By Cory Giles

The NBA is giving the fans a voice at the 1st ever NBA Awards.

 

The league is pretty good when it comes to getting fans involved. During NBA All Star Weekend fans vote on the big name’s MVP and a few other things the NBA gives them an option to. For the 1st ever NBA Awards 3 categories will be determined from fan voting. Fan-voted awards will include:

 

  • Dunk of the Year
  • Best Style
  • Block of the Year
  • Assist of the Year
  • Game Winner of the Year
  • Top Performance of the Year

 

If you would like to vote head to www.nba.com/nbaawards, along with social media platforms. To vote on social media do the following post #AwardName and First / Last Name of their winner (i.e. #DunkOfTheYear  Larry Nance). Finalists for the fan-voted categories include:

#DunkOfTheYear 

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Larry Nance, Jr. vs. Brooklyn
  • Minnesota’s Zach LaVine vs. Phoenix
  • Oklahoma City’s Victor Oladipo vs. Atlanta

#BestStyle 

  • Cleveland’s Iman Shumpert
  • Chicago’s Dwyane Wade
  • Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook

#BlockOfTheYear 

  • San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard vs. Houston
  • New York’s Kristaps Porzingis vs. Brooklyn
  • Miami’s Hassan Whiteside vs. Toronto

#GameWinnerOfTheYear 

  • Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving vs. Golden State
  • Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook vs. Denver
  • Phoenix’s TylerUlis vs. Boston

#TopPerformanceOfTheYear 

  • Phoenix’s Devin Booker 70-point game vs. Boston
  • Houston’s James Harden nets 53-16-17 triple double vs. New York
  • Golden State’s KlayThompson scores 60 in three quarters vs. Indiana
  • Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook with most points in a triple double, 57-13-11, vs. Orlando

#AssistOfTheYear 

  • Golden State’s Draymond Green to StephenCurry to Kevin Durant
  • Denver’s Nikola Jokic with no-look pass
  • LA Clippers’ Chris Paul with wraparound pass

 

Those awards will be presented in addition to all of the NBA’s traditional end-of-season awards, including Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Kia NBA Sixth Man Award, Kia NBA Most Improved Player, NBA Coach of the Year, NBA Basketball Executive of the Year, NBA Sportsmanship Award, Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award, NBA All-Rookie Team, NBA All-Defensive Team and the Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente. The NBA Awards show is going down on TNT on June 26th.

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