NBA Awards 2017

NBA Awards 2017

June 26, 2017
June 26, 2017
New York City
New York City
 

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The 2017 NBA Awards was the first annual award show by the National Basketball Association (NBA), which was held on June 26, 2017 at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York City, New York, and hosted by musician Drake.[1]

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Russell Westbrook
Point guard
bornNovember 12, 1988
Malcolm Brogdon
Shooting guard
bornDecember 11, 1992
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Small forward
bornDecember 6, 1994
Sepolia, Athens, Greece
 
Drake
 

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Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986)[2] better known mononymously as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor.[3][4] Drake initially gained recognition as an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the early 2000s. Intent on pursuing a career as a rapper, he departed the series in 2007 following the release of his debut mixtape, Room for Improvement. He released two further independent projects, Comeback Season and So Far Gone, before signing to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment in June 2009.[5]

Drake released his debut studio album Thank Me Later in 2010,[6] which debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and was soon certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His next two releases were 2011's Take Care and 2013's Nothing Was the Same,[7][8][9][10] with certifications of quadruple and triple platinum respectively in the U.S.; the former also earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. They were followed by two mixtapes – the trap-influenced If You're Reading This It's Too Late, and a collaboration with Future for What a Time to Be Alive – in 2015, with both earning platinum certification in the U.S.[11]

Drake released his fourth album, Views, in 2016, breaking several chart records in the process.[12] The dancehall-influenced album sat atop the Billboard 200 for ten nonconsecutive weeks,[13] becoming the first album by a solo male to do so in over 10 years. Its single "One Dance" topped the chart in several countries, including the U.S., the UK and Canada, where it became his first number-one single as the lead artist. This saw Drake leading the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard 200 simultaneously for eight weeks, coming close to a record held by Whitney Houston.[14] It achieved quadruple platinum status in the U.S., and earned over 1 million album-equivalent units in the first week of its release.[15][16] The single "Hotline Bling" secured him his second and third Grammy win, for Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Rap Song, at the organization's 59th ceremony.[17]

Drake released the multi-genre More Life in 2017. Described by Drake as a playlist,[18][19] it was his seventh consecutive number one on the Billboard 200, and set multiple streaming records.[20]

Drake owns several Billboard chart records. He has the most charted songs (154) among solo artists in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, the most simultaneously charted Hot 100 songs in a single week (24), and the most Hot 100 debuts in a week (21).[21] Drake also has the most number one singles on the Hot Rap Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Rhythmic Charts.[22][23] Alongside his Grammy Award wins, Drake has won three Juno Awards and six American Music Awards.

Drake has developed other ventures, including his OVO Sound record label with longtime collaborator Noah "40" Shebib. Drake acts as a producer, producing under the pseudonym of Champagne Papi. Using the "OVO" moniker, Drake has his own clothing line and his own program on Beats 1 Radio. He is also currently acting as the global ambassador for NBA franchise, the Toronto Raptors.[24]

NBA Most Valuable Player Award

Russell Westbrook III[1] (born November 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a six-time NBA All-Star and a two-time NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (MVP), winning consecutive awards in 2015 and 2016. He is also a six-time All-NBA Team member and led the league in scoring in 2014–15 and 2016–17.

Westbrook played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins and earned third-team all-conference honors in the Pac-10. He was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft by the Seattle SuperSonics, who then relocated to Oklahoma City six days later. Westbrook has represented the United States national team twice, winning gold medals in the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Olympics.

In 2017, Westbrook became one of two players in NBA history to average a triple-double for a season, along with Oscar Robertson in 1962. He also set a record for the most triple-doubles in a season, with 42.[2]

Performers2

Songs Performed3

Winners13

NBA All-Defensive Team Honors10

NBA All-Rookie Team Honors10

Fan Award Winners7

MVP Award Finalists3

Rookie of the Year Finalists3

Defensive Player of the Year Finalists3

Sixth Man of the Year Finalists3

Most Improved Player Finalists3

Coach of the Year Finalists3

Notable Attendees87

Videos22

Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles3

 
 
 

Spotify - Featured Tracks3

 
 
 

