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Hoopsmeister
05-06-2003, 03:49 PM
No real surprises here:

from ESPN (http://espn.go.com/nba/news/2003/0506/1550067.html)

NEW YORK -- Two-time MVP Tim Duncan made the All-NBA team Tuesday, just the sixth player in league history to receive that honor in each of his first six seasons.

Also on the All-NBA first team were Los Angeles Lakers teammates Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal, the Orlando Magic's Tracy McGrady and the Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Garnett.

Bryant and O'Neal were the first teammates picked in consecutive seasons since Utah's Karl Malone and John Stockton in 1993-94 and 1994-95.

Duncan averaged 23.3 points and 12.9 rebounds, helping the San Antonio Spurs tie for the NBA's best record.

The other players with six straight All-NBA appearances to start their careers were Hall of Famers Elgin Baylor, Larry Bird, George Mikan, Bob Pettit and Oscar Robertson.

Picked for the second team were Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki, Sacramento's Chris Webber, Detroit's Ben Wallace, New Jersey's Jason Kidd, and Philadelphia's Allen Iverson.

The third team: Boston's Paul Pierce, New Orleans' Jamal Mashburn, Indiana's Jermaine O'Neal, Phoenix's Stephon Marbury, and Dallas' Steve Nash, .