The 92nd Academy Awards are set for Sunday, and while that means quite a bit to everyone nominated and all the cinephiles out there, some NBA fans couldn’t care less and will be tuned into Clippers-Cavs instead. Other NBA fans might know “1917” as the year legendary Celtics coach Red Aurbach was born, not as the title of this year’s presumptive “Best Picture” favorite. You might hear “Joker” and think of All-Star Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, rather than the transcendent performance that could win Joaquin Phoenix his first Oscar.
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So, in what is becoming an annual tradition, we decided to make an NBA version of the Academy Awards. We’ve selected several categories (not all of them — how do you make an NBA version of Production Design?) and handed out our own Oscars to players in the league who have been at the top of their class in one way or another throughout the 2019-20 season. Please enjoy, and we promise this won’t take nearly as long as the real Oscars.