Award Show or Popularity Contest? NBA Season Awards

Last night TNT, hosted its award show for Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Season MVP. They also gave out awards for Most Improved Player, Sixth Man of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.


The winners are as follows:

Kia NBA Most Valuable Player

Kia NBA Rookie of the Year

Kia NBA Sixth Man Award

Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year

Kia NBA Most Improved Player

NBA Coach of the Year

  • [WINNER] Dwane Casey, Toronto Raptors
  • Quin Snyder, Utah Jazz
  • Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics

Kemba Walker took home the award for Sportsmanship. In our opinion, Donovan Mitchell got absolutely robbed. Ben Simmons, who played in his first season although having one year of injured experience in the Philly locker room, could not shoot all season yet bested D-Spyda for the award. Here are their comparative statistics:

Mitchell: 20.5 PPG 3.7 RPB 3.7 APB

Simmons: 15.8 PPG 8.1 RPB 8.2 APB

By all means, Simmons had a fantastic season but Mitchell bested him throughout the entire year including the 28 PPG he averaged in the summer league. Sadly, Harden also won MVP over LeBron James when clearly LBJ meant and produced much more to his team.Congratulations to all participating athletes on an outstanding season. If only the Finals series could have been as competitive as the Conference Finals series’


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