James Harden wins MVP at the Players’ Awards

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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.