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Updated: May 14, 2014 6:20AM
It’s that time of year. The Scowley Awards for the 2013-14 NBA season:
◆ All-Scowley team (formerly known as the All-Man team):
Guard: John Wall, Wizards — Swag? Check. Game to back it up? Check.
Guard: Lance Stephenson, Pacers — Four triple-doubles and 14 technical fouls
Big: DeMarcus Cousins, Kings — When your nickname is “Boogie,’’ ’nuff said.
Big: Blake Griffin, Clippers — Look who had surgery to have a spine put in before the season started.
Big: Joakim Noah, Bulls — Still hated in Miami, Cleveland and most of SEC country.
◆ The Jaime Lannister Award (The player you used to hate but can’t help but love now): LeBron James, Heat — Check out the jersey sales. Yes, even you, Cleveland, have softened.
◆ All-We-Paid-What-For-You? team:Guard:
O.J. Mayo, Bucks (three years, $24 million) — Showed up out of shape and never seemed to care.
Guard: Kobe Bryant, Lakers (three years, $78.9 million) — Just edged out Bulls guard Derrick Rose.
Big: Josh Smith, Pistons (four years, $54 million) — The most wasted great skill set in the NBA . . . again. Congrats, Josh.
Big: Andrea Bargnani, Knicks (two years, $23.3 million) — The team is a mess.
Big: Amar’e Stoudemire, Knicks (two years, $45 million) — The team is really a mess.
◆ The King Joffrey Award (The player who forgot that he earned his crown mostly on the work of others): Kobe Bryant — Do Shaquille O’Neal, then Jerry West gifting Pau Gasol to the Lakers ring a bell?
◆ Finally, All-Scowley MVP (For the player who has no chance of winning the actual NBA MVP): DeMar DeRozan, Raptors — Hold the trophy up high, DeMar. It’s the only one you may get.
Player of the week
LeBron James: Don’t blame James for the Heat’s three losses in April. All the four-time MVP has done since April 1 was average 31 points, 6.6 rebounds and six assists. By the way, where’s Dwyane Wade hiding these days?
Team of the week
Bulls: Sure, it’s a bully beating up on the weak part of a schedule, but that’s what good teams do this time of the season.
The big five
1. Heat, 2. Spurs, 3. Thunder, 4. Clippers, 5. Pacers.
Awful for Andrew
The three teams bad enough to have been tanking in hopes of drafting Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins: 1. Bucks, 2. 76ers, 3. Celtics.
2,000 In scoring at least 2,000 points for the ninth time, LeBron James joined elite company. Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (nine), Michael Jordan (11) and Karl Malone (12) have accomplished it at least nine times.
Two to watch
Thunder at Pacers, noon Sunday: Have the spiraling Pacers recovered in time to have some sort of heartbeat going into the postseason? Time will tell.
Grizzlies at Suns, 9 p.m. Monday: It could mean playoffs or bust for one of these teams as the season winds down.