James and Memphis guard Tony Allen each were given 25 first-place votes from the 30 NBA head coaches in wining first-team mentions.
In addition to the fifth honor for James, Paul had been a first-teamer four times. Allen and Ibaka have each been on the first team twice. This year marked the first first-team honors for Chandler and Noah.
However, the NBA Defensive Player of the Year wasn't put on the first team. That award went to Memphis center Marc Gasol. The same situation happened last year when Chandler was took the individual honor but was on the All-Defensive Second Team.
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