The ESPY Awards 2002 winners

Bonds and Hughes pull down most nominations

New categories unveiled for 2002 ESPYs

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NBA nominees  

Kobe Bryant
Credentials: Fourth in NBA in scoring in 2001 (28.5 ppg). Averaged 25.2 ppg. in 2002 (6th in NBA) … Led Lakers in their NBA championship three-peat .

Past ESPY's: none

Tim Duncan
Credentials: 2002 NBA MVP … Led NBA in double-doubles with 67 … First forward since 1978 to have over 2000 points and 1000 rebounds.

Past ESPY's: 2000 NBA Player and 1997 College Basketball Player

Allen Iverson
Credentials: 2001 NBA MVP... Has led the NBA in scoring for the past two seasons, with 31.1 ppg. in 2001 and 31.4 in 2002.

Past ESPY's: none

Jason Kidd
Credentials: Led Nets to their first-ever Conference finals…Became fourth player in NBA history to lead league in assists three straight seasons (done in 2001). Currently ranks second in assists per game (9.9) and third in steals per game (2.13).

Past ESPY's: none

Shaquille O’Neal winner
Credentials: Continuted to dominate all things down low, inside, and above the rim. Set the scoring mark for most points in a four-game Finals series with 145. Named NBA Finals MVP for third consecutive year ('00-'02).

Past ESPY's: 1993 Oustanding Performance by a Sports Personality in an Attempt to Break into Show Business, 2001 NBA Player

Paul Pierce
Credentials: Finished in the top five in points per game, minutes played and points scored during the 2001-02 season.

Past ESPY's: none

Chris Webber
Credentials: Averaged 24.5 ppg. and 10.1 rpg. in leading the Kings to the NBA’s best regular-season record.

Past ESPY's: none

past winners
'01 Shaquille O'Neal

'00 Tim Duncan

'99 Michael Jordan

'98 Michael Jordan

'97 Michael Jordan

'96 Hakeem Olajuwon

'95 Hakeem Olajuwon

'94 Charles Barkley

'93 Michael Jordan

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