James Harden wins his first NBA Most Valuable Player award

Marcus Newton
June 26, 2018

He was one of three Rockets finalists up for honors during Monday night's NBA Awards.

The Houston Rockets star was voted the NBA's Most Valuable Player after twice being runner-up, beating out four-time victor LeBron James and Anthony Davis of the Pelicans at the NBA Awards on Monday night.

In other awards, Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers won Rookie of the Year. "And, my teammates of course and my great coach and the city of Philadelphia for really embracing me and my family so thank you".

Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz in the Adidas Dame 4.

Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey was named the NBA's Executive of the Year.

The 6-foot-5 guard also posted the first 60-point triple-double performance in National Basketball Association history - 60 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds against the Orlando Magic.

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LeBron James was another finalist for the award after finishing third in the league in scoring with 27.5 points per game and second in assists with 9.1 while also collecting 8.6 rebounds each game.

Lou Williams of the Los Angeles Clippers took Sixth Man honors.

Casey led the Raptors to the No. 1 seed in the East for the first time in franchise history after winning a team-record 59 games. He has since become coach of the Detroit Pistons. Before Thunder star Russell Westbrook averaged a triple-double in the past two seasons, Robertson was the most recent player to average a triple-double - in the 1961-62 season. "They've seen some injustice in the streets or wherever it might be, it might be nearly anywhere, and they're stepping up".

Oscar Robertson was presented with the NBA's 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Robertson added that injustices in the world weren't just a "black athlete problem" and that there appears to be a "system where you don't want players to say anything at all". "I hope. the whites and the blacks get together".

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