For a majority of the regular season, the MVP award for the 2014-15 regular season came down to two men. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Houston Rockets guard James Harden. The voters of the NBA’s regular season awards are the media and as many predicted, Harden would get some love but ultimately Curry would take home the hardware.
Now with the first annual NBPA ‘Players’ Awards’ set to air on BET July 21st at 8 pm, there’s a chance for Harden to get some retribution, with some help from his fellow NBA players.
James Harden has been voted by his peers to win the NBPA ‘Players’ Awards’ MVP honors, a source tells Def Pen Radio. Harden beat out fellow nominees LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook and of course, Stephen Curry.
While most of the players did vote on these awards, there were some players, most notably John Wall, who did not elect to use their right to bestow an honor on their fellow NBA brothers.
Harden did have a spectacular season and winning this award may help him feel a little better for missing out on the main prize from the NBA’s media members. Lil B’s curse was lifted in time for Harden to win this award.
‘The Beareded one’ had a stellar season in 2014-15 averaging 27.4 points, 7 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game playing 36.8 minutes in 81 regular season game. Harden missed one game earlier this season due to suspension.
Be sure to check out ‘The Players’ Awards’ on BET Tuesday at 8 PM to see a few of your favorite NBA stars and some great performances.