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The league put some respect on the Suns’ name.
While they won’t be on ABC this afternoon, they certainly turned many aheads across the NBA and were honored with two of the top awards from the league.
The NBA has announced the results of award voting from seeding games as follows:
Lillard is Bubble MVP
Phoenix’s Monty Williams won Coach of the Bubble after going 8-0
First Team All-Bubble:
Lillard, Devin Booker, Luka Doncic, James Harden and T.J. Warren
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) August 15, 2020
Awards were voted on by media and broadcasters who have been in the Bubble in-person covering the NBA restart.
Booker also finished second to Lillard in MVP voting, earning nearly unanimous second-place votes behind Lillard, who was the unanimous MVP after averaging 37.6 points per game in the seeding round and leading Portland to a 6-2 record while their season was on the brink.
Voting results for NBA seeding game MVP and first and second team: pic.twitter.com/WXJX8vOoBg
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) August 15, 2020
After an All-Star appearance, a killer run in the Bubble and now an All-Bubble First Team selection, Booker is finally getting the kind of recognition Suns fans have hoped for throughout his career. As Booker himself has always said, that type of recognition only comes with winning.
This is merely a way of solidifying the way the Suns have been celebrated throughout their Orlando run, but the awards are something Suns fans surely won’t forget.