The NBA is doing something different this season and announcing all of the season’s awards on one special night. The NBA Awards 2017 are a must-watch and it’s getting fans involved, too. It’s show time for the NBA!
For the first time, the NBA is breaking from the tradition that had them announce awards like MVP of the season during the playoffs. Instead, the NBA is holding its very first NBA Awards, to give away major honors and titles to the star players of this NBA season. Fans will get to vote for some of the categories of the night, which makes it all the more exciting. When are the NBA Awards 2017? We’ve got all the details, including the TV schedule right here.
What Time are the NBA Awards 2017?
The inaugural NBA Awards will be held tonight (June 26) at Basketball City at Pier 36 in Manhattan, New York. It begins at 9 p.m. EST and will be aired live by TNT. You can live stream the awards night online through the NBA Awards page on the league’s website, right here.
Drake is hosting the show, which will feature a performance by Nicki Minaj. She skipped the BET Awards 2017 last night for the NBA Awards 2017. So, we’re looking forward to seeing her hit the stage tonight!
Basketball’s Biggest Night
The NBA Awards has awards for different categories, including MVP, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player, Coach of the Year, and more. Each category has three nominees, one of which will the take home the award. There are also fan-voted categories like Best Dunk, Best Pass, and Best Playoff Moment. That’s the highlight of the night! Fans can vote through Twitter using specific hashtags. Details of the hashtags and voting can be found on the NBA website.
The nominees in the six major categories are as follows:
|MVP||James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard|
|Rookie of the Year||Malcolm Brogdon, Joel Embiid, Dario Saric|
|Sixth Man of the Year||Eric Gordon, Andre Iguodala, Lou Williams|
|Coach of the Year||Mike D’Antoni, Gregg Popovich, Erik Spoelstra|
|Most Improved Player||Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert, Nikola Jokic|
|Defensive Player of the Year||Rudy Gobert, Draymond Green, Kawhi Leonard|
Vote for your favorite player or moment in the 2017 NBA season and don’t miss the NBA Awards 2017 at 9 p.m. EST on TNT tonight. Get pumped for this NBA season’s biggest night with the sneak-peek below!