I think this is kinda cool! Will be interesting to see if the Players votes are any different than the leagues votes.The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) confirmed today that they will launch the first annual Basketball Players Awards in Las Vegas this July. In the time honored tradition of identifying excellence through peer review forged by The Emmy Awards, The Grammy Awards and The Academy Awards, the Basketball Players Awards are voted on by the league's active players. Voting has been underway for several weeks.
"We as players want the opportunity to recognize our peers," said Carmelo Anthony. "We are making that happen with our own award show."
Basketball Players Awards will be presented for the following categories:
* Most Valuable Player
* Best Rookie
* Man of the Year
* Best Defender
* Global Impact Player
* Hardest to Guard
* Clutch Performer
* Coach You Would Want to Play For
* Best Home Court Advantage
* Player You Secretly Wish Was on Your Team
Wonder what "Man of the Year" is all about ...