NBA.com is part of Warner Media, LLC’s Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network. MVP Awards – 0. Seattle’s Breanna Stewart Named 2018 Most Valuable Player. It's remarkable to think that he hasn't even scraped his ceiling during this, his first MVP season. NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2018 – Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart has been named the 2018 … The List: 12 NBA MVP candidates for the 2017-2018 season. But LeBron is getting older, and soon will be entering the twilight of his career. And not just because the Greek Freak won MVP. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. The regular season began on October 16, 2018 and ended on April 10, 2019. Doncic was selected with the third overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2018 NBA draft. Before we could completely close the book on the 2018-19 NBA season, there was one final order of business to attend to: handing out the hardware. But I suppose winning two straight Defensive Player of the Year awards justifies his accomplishments. Bill Baptist/Getty Images. 2017-18 James Harden, Houston Rockets . In his breakthrough rookie season, he averaged 21.2 points, 6.0 assists and 7.8 rebounds, becoming the fourth player in the past four decades to complete a 20-5-5 rookie season. The playoffs began on April 13, 2019 and ended on June 13 with the Toronto Raptors defeating the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals, becoming NBA champions for the first time in franchise history. If you bet that a Clipper would win this award, the odds would be in your favor. Every Sports Reference Social Media Account. Harden, who finished second last season in MVP voting but led the Rockets to the best record in the NBA this year, took home his first MVP. We bring sports news that matters to your inbox, to help you stay informed and get a winning edge. The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP. Written By Scott Rafferty. The 6 … If Antetokounmpo wins, it will be his first-ever MVP award. Here are six takeaways from Monday night's NBA Awards: The international vision for the NBA of Adam Silver -- and of David Stern before him -- has been fully realized. Overseas is where the NBA will see its biggest growth in coming decades, and this past season could be one more watershed moment for the league's internationalization. NBA MVP Trends Based Upon Country of Origin. LOS ANGELES — LeBron James was named MVP after his team won the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Share Gobert is one of the league's top rim protectors, while George is one of the top perimeter players on the defensive side of the ball. NBA James Harden Wins 2018 NBA MVP Award over LeBron James, Anthony Davis Timothy Rapp @ @TRappaRT. Luka Doncic of Slovenia won Rookie of the Year, Rudy Gobert of France won Defensive Player of the Year, and Pascal Siakam of Cameroon won Most Improved Player. A year-by-year list of the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award winners: YEAR PLAYER TEAM, 2019-20 Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks (Voting), 2018-19 Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks (Voting), 2017-18 James Harden, Houston Rockets (Voting), 2016-17 Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder (Voting), 2015-16 Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (Voting), 2014-15 Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, 2013-14 Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder, 2009-10 LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, 2008-09 LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, 2007-08 Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, 2006-07 Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks, 2003-04 Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves, 2002-03 Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs, 2001-02 Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs, 2000-01 Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers, 1999-00 Shaquille O’Neal, Los Angeles Lakers, 1997-98 Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, 1995-96 Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, 1994-95 David Robinson, San Antonio Spurs, 1993-94 Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets, 1992-93 Charles Barkley, Phoenix Suns, 1991-92 Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, 1990-91 Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, 1989-90 Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers, 1988-89 Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers, 1987-88 Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, 1986-87 Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers, 1982-83 Moses Malone, Philadelphia 76ers, 1981-82 Moses Malone, Houston Rockets, 1980-81 Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers, 1979-80 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers, 1978-79 Moses Malone, Houston Rockets, 1977-78 Bill Walton, Portland Trail Blazers, 1976-77 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers, 1975-76 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers, 1973-74 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks, 1971-72 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks, 1970-71 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks, 1968-69 Wes Unseld, Baltimore Bullets, 1967-68 Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers, 1966-67 Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers, 1965-66 Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers, 1963-64 Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati Royals, 1959-60 Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors. De'Aaron Fox had a solid season in Sacramento, but as only a sophomore in the league, improvement is expected. The Milwaukee Bucks ' Giannis Antetokounmpo has won the 2018-19 NBA MVP award. With the NBA Playoffs approaching next week, the league has announced its finalists for the 2019-20 regular season awards. All this came on the heels of the Toronto Raptors becoming the first Canadian team to win an NBA title. I'm not sure if I've yet to fully digest just how devastating the NBA Finals were this season. After leading the Bucks to the best record in the NBA -- the first time in franchise history since 1973-74 -- … The MVP race is officially down to … Instead, we have Mike Budenholzer, whose Bucks finished with the league's best overall record in his first season in Milwaukee, Doc Rivers, who led the Clippers to a playoff spot with a roster short on top-tier talent, and Michael Malone, who took the Nuggets from outside of the playoff picture to the second seed in the ultra-competitive Western Conference. NBA Finals MVPs 22; NBA All-Star MVPs by Image (1982-2020) 10; NBA MVPs (Regular Season & Finals) 9; NBA MVP Voting (2010s) 8; Los Angeles Lakers MVP Votes 5; NBA Finals MVPs for Multiple Franchises 5; 2-Time NBA MVP Winners 1; Detroit Pistons MVP Votes 1 Official Release August 26, 2018. