NBA tournament bracket: The final four bracket The NCAA Basketball Tournament has come to a close with the NCAA Tournament Selection Show at the AT&T Center in Dallas, and we are pleased to announce the Final four bracket.
The final four brackets are based on the final three games of each season, with the winner taking home the National Championship.
This will be the sixth NCAA Tournament in which the Final 4 will be played, and the fourth time that the Final4 has featured four teams in a single year.
For the first time in the history of the NCAA, four teams will make the Final.
The 2015-16 tournament featured four national champions, including Ohio State and Baylor, and a Final Four featuring eight top-seeded teams.
This year’s tournament will be made up of 12 teams, including a final four comprised of four teams from the last two seasons, a Final 4 consisting of eight teams from 2015-18, and two Final Four teams from 2014-15.
Bryant is the only player to earn three straight Final Four appearances, as well as being named to three All-NBA teams, with his third career national title and fifth straight national title.
Kobe Bryant has been named the first NBA All-Star since Kobe Bryant became an All-Defensive First Team selection in 2007.
MVP and two-time Defensive Player of the Year Stephen Curry was the first player to ever lead his team in scoring in each of the last three seasons.
Kyrie Irving is the first Cavs player to be named a Finals MVP since LeBron James in 2017.
Joakim Noah was the only forward in NBA history to average at least 30 points and 10 rebounds per game in each season of his career.
Russell Westbrook has led the Thunder to consecutive NBA Finals appearances for the first team since joining the franchise in 2009.
Stephen Curry has been the NBA’s best player every season since the 2011-12 season, and he is the second-best player in the league.
LeBron James was named NBA Coach of the Month for October, with wins in back-to-back games against the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics, as the Cleveland Cavaliers went 25-1 during that span.
Curry leads the NBA in scoring (19.1 ppg), assists (4.5 apg), steals (2.7 spg), triple-doubles (11), triple doubles (4), free throws (6), field goal percentage (55.6%) and total rebounds (14.5 rpg) with the Cleveland Browns.
James Harden leads the league in total rebounds with 8.7 boards per game, and James Harden is the highest-scoring player in NBA History with his 1,823 points, and leads the Houston Rockets with 3,611.
Shaquille O’Neal is the NBA Coach for the Month of October.
Alyssa Wong is the MVP of the NBA All Star Game and is the fourth player in league history to win the MVP award twice, joining Shaquille O”Neal (2009), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1993) and Kevin Durant (2015).
Nate Robinson was the NBA Defensive Player OF of the Week for Week 4.
Pau Gasol is the best player in history to have two consecutive All-Stars, joining Kareem Ades, Shaquilles’ dad, who also played in the NBA, and Chris Paul, who played in seven seasons.
He is the most-valuable player to have three-straight All-star teams in the past 30 years, with four consecutive All Star teams, the longest active streak in NBA Finals history.
Kyle Lowry is the Rookie of the year for the second time in his career, and his 12-game scoring streak is the longest ever in NBA Playoffs history.
The streak has come against seven different teams, and was snapped by Oklahoma City in the 2016 NBA Finals.
Isaiah Thomas is the starting center for the Pelicans, who defeated the Washington Wizards 110-102 on Monday night.
Dwight Howard is the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, and it will be his first season in the Big Apple.
He averaged 15.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest in his first two seasons with the Orlando Magic, and is now averaging 12.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per outing in the Orlando Summer League.
Jimmy Butler has averaged 19.7 points and 9.2 rebounds in the first two games of his NBA debut.
Marquis Teague is the newest member of the Chicago Bulls, joining fellow draft pick Taj Gibson.
Kevin Durant is the reigning Defensive Player Of The Year, and will be playing for the Golden State Warriors for the fifth consecutive year.
He averages 21.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per night, and has played in a record 15 postseason games.