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The 2018 NBA Awards show was live at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.

TNT is aired the event in the States and Canadian viewers watched on NBA TV Canada. Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal, Kenny "the Jet" Smith and Ernie Johnson were on hand to lend their always entertaining analysis.

Actor and Comedian Anthony Anderson hosted this year and hip-hop star Travis Scott performed. Scott who is a diehard Houston Rockets fan is scheduled to release his next album " AstroWorld " later this year.

This year's recipient of the Sager Strong Award was Hall of Famer and four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Dikembe Mutombo.

The NBA debuted the Awards show last year from New York City with Canadian hip-hop star Drake hosting the event . 2 Chainz and Nicki Minaj performed live on stage at Basketball City at Pier 36.

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Check out the winners for the major awards.

Rookie of the Year - Ben Simmons

The 76ers oversized point guard takes home the hardware, defeating Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz) and Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)

Most Improved Player - Victor Oladipo

Oladipo became an all-star in 2017-18 leading the Pacers back to the playoffs.

Nominees: Victor Oladipo (Indiana Pacers) Clint Capela (Houston Rockets) Spencer Dinwiddie (Brooklyn Nets)

Sixth Man - Lou Williams

Willams takes home his second sixth man award.

Lou Williams (Los Angeles Clippers) Eric Gordon (Houston Rockets) Fred Van Vleet (Toronto Raptors)

Coach of the Year - Dwane Casey

Casey takes home the award after leading the Raptors to their best record in franchise history.

Nominees: Dwane Casey (Toronto Raptors) Brad Stevens (Boston Celtics) Quin Snyder (Utah Jazz)

Defensive Player of the Year - Rudy Gobert

Gobert the anchor for one of the league's best defensive teams.

Nominees: Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans) Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz)

MVP - James Harden

Harden beat out LeBron James and Anthony Davis to claim his 1st MVP award.

Nominees: Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans) James Harden (Houston Rockets) LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)

Here is the full list of award winners

Most Valuable Player: James Harden, Rockets

Coach of the Year: Dwane Casey, Raptors

Kia Rookie of the Year: Ben Simmons, 76ers

Most Improved Player: Victor Oladipo, Pacers

Defensive Player of the Year: Rudy Gobert, Jazz

Sixth Man of the Year: Lou Williams, Clippers

NBA Cares Community Assist Award: Kevin Durant, Warriors

Teammate of the Year Award: Jamal Crawford, Timberwolves

Hustle Award: Amir Johnson, 76ers

Assist of the Year: LeBron James, Cavaliers

Block of the Year: Anthony Davis, Pelicans

Clutch Shot of the Year: LeBron James, Cavaliers

Dunk of the Year: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks

Handle of the Year: Kyrie Irving, Celtics

Play of the Year: LeBron James, Cavaliers

NBA Live Cover Boy: Joel Embiid, 76ers

Executive of the Year: Daryl Morey, Rockets

Sager Strong Award: Dikembe Mutombo, Hall of Fame

How to Watch

What : 2018 NBA Awards Show

When : Monday, June 25, 9 p.m. ET

Where : Barker Hangar , Santa Monica California

Canadian TV : NBATV Canada

Live stream : TBA

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