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton had a bit more quiet -- but still solid -- season. It’s not just Westbrook vs. Harden anymore. LeBron James, Michael Jordan and Tyreke Evans. Frozen in place for four and a half months. I don't know if it takes more guts to stand up in front of a room full of NBA players and make fun of them, or if it takes more guts to tear into politicians at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, but the dude killed it in both venues. Every time I saw a highlight of Kevin Durant or Klay Thompson during the awards show, I cringed. We’re nearing the halfway mark of the 2018/19 NBA regular season, and a clear favorite has emerged in this season’s MVP race. And never count out LeBron. Getty James Harden is the favorite to win the 2018 NBA MVP. Below are the voting totals and individual ballots for all media-voted annual awards from the 2018-19 NBA regular season. 2018 NBA All-Star Game: Box Score, MVP and Information. The 2018 NBA Draft boasted a very promising crop of rookies, and the class didn't disappoint. Antetokounmpo, though, is an anomaly, as he is capable of defending both post and perimeter players aptly. 2018 NBA MVP Voting Results: James Harden Wins in a Landslide over LeBron James. But by then the narrative had already been written, and Luka Doncic was going to win the award. The 2019 NBA All-Star Game was played on February 17, 2019, at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Who are the top candidates for the most coveted MVP award? Giannis winning the MVP could herald the coming of the next face of the league. 2016-17 Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder SLIDE 1 of 10 10. I'm just not sure it has quite set in yet, at least not for me. Antetokounmpo, George and Gobert are all excellent defenders, and deserving candidates. There are three candidates for the Most Improved Player award, but only one jumped from an enigmatic question mark coming off an injury to an All-Star, and that would be D'Angelo Russell. NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2018 – WNBA Most Valuable Player Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm was unanimously selected to the 2018 All-WNBA First Team, the WNBA announced today. Information about the 2018 All-Star Game, with result, scoring by period, MVP, box score, and all the NBA players selected to play it. ️----- Follow our Instagram: https://goo.gl/Syw81B Follow our Twitter: https://goo.gl/5aata7 Please, let him host the entire NBA Awards show in 2020. Below is a list of every NBA award plus the finalists for each category: Paul George had an excellent season in Oklahoma City, but the league's highest individual honor is expected to go to either Harden or Antetokounmpo. Ironically enough, Nick Nurse, the coach that led the Toronto Raptors to their first title in franchise history, isn't an option when it comes to the league's Coach of the Year award. Americans have won 92% of the NBA MVP awards despite the fact that nearly 28% of the league’s current players were born outside of the U.S. Heading into the 2018-19 NBA season, there are more superstars than ever. 2018-19 Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks . Nikola Jokic making strong early MVP case after breaking Nuggets' triple-double record. I still think Rudy Gobert should have been an All-Star this season. His versatility makes him extremely valuable on the defensive end, and should give him a leg up on the other two nominees. February 19, 2018 12:38 am. Other winners included Luka Doncic claiming Rookie of the Year, Rudy Gobert capturing his second straight Defensive Player of the Year Award, Lou Williams going back-to-back as well for Sixth Man of the Year, Pascal Siakam earning Most Improved Player and Mike Budenholzer grabbing Coach of the Year. Months of debate and anticipation came to an end on Monday night at the 2019 NBA Awards Show, which was hosted by Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors (Photo: Mark D. Smith, USA TODAY Sports) From fresh faces to past winners, these 20 players could be in the mix. All three project to be key pieces for their respective franchises moving forward, but only one will walk away with the trophy on Monday night. All Rights Reserved. @crabdribbles. Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo took home MVP by besting the Houston Rockets star and defending champion James Harden, as well as Oklahoma City Thunder swingman Paul George. NBA 2018-19 Regular Season and Playoffs Summary. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: nba | pageType: stories | Life's not fair sometimes. 6-keys: media/spln/nba/reg/free/stories_howtowatch, at Anthony Davis – PF/C – New Orleans Pelicans. 02/28/2018 NBA MVP race: Can top candidates catch James Harden before season's end? Giannis Antetokounmpo has led the Bucks to a 24-10 record (second-best in the NBA) with a +8.4 net rating (first). Curry’s four-year run beginning in 2014 has been one of the best stretches for any NBA superstar, and while he has two regular-season MVP awards to … Similarly, Siakam benefited from increased opportunity as he started for the first time in his three-year career in Toronto. Many of the top players in the league were in attendance as heralded annual awards like MVP and Rookie of the Year were handed out to their rightful owners. © 2004-2021 CBS Interactive. With apologies to Steph Curry and Kevin Durant, it's LeBron James who has been the face of the NBA for more than a decade now.