BET Networks, in partnership with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), has announced it will broadcast the 1st Annual “Players’ Awards” exclusively.
Due to an overwhelming response from its members, the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) decided to launch the 1st Annual “Basketball Player Awards” which will tape in Las Vegas, NV in July, to air exclusively on BET.
“We at BET pride ourselves on our track record of producing outstanding awards shows and special events and we are thrilled that we’ll be working with the National Basketball Players Association to bring what will be a an incredible night of entertainment,” said Stephen G. Hill, President of Programming, BET Networks. “This will be a unique show and we are looking forward to being the only network to dedicate a night to recognizing and celebrating the league’s most exceptional and rising stars for their extraordinary abilities on the court.”
“We are delighted to have BET as our broadcasting partner for the first ever ‘Players’ Awards’ next month,” said NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts. “BET is best-in-class when it comes to award shows, and we are happy that they will be producing this event for the best players in the world”.
“Players’ Awards” will be presented for the following categories:
– Most Valuable Player
– Best Rookie
-Man of the Year
– Best Defender
– Global Impact Player
– Hardest to Guard
– Clutch Performer
– Coach You Would Want to Play For
– Best Home Court Advantage
– Player You Secretly Wish Was on Your Team
“We are so excited about the Players’ Awards…first time ever…and will be aired on BET. It is going to be a GREAT event,” said NBPA President Chris Paul.
“This is a historic moment for us as players, and as a union,” said Roger Mason, NBPA Deputy Executive Director. “For the first time, our voices will be heard. This is our process and our show. We could not be prouder.”