June 13, 1984

NBA awards [1983-84]



Kareem Abdul-Jabbar broke Wilt Chamberlain’s all-time scoring record. The Pistons beat the Nuggets 186-184 in the highest scoring game of all time. Larry Nance beat Julius Erving in the league’s first dunk contest. David Stern became the league’s fourth commissioner.

Player of the Year | Larry Bird [Celtics] 24.2 points, 10.1 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 50.4 2-point shooting, 88.8 free throw shooting.

2. Bernard King [Knicks]
3. Magic Johnson [Lakers]
4. Adrian Dantley [Jazz]
5. Sidney Moncrief [Bucks]

Rookie of the Year | Ralph Sampson [Rockets] 21.0 points, 11.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 52.4 2-point shooting, 66.1 free throw shooting, 2.4 blocks. Age [23]

Defensive Player of the Year | Alton Lister [Bucks] 1.7 blocks.

Sixth Man of the Year | Kevin McHale [Celtics] 18.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 55.7 2-point shooting, 76.5 free throw shooting.

Coach of the Year | Chuck Daly [Pistons] 49-33



FIRST TEAM |

Forward | Larry Bird [Celtics] 24.2 points, 10.1 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 50.4 2-point shooting, 88.8 free throw shooting. Age [27]

Forward | Bernard King [Knicks] 26.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 57.3 2-point shooting, 77.9 free throw shooting. Age [27]

Center | Moses Malone [76ers] 22.7 points, 13.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 48.5 2-point shooting, 75.0 free throw shooting. Age [28]

Point guard | Magic Johnson [Lakers] 17.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, 13.1 assists, 57.9 2-point shooting, 81.0 free throw shooting. Age [24]

Guard | Sidney Moncrief [Bucks] 20.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 50.1 2-point shooting, 84.8 free throw shooting. Age [26]



SECOND TEAM |

Forward | Adrian Dantley [Jazz] 30.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 55.9 2-point shooting, 85.9 free throw shooting. Age [27]

Forward | Julius Erving [76ers] 22.4 points, 6.9 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 51.5 2-point shooting, 75.4 free throw shooting. Age [33]

Center | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar [Lakers] 21.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 57.9 2-point shooting, 72.3 free throw shooting. Age [36]

Point guard | Isiah Thomas [Pistons] 21.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 11.1 assists, 46.8 2-point shooting, 73.3 free throw shooting, 2.5 steals. Age [22]

Guard | Rolando Blackman [Mavericks] 22.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 55.0 2-point shooting, 81.2 free throw shooting. Age [24]



HONORABLE MENTION |

Forward | Mark Aguirre [Mavericks] 29.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 53.2 2-point shooting, 74.9 free throw shooting. Age [24]

Forward | Kiki Vandeweghe [Nuggets] 29.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 56.2 2-point shooting, 85.2 free throw shooting. Age [25]

Center | Robert Parish [Celtics] 19.0 points, 10.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 54.6 2-point shooting, 74.5 free throw shooting. Age [30]

Forward | Alex English [Nuggets] 26.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 53.1 2-point shooting, 82.4 free throw shooting. Age [30]
— Kevin Brewer