Jazz forward Karl Malone and guard John Stockton made the official All-NBA second team, announced Wednesday.
The first team included guards Michael Jordan of Chicago and Magic Johnson of the L.A. Lakers, forwards Larry Bird of Boston and Charles Barkley of Philadelphia and center Akeem Olajuwon of Houston.Joining Malone and Stockton on the second team were forward Dominique Wilkins of Atlanta, center Patrick Ewing of New York and guard Clyde Drexler of Portland.
As with the other official NBA awards, the voting for the all-league team was done by an 80-member nationwide media panel. The ballots were cast before the playoffs started.
Jordan was named to the first team on all 80 ballots, while Bird missed being a unanimous choice by one vote. Barkley was the only newcomer to the first team this year. The second-team selections were the first of their careers for Malone, Stockton, Ewing and Drexler.
Malone finished the regular season fifth in the NBA in scoring (7.7) and fourth in rebounding (2.0), joining Barkley in the top six in both categories. Stockton was first in assists (3.8), setting an NBA season record with 1,128 in 82 games. He was also third in steals (.95) and fourth in field-goal shooting (574), the only player ever to finish in the top 10 in those three departments.