1983-84 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1984

NBA Champion: Boston Celtics

NBA Finals:  Los Angeles Lakers (W)  3  Boston Celtics (E)  4

NBA Finals MVP: Larry Bird (Boston Celtics)

Main players: Larry Bird, Robert Parish, Kevin McHale (Boston Celtics), Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy (Los Angeles Lakers).

Best players for the 1983-84 season

Regular Season MVP: Larry Bird (Boston Celtics).

All-NBA first team: Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons), Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers), Bernard King (New York Knicks), Larry Bird (Boston Celtics), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers).

All-NBA second team: Sidney Moncrief (Milwaukee Bucks), Jim Paxson (Portland Trail Blazers), Julius Erving (Philadelphia 76ers), Adrian Dantley (Utah Jazz), Moses Malone (Philadelphia 76ers).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsAdrian DantleySF/SGUtah Jazz30.6
ReboundsMoses MaloneC/PFPhiladelphia 76ers13.4
BlocksMark EatonCUtah Jazz4.3
AssistsMagic JohnsonPG/SGLos Angeles Lakers13.1
StealsRickey GreenPGUtah Jazz2.7
EfficiencyAdrian DantleySF/SGUtah Jazz24.6
3-point field goalsDarrell GriffithSGUtah Jazz91

NBA Sixth Man: Kevin McHale (Boston Celtics).

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1983-84 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Larry Bird790.59.59/19.5249.10.23/0.9225.04.73/5.3388.70.10.10.00.00.00.3
Adrian Dantley790.510.15/18.2055.80.01/0.0520.010.29/11.9786.00.10.00.00.00.00.4
Jeff Ruland750.57.99/13.8057.90.01/0.0911.16.21/8.4873.20.20.10.00.10.00.3
Kiki Vandeweghe780.411.47/20.5555.80.14/0.3836.86.33/7.4485.10.10.00.00.00.00.4
Moses Malone710.57.49/15.5148.30.00/0.060.07.68/10.2475.00.20.00.00.00.00.3
Alex English820.411.06/20.9052.90.01/0.0911.14.29/5.2182.30.10.10.00.00.00.3
Jack Sikma820.47.02/14.0949.80.00/0.020.05.01/5.8585.60.10.00.00.00.00.2
Mark Aguirre790.511.71/22.3452.40.19/0.7126.85.89/7.8674.90.10.10.00.00.00.4
Bill Laimbeer820.46.74/12.7352.90.00/0.130.03.85/4.4586.50.10.00.00.00.00.2
Isiah Thomas820.48.16/17.6646.20.27/0.7934.24.73/6.4573.30.00.10.00.00.00.3

Best defensive players for the 1983-84 season

Defensive Player of the Year: Sidney Moncrief (Milwaukee Bucks).

All-Defensive first team: Maurice Cheeks (Philadelphia 76ers), Sidney Moncrief (Milwaukee Bucks), Michael Cooper (Los Angeles Lakers), Bobby Jones (Philadelphia 76ers), Tree Rollins (Atlanta Hawks).

All-Defensive second team: Dennis Johnson (Boston Celtics), T.R. Dunn (Denver Nuggets), Larry Bird (Boston Celtics), Dan Roundfield (Atlanta Hawks), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers).

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1983-84 season

Rookie of the Year: Ralph Sampson (Houston Rockets).

All-Rookies first team: Darrell Walker (New York Knicks), Jeff Malone (Washington Bullets), Byron Scott (Los Angeles Lakers), Thurl Bailey (Utah Jazz), Ralph Sampson (Houston Rockets), Steve Stipanovich (Indiana Pacers).

PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

MonthPlayer
NovemberMagic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers)
DecemberJeff Ruland (Washington Bullets)
JanuaryMark Aguirre (Dallas Mavericks)
FebruaryBernard King (New York Knicks)
MarchKareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers)

Players of the Week: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers) (2), Mark Aguirre (Dallas Mavericks), Larry Bird (Boston Celtics) (2), Adrian Dantley (Utah Jazz) (2), Rickey Green (Utah Jazz), Eddie Johnson (Kansas City Kings), Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers) (2), Mickey Johnson (Golden State Warriors), Bernard King (New York Knicks), Moses Malone (Philadelphia 76ers), Dan Roundfield (Atlanta Hawks), Jeff Ruland (Washington Bullets), Purvis Short (Golden State Warriors), Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons) (2), Kelly Tripucka (Detroit Pistons), Kiki Vandeweghe (Denver Nuggets), Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta Hawks), Buck Williams (New Jersey Nets).

1984 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Rickey GreenPGUtah Jazz
Magic JohnsonPG/SGLos Angeles Lakers
George GervinSGSan Antonio Spurs
Jim PaxsonSG/SFPortland Trail Blazers
Walter DavisSF/SGPhoenix Suns
Adrian DantleySF/SGUtah Jazz
Alex EnglishSFDenver Nuggets
Mark AguirreSFDallas Mavericks
Kiki VandewegheSFDenver Nuggets
Jack SikmaC/PFSeattle SuperSonics
Ralph SampsonCHouston Rockets
Kareem Abdul-JabbarCLos Angeles Lakers

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Isiah ThomasPGDetroit Pistons
Andrew ToneySG/PGPhiladelphia 76ers
Otis BirdsongSG/PGNew Jersey Nets
Sidney MoncriefSGMilwaukee Bucks
Kelly TripuckaSF/SGDetroit Pistons
Julius ErvingSF/SGPhiladelphia 76ers
Bernard KingSFNew York Knicks
Larry BirdSF/PFBoston Celtics
Kevin McHalePF/CBoston Celtics
Moses Malone*C/PFPhiladelphia 76ers
Jeff RulandCWashington Bullets
Robert ParishCBoston Celtics
Bill LaimbeerCDetroit Pistons

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons).

More awards

Citizenship award: Frank Layden (Utah Jazz).