BET NETWORKS ANNOUNCES THE 1st ANNUAL “PLAYERS’ AWARDS” PREMIERE JULY 21st, 8:00 pm BET NETWORKS ANNOUNCES THE 1ST ANNUAL “PLAYERS’ AWARDS” PREMIERE DATE TUESDAY, JULY 21ST AT 8:00 P.M.* “THE PLAYERS’ AWARDS” WILL TAPE SUNDAY, JULY 19TH IN THE PENN & TELLER THEATER AT THE RIO LAS VEGAS HOTEL AND CASINO NATIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION (NBPA) ANNOUNCES “TOP VOTED PLAYERS” AND NBA PLAYERS CONFIRMED TO ATTEND MULTI-PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST AND 4 TIME GRAMMY WINNER LIL WAYNE CONFIRMED TO PERFORM BET Networks in partnership with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announces Tuesday, July 21st as the premiere date for the 1st Annual “Players’ Awards”. The first inaugural show will tape at the historic Penn & Teller Theater in the Rio Las Vegas Hotel and Casino on Sunday, July 19th. The star-studded event will feature appearances by top NBA players including members on the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Executive Committee - Chris Paul, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala and Anthony Tolliver. Not only will the show have NBA star power, but will also feature performances by the hottest musical artists including renowned sports enthusiast and multi-platinum recording artist Lil Wayne. The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) decided to launch the 1st Annual “Players’ Awards” due to the overwhelming response from its members and all categories have been voted by the NBA’s active players. BET PLAYERS AWARDS 2015 The complete list of the “Top Voted Players” for the “Players’ Awards” are (names are listed in alphabetical order): Best Rookie Jordan Clarkson Zach LaVine Elfrid Payton Andrew Wiggins Best Defender Tony Allen Jimmy Butler Anthony Davis DeAndre Jordan Global Impact Player Pau Gasol Kyrie Irving Dirk Nowitzki Tony Parker Clutch Performer: Stephen Curry James Harden LeBron James Russell Westbrook Coach You Most Want to Play For Mike Budenholzer Rick Carlisle Steve Kerr Greg Popovich Hardest to Guard Stephen Curry James Harden LeBron James Russell Westbrook Best Home Court Advantage AT&T Center (San Antonio) Chesapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City) Moda Center (Portland) Oracle Arena (Golden State) Player You Secretly Wish was On Your Team: Stephen Curry Anthony Davis Tim Duncan LeBron James Most Valuable Player: Stephen Curry James Harden LeBron James Russell Westbrook Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Programming, Connie Orlando, BET’s Senior Vice President of Music and Specials, and Don Mischer Productions will serve as Executive Producers for the “Players’ Awards”. Serving as Executive Producers from the National Basketball Players Association are Chris Paul, NBPA President, Roger Mason Jr., NBPA Deputy Executive Director, and Jordan Schlachter, NBPA Chief Marketing Officer along with Prospect Park.