James Harden wins 2018 NBA MVP over Anthony Davis, LeBron James
26 June, 2018, 11:57 | Author: Rachael Silva
While a number of other honors were handed out at the 2018 NBA Awards Show on Monday night, the main event was scheduled for the end.
The award winners for the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season will be revealed Monday night at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., highlighted by the announcement of the Most Valuable Player award.
Australian guard Ben Simmons has been named Rookie of the Year. He beat out New Orleans' Anthony Davis and Philadelphia's Joel Embiid to join Mark Eaton as the second Jazzman in franchise history to win the award. He was the league's leading scorer at 30.4 points per game and he was third in the league in assists, dishing out 8.8 helpers per contest.
"I think James Harden deserves MVP, because nobody saw this [coming]", World Peace told Omnisport when promoting his new book.
Harden becomes the third ever Rocket to claim the award following Moses Malone (1979 and 1982) and Hakeem Olajuwon (1994). Unfortunately for him, his incredible playoff run didn't factor into the voting (since MVP is a regular-season award).
The Frenchman averaged 13.5 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 56 games to earn his second straight NBA All-Defensive first-team selection. Harden will look to defend the award next season. The Defensive Player of the Year went to center Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz.
Dwane Casey was crowned Coach of the Year after guiding the Toronto Raptors to first place in the Eastern Conference. Casey won over Quin Snyder of Utah and Brad Stevens of Boston. 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. Before Thunder star Russell Westbrook averaged a triple-double in the past two seasons, Robertson was the most recent player to average a triple-double - in the 1961-62 season.
You won't be swimming in them though: The water resistance is mainly to protect against rain and perspiration , the people said. It intends to expand its partnership with Foxconn and reduce reliance on its smaller vendors like Inventec.
That crying toddler is a two-year-old Honduran, who was captured in a photo with her mother that went viral earlier this week . He saw them only briefly before they were placed in a van with other illegal immigrants and taken to a processing centre.
Beyond the case of Israel, these same critics have called on the Geneva-based council to address its other glaring shortcomings. The US pulled out of the UN's cultural organisation Unesco in 2017 , again for perceived bias against Israel .
The federally-funded Upbring New Hope centre holds around 60 children, aged between five and 17, from Honduras and El Salvador. There was no hidden message ", Melania's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement to the press.
In each of his two summers in charge, Conte tried to convince Chelsea to sign Belgium forward Dries Mertens . With his £24.5 million release clause expiring, it is uncertain how much it will cost to secure his services.
Kim Jong Un's decision to ditch the rally is the latest sign that tensions between the United States and North Korea are easing. He said that framework couldn't be filled out without, Kim "making clear his intent to denuclearize", Pompeo said.
Seehofer has been calling for Germany to turn back migrants previously registered as asylum-seekers in other European countries. Seehofer's ultimatum has become one of the biggest challenges to Merkel's authority since she took power almost 13 years ago.
El-Hadary came to Egypt's rescue on 68 minutes as the shot-stopper showed good reflexes to keep out Hussain's towering header. That game, at the time of writing, remains 1-0 to Egypt and Hector Cuper's side look set to bow out with a win.
Thursday's indictment is the latest in a series of scandals the Netanyahus have faced in recent months. The former deputy director of the prime minister's office, Ezra Saidoff, has also been charged.
Erdogan Tightens His Grip On Turkey In Early Elections
He went on to orchestrate a referendum in 2017 that amended Turkey's constitution and consolidated power in his hands. The country's electoral board hasn't published official results yet, but it confirmed that Erdogan won.
Merkel seeks refugee deal with European Union partners
Lifeline said a merchant vessel, the Alexander Maersk, had another 113 migrants and was also waiting for a port to receive them. Italy's government wants to deport half a million undocumented migrants , many of whom are housed in squalid reception centres.
Erdogan facing major test as voting ends in Turkey elections
If a candidate wins just over 50 percent of the vote, he will win the presidency, but if not, there will be a runoff on July 8. Without them, many said, the country could not function. "I hope that we will wake up to a more handsome day tomorrow".
IGTV is Instagram's take on social video
Facebook and YouTube are already at loggerheads with each other in luring people to their platforms to post videos and make money. Facebook announced Tuesday it would be launching a series of interactive shows on its own video outlet, Facebook Watch .
The Curious Case Of Dwight Howard
Either way, the Nets current, odd purgatory of not being able to rebuild through the draft of free agency is finally set to end. The Nets will be the sixth franchise that the 32-year-old Howard has played for in his career, and fourth in four seasons.