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The Categories And Nominees For The NBA Awards

The NBA Playoffs are off to a great start, with a few of the first round series projected to go seven games.

The NBA Playoffs are off to a great start, with a few of the first round series projected to go seven games. This will give fans more to cheer about and discuss, which is what basketball fans love to do.

The NBA gave fans more to cheer about yesterday when they announced they would hold their first ever NBA Awards in June, which would be hosted by Drake. Today they will be revealing the categories and nominees for the selected awards, and guess what fans- you will be selecting the winner. That’s right. The NBA is showing even more fan love as your votes will decide which players will win awards in categories such as Dunk Of The Year, Best Style and Block Of The Year. 

But you don’t have to wait for the official announcement as we got a sneak peak at the list. Check it out:

Dunk Of The Year


Los Angeles Lakers’ Larry Nance, Jr. vs. Brooklyn


Minnesota’s Zach LaVine vs. Phoenix

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Oklahoma City’s Victor Oladipo vs. Atlanta

Best Style


Cleveland’s Iman Shumpert

Chicago’s Dwyane Wade


Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook

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San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard vs. Houston

New York’s Kristaps Porzingis vs. Brooklyn

Miami’s Hassan Whiteside vs. Toronto



Game Winner Of The Year


Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving vs. Golden State

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook vs. Denver

Phoenix’s Tyler Ulis vs. Boston

Top Performance Of The Year


Phoenixs Devin Booker 70-point game vs. Boston

Houstons James Harden nets 53-16-17 triple double vs. New York

Golden States Klay Thompson scores 60 in three quarters vs. Indiana

Oklahoma Citys Russell Westbrook with most points in a triple double, 57-13-11, vs. Orlando


Assist Of The Year


Golden States Draymond Green to Stephen Curry to Kevin Durant

Denvers Nikola Jokic with no-look pass

LA Clippers Chris Paul with wraparound pass

Per the press release, fan participation is easy and it starts tonight:

“The winner will be determined exclusively by fan voting across NBA.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fan-voted awards will go live tonight via www.nba.com/nbaawards. Fans can vote on social media by posting #AwardName and First / Last Name of their winner (i.e. #DunkOfTheYear Larry Nance).”