The NBA has unveiled multiple new trophies honoring some of the most legendary players of yesteryear, including the Michael Jordan Trophy, which will be presented to the league’s MVP.
“The league’s MVP will now be awarded with The Michael Jordan Trophy, bearing the name of the NBA legend widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time,” the NBA’s official website reports.
“During his illustrious career, Jordan was named MVP five times. The Hall of Famer also earned six NBA championships, six NBA Finals MVP Awards, 11 All-NBA Team selections, 14 NBA All-Star selections, three NBA All-Star Game MVP Awards, 10 scoring titles, an NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, an NBA Rookie of the Year Award and selections to the NBA’s 50th and 75th Anniversary Teams.”
What Are The Other New Trophies?
The NBA has added the Clutch Player of the Year award, named the Jerry West Trophy, and renamed the Rookie of the Year award to the Wilt Chamberlain Trophy.
The league will also award the George Mikan Trophy to the Most Improved Player of the Year, while the Defensive Player of the Year award will be renamed the Hakeem Olajuwon Trophy.
The John Havlicek trophy is replacing the Sixth Man of the Year award.
What Do The New Trophies Look Like?
The Michael Jordan Trophy is 23.6 inches tall, with a weight of 23.6 pounds, to denote the legend’s famed No.23 jersey and his six championships with the Chicago Bulls. The five-sided base is inspired by MJ’s five MVPs.
The other trophies all have an embedment inside of a crystal net structure spanning 15 inches. The front is flat to expose the icon represented on the inside. The name of the award and the recipient will be etched at the bottom.
The Jerry West Trophy shows a player shooting a jumper in West’s style, and Hakeem’s trophy depicts a player in a defensive stance. The ROY award is being renamed to honor Chamberlain as he won the Rookie of the Year award and the MVP award in his rookie season. The new trophy shows him holding a basketball in each palm.
The Jonh Havlicek Trophy shows a player in the air shooting a running jumper, and the George Mikan Trophy features a figure doing the famous “Mikan Drill.”WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.