NBA awards finalists: LeBron snubbed for MVP, Draymond, Kawhi headline DPOY
The winners will be announced on June 26 during the NBA Awards Show
Next month, after the conclusion of the NBA Finals, the league will host its first-ever awards show, during which they'll announce the winners of the major awards: MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, Most Improved Player and Coach of the Year.
On Friday evening, before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, we learned the finalists for these awards. The MVP Award was obviously the most notable of the bunch, as LeBron James was left off the final list.
Here is the full list of finalists:
Players up for multiple awards: Kawhi Leonard (MVP, DPOY) and Rudy Gobert (DPOY, MIP)
Kyrie Irving went nuts in Game 4 and capped it off with a nasty highlight
Boston is better on defense without Thomas, but it obviously missed him in the second half...
The Cavs are up 3-1, in part thanks to Irving's astonishing performance.
Maybe the best player of all-time has his best season, and he's not even in the discussion...
Cleveland took a 3-1 lead on Boston and will look to close it out Thursday
Boston had a 16-point lead at one point