Josh “Choc” Humphries has been named one of five finalists for the 2021 NBA 2K League Most Valuable Player award, putting the Nets closer to a trifecta this off-season. Earlier this summer, Kevin Durant was named MVP of the Tokyo Olympics and Cam Thomas was voted Co-MVP of the Summer League.
The award will be announced on September 25, the day of the league’s inaugural all-star game.
Humphries, who just finished up his second season with NetsGC, helped lead the Nets 2K affiliate to to its stated goal of building a winning culture this past season. “Choc” and NetsGC made their first Eastern Conference Finals appearance in franchise history, going the upset route with Humphries playing big games.
Choc spoke about his goals before the season, putting individual awards behind team success.
“I don’t necessarily have specific goals. I’m not somebody that’s rimming by accomplishments or driven by awards or anything like that. For us, we all have an expectation of going out there and winning as much as possible,” Choc told NetsDaily prior to the 2021 NBA 2K League season.
“Choc” concluded his first season with NetsGC leading the league in assists (14.4) and third in points per game (31.7). He earned one Player of the Week — the second of his career — on June 15.
Fan voting for the 2021 MVP award is open at NBA2KLeague.com and concludes on Friday, Sept. 17 at 11:59 PM ET. Fans will account for one-third of the total voting with NBA 2K League players and NBA 2K League Managers accounting for one-third respectively.
Humphries, a Tampa native, has also been pushed to try out for the Long Island Nets later this month.