James Harden should be the NBA's MVP "hands down" because of the way he inspired the Houston Rockets in 2017-18, according to Metta World Peace. He bested 4-time MVP LeBron James and Defensive Player of the Year candidate Anthony Davis in the MVP shortlist.
This is the 28-year-old Los Angeles native's second National Basketball Association award, having been named Sixth Man of the Year in 2012 as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Harden becomes the third Rocket ever to win the award, joining Moses Malone (1978-79 and 1981-82) and Hakeem Olajuwon (1993-94).
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Harden was second in the MVP voting last season to Russell Westbrook, and in 2015 he was second to Stephen Curry. "Can't look in the rear view mirror", Casey said backstage. Casey led the Raptors to the No. 1 seed in the East for the first time in franchise history after winning a team-record 59 games.
Dwane Casey was crowned Coach of the Year after guiding the Toronto Raptors to first place in the Eastern Conference. Casey beat out Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens and Jazz coach Quin Snyder for the honor. However, Casey was sacked after the Raptors' second consecutive second-round loss to James and the Cavaliers. Guard Victor Oladipo of the Indiana Pacers earned Most Improved Player. Robertson is the career leader in triple-doubles and was the first player to average one for a season.
The Beard was named the 2018 NBA MVP.
James averaged 27.5 points and career-highs in both rebounds (8.6) and assists (9.1) per contest during this past regular season.