Bill Russell — an 11-time champion, five-time MVP, Olympic gold medalist and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient — will receive the NBA’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural NBA Awards show later this month, the league announced Thursday.
The Memphis Grizzlies have been named one of four finalists for the Third Annual Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year Award for their dedication to their community through organizations and initiatives such as Grizzlies Prep, Police Athletic League (PAL), GrizzFit and more. Teams and clubs across all sports were nominated for the award based on their commitment and impact in their respective communities.
He scored a team-high 39 points in Golden State’s 129-120 victory and was named Finals MVP by 11 voting members of the news media. The Warriors, who had the best record in the NBA during the past three seasons, needed Durant to beat LeBron James and the Cavaliers.
Former NBA head coaches Al Attles and Hubie Brown will be awarded the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award during Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday. Named in honor of the Hall of Famer, the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually by the National Basketball Coaches Association to recognize and honor coaches who have made a special contribution to the sport throughout their NBA careers.