NBA Awards show to include 6 new fan-voted accolades
Fans are going to get some say in a bevy of hip new awards for their favorite NBA players.
The league is set to host its inaugural NBA Awards show this summer, and in addition to the standard awards determined by select media members - including MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, and Most Improved Player - there will be six new categories decided by fan voting.
Starting today, hoop heads will have the opportunity to cast their ballots online at NBA.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by hash-tagging the award name plus the player's full name.
Here are the finalists:
- Lakers' Larry Nance, Jr. vs. Nets
- Timberwolves' Zach LaVine vs. Suns
- Thunder's Victor Oladipo vs. Hawks
- Cavaliers' Iman Shumpert
- Bulls' Dwyane Wade
- Thunder's Russell Westbrook
- Spurs' Kawhi Leonard vs. Rockets
- Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis vs. Nets
- Heat's Hassan Whiteside vs. Raptors
- Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving vs. Warriors
- Thunder's Russell Westbrook vs. Nuggets
- Suns' Tyler Ulis vs. Celtics
- Suns' Devin Booker 70-point game vs. Celtics
- Rockets' James Harden nets 53-16-17 triple-double vs. Knicks
- Warriors' Klay Thompson scores 60 in three quarters vs. Pacers
- Thunder's Russell Westbrook with most points in triple-double vs. Magic
- Warriors' Draymond Green to Stephen Curry to Kevin Durant
- Nuggets' Nikola Jokic with no-look pass
- Clippers’ Chris Paul with wraparound pass
The show will air live June 26 on TNT at 9 p.m. ET, and will be hosted by rapper Drake at Basketball City in New York.
So for the next two months, get your fingers working to vote for your favorite moments of the 2016-17 regular season.
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