On Monday night, the NBA announced the winners of its most important yearly awards live on TNT.
As you know, Russell Westbrook came home with the Most Valuable Player award, Draymond Green was named the Defensive Player of the Year, Malcolm Brogdon won Rookie of the Year, Eric Gordon won Sixth Man, Mike D’Antoni is now the reigning Coach of the Year, and Giannis Antetokounmpo won Most Improved Player.
As anti-climactic as it may seem to announce these honors two weeks after the last NBA Finals game and days after the draft, it is never too late to hold discussions over who should have won each award and why. Furthermore, it is a time-honored tradition in sports fandom and analysis to gather around and make one’s arguments about player performance and superiority until one is blue in the face or the keyboard jams. So, I say, let the discourse commence:
Did the right NBA players take home hardware this season? Who was robbed of his rightful award? Which snubbed players deserved to be finalists? We look forward to reading your thoughts and debate in the comments section.