NBA Awards 2020 – Who is the Most Improved Player?
The 2018-19 NBA season started off on a high note.
After going 15-3 in February, the Los Angeles Clippers were coming off back-to-back wins, as they opened a nine-game road trip.
But things got a bit more interesting after the Clippers went to Minnesota to face the Timberwolves for a playoff berth.
The Wolves were the defending NBA champion and the defending Western Conference champs.
Los Angeles needed to win, but after trailing by 12 early in the fourth quarter, they pulled away in the final seconds.
With that win, the Clippers secured their first ever postseason berth and the second overall seed in the playoffs.
After a couple of more games, the Timberwolves had already clinched their first playoff berth in franchise history, and were looking to extend their streak of winning six consecutive games.
The Clippers’ win helped lift the Wolves to their second consecutive NBA Finals appearance, and the first time since 1998.
The win also cemented the Clippers as a legitimate threat to make the postseason this year, and kept them in the mix for the West’s top seed.
Who’s the Most Improved Player in the 2018-2019 NBA Playoffs?
This year, there were plenty of surprises in the NBA, and a number of players took the stage at the NBA Awards to shine.
Some of these players, like Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard and Kawhi Williams, went head-to–head with each other for the MVP trophy.
Some, like Michael Carter-Williams and Karl-Anthony Towns, went down in the first round to their former teams.
The players who came up big, however, went for the win.
The two biggest surprises were Kevin Durant and LeBron James.
Durant was the MVP of the NBA Finals, and he was the player that everyone was talking about on social media.
LeBron James was the most talked about player on the basketball court this year.
He had a lot of fans on social networks, and his jersey got a lot more attention than other players’ jerseys.
He became a fan favorite, and some people called him the most popular player in the world.
Durant’s MVP performance was the biggest surprise of the day.
His performance was impressive.
The biggest surprise was that James did not win the MVP award.
In his place, LeBron was awarded with the title of Most Improved player.
Kevin Durant’s performance at the 2018 NBA Awards.
Source: CBS Sports/Associated Press