News Articles24

2017 NBA Awards: Best Playoff Moment of the Year
  –  June 27, 2017
Kevin Durant is recognized for the Best Playoff Moment of the Year as voted on by the fans. Malcolm Brogdon of the Milwaukee Bucks speaks with the media after he wins the 2016-17 NBA Rookie of the Year. Mike D'Antoni Coach Of The Year Media Avaliability ...
Complete list of 2017 NBA Awards: Russell Westbrook named MVP; Warriors take home five trophies
  –  June 27, 2017
June 27, 2017 8:04am EDT June 27, 2017 7:55am EDT Basketball, Milwaukee Bucks, Oklahoma City Thunder, English, Russell Westbrook, NBA, James Harden Monday was awards night in the NBA. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook (Getty Images) Updated at 8:04 a.m ...
OnScene at the NBA awards: Draymond dons shorts for red carpet
  –  June 27, 2017
A number of NBA players, including 2017 MVP winner Russell Westbrook, showed off their fashion sense at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York City. Draymond Green with the short set suit at NBA Awards Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated Draymond Green posing ...
Despite The Bad Timing, The First NBA Awards Show Was A Success
  –  June 27, 2017
... NBA’s first awards show gets a solid B. The execution and production were great, and it felt like a special event. It’s the conception that ultimately needs work. The NBA was lucky to have a such a captivating MVP race in 2017. Next time, the ...
2017 NBA Awards show: Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP
  –  June 27, 2017
We can finally put the 2016-17 NBA season to rest: Russell Westbrook is the league’s Most Valuable Player. One word to describe Russell Westbrook’s MVP season: historic. The announcement comes two months after the conclusion of the regular season, as ...
Russell Westbrook wins first MVP award at star-studded NBA awards show
  –  June 27, 2017
Hall of Famer Bill Russell was given the NBA’s first lifetime achievement award, which was presented to him by five fellow Hall of Fame centers: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, David Robinson, Alonzo Mourning, Dikembe Mutombo and Shaquille O’Neal. Russell ...
2017 NBA Awards Show results
  –  June 27, 2017
The 2017 NBA Awards Show was awkward as hell, but we finally know who all the winners from the 2016-17 NBA season are. The NBA held its first ever awards show, and though it was incredibly awkward at times and about two months too late, we finally know who ...
2017 NBA Awards: Kia Sixth Man Of The Year Award
  –  June 27, 2017
Lou Williams, Eric Gordon, and Andre Iguodala are candidates for the 2017 Sixth Man of the Year award. See who wins!
2017 NBA Awards: Rockets guard Eric Gordon wins Sixth Man of the Year
  –  June 27, 2017
Gordon, 28, came off the bench regularly for the first time his career during the 2016-17 season. He came off the bench in 60 of the 75 games he appeared with the Rockets. He averaged 16.2 points and 2.5 assists while shooting 40.6 percent the field and 37 ...
2017 NBA Awards Show Live Stream: Watch MVP Reveal And More Online
  –  June 27, 2017
The first ever NBA Awards show will provide the last bit of drama for what was an entertaining 2016-17 season. All eyes are on the league MVP voting. The finalists are Houston Rockets guard James Harden, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard and Oklahoma ...
NBA Awards 2017: Complete winners list
  –  June 27, 2017
Russell Westbrook and Draymond Green were among the NBA stars who took home hardware on Monday night. Check out the full list of winners.
NBA Awards 2017: Russell Westbrook, Draymond Green take home hardware
  –  June 27, 2017
The NBA held its inaugural awards show to hand out the 2016-17 season hardware, highlighted by Russell Westbrook winning his first career MVP. USA TODAY Sports The inaugural NBA Awards yielded a surprisingly emotional, exciting and funny night. But more ...
Monty Williams received first Sager Strong Award in tear-jerking NBA Awards presentation
  –  June 26, 2017
The first NBA Awards had its share of great moments ... w/ a special message #NBAAwards pic.twitter.com/m01SODoCQf — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 27, 2017 Williams was presented with a Sager-inspired coat, and delivered a powerful acceptance speech ...
PHOTOS: 2017 NBA Awards Show
  –  June 26, 2017
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Thunder Digest NBA Awards
  –  June 18, 2017
Oklahoma City did not win a championship but you know what? Russell Westbrook is probably going to win the NBA MVP here in the next two weeks. So, we here at Thunder Digest paired up with a handful of local and national media to vote on our own NBA awards.
Bill Russell To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At NBA Awards
  –  June 16, 2017
The annual NBA Finals MVP Award is named in honor of Russell, an NBA Champion in all but two of his seasons as a player with Boston. The 2017 NBA Awards on TNT will feature integrations with the Sports Emmy Award-winning Inside the NBA studio team of Ernie ...
Bill Russell to receive Lifetime Achievement Award
  –  June 15, 2017
The NBA Awards on TNT – hosted by Drake – will be held at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York City, as the NBA honors all of the league’s top performers on one night for the first time. The 2017 NBA Awards on TNT will feature integrations with the ...
2017 NBA Finals most-watched Finals since Michael Jordan’s last championship
  –  June 14, 2017
Cavs-Warriors Finals = most watched NBA Finals since 1998 ... three men who have won each of the last five and seven of the last eight MVP awards (though that will change in 2017), people are going to watch. Familiarity may breed contempt.
2017 NBA Playoff Awards: The King is still King
  –  June 13, 2017
Watching the last three games of the NBA Finals, it’s hard to imagine that there were scores of sports fans calling Cavaliers-Warriors trilogy ‘boring’, or that their inevitable rematch is part of why the 2017 playoffs ‘sucked’. We were treated ...
Nicki Minaj to Perform at 2017 NBA Awards
  –  May 25, 2017
It looks like Drake won’t be the only rap superstar gracing the stage at the NBA’s inaugural awards show. Today, Turner and the association announced Nicki Minaj will perform at the 2017 NBA Awards when TNT airs the event on Monday, June 26 at 9 p.m. EST.
Top Three Candidates For All 2017 NBA Awards Announced
  –  May 20, 2017
The 2017 NBA Awards finalists have been announced and the outrage is already wild. The top three candidates were given out yesterday in preparation for the official NBA award show on June 26th. The biggest snub, according to the masses, seems to be LeBron ...
2017 NBA awards finalists unveiled
  –  May 20, 2017
Finalists for the 2017 NBA awards were announced Friday night prior to Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. There are three finalists each for the following awards: Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, Kia NBA Defensive Player of ...
2017 NBA Awards Odds
  –  May 16, 2017
On Thursday, the NBA will announce the selections to this year’s All-NBA teams. These three teams are voted on by a group of sportswriters and broadcasters who each select two guards, two forwards and one center for each team. The outcome of this vote ...
Handing out the 2017 NBA awards
  –  April 26, 2017
The nearly two-month long festival of professional basketball that is the NBA Playoffs kicked off on April 15, and with it the 2017 regular season drew to a close. The annual tradition of selecting the best players in the league during the 82-game regular ...

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