Kobe Bryant was selected to the All-NBA first team for the sixth consecutive season and for the ninth time in his career, the league announced today. Bryant averaged 25.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.7 assists. He was fifth in the league in scoring. LeBron James of the Miami, Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic also were selected to the first team.
Pau Gasol was picked to the All-NBA second team, joining Dwyane Wade of the Heat, Russell Westbrook of the Thunder, Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks and Amare Stoudemire of the New York Knicks.