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The 2018 NBA Oscars

The 2017-2018 NBA season is bursting with drama, comedy and everything in between. It’s time we honor the league’s achievements by voting on the NBA Oscars.

90th Annual Academy Awards - Backstage Photo by Matt Sayles/A.M.P.A.S via Getty Images

The NBA tugs our heartstrings through universal themes such as betrayal, victory, loss, love and hope.

Players and their actions on and off the court embody those themes. The NBA’s skyrocketing popularity is not limited to the beauty of what happens on the court but also the drama that unfolds off of it. Because of this, Golden State of Mind is proud to unveil its version of the Oscars for the NBA —you, the readers, award players, coaches and executives for their roles in sustaining a real-life soap opera that never ceases to engross us. Remember, the honor is in the nomination. Vote early, vote often.

Best Costume Design — awarded to the player who displays groundbreaking style and dedication to their pregame attire. Below are only samples of the nominees’ work.

Dwayne Wade- Miami Heat/ Cleveland Cavaliers

Photo from GQ (October 17, 2017)

Russell Westbrook- Oklahoma City Thunder

Photo from GQ (January 4, 2018)

Kevin Love- Cleveland Cavaliers

Photo from GQ (December 12, 2017)

Jimmy Butler- Minnesota Timberwolves

Photo from GQ (January 3, 2018)

Favorite: Russell Westbrook

Dark Horse: Kevin Love


Who wins the NBA Oscar for Best Costume Design?

This poll is closed

  • 30%
    Dwayne Wade
    (78 votes)
  • 31%
    Russell Westbrook
    (81 votes)
  • 23%
    Kevin Love
    (61 votes)
  • 15%
    Jimmy Butler
    (40 votes)
260 votes total Vote Now

Best Director — the front-office personality playing an influential role by purposely or accidently cultivating a juicy media narrative

Favorite: Bryan Colangelo

Dark Horse: Bob Myers/Steve Kerr


Who wins the NBA Oscar for Best Director?

This poll is closed

  • 14%
    Daryl Morey, Houston Rockets, "The Nerd Show"
    (34 votes)
  • 13%
    Rob Pelinka/ Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers, "The Lonzo Chronicles"
    (30 votes)
  • 12%
    Bryan Colangelo, Philadelphia 76ers, "The Lost Jumper: The Markelle Fultz Story"
    (29 votes)
  • 14%
    Koby Altman, Cleveland Cavaliers, "Isaiah, Where Art Thou?"
    (32 votes)
  • 44%
    Bob Myers/Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors, "Woke Like Us"
    (102 votes)
227 votes total Vote Now

Best Supporting Actor — awarded to the player who is irreplaceable in making his team dramatic, comedic, sad or relevent on a nightly basis.

Edge: Isaiah Thomas

Dark Horse: Blake Griffin


Who wins the NBA Oscar for Best Supporting Actor

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    Isaiah Thomas in "Nobody Wants Me"
    (66 votes)
  • 2%
    Enes Kanter in "A Long Way from Istanbul"
    (7 votes)
  • 33%
    Draymond Green in "SCREAM"
    (82 votes)
  • 2%
    DeMarcus Cousins in "Oh My God"
    (7 votes)
  • 4%
    Blake Griffin in "My Life: The Story of a Jumper, a Kardashian, and the Rebirth of Detroit"
    (10 votes)
  • 10%
    Chris Paul in "Turtlenecks Never Win Championships
    (25 votes)
  • 18%
    J.R. Smith in "Soup"
    (45 votes)
242 votes total Vote Now

Best Actor — awarded to the most entertaining player on a nightly basis


Who wins the NBA Oscar for Best Actor?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    LeBron James in "The King and I Part 2"
    (33 votes)
  • 5%
    Russell Westbrook in "I, Russell"
    (13 votes)
  • 13%
    James Harden in "Trim It"
    (33 votes)
  • 42%
    Steph Curry in "Golden"
    (105 votes)
  • 3%
    Kevin Durant in "Kevin Bird"
    (9 votes)
  • 11%
    Joel Embiid in "The Process"
    (29 votes)
  • 2%
    Anthony Davis in "Shape of Swatter"
    (7 votes)
  • 8%
    Kyrie Irving in "Planet Earth"
    (20 votes)
249 votes total Vote Now

Edge: LeBron James

Dark Horse: Joel Embiid

Best Picture — awarded to the most entertaining franchise (for good or for bad)

Edge: Cleveland Cavaliers

Dark Horse: Houston Rockets

Note: OKC garnered rave reviews at Sundance


What team wins the NBA Oscar for Best Picture

This poll is closed

  • 65%
    Golden State Warriors
    (168 votes)
  • 8%
    Houston Rockets
    (22 votes)
  • 3%
    Philadelphia 76ers
    (8 votes)
  • 11%
    Cleveland Cavaliers
    (30 votes)
  • 4%
    Los Angeles Lakers
    (11 votes)
  • 1%
    Boston Celtics
    (5 votes)
  • 5%
    Oklahoma City Thunder
    (14 votes)
258 votes total Vote Now

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