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James Harden wins MVP at the Players’ Awards


The NBPA’s first annual Players’ Awards, the players’ union’s response to the media-distributed end-of-season awards, isn’t airing until Tuesday night, but the ceremony took place on Sunday. Not all of the award winners are public knowledge yet, but James Harden — runner-up to Stephen Curry in the MVP award balloting — took home MVP honors. From Reid Leymance of the Houston Chronicle:

It may not be the official MVP award, but James Harden was picked as the league’s best in the first Players’ Awards, which is a collaboration between BET and the National Basketball Players Association.

In voting by players, Harden was the “Top Vote Getter” as the ceremony proclaims over Stephen Curry (the league’s official MVP in voting by media members), LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook.

The ceremony airs tonight on BET.

Rockets’ GM Daryl Morey says Harden should have been MVP, issues Temecula challenge

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Well played, Daryl Morey.

Clearly the Rockets GM is playing a little golf and checking out wineries (that’s what one does in Temecula), but he took to Twitter to have a little fun with the James Harden vs. Stephen Curry MVP debate (which should be dead but is not due to the NBA Player Awards, which airs on BET Tuesday night).

If you don’t get the Temecula reference, you need to read up on crazy Lakers/Kobe Bryant fans from Christmas. Since then, if you’re calling someone out in the NBA, you reference Temecula.

Again, well played, Daryl Morey.

Video for a slow off-season Sunday: Best halfcourt shots of last season

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The best part? Zach Randolph is in this video twice.

If Stephen Curry or Kyrie Irving hit a ridiculous shot from distance you just kind of shrug. But Randolph? Twice?

Hat tip to the folks at NBA.com.