All-NBA Teams: No international players for the first time this century

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 29: Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks celebrates their 88-87 win over Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks at Philips Arena on November 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The All-NBA Teams are all-American for the first time since 2000. The league announced the voting results today and the foreign player receiving the most endorsements was Dominican big man Al Horford, who finished at No. 19, 27 points short of making the Third Team.

At least two international players had been named to All-NBA Teams each of the past 15 years. The streak was clearly coming to an end this season and it became obvious when no foreign players were selected to the All-Star Game in February at first. Horford and the Bulls’ Pau Gasol would only be named to the Eastern Conference squad as replacements.


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