The 2012 NBA season is winding down, and with that comes the inevitable debate between talking heads over who is the Most Valuable Player, who will win Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and all the rest.
That's all well and good, but there are a few more categories out there that we really need to sum up the season, and I'm not just talking about expanding the definition of "most valuable" and creating an award for the player who is straight up the best player. No, I'm thinking we need to go deeper.
There are small caveats of this season that will get lost to history if we don't remember some players meddle with metal, so I've come here to do just that.
Some things that go beyond basketball, but change the way we feel about the game and just the great stories that happen as the year goes along need to be given attention more so than just in passing, so here I've compiled 20 awards.
Some would say they're ridiculous, I would say they're completely necessary to remembering the season that was.