James Harden is named 2017-2018 NBA MVP

James Harden is named 2017-2018 NBA MVP

James Harden is named 2017-2018 NBA MVP

Moses Malone won it twice as a Rocket in 1979 and 1982, and Hakeem Olajuwon took victory in 1994.

Those facts were not lost on two-time MVP victor Stephen Curry, as he took to Instagram to wonder if the man who drafted those players for the Thunder, Sam Presti, was getting an MVP award too. "Winston Churchill said success is measured by failure, failure, and then come back with enthusiasm, and that's what I've done". James was able to lead the Cavaliers to the Finals for the fourth straight season despite only having the fourth seed in the East.

Houston Rockets guard James Harden is the favorite for the award after finishing second to Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook last season.

We have a new member of the Defensive Player of the Year club. Unfortunately for him, his incredible playoff run didn't factor into the voting (since MVP is a regular-season award). The guard became the first player to average at least 20 points for the first time in his 13th season or later.

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Dwane Casey earned Coach of the Year honors after guiding the Raptors to a first-place finish in the Eastern Conference.

"First of all, I'd just like to say thank you to all the writers and also to Brad (Stevens) and Quin (Snyder) who are two outstanding coaches and to the rest of the coaches in the NBA", Casey said. Casey also coached the Eastern Conference in this year's All-Star Game. Under Morey's direction, the Rockets acquired All-Star guard Chris Paul from the Clippers to team up with Harden and rising big man Capela.

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

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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