The 2019 NBA Awards presented by Kia, held by Turner Sports and the NBA on TNT, took place on June 24th at Barker Hangar. Her Campus at UCLA had the tremendous honor of covering the red carpet! The night was filled with star power, as many of the most esteemed players and figures in the sports industry made appearances to celebrate the nominees. With attendees including Tiffany Haddish, Samuel L. Jackson, Quavo and more, the carpet was exciting and never dull. We got a glimpse of Shaquille O’Neal, or as most know him, Shaq, who was the host of the evening. And seeing Magic Johnson, one of the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, also made for an incredible moment. Check out our highlights for the evening!
We ran into Luka Doncic from Dallas Mavericks, who was later awarded as NBA Rookie of the Year for the 2018-2019 season!
Washington Wizards point guard, John Wall, wore a pink suit jacket with a bumble bee pin, and seemed to be making a healthy recovery from his injuries. Wall was the 2015-16 recipient of the NBA Community Assist award.
Bradley Beal, winner of the 2019 NBA Community Assist Award, stopped for an interview nearby. Beal has been recognized for his community work with Ron Brown College Preparatory High School, a Washington D.C. high school.
The host of this season’s awards show, Shaq, looked dapper in blue.
We got a selfie with hip hop artist, Lecrae, who was so sweet.
Rudy Gobert dazzled in a blue suit. The Utah Jazz center won Defensive Player of the Year for the second season in a row.
We spotted Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBA’s all-time leading scorer and the first NBA player to play for 20 seasons.
Robin Roberts stunned in a gorgeous jumpsuit. She received the 2019 Sager Strong Award.