When Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer was announced as Coach of the Year Monday, Doc Rivers had a priceless reaction.
Doc Rivers had a great case to be the NBA's Coach of the Year. He guided a team with no All-Stars to the postseason in the West. He won 48 games with a team that traded away its best player at the deadline to set itself up for free agency and the future.
But, at Monday's NBA Awards, it was Mike Budenholzer of the Bucks who took home the trophy.
And Doc was shocked.
That is the look of a man who expected to walk away from this ceremony with something in his hand.
There's always next year, Doc.
Please, no more hugs
Apparently, Cody Bellinger looks super huggable from the stands at baseball games because two days in a row, a fan has climbed from their seat to attempt to embrace the Dodgers outfielder.
This was Sunday.
And this was Monday.
And Bellinger's reactions to each incident?
Seriously, stop trying to hug Cody Bellinger.
A couple years back, Kobe Bryant issued challenges to players around the league.
After not getting one, Giannis Antetokounmpo decided to ask for one, and Kobe answered.
And now, Giannis has the trophy to himself and can say he completed Kobe's challenge.
Best of SI
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Around the sports world
The Knicks were fined for not allowing the New York Daily News to the team's post-draft press conference. ... Stephon Marbury was named the coach of his former team in Beijing. ... Dodger Stadium is extending its netting to protect fans from foul balls. ... A radio host compared the Tyreek Hill situation to Andy Reid's son's death.
Just do it
Fate can start you at the bottom. Dreams can take you to the top. #justdoit— Nike Basketball (@nikebasketball) June 25, 2019
Congratulations to the 2019 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player: @Giannis_An34
Watch his story, “I am Giannis,” now in the Nike App: https://t.co/pOyj8Qw4H2 #NBAAwards #KiaMVP #giannis #nike pic.twitter.com/I6g3uEgK45
Isn't he breaking the rules?
Maybe it's better naked?
A good song
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