The NBA announced its All-NBA teams today...Dirk, for the third straight season is on the first team. And it's his seventh straight season as an All-NBA team member (there's a first, second and third team)...
The interesting thing is Steve Nash was a unanimous choice for the first team, getting 129 of a possible 129 first-place votes. He also led with the highest point total. Dirk got 125 first-place votes and Kobe Bryant got 128.
Some are wondering if Nash's point total means he's the likely MVP, too, when most signs have pointed to Dirk winning the thing whenever the NBA finally decides to announce the award (most thought it would be this week, but it will be at least next week now).
Anyway, the point total doesn't mean a whole lot because the All-NBA teams are voted on by position. So don't read too much into that.
Some other interesting tid-bits are that the five first-teamers: Dirk, Nash, Kobe, Amare Stoudemire and Tim Duncan are all Western Conference guys.
Stoudemire and Nash are the first teammates on the first team since 2003 when Kobe and Shaq did it. Speaking of Shaq, this is his first All-NBA team omission since his rookie season in 1993.