The 24-year-old from Greece wept as he accepted the honour beating out 2018 MVP James Harden of the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George.
The Toronto Raptors overcame a 15-point deficit to win the series in six games and will host the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
Kevin Durant scored 50 points as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 129-110 to advance to the Western Conference semi-finals.
His dramatic announcement came after a disappointing campaign which saw the once-mighty Los Angeles franchise fail to make the playoffs for a sixth consecutive year.
Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook joins NBA icon Wilt Chamberlain as the only other player in NBA history to post a triple-double of at least 20 points, 20 rebounds, and 20 assists.
The high-flying rookie put out a call over the loudspeaker for the "biggest person in the building" and out strolled the 7-foot-1 O'Neal who is considered one of the greatest players in league history.
Kaepernick and former San Francisco 49ers teammate Eric Reid both filed a lawsuit against the NFL saying owners and officials colluded to keep them off NFL rosters for their decision to make a kneeling protest during the US anthem
The Los Angeles Lakers announced that the NBA superstar LeBron James, who has already missed four games with a strained left groin, would miss at least three more before being re-evaluated.
Daniel Green is going before a judge to lay out evidence he says proves that although he helped dispose of the body, he didn't kill James Jordan in the early-morning darkness one July day in 1993.
US President Donald Trump slams Los Angeles Lakers star in a tweet after James told CNN that Trump was "using sports to kinda divide us."
The blockbuster deal means the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, will now join one of the league's most iconic clubs, adding to the legacy of such legends as Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson.
The Golden State Warriors became the NBA's first back-to-back champion since 2013 as they claimed their third title in four years.
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