Fan voting for the NBA All-Star Game is used to determine starters — a point of contention for some — but the awards that the league hands out at the end of the year have always been voted on by media. With the new NBA Awards Show on June 26 (9 p.m. ET on TNT), which will be hosted by Drake because of course it will, the NBA will also introduce six new awards that will be exclusively decided by fan vote.
The media will still determine awards like MVP, DPOY, and the classic awards, but the NBA has decided to let fans get involved and hand out some more fun awards this year. The new awards can be voted on by fans at nba.com/nbaawards as well as on social media by using the award’s hashtag (like #DunkOfTheYear) and the nominee’s first and last name. Fans can vote for who should win for best dunk, block, assist, game-winner, and performance of the year, along with who has the league’s best style.
Here are the nominees for each award:
Oklahoma City’s Victor Oladipo vs. Atlanta
Cleveland’s Iman Shumpert
Chicago’s Dwyane Wade
Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook
Miami’s Hassan Whiteside vs. Toronto
Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving vs. Golden State
Phoenix’s Tyler Ulis vs. Boston
Houston’s James Harden nets 53-16-17 triple double vs. New York
Golden State’s Draymond Green to Stephen Curry to Kevin Durant
LA Clippers’ Chris Paul with wraparound pass