Kobe Bryant named to All-NBA first team; Pau Gasol a third-teamer
First team honors went to LeBron James (Cleveland), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City), Dwight Howard (Orlando), Kobe Bryant (Lakers) and Dwayne Wade (Miami).
The second team selectees were Carmelo Anthony (Denver), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas), Amare Stoudemire (Phoenix), Steve Nash (Phoenix) and Deron Williams (Utah).
Tim Duncan (San Antonio), Pau Gasol (Lakers), Andrew Bogut (Milwaukee), Joe Johnson (Atlanta) and Brandon Roy (Portland) made the third team.
-- Melissa Rohlin
Photo: Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol chat on May 2. Credit: Chris Carlson / Associated Press.