From a press release:
LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the 2009-10 Most Valuable Player presented by Kia Motors, and Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic, the 2009-10 NBA Defensive Player of the Year presented by Kia Motors, were unanimous selections to the 2009-10 All-NBA First Team, the NBA announced today. Joining James and Howard on the First Team are Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat.
Durant earns his first All-NBA First Team selection after becoming the youngest player (21 years and 197 days) to lead the league in scoring (30.1 ppg). His 756 free throws made was the sixth highest single-season total in NBA history and the highest since Michael Jordan made 833 in the 1986-87 season, while his .900 percentage from the line ranked sixth overall. Durant earned NBA Western Conference Player of the Month honors in April after scoring 30-plus points in seven consecutive games to close the regular season.
Very excellent for KD. Being named first team All-NBA is a HUGE honor. And one you’d expect for the league’s scoring champ, but probably not one you’d expect from a 21-year-old in his third year. Great things are a-coming. For shame though that no other Thunder player even got one vote. I figured Russell Westbrook would grab a handful. Oh well.