2017 NBA Awards, NYC

Drake Hosts the inaugural NBA Awards in NYC on June 26, 2017 | Photo: Courtesy of NBA Awards
Affair: 2017 NBA Awards

When: Monday, June 26, 2017

Hot Spot: Basketball City at Pier 36, NYC

Deets: The inaugural NBA Awards on TNT were held on Monday, June 26, 2017. Hosted by Drake, the show celebrated top performers from the 2016-17 season and honored other NBA luminaries. 

The list of NBA Awards winners and voting totals where applicable are below. Individual ballots for the NBA’s annual media-voted awards will be posted on NBA.com/official on Tuesday, June 27 – the fourth straight year those ballots will be made public after being tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP. 


Kia NBA Most Valuable Player: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder | Voting Totals

Kia NBA Rookie of the Year: Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee Bucks | Voting Totals

Kia NBA Most Improved Player: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks | Voting Totals

Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year: Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors | Voting Totals

Kia NBA Sixth Man Award: Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets | Voting Totals

NBA Coach of the Year: Mike D’Antoni, Houston Rockets | Voting Totals


NBA Basketball Executive of the Year: Bob Myers, Golden State Warriors | Voting Totals


Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks | Voting Totals

NBA Sportsmanship Award: Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets | Voting Totals


Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award Presented by Kaiser Permanente: Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtics 


Best Style: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder 


Lifetime Achievement Award: Bill Russell, Boston Celtics legend 

Sager Strong Award: Monty Williams, San Antonio Spurs 

Hustle Stats Award: Patrick Beverley, Houston Rockets 

Jr. NBA Coach of the Year: Carrie Berran of Eagan, Minn.

Spotted: Drake, Nick Cannon, 2 Chainz, Isiah Thomas, David Robinson, Paul Pierce, CJ McCollum, Richard Hamilton, Grant & Tamia Hill, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Adam Silver, Vince Carter, Kemba Walker, Candace Parker, Wanda Durant, Dirk Nowitzki, John Wall, Baron Davis, Draymond Green, Russell Westbrook, Fabolous, Jada Pinkett Smith, Charles Barkley, Gayle King, Nicki Minaj

Hint For The Average Socialite: Some NBA teams practice at the facility when they are in New York. The event will not be ticketed, with current and former players, executives and celebrities filling the audience.

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