The inaugural NBA Awards went down in New York City and aired on TNT on Monday night (June 26). If you missed it… we have the full list of winners here.
Hosted by Drake, the awards show celebrated the league’s top performers from the 2016-17 season, while honoring other NBA luminaries.
The evening’s big award, the Kia NBA MVP was awarded to Russell Westbrook, who beat out the Rockets’ James Harden and Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard.
The full list of winners is as follows:
MVP: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
Rookie of the Year: Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee Bucks
Most Improved Player: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Defensive Player of the Year: Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
Sixth Man Award: Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets
Coach of the Year: Mike D’Antoni, Houston Rockets
NBA EXECUTIVE-VOTED AWARD
Executive of the Year: Bob Myers, Golden State Warriors
Teammate of the Year: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
Sportsmanship Award: Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets
Best Style: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
SPECIAL NBA AWARDS HONORS
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.