Now that the Warriors have buried the Cavaliers deeper than King Tut's tomb, NBA Award season is upon us. Only in this space, playoff performance is the basis for honors. Somewhere between the VMA Moonman and ESPYS, these honors are weightier because the stakes were higher and the lows invited more scrutiny. This is the future.

For now, the trophies are mere digital creations, but hopefully one day you'll find them being hawked on a virtual reality sports memorabilia pawn shop for five stacks.