Feb 24, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) celebrates with center Dwight Howard (12) in the second half against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. The Lakers beat the Mavs 103-99. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard receive All-NBA honors

While the Lakers fell far short of the lofty expectations set for them, that’s not to say there wasn’t any good to come out of this tumultuous season.

 

On Thursday, Kobe Bryant was named to his 11th All-NBA team as he joined LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Tim Duncan, and Chris Paul on the All-NBA 1st team

 

 

That makes eight straight All-NBA 1st team appearances for Kobe and ties him with The Mailman Karl Malone for the most all-time. Kobe wasn’t the only Laker to receive recognition as Dwight Howard also made All-NBA 3rd team this year.

 

 

Bryant and Howard were the Lakers’ leading scorers this year at 27.3 and 17.1 points per game, respectively. Bryant was second on the team with six assists per game while Howard led the league in rebounding with 12.4 a game.

 

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