1999-00 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 2000

NBA Champion: Los Angeles Lakers

NBA Finals:  Los Angeles Lakers (W)  4  Indiana Pacers (E)  2

NBA Finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers)

Main players: Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Robert Horry (Los Angeles Lakers), Reggie Miller, Dale Davis, Jalen Rose (Indiana Pacers).

Best players for the 1999-00 season

Regular Season MVP: Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers).

All-NBA first team: Gary Payton (Seattle SuperSonics), Jason Kidd (Phoenix Suns), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers).

All-NBA second team: Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Grant Hill (Detroit Pistons), Karl Malone (Utah Jazz), Alonzo Mourning (Miami Heat).

All-NBA third team: Stephon Marbury (New Jersey Nets), Eddie Jones (Charlotte Hornets), Vince Carter (Toronto Raptors), Chris Webber (Sacramento Kings), David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsShaquille O'NealCLos Angeles Lakers29.7
ReboundsDikembe MutomboCAtlanta Hawks14.1
BlocksAlonzo MourningCMiami Heat3.7
AssistsJason KiddPG/SGPhoenix Suns10.1
StealsEddie JonesSGCharlotte Hornets2.7
EfficiencyShaquille O'NealCLos Angeles Lakers30.7
3-point field goalsGary PaytonPGSeattle SuperSonics177

NBA Sixth Man: Rodney Rogers (Phoenix Suns).

Most Improved Player: Jalen Rose (Indiana Pacers).

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1999-00 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Shaquille O'Neal790.512.10/21.0857.40.00/0.010.05.47/10.4352.40.20.00.00.00.00.4
Kevin Garnett810.59.37/18.8449.70.37/1.0037.03.81/4.9976.40.10.10.00.00.00.3
Chris Webber750.59.97/20.6448.30.36/1.2728.34.15/5.5275.20.10.10.00.00.00.3
Tim Duncan740.58.49/17.3149.00.01/0.156.76.20/8.1576.10.20.00.00.00.00.3
Karl Malone820.49.17/18.0050.90.02/0.1020.07.18/9.0179.70.10.00.00.00.00.3
Gary Payton820.59.11/20.3244.82.16/6.3434.13.79/5.1673.40.10.10.00.00.00.3
Alonzo Mourning790.48.25/14.9955.00.00/0.050.05.24/7.3771.10.10.00.00.00.00.3
Grant Hill740.59.41/19.2249.00.46/1.3234.86.49/8.1679.50.10.10.00.00.00.3
Dikembe Mutombo820.43.93/6.9956.20.00/0.000,03.63/5.1370.80.20.00.00.00.00.1
Vince Carter820.59.61/20.6846.51.16/2.8840.35.32/6.7279.20.10.00.00.00.00.3

Best defensive players for the 1999-00 season

Defensive Player of the Year: Alonzo Mourning (Miami Heat).

All-Defensive first team: Gary Payton (Seattle SuperSonics), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Alonzo Mourning (Miami Heat).

All-Defensive second team: Jason Kidd (Phoenix Suns), Eddie Jones (Charlotte Hornets), Scottie Pippen (Portland Trail Blazers), Cliff Robinson (Phoenix Suns), Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers).

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1999-00 season

Rookie of the Year: Steve Francis (Houston Rockets), Elton Brand (Chicago Bulls).

All-Rookies first team: Andre Miller (Cleveland Cavaliers), Steve Francis (Houston Rockets), Wally Szczerbiak (Minnesota Timberwolves), Lamar Odom (Los Angeles Clippers), Elton Brand (Chicago Bulls).

All-Rookies second team: Chucky Atkins (Orlando Magic), Jason Terry (Atlanta Hawks), James Posey (Denver Nuggets), Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns), Metta World Peace (Chicago Bulls).

PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

MonthPlayer
NovemberShaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers)
DecemberAlonzo Mourning (Miami Heat)
JanuaryKevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves)
FebruaryShaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers)
MarchShaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers)
AprilGary Payton (Seattle SuperSonics)

Players of the Week: Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Vince Carter (Toronto Raptors) (2), Sam Cassell (Milwaukee Bucks), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs) (2), Michael Finley (Dallas Mavericks), Steve Francis (Houston Rockets), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves) (3), Grant Hill (Detroit Pistons), Jason Kidd (Phoenix Suns), Karl Malone (Utah Jazz), Alonzo Mourning (Miami Heat) (2), Dikembe Mutombo (Atlanta Hawks), Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers) (3), Jalen Rose (Indiana Pacers), Chris Webber (Sacramento Kings) (2).

2000 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
John StocktonPGUtah Jazz
Gary PaytonPGSeattle SuperSonics
Jason KiddPG/SGPhoenix Suns
Kobe BryantSG/SFLos Angeles Lakers
Michael FinleySF/SGDallas Mavericks
Karl MalonePFUtah Jazz
Chris WebberPFSacramento Kings
Kevin GarnettPF/CMinnesota Timberwolves
Tim DuncanC/PFSan Antonio Spurs
Shaquille O'NealCLos Angeles Lakers
David RobinsonCSan Antonio Spurs
Rasheed WallaceCPortland Trail Blazers

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Allen IversonSG/PGPhiladelphia 76ers
Eddie JonesSGCharlotte Hornets
Allan HoustonSGNew York Knicks
Reggie MillerSGIndiana Pacers
Ray AllenSGMilwaukee Bucks
Vince CarterSF/SGToronto Raptors
Jerry StackhouseSF/SGDetroit Pistons
Glenn RobinsonSFMilwaukee Bucks
Grant HillSFDetroit Pistons
Dale DavisC/PFIndiana Pacers
Dikembe MutomboCAtlanta Hawks
Alonzo MourningCMiami Heat

All-Star Game MVP: Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers).

More awards

Citizenship award: Vlade Divac (Sacramento Kings).

Sportsmanship award: Eric Snow (Philadelphia 76ers).