May 12, 2011

ATLANTA -- One week after being named the youngest Most Valuable Player in league history, Chicago's Derrick Rose made headlines again by being selected to the All-NBA First Team for the first time in his short career.

Los Angeles' Kobe Bryant, Miami's LeBron James, Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and Orlando's Dwight Howard join Rose on the first team. Bryant was named to the team for the sixth straight season and ninth time in his career. James -- the lone unanimous choice -- earned honors for the fourth straight season and fifth time overall. Howard was voted in for the fourth consecutive season and Durant made the team for the second time.

The All-NBA Second Team features Miami's Dwyane Wade, Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, Los Angeles' Pau Gasol, Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki and New York's Amar'e Stoudemire.

San Antonio's Manu Ginobili, New Orleans' Chris Paul, Memphis' Zach Randolph, Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge and Atlanta's Al Horford comprise the third team.

Of the All-NBA selections, only Rose, James, Wade, Durant, Nowitzki, Westbrook and Randolph remain in the postseason. Rose totaled 19 points and 12 assists on Thursday to help the Bulls beat the Hawks 93-73 and advance to the Eastern Conference finals.

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