The NBA announced Monday an awards show on June 26 on TNT to celebrate the best in basketball.
In previous years, the league announced high-profile awards intermittently throughout the playoffs. Now, the awards show in New York will reveal the winners of the league’s most coveted titles: Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man Award, Most Improved Player and Coach of the Year.
Although the league didn’t mention it in the release, NBA enthusiast and rapper Drake said earlier this year that he was going to be the host of the event.
The Warriors announced Durant suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain and a tibial bone bruise when teammate Zaza Pachulia rolled on top of Durant’s leg in a Feb. 28 game against the Wizards. Golden State has preached patience concerning Durant’s availability to start the playoffs; the team’s regular season ends April 12, six weeks after the injury.
Durant seems upbeat about the situation, though, smiling often during his nine-minute session with reporters.
The All-Star forward admitted there was “probably 30 minutes where Order Cheap Jerseys I thought I’d have to go through this long rehab,” fearing a possible fracture in his leg. In addition to knee Premier League Cheap Jerseys treatment, Durant said he’s lifting weights and shooting from a chair to “keep this jumper right.”
“It could be a lot worse,” he said. “A lot of things could’ve happen. I hurt my knee. A lot of guys go through this throughout the season. It’s nothing for anyone to be concerned about. I got a boo-boo playing basketball. It is what it is. My spirits are good. My family is good. I’m doing what I love to do every single day.”
Before the injury, Durant was averaging 25.3 points, 4.8 assists and 8.2 rebounds per game.