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Posted on March 23, 2010 at 9:31 PM

After the Oscars were held a few weeks ago, I thought I should give awards to NBA players that have accomplished things in basketball that correspond to achievements in the movie industry. I am going to list the nominees for these awards and based on comments I get, I will decide the winners of each of the categories.



Best Player (Best actor in a leading role):


Nominees - Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant


Thoughts – Lebron James may have an advantage here. He is basically the only star on the best team in the league. There isn’t much to argue with. However, Kevin Durant of the Thunder has put a very young team on his back and brought that team from the team everyone knows they can beat to a playoff contender.



Best player who is not the best player on his team (Best actor in a supporting role):


Nominees – Chauncey Billups, Rajon Rondo, Josh Smith, Pau Gasol, Carlos Boozer, Russell Westbrook


Thoughts – Billups is more of a leader than any of these other players, but Pau Gasol is on a better team so that may take precedence.



Best Coach (Best director):


Nominees – Scott Skiles (Bucks), Mike Woodson (Hawks), Nate McMullan (Trailblazers)


Thoughts – Nate McMullan is getting the nomination because when the Blazers were short on big men in practice due to injuries, he filled in for scrimmages. Unfortunately, Nate got injured too and missed a week of games, but it’s great of him to take one for the team, especially since most coaches do absolutely nothing.



Best International Player (Best foreign language film):


Nominees – Steve Nash, Pau Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki


Best Highlights (Best visual effects):

Nominees – J.R Smith, Kobe Bryant, Josh Smith, Steve Nash, Lebron James, Dwight Howard, Deron Williams

Click here to tell me who you think should win the awards for best player, supporting player, international player, highlights, and coach. Your comments will be considered when I announce the winners. I have a few less significant awards below for which I've already decided the winners.



Best Streak (Best short Film):


This is a no brainer. The winner is Kevin Durant scoring 25 points in 29 straight games. That number is second only to the best player of all time, Michael Jordan.



Best Floppers (Best stunt directors):


Obviously the Spurs win this. They flop on everything – rebounds, charges, ward-offs, and even try to draw technical fouls by flopping. Someone has to put an end to this dirty play by the Spurs.



Best announcers / commentators (Best cinematography):


The winners are Clyde Frazier and Mike Breen, announcers of the New York Knicks! Mike Breen is so knowledgeable, and Clyde is a great color commentator with his rhyming analysis.



Best Jerseys (Best costumes):


Nominees – Kings, Raptors, Grizzlies


The Kings win. Even though I'm not a fashion expert, Im going to break down why these are awesome jerseys. First, my favorite color is purple. Second, I like how the dot on the “i” is a crown. Lastly, they’re not trying to force blending three or four colors in at once. They have a beautiful shade of dark purple with black and white (everything goes well with black).



Best player signing or drafting (Best casting):


Nominees – Bucks drafting Brandon Jennings and trading for John Salmons, Mavericks trading for Butler and Haywood


I’m going to have to go with the Bucks here, the main reason being that they have elevated their position from 12th to 5th. The Mavs have gotten much better, but haven’t improved quite as much as the Bucks have.



Cast your vote for the winners by commenting!

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Reply Dad
3:57 PM on April 6, 2010 
Atlanta's got too much talent and is too inconsistent for its coach to win best director.

Everything else goes to Lebron.
11:30 PM on April 5, 2010 
This is very clever Lev.
I feel like I'm not a member of the voting academy since I don't know enough about many of these categories, but I will vote for Steve Nash for best international player (because who doesn't love Nash?). The only other category I can really give an opinion on (sadly enough) is best jersey. I'm going to agree with you on the Kings (although the Grizzlies get a close second for unique color combination).
Reply Sacha
4:45 PM on April 2, 2010 
Here is who I think should be winners:
Highlights: This is close, but I have to say Lebron James barely beats Steve Nash.
International player: Steve Nash
Coach: Jerry Sloan. If you don't think he is deserving, then Scott Skiles
Best player: Lebron James.
Reply Sacha
4:39 PM on April 2, 2010 
I almost forgot: I think Jerry Sloan should be nominated for best coach. The Jazz were in a huge hole in the West but they went on a huge winning streak and now they are in 3rd in a confernce featuring the Lakers, Mavs, Suns, Nuggets, Spurs, and Thunder. You have to give the man props.
Reply Sacha
9:32 PM on April 1, 2010 
Four things (oops)
1) You did a great job of turning awards that you would think have nothing to do with basketball. Kudos.
2) Best stunt directors: Biased much?
3) I say Russell Westbrook for best supporting actor.
4) Why does Steve Nash not get a mention in best actor in a lead role?