Oscars: NBA Edition

  • Matthew Colalella

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Welcome to the 2017 Oscars NBA Edition where we will announce the winners from this years basketball season. This year categories had many nominations but only one can win. Can Lebron James bring home another leading actor award? Can the New York Knicks finally bring home an Oscar? Lets stop asking these questions and start the ceremony.

Best leading Actor– This goes to the best player on the team.  Nominees: Lebron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder), James Harden (Houston Rockets)

And the Oscar goes to: Russell Westbrook. After Kevin Durant left in free agency Westbrook has taken over his team and is averaging a triple-double. The OKC Thunder are currently 34-25 and seventh in the Western Conference. This might not be the only award Westbrook will win this year as he’s in the MVP conversation.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots in front of Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell (1) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Best Supporting Cast– This goes to the team with the best supporting cast. Nominees: Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warrior, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards.

And the Oscar goes to: The Cleveland Cavaliers. Lead by Lebron James the Cleveland Cavaliers have a great supporting cast that includes Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, JR Smith, Iman Shumpert, Kyle Korver, and Tristan Thompson. Even though both JR and Love are currently injured once they come back the Cavaliers are going to have a terrific starting five coming off the bench.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0), LeBron James (23) and Kyrie Irving (2) pose for photographs during the NBA team's media day, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Independence, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Best Director– This goes to the team with the best General Manager. Nominees: David Griffin (Cleveland Cavaliers), Darly Morey (Houston Rockets), Bob Myers (Golden State Warriors), Danny Ainge (Boston Celtics)

And the Oscar goes to: Darly Morey of the Houston Rockets. Morey has created one of the hottest offenses this year with signing Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson during the off-season along with James Harden. He also was able to acquire Lou Williams from the Los Angeles Lakers during the trade deadline.

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13), right, and teammates Eric Gordon (10) and Trevor Ariza, left, celebrate their 111-109 overtime win over the Minnesota Timberwolves during an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia)

Best Drama: This goes to the team with the most drama within the organization. Nominees: New York Knicks, New York Knicks, New York Knicks, New York Knicks.

And the Oscar goes to: The New York Knicks. Congratulations New York you finally won something. This season has been filled with drama for the New York Knicks whether it’s Derrick Rose going AWOL and missing a game, Phil Jackson taking shots at his star player on twitter, Joakim Noahs contract, or the Charles Oakley situation. James Dolan you finally have something to hang from the rafters.

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Best Actor in a Foreign Film: This goes to the best player from overseas. Nominees: Kristaps Porzingis (New York Knicks), Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)

And the Oscar goes to: Giannis Antetokounmpo. Giannis also known as the Greek Freak has taken the league by storm this year as he leads his team in every category. He was also elected to his first All-Star Game. The Greek Freak has a bright future ahead of him.

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in Denver. The Nuggets won 121-117. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)