Respect is earned, not given.

The NBA formally announced that they would name the Eastern and Western Conference Finals MVPs after the great Larry Bird and Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

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And undoubtedly, they paved the way to the stardom of the Association.

And yes, this is the first time that the league will award Conference Finals MVP.

Who do you think will be the recipients?

Along with this are the redesigns of other NBA trophies like the Conference championship, Larry O’Brien Trophy, and the Bill Russell Finals MVP.

The league also released the whole process of redesigning its official social media accounts.

This is part of the diamond season celebration.