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A global game: International players dominate NBA Awards 2019

Jun 25, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Four NBA players born outside the United States take home major honors, with Giannis Antetokounmpo of Greece bagging the top award

TRAILBLAZER. Giannis Antetokounmpo becomes the first Greek player to win MVP in the NBA. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks' Twitter account (@Bucks)

Antetokounmpo captures maiden NBA MVP award

Jun 25, 2019 - 11:38 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo dethrones James Harden and becomes the first player from Greece to be named NBA MVP

GREEK FREAK. Giannis Antetokounmpo becomes the first player from the Milwaukee to win MVP since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar triumphed in the 1973-74 season. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks' Twitter account (@Bucks)

Gobert claims second straight NBA Defensive Player of the Year

Jun 25, 2019 - 11:17 AM

Rudy Gobert joins elite company as he becomes one of only 10 players in NBA history to win the award multiple times

STIFLE TOWER. Rudy Gobert beats out MVP contenders Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George for Defensive Player of the Year. File photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Lou Williams wins back-to-back NBA Sixth Man of the Year

Jun 25, 2019 - 10:49 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers star joins Jamal Crawford as the only players in NBA history to win the award thrice

OFF THE BENCH. Despite starting only one game last season, Lou Williams still put up impressive numbers. Photo from NBA Stats' Twitter account (@nbastats)

Siakam named NBA Most Improved Player

Jun 25, 2019 - 10:31 AM

Pascal Siakam, who helped the Toronto Raptors capture their maiden NBA championship, becomes the first player in franchise history to win the award

MOST IMPROVED. Pascal Siakam made leaps and bounds in his best NBA season so far. File photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Doncic caps off impressive NBA season with Rookie of the Year plum

Jun 25, 2019 - 9:50 AM

Luka Doncic of Slovenia becomes only the second player in Dallas Mavericks history to win the award

SLOVENIAN WONDER. Luka Doncic shines the brightest among all NBA rookies. Photo from NBA Stats' Twitter account (@nbastats)

FAST FACTS: NBA Awards 2019

Jun 23, 2019 - 5:29 PM

As the NBA honors its top performers of the season, check out some trivia on the league's superstars

TOP TRIO. Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo (center) stands as favorite to win the MVP award over the Rockets’ James Harden and Thunder’s Paul George. Photos from AFP

Magic and Bird to get joint NBA lifetime honor

May 16, 2019 - 12:55 PM

The league puts the spotlight on the epic rivalry that helped drive the success of the modern NBA

File photo by Andy Lyons/AFP

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

Why the first-ever NBA Awards Show should be the last

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:18 PM

Hopefully the league will do what’s best for its fans – not its business – next year

WATCH: Bill Russell trash talks like the legend he is at NBA Awards

Jun 27, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Bill Russell 83 lives up to his reputation at the 2017 NBA Awards

TRASH TALK LEGEND. Bill Russell drops a good one on NBA Hall of Famers at the 2017 NBA Awards. Photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP

Russell Westbrook named 2017 NBA Most Valuable Player

Jun 27, 2017 - 11:24 AM

See the full list of winners at the 2017 NBA Awards

MVP. Russell Westbrook is the 2017 NBA MVP. Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images/AFP

Saric among record 4 global NBA All-Rookie picks

Jun 27, 2017 - 9:46 AM

Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric is a unanimous selection to the NBA All Rookie team which feature a record 4 players from outside the United States

GLOBAL ALL-ROOKIE. Dario Saric #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers is among the record 4 global NBA All-Rookie members of 2017. File Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Green, Gobert, Leonard pace NBA All-Defensive squad

Jun 27, 2017 - 9:43 AM

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul and Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley are also selected to the honor squad by a 100 member global media panel

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM. Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors leads the 2017 NBA All-Defensive Team together with Kawhi Leonard and Rudy Gobert. File Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

NBA to announce awards on new TV show next June

Nov 02, 2016 - 10:55 AM

The show will be staged on June 26 2017 and will see the league s major individual trophies handed out on one star studded night

NEW SHOW. The NBA will announce its season awards next year on a new TV awards show. Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is seen here a press conference where he was awarded Most Valuable Player last May. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP