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Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo wins 2019-20 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award

Antetokounmpo is Third Player to win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in Same Season

Greek Forward Becomes Third Player to Win Multiple MVP Awards by Age 25; Antetokounmpo is Third Player to Win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in Same Season Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the 2019-20 Kia NBA (www.NBA.com) Most Valuable Player, the NBA announced today. This is…

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Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Ja Morant Leads 2019-20 NBA All-Rookie First Team

As the lone unanimous selection, Morant received NBA All-Rookie First Team votes on all 100 ballots from a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters

NBA (http://www.NBA.com) All-Rookie First Team: Morant, Kendrick Nunn, Brandon Clarke, Zion Williamson and Eric Paschall; NBA All-Rookie Second Team; Tyler Herro, Terence Davis II, Coby White, P.J. Washington Jr. and Rui Hachimura. Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant, the 2019-20 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, has been unanimously selected to…

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Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Giannis Antetokounmpo leads 2019-20 NBA All-Defensive First Team

Antetokounmpo received 97 NBA All-Defensive First Team votes from a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters and earned 195 total points

NBA All-Defensive First Team: Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, Ben Simmons, Rudy Gobert and Marcus Smart; NBA (www.NBA.com) All-Defensive Second Team: Kawhi Leonard, Brook Lopez, Bam Adebayo, Patrick Beverley and Eric Bledsoe. Download document: https://bit.ly/3hcuJp6 Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 2019-20 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, leads the 2019-20 NBA…

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Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019-20 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award

2018-19 Kia NBA MVP Becomes the Fifth Player Named NBA MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in a Career

The Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the 2019-20 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, the NBA (http://www.NBA.com/) announced today. This marks the first NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award for Antetokounmpo, who finished in second place last season. Antetokounmpo, the 2018-19 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player,…

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NBA names Victor Williams CEO of NBA Africa

New Role Will Oversee League’s Business and Basketball Development Initiatives Across the Continent

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com) today named Victor Williams CEO of NBA Africa, effective Aug. 17, 2020, it was announced by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Williams, an accomplished investment banking executive with extensive experience growing businesses across the U.S. and Africa, will be based in the league’s Johannesburg office…

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Antetokounmpo, Dončić, Embiid, Gobert, Jokić, Sabonis, Siakam and Simmons headline Global Reach of 2019-20 NBA Season Restart

12 African-Born Players on Season Restart Rosters

22 Teams Participating in Season Restart Feature 89 International Players from 34 Countries and Territories; all 22 Teams Feature At Least One International Player; 12 African-Born Players on Season Restart Rosters; 88 Seeding Games Include 41 Primetime Games in Latin America and 40 Primetime Games in Europe, the Middle East and…

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NBA and Smart TV Platform VIDAA Announce Multiyear Partnership

VIDAA to Offer NBA League Pass on Hisense and Toshiba Smart TVs Beginning with 2020-21 NBA Season

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com) and VIDAA USA, Inc. today announced a multiyear partnership to make NBA League Pass, the league’s premium live game subscription service, available for purchase on all Hisense and Toshiba TVs through the VIDAA smart TV platform.  Beginning with the 2020-21 NBA season, more than…

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Five-Star Recruit Jonathan Kuminga signs with NBA G League

A native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuminga played at The Patrick School in Hillside, New Jersey, last season

Forward Jonathan Kuminga, a top high school basketball recruit, has signed to play in the NBA G League (https://GLeague.nba.com) next season, it was announced today by NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim.  Kuminga is ranked by ESPN as the No. 4 player in the nation and the top player in…

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NBA announces Game and National Television Schedules for ‘Seeding Games’ to Restart 2019-20 Season

ESPN’s Game Coverage Restarts on July 31 with Celtics vs. Bucks and Rockets vs. Mavericks

Season Resumes on July 30 with Jazz vs. Pelicans and Clippers vs. Lakers in TNT Doubleheader; ESPN’s Game Coverage Restarts on July 31 with Celtics vs. Bucks and Rockets vs. Mavericks The NBA (www.NBA.com) today released its complete game schedule (https://on.nba.com/2YEwJ3i) and national television schedules for TNT (https://on.nba.com/3dFo9pg), ESPN (https://on.nba.com/2Vl0KTJ), ABC…

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NBA 2K League Announces Partnerships with GameStop, Jostens, SAP and Tissot

With the 2020 NBA 2K League season officially underway, the league today announced four new marketing partnerships with GameStop, Jostens, SAP and Tissot

NBA 2K League (https://on.nba.com/3cRYitT) Features Record Partner Roster for 2020 Season; THE TIPOFF Powered by AT&T to Air Live June 16-19 on ESPN2, Twitch and YouTube. With the 2020 NBA 2K League season officially underway, the league today announced four new marketing partnerships with GameStop, Jostens, SAP and Tissot. The new…