With the loss of the NBA season, I took the liberty of making up my own NBA season. This one came complete with an entire rundown of what would have happened in the postseason and who would have come out victorious in the championship.
With that out of the way, I then came up with this particular piece that addresses who the victors would be of the NBA's most prestigious awards. From the NBA MVP to the league's most improved player, each award was given out to who might have been the most deserving. It's considerably difficult deciding who would win the awards when we don't know what moves their teams would have made, but it's basically based on the rosters pre-lockout and without guessing what signings and trades each team would have completed.
The thought of possibly losing the entire NBA season just because of a few million dollars is one of the most asinine events to ever happen to the sporting world. The MLB and NHL had their lockouts and strikes, but they weren't nearly as close to starting a season as the NBA was as the players were an agreement away from having the season start on December 15 and 72 games to look forward to.
Unfortunately, pride and greed played a larger part in this than the fans' love for the game. So here we are guessing who would win the awards and what would have occurred in the postseason had there been one to watch.
I guess we won't have that now. Just see who wins these awards before I get a little more irritated from the thought of losing the game I love because of money.