Shaq Hosts NBA Awards

Shaq Hosts NBA Awards

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 24: Shaquille O'Neal attends the 2019 NBA Awards at Barker Hangar on June 24, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Photo credit: Getty / Joe Scarnici

Last night, Shaquielle O’Neal hosted the NBA Awards Show which celebrated the best players from the 2018-19 season. Shaq came out performing a remix to “Stir Fry” with an NBA slant. He then made fun of his good friend Charles Barkley, who was sitting in the crowd, and then wowed the crowd with a burn of Lonzo and Lavar Ball over the trade that Lakers made with the Pelicans.

In the night’s most anticipated race, Milwaukee Bucks star, Giannis Antetokounpo, won the award for Most Valuable Player (MVP). He beat out James Harden from the Houston Rockets and Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Giannis collected 78 first-place votes to Harden’s 23.

Here are the winners for the top honors:

Most Valuable Player: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

Defensive Player of the Year: Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

Rookie of the Year: Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks

Sixth Man of the Year: Lou Williams, Los Angeles Clippers

Most Improved Player: Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors

Teammate of the Year and Sportsmanship Awards: Mike Conley, Utah Jazz

Coach of the Year: Mike Budenholzer, Milwaukee Bucks

Executive of the Year: Jon Horst, Milwaukee Bucks

NBA Cares Community Assist Award: Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards

Sager Strong Award: Robin Roberts

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