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Charlotte’s Lamelo Ball Wins 2020-21 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Award

Ball received 84 first-place votes and earned 465 total points from a global panel of 99 sportswriters and broadcasters

Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball is the recipient of the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy as the 2020-21 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, the NBA (www.NBA.com) announced today.  He is the third player to win the annual award with Charlotte, joining Larry Johnson (1991-92) and Emeka Okafor (2004-05). Ball received 84…

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Denver’s Nikola Jokić wins 2020-21 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award

Serbian Center Becomes First Player Named NBA MVP With Nuggets

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić is the recipient of the Maurice Podoloff Trophy as the 2020-21 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, the NBA (www.NBA.com) announced today. With the first Kia NBA MVP Award of his career, Jokić becomes the first player to earn the honor as a member of the…

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New York’s Tom Thibodeau wins 2020-21 NBA Coach of the Year Award

In First Season as Knicks Head Coach, Thibodeau Named Coach of the Year for Second Time

New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau is the recipient of the Red Auerbach Trophy as the 2020-21 NBA Coach of the Year, the NBA (www.NBA.com) announced today. This is the second NBA Coach of the Year Award for Thibodeau, who earned the honor in the 2010-11 season with the…

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Egypt’s Zamalek wins Inaugural Basketball Africa League Championship

Basketball Africa League Announces End-of-Season Award Winners Honoring Pioneering African NBA Legends Hakeem Olajuwon, Dikembe Mutombo and Manute Bol

Zamalek (Egypt) today defeated US Monastir (Tunisia) 76-63 to win the inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) Championship (www.theBAL.com), which took place at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda and was broadcast to fans in 215 countries and territories in 15 languages. BAL President Amadou Gallo Fall presented Zamalek with the BAL…

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Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid receives march NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente

NBA and Kaiser Permanente to Donate $10,000 to Covenant House Pennsylvania

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has received the March NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente in recognition of his dedicated efforts to address housing insecurity in Greater Philadelphia, the NBA (www.NBA.com) today announced. Each month the award recognizes a player who best reflects the passion that the league…

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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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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Announcement presented by Fifty-Five South Ventures

Ticket Packages for Enshrinement Festivities Available Now on Hoophall.com

Today on ESPN, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the nine honorees in the Class of 2020 presented by Fifty-Five South Ventures. The Class of 2020 will be enshrined in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Birthplace of Basketball, on Saturday, August 29, 2020. As previously announced, in light of the…