NBA Rookies of the Year

Don't miss baller Kyrie Irving on 106 tonight!

Kyrie Irving - Guard, Cleveland Cavaliers. Eastern Conference.  (Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)          

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Kyrie Irving is on 106 & Park tonight! - Kyrie Irving has been crowned the 2011-2012 NBA Rookie of the Year. This Australian born rookie played one full season of college basketball at Duke University (not too shabby) and decided to enter the draft. One thing is for sure, hard work pays off.Don't miss Kyrie tonight on 106 & Park at 6P/5C! (Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Staying on Point - Blake Griffin (32) of the Los Angeles Clippers brings the ball up court. (Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Blake Griffin - Blake Griffin was a beast in college and he's proven to be a beast in the NBA. Do you remember his first All-Star game and how he flew over a car to dunk the basketball? Yeah, we thought so. Just know that the Los Angeles Clippers are lucky to have him and that his prowess on the hardwood got him the Rookie of the Year Award for the NBA's 2010-2011 season.(Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Tyreke Evans - After playing for the University of Memphis for a season, Tyreke Evans decided to enter the draft. He was the fourth overall pick and signed with the Sacramento Kings. He was the 2009-2010 Rookie of the Year.(Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Tyreke Evans - After playing for the University of Memphis for a season, Tyreke Evans decided to enter the draft. He was the fourth overall pick and signed with the Sacramento Kings. He was the 2009-2010 Rookie of the Year.(Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

In the Zone - Derrick Rose (1) of the Chicago Bulls drives for a shot attempt against Dirk Nowitzki (41) of the Dallas Mavericks. (Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Derrick Rose - The Chicago Bulls haven't had amazing talent like Derrick Rose since the times of the incomparable Michael Jordan. Derrick Rose was the 2008-2009 Rookie of the Year and is so valuable and talented that he is the only Chicago Bull besides Michael Jordan to be awarded the Rookie of the Year title.(Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Kevin Durant - Men's basketball. NBA team: Oklahoma City Thunder. (Photo: EPA/LARRY W. SMITH/Landov)

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Kevin Durant - After proving himself as a freshman starter at the University of Texas, he was drafted in 2007 and became the 2007-2008 Rookie of the Year. Now, he's leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to greatness.(Photo: EPA/LARRY W. SMITH/LANDOV)

Brandon Roy - The 2006-2007 Rookie of the Year was Brandon Roy. He was raised in Seattle and went to the University of Washington before entering the draft. Since becoming a member of the NBA, he's definitely left his mark and has a bright future ahead of him.(Photo: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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Brandon Roy - The 2006-2007 Rookie of the Year was Brandon Roy. He was raised in Seattle and went to the University of Washington before entering the draft. Since becoming a member of the NBA, he's definitely left his mark and has a bright future ahead of him.(Photo: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Chris Paul  - Men's basketball. NBA team: Los Angeles Clippers. 2008 gold medalist(Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Chris Paul - The 2005-2006 Rookie of the Year was Chris Paul. Paul had played two seasons at Wake Forest University before entering the draft and joining the New Orleans Hornets as a rookie, now he's a leader on the Los Angeles Clippers. Not too shabby.(Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Emeka Okafor - UConn makes stars and scholar athlete Emeka Okafor is no exception to this rule. After completing his degree in finance at UConn in just three years, Emeka entered the draft, was picked up by the Charlotte Bobcats and took the Rookie of the Year title for the 2004-2005 season.  (Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Emeka Okafor - UConn makes stars and scholar athlete Emeka Okafor is no exception to this rule. After completing his degree in finance at UConn in just three years, Emeka entered the draft, was picked up by the Charlotte Bobcats and took the Rookie of the Year title for the 2004-2005 season.  (Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

#2 LeBron James - While LeBron James is focused on his championship run with the Miami Heat, one thing King James doesn?t have to worry about is money. In the past season, he brought in $49 million, including $33 million in endorsements, though he only made $16 million for actually playing basketball. (Photo: Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

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LeBron James - LeBron James is one of the most powerful forces in the NBA, and was so great that before he started playing professionally, he signed a contract with Nike. He signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers as a rookie and won the Rookie of the Year award for the 2003-2004 season. Now he's working with D. Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami to get a championship ring.(Photo: Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

#6 Amar'e Stoudemire (Tie) - Amar'e Stoudemire made a total of $26.2 million this past season.  The newly engaged star of the New York Knicks signed a five-year, $100 million deal with the team in 2010. The rest of this past season?s earnings came from a five-year endorsement with Nike signed last summer. (Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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Amar'e Stoudemire - Even though Amar'e lets his temper get to him these days, his skill won him the Rookie of the Year award for the 2002-2003 season. He bypassed college and entered the NBA upon graduating high school and made a name for himself in Phoenix with the Suns.(Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)