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NBA Roundup: James heads All-NBA team

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Miami Heat superstar LeBron James received 119 votes and was named first-team All-NBA on Thursday.

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers made the team for the 11th time, tying him with Hall of Famer Karl Malone for the most selections. He had been tied at 10 with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor, Bob Cousy, Michael Jordan, Bob Pettit and Jerry West.

Joining James and Bryan on the first team are the Oklahoma Thunder's Kevin Durant, the San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan and the Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul.

The All-NBA second team is made up of guards Tony Parker of the Spurs and Russell Westbrook of the Thunder, forwards Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks and Blake Griffin of the Clippers and center Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies.

---The wave of euphoria after the successful battle to keep the Sacramento Kings in northern California led to the single-best day of ticket sales since the first day of the franchise's existence more than 30 years ago.

Kings spokesman Chris Clark told the Sacramento Bee that the franchise doesn't release ticket sales information but said calls were coming in every few seconds when new season ticket sales opened Tuesday. Thousands of Kings fans attended a rally downtown Sacramento on Thursday to celebrate the team's future.
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