James Harden has been voted the National Basketball Players’ Association (NBPA) MVP for 2017-18.
Houston Rockets shooting guard Harden enjoyed a superb campaign and is widely regarded as the favourite to win the NBA’s MVP award later this month.
The Rockets had the best record in the regular season, with Harden averaging over 30 points per game.
Houston went on to reach the Western Conference Finals before being edged out by the Golden State Warriors in game seven.
Harden was also named the NBPA’s MVP by his peers in 2015, when the Warriors’ Stephen Curry won the main prize awarded by the league.
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The NBPA MVP Award
Naturel x James Harden . Congrats @JHarden13!! @TheRealNaturel portrays what it means to hold the crown — with style. #PlayersVoice pic.twitter.com/4zXonyULtU
— NBPA (@TheNBPA) June 7, 2018