Jokic joined by familiar names on All-NBA first team

Tim Bontemps, ESPNMay 22, 2024, 08:22 PM ET

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After winning his third Most Valuable Player award in four years earlier this month, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic headlined this year’s All-NBA teams by earning his sixth selection in a row and fourth overall on Wednesday.

Jokic, who was supplanted on the first team last season by 2022-23 MVP Joel Embiid of Philadelphia, led the balloting, the first year of the award being positionless — in part because of the annual slugfest between the two for the one first-team All-NBA center spot.

The irony is that Embiid is one of several players this season — along with Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell, New York Knicks forward Julius Randle and Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler — who made All-NBA last season but wasn’t