NBA Awards 2018 - updates

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LOOK: James Harden celebrated with short film after maiden MVP win

Jun 28, 2018 - 5:57 PM

The short video narrated by Harden's mother, Monja Willis, recalls a note he wrote in high school

SEASON'S BEST. Houston star James Harden averaged a league-best 30.4 points to power the Rockets to a franchise-best 65-17 record. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Hall of Famer flips middle finger at Charles Barkley on live TV

Jun 26, 2018 - 7:04 PM

11-time NBA champ Bill Russell makes waves again in this year's NBA Awards Show

OOPS. Boston Celtics Hall of Famer Bill Russell accidentally flashes his middle finger and was caught on cam. Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images/AFP

Dwane Casey wins Coach of the Year after getting fired from Toronto

Jun 26, 2018 - 6:26 PM

2018's NBA Coach of the Year is now with the Detroit Pistons

FORMER COACH. Dwane Casey nabs the award for leading the Toronto Raptors to  a conference- and franchise-best 59-23 regular season record. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner Sports/AFP

Netizens show frustration over MVP Harden, ROY Simmons at NBA Awards

Jun 26, 2018 - 6:17 PM

James Harden wins the MVP title over LeBron James while Ben Simmons is not a 'true rookie'

CRITICIZED. 2018 ROY Ben Simmons (left) and MVP James Harden are not actually the internet's fan favorites. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP (Simmons) and Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP (Harden)

James Harden wins first career NBA MVP Award

Jun 26, 2018 - 11:10 AM

The Houston Rockets stalwart bests LeBron James and Anthony Davis in the 2018 NBA Awards

FIRST EVER. James Harden clinches his first NBA MVP award after it eluded him last year. Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images North America/AFP