Rockets' Harden wins Most Valuable Player Award

Houston Rockets guard James Harden beat out Le Bron James for 2017-18 NBA MVP

Utah ranked second in the National Basketball Association in defensive rating and Gobert ranked fourth in total blocks despite playing 56 games, which where were the fewest by a Defensive Player of the Year victor in a non-lockout season, according to ESPN Stats & Info. We connected, he's given me an opportunity. "And, my teammates of course and my great coach and the city of Philadelphia for really embracing me and my family so thank you". However, Mitchell would finish behind Philadelphia's Ben Simmons and Rubio fell to Golden State's Kevin Durant.

"I think James Harden deserves MVP, because nobody saw this [coming]", World Peace told Omnisport when promoting his new book.

Oladipo, 26, averaged a career-high 23.1 points with 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.4 steals to earn his first career All-Star selection, as well as a spot on the All-NBA third team and the All-Defensive first team.

The Pelicans ended the year with a 48-34 record and swept the Portland Trail Blazers to advance to the Western Conference semifinals before falling to the Golden State Warriors, who went on to win their second consecutive National Basketball Association title.

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"I'm not going to get emotional", he said from behind dark sunglasses. He scored at least 20 points in three of those games. Gordon won the award last season.

Former Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey, who was sacked after the season, was named the NBA's Coach of the Year.

Casey won over Quin Snyder of Utah and Brad Stevens of Boston. However, Casey was sacked after the Raptors' second consecutive second-round loss to James and the Cavaliers. Under Morey's direction, the Rockets acquired All-Star guard Chris Paul from the Clippers to team up with Harden and rising big man Capela. Harden also became the third different Houston Rocket to win the MVP honor. Houston established a new franchise record for wins with 65 against only 17 losses.

Backstage, Robertson commended the activism of today's players, although he wondered why more white athletes aren't speaking out.

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