-NBA selections of all-time.

The Akron native has now earned first-team All-NBA honors eleven straight times and has been named to the All-NBA team 14 times throughout his historic basketball career.

James played in all 82 games of the 2017-18 regular season and averaged 27.5 points (third in NBA) on 54.2% shooting from the field.  He also tied a career high in rebounds with 8.6 RPG as well as a career-high 9.1 assists per game (second in NBA).

The four-time NBA MVP also had career highs in double-doubles (52) and triple-doubles (18).  He was the only player this season to average at least 25 PPG, eight RPB, nine APG and 50% shooting.

James also led the league in total scoring with 2,251 regular season points and earned Eastern Conference Player Of The Month honors four times this season.

LeBron earned another major honor this season as he became the first player in NBA history to be named a starter in 14 straight NBA All-Star games.

LeBron James and the Cavs are currently playing in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics as they trail 3-2 in the series and will be back at home on Friday night for Game 6 as LeBron tries to extend his streak of seven straight NBA Finals appearances to eight.

Game 6 between the Cavs and Celtics will tip-off Friday, May 25th at 8:30pm ET and will be broadcast on ESPN and Fox Sports Ohio.

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