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Web Posted: 05/14/2009 12:00 CDT

Spurs' Duncan, Parker grace All-NBA teams

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By Jeff McDonald - Express-News

Tim Duncan made another round of history with Wednesday's release of this season's All-NBA teams. Tony Parker experienced a career first.

Duncan, the Spurs power forward, earned a second-team mention for the second year in a row, becoming the first player to be named All-NBA in each of his first 12 seasons. He is one of eight players in league history to receive at least a dozen All-NBA selections.

Parker, meanwhile, was named to the third-team, garnering All-NBA mention for the first time in his career. In doing so, he became the first point guard in Spurs history to be named All-NBA.

Duncan averaged 19.3 points and ranked fourth in the NBA with a team-leading 10.7 rebounds per game. He also posted the fourth-most double-doubles in the league (49).

Not to be outdone, Parker enjoyed his best season as a pro, setting career bests in scoring (22 points per game) and assists (6.9 per game). He is just the fifth European player to grace an All-NBA team, joining Dirk Nowitzki, Peja Stojakovic, Drazen Petrovic and Detlef Schrempf.

The All-NBA first team consisted of league MVP LeBron James of Cleveland, the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, Miami's Dwyane Wade, Dallas' Nowitzki and Dwight Howard of Orlando.

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David8:17 AM
Pippen one of the top 10 of all time??? You rank Pippen ahead of players like Oscar Robertson? Jerry West? Even Lebron James after only 5 seasons is better than Pippen ever was. I couold probably name 20 players in the last 20 years that were/are better than Pippen. Don't get me wrong, Pippen was a very good player in his era, but he benefited by playing with Jordan. Without Michael he would have been an above average defender, and average on offense. Not exactly top 10 of all time.
alk11:41 PM
DUNCAN is truly one of the best of all time! Congratulations! He is my top 5 of all time: (1) JORDAN, (2)RUSSELL, (3)KAREEM, (4)WILT, (5)TIM DUNCAN, (6)MAGIC, (7)BIRD, (8)PIPPEN, (9)SHAQ, (10)MOSES... TOP 10 all time!
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