Former LSU star Ben Simmons named NBA Rookie of the Year

Ben Simmons won the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award beating out Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum for the honor. More

Ben Simmons won the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award beating out Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum for the honor. More

The contentious race for the 2017-18 Rookie of the Year Award will finally come to a close on Monday night, when the victor is announced at the annual NBA Awards Show - but not before Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell gets in some more trolling of the Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons.

He beat out finalists Donovan Mitchell of Utah and Jayson Tatum of Boston.

The NBA Awards are being held in Los Angeles and the rookie award was contentious, with Mitchell and others questioning if Simmons should be eligible because he sat out the 2016/17 season injured.

Ben Simmons is the Rookie of the Year! Mitchell even arrived to Monday's awards show in a van that underscored his point.

Simmons becomes the third Sixer to win the award.

Simmons averaged 15.8 points, 8.2 assists, 8.1 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 0.9 blocks per game.

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Mitchell and Tatum made their debuts the year they were drafted.

Last month, Simmons and Mitchell both received flawless scores of 200 by getting 100 first-place votes in all-rookie first-team voting.

While Mitchell ultimately did not get the trophy he so coveted, it was still classy for him to show Simmons such a kind gesture.

"I try not to let the media hype things up or fans or whatever it is just because I know I'm doing what I love and I do what I can on the floor", said Simmons, when asked about the criticism.

He emerged as a leader on a Celtics team that finished with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference and was one win away from the NBA Finals despite losing veteran stars Hayward and Kyrie Irving to season-ending injuries. He shot 54.5 percent from the field but did not make a 3-pointer in 11 attempts.

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