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Hosptial For Special Surgery

The NBPA Player’s Voice Awards is an annual awards program recognizing player achievements on and off the court. Unlike any other league accolades, these awards are voted on by the players for the players—celebrating the best of The Brotherhood.

In 2021, the NBPA is launching its first-ever PVA NextGen Awards, a platform for middle and high school basketball players to recognize and honor their fellow players.

PVA NextGen winners will receive:

  • Bragging Rights

  • Your Name In Lights and on SLAM Magazine Logo Magazine’s IG

  • Tickets to a Virtual Award Ceremony where you can link with other winners and an NBA Player

  • Swag


Locksmith: Do you block shots, take charges or shut your rival down with your on-ball defense? If you can show your lockdown defense in action, you could be crowned PVA NextGen Locksmith.

Mr./Ms. Clutch: This award is for buzzer beating, shot clock killers, your team’s go-to when the pressure is on. Show us evidence of your hardwood heart breaks and you could win.

Best Signature Move presented by HSS: The Skyhook, Fadeaway and Stepback are all moves made famous by NBPA members. If you’ve got a move that breaks ankles and elicits “oohs” from the sidelines, this is the award for you.

People’s Champ: This award is for players who give as much off the court as they do on the court, working to make their communities better through service and advocacy.

Backbone: Who keeps the team together and motivated after a hard loss and balanced after a big win. This award is for the heart of the team—the player who has an unmatched love for the game whether he or she is a starter or the sixth man/woman.

Sneaker Champ: Do you have the best sneaker collection on your team? Share your best pair and you have a chance to win the title of Sneaker Champ.

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Hosptial For Special Surgery

HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the 11th consecutive year), No. 4 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2020-2021), and the best pediatric orthopedic hospital in NY, NJ and CT by U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” list (2021-2022). HSS is ranked world #1 in orthopedics by Newsweek (2020-2021).

Founded in 1863, the Hospital has the lowest complication and readmission rates in the nation for orthopedics, and among the lowest infection rates. HSS was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center five consecutive times. The global standard total knee replacement was developed at HSS in 1969. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State, as well as in Florida.

In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members focused on leading the advancement of musculoskeletal health through prevention of degeneration, tissue repair and tissue regeneration. The HSS Global Innovation Institute was formed in 2016 to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices.The HSS Education Institute is a trusted leader in advancing musculoskeletal knowledge and research for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, academic trainees, and consumers in more than 130 countries. The institution is collaborating with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class HSS care more widely accessible nationally and internationally.

Contest Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S./D.C.(excluding CA), age 14-18 and of CA age 16-18. Void outside the 50 U.S./D.C. and where prohibited. Contest starts at 12:00:01 AM PT on 07/26/21 and ends at 11:59:59 PM PT on 09/01/21; Entry Period ends 11:59:59 PM PT on 8/13/21. Total ARV of all prizes: $150. Limit: One (1) entry per person. For full Official Rules, click here. Sponsor: National Basketball Players, Inc. d/b/a THINK450, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036.