Chris Bosh To Host NBPA “Players Voice Awards”

NEW YORK, August 17, 2017 – The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today that 2017 Players Voice Awards will be revealed exclusively via social media tomorrow beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET.

The Players Voice Awards are voted on solely by NBA players and feature many unique categories – Best Dressed, Hardest to Guard, Player You Secretly Wish Was on Your Team, Clutch Performer and Best Social Media Follow – in addition to MVP, Best Rookie, Best Defender and many others (see full list below).

Importantly, there are awards that recognize icons of the game — the player who has the most Global Impact and the Most Influential Veteran.

The awards and videos will be revealed via @theNBPA on Twitter, and will curate all of the content throughout the day.  Fans can follow along using the hashtag #PlayersVoice.

Voting took place at the end of the regular season and did not consider postseason performances.  The NBPA Players Voice Awards were introduced in 2015.

“It’s especially meaningful to be recognized by your peers, and that’s what the Players Voice Awards are all about,” said Chris Paul, NBPA President and nine-time All-Star. “This past season featured a number of close battles for the top awards, and it will be fun to see who the players picked.”

For the second consecutive year, in collaboration with ACE Media, the NBPA created video packages celebrating each winner featuring testimonials from dozens of NBA players.

The full list of Players Voice Awards includes:

  • Best Rookie

  • Comeback Player of the Year

  • Best Off the Bench

  • Best Defender

  • Hardest to Guard

  • Player You Secretly Wish Was On Your Team

  • Best Dressed

  • Home Court Advantage

  • Coach You’d Most Like to Play For

  • Clutch Performer

  • Best Social Media Follow

  • Most Influential Veteran

  • Global Impact

  • Most Valuable Player

  • Best Teammate (one per team)


The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is the union for current professional basketball players in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Established in 1954, the NBPA mission is to ensure that the rights of NBA players are protected and that every conceivable measure is taken to assist them in maximizing their opportunities and achieving their goals, both on and off the court.


ACE Media is a groundbreaking new media company focused on identifying, creating and delivering compelling sports-lifestyle content featuring the world’s top athletic talent. A subsidiary of the NFL Players Association, ACE Media leverages unparalleled access to unlock the off-field passions and personalities of some of the world’s most admired athletes, bringing fans and partners unique content in every genre, and on every platform. For more information, please visit

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