This is the 28-year-old Los Angeles native's second National Basketball Association award, having been named Sixth Man of the Year in 2012 as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Harden is the third player in Rockets history to win the award, and he is the first since Hakeem Olajuwon won in 1994.
"I think that as people evolve, and things are changing so much in the world with social media and whatnot, these people are young people who have families", Robertson, who was named an NBA All-Star 12 times in his 14-year career, said.
Meanwhile, Australian Ben Simmons - of the Philadelphia 76ers - has won Rookie of the Year honours at the NBA Awards.
James Harden said "it doesn't stop here" after finally being named NBA MVP and revealed that he did not prepare a speech for fear he might miss out again. Unfortunately for him, his incredible playoff run didn't factor into the voting (since MVP is a regular-season award). He led the league in fourth-quarter points and scoring average.
Dwane Casey was crowned Coach of the Year after guiding the Toronto Raptors to first place in the Eastern Conference.
Daryl Morey of the Rockets earned the NBA's Executive of the Year Award after assembling a team that finished first in the Western Conference. He has since become coach of the Detroit Pistons.
The day before his 26th birthday on Monday, their 7-foot-1 son stood tall on the stage at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California as the NBA's 2017-18 Defensive Player of the Year award victor. Before Thunder star Russell Westbrook averaged a triple-double in the past two seasons, Robertson was the most recent player to average a triple-double - in the 1961-62 season.
Given the vocal Tweets from his agent, Ramy Abbas Issa, it's at the very least clear that all is not well in the Salah camp. Salah was reported to be unhappy after being photographed with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov .
The order seeks to keep families together in detention instead of separating them while their legal cases are heard by the courts. Trump's handling of the policy, 81% of Republicans said they approved.
Still not totally convinced that Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are a thing ? A source told People magazine: "They're very happy". Priyanka Chopra is just making headlines every single time after being spotted with Hollywood sensation Nick Jonas several times.
Wahbi Khazri bagged a late consolation for Tunisia , but it did little to take the shine off a memorable result for Belgium . With the last touch of the half, Lukaku reimbursed their two-goal advantage with a deft chip over an advancing Ben Mustapha.
But the deal fell apart later when the White House insisted on including other Trump priorities on immigration in the package. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va, said he "absolutely" would continue the immigration push.
In return, critics say, North Korea committed only to the vaguely worded "complete denuclearization " of the Korean Peninsula. The North Korean delegation led by Pak Thae-song, a close aide to Kim, met with top officials of Shaanxi Province.
If any team should be seen as a smart outside bet for a place in the Final on July 15th, it should be Uruguay . One reason why you shouldn't trust a group table during World Cups is because it often paints a wrong picture.
Speaker of the House of Representative Paul Ryan said it would vote today (June 21) on legislation to "keep families together ". The order does not end the "zero-tolerance" policy that criminally prosecutes all adults caught crossing the border illegally.
Giant hogweed is one of three plants defined in Virginia as a Tier 1 noxious weed and is heavily regulated. Touching the plant can cause severe burns, a reaction making skin sensitive to light, and even blindness.
Senegal's 2-1 victory over Poland came in the day's second Group H game, following Japan's historic 2-1 win over Colombia . Today we finally accompany our team COLOMBIA!" "We lost a match, but now we have to win the next and keep dreaming".
Corden said it was the "most attractive story" he had ever heard, before singing a teary rendition of the song. We never thought we'd get emotional watching an episode of " Carpool Karaoke ", but here we are.
Tehran gave a small exception to the stadium ban in 2015, allowing some women to watch a volleyball game, according to Fox News. The Asians now sit on top spot in their group, with the two Iberian sides having played out a 3-3 draw.
Harley-Davidson will not raise prices to cover tariff costs
All three say they will be forced to close their plants unless they can get relief from the Trump administration's steel tariffs . The company already has plants in Australia, Brazil and India, and it will soon open another facility in Thailand .
Team by team analysis of the French Grand Prix
Red Bull's Max Verstappen qualified fourth with Australian team mate Daniel Ricciardo fifth and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen sixth. Bottas, less effective in his efforts to recover in a vehicle that suffered floor and other damage, was down in 10th.
Senegal seek to seize last 16 spot tonight
Steen: Japan scored an upset win over Colombia with some strong play, but Senegal also shocked Poland in their opening game. This is at a point facts show that black managers are a rare sight in World Cups, despite its expansion from 24 to 32 teams.
England dare to dream after record win
After their last-gasp 2-1 victory against Tunisia on Monday, Gareth Southgate's side were looking to make it two wins from two. Only one English player - Lineker with 10 - now has more World Cup goals than Kane, who has swiftly moved to five goals.
Trump UK visit under fire over caged immigrant children
While plans are still being finalized, Trump's July visit falls on Friday the 13th - a date considered unlucky by some. Footage of children held in cages and crying for their parents has drawn condemnation in the past week.
England's Dele Alli 'unlikely' to face Panama
England trained behind closed doors on Friday ahead of departing to Nizhny Novgorod on Saturday for the Panama fixture. England's Fabian Delph is ready to miss a World Cup match to be at the birth of his third child.
Trump to sign decree to end migrant family separations
Trump has made immigration a signature issue of his administration, and he blames Democrats for the situation at the border. Nielsen is on her way to the White House to discuss the order with the president and his team.