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Speaking to reporters after he accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday in Santa Monica, Robertson spoke at length when asked about how his generation of players were engaged in social activism and if he is proud to see some of today's stars and the National Basketball Association try to better the community.

While a number of other honors were handed out at the 2018 NBA Awards Show on Monday night, the main event was scheduled for the end.

The 28-year-old beat the Cleveland Cavaliers' four-time MVP LeBron James and the New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis to the prestigious award.

- Harden became the fifth different player to average 30 or more points and eight or more assists per game over the course of a season, and the second player in the last two years to do so. Harden is the third player in Rockets history to win the award, and he is the first since Hakeem Olajuwon won in 1994. He averaged 18 points a game and scored in double figures in every game during the Western Conference Finals.

- Since the start of the 2016-17 season, Harden is averaging 10 assists per game.

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"I want to thank the Clippers organization for giving me an opportunity to be myself", Williams said.

Dwane Casey was chosen Coach of the Year for his work with the Toronto Raptors, who fired him last month.

Harden's teammate, Chris Paul, popped up among reporters backstage and asked Harden how many bottles of liquor Rockets CEO Tad Brown would have to buy at the next location. He was hired as the new coach of the Detroit Pistons, replacing Stan Van Gundy. Houston general manager Daryl Morey was also named Executive of the Year. Casey coached the East in the All-Star Game for the first time.

The 6-foot-5 guard also posted the first 60-point triple-double performance in National Basketball Association history - 60 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds against the Orlando Magic.

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