Here Are the Five Biggest All-NBA Snubs of the 2020-2021 Season

Steph Curry, Luka Doncic, Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James headline the All-NBA Team selections this year.

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The NBA has officially released its final results for the 2020-2021 All-NBA team selection.

In the All-NBA first-team selection, Nikola Jokic makes it to the top of the list and is joined by Stephen Curry, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic and Kawhi Leonard. Surprising to some, LeBron James does not make it to the first team but headlines the All-NBA second team alongside Chris Paul, Damian Lillard, Joel Embiid and Julius Randle. Coming in hot as a part of the third-team, Kyrie Irving leads the pack with Bradley Beal, Rudy Gobert, Paul George and Jimmy Butler.

After analyzing the votes received by each player and the general performance of the players in the league, HYPEBEAST has formulated a list of the five biggest snubs for the All-NBA team selection for this year.

Jayson Tatum – Boston Celtics

Jayson Tatum had an especially strong season with a total of 69 voting points and 32 third-team votes. Though not as many votes as his peers selected, Tatum has actually garnered more than Kyrie Irving in the forward and guard position. This year, Tatum attended the All-Star Games for the second consecutive year. He finished the regular season with a career-high of 26.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists. The Celtics forward dropped a franchise record-tying 60 points in a single game. He was also the first Celtic to have two 50-point games in the same season and has hit 40-points in countless matches this year.

James Harden – Brooklyn Nets

As the newest addition to Brooklyn’s Big Three, James Harden proved that he is back on track after his controversial exit from Houston. Averaging 24.6 points, 10.9 assists and 8.5 rebounds across 36 regular-season games as a Nets member, Harden received 22 third-team votes. He has shown that time and time again, he is capable of making intelligent plays to assist teammates or even create open spaces for his beyond-the-arc shots.

Kevin Durant – Brooklyn Nets

After tearing his Achilles in 2019, Kevin Durant has finally returned for the 2020-21 season. Since joining the Nets, KD has helped to build one of the most effective offenses in the NBA this year. In just his first season on the court for Brooklyn, he has proven that his chemistry with powerhouses Irving and Harden makes them unstoppable. Throughout the regular season, Durant picked up an average 26.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game even though he played less than half the season.

Devin Booker – Phoenix Suns

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker has continued to demonstrate that he has what it takes. Booker has led his team to the Western Conference Finals, where they recently won a best-of-seven series with a 4-0 sweep against the Denver Nuggets. Booker, who has often been compared to Kobe Bryant for his scoring prowess ended the regular season with 25.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists. As he continues to showcase his leadership on the court during the Western Conference Finals, it speaks to his capabilities as a young, seasoned player in the league.

Trae Young – Atlanta Hawks

Without a doubt, Trae Young is a force to be reckoned with continually turning on the heat as the season went on. Only three years into his NBA career, he has averaged 25.3 points, 9.4 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game. He has led the Hawks to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2017 with his explosive performance towards the end of the season. The Hawks have remained stellar, locking in the No. 5 seed in the East.

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