For the first time ever, the NBA hosted an end-of-the season awards show, as the league's elite, as well as family, friends, and media gathered on Monday night in New York City to find out the recipients of the top honors. 

Hosted by Drake, who did a pretty solid job, the event had its ups and downs, but was mostly a success, thanks in large part to Bill Russell stealing the spotlight, telling some fellow NBA big men he'd "kick their a--," as well as emotional speeches from Monty Williams and Russell Westbrook

That emotional speech from Westbrook was an MVP speech, as the Thunder point guard took home the league's highest honor for his historic season, in which he averaged a triple-double, while setting all sorts of records in the progress.

Here is the full list of award winners:

Relive the best moments from our live blog coverage here: