LA Sports Awards

LA’s Greatest Moments of 2018

The 14th annual LA Sports Awards was held on Monday evening, March 25, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. A star-studded awards dinner and gala saluted the best of the year in sports for 2018 in the Los Angeles/Orange County area. The Los Angeles Sports Council presents the event, continuing the Sports Council’s tradition of recognizing each year’s top sports moments and personalities.

Special Tiffany & Co. awards were presented to the Sportsman, Sportswoman, Coach, and Executive of the Year. During the show, the top 10 moments of the year were unveiled in ranked order, with a special award for “Greatest Moment of the Year.”  This year's event again was televised by FSWEST and Prime Ticket.


 

Selection of the award winners

A blue-ribbon media panel is responsible for selecting the 10 greatest moments of the year. In January the list was posted online at www.lasports.org so that fans could vote for the event they believed to be the top moment of 2018.  Fan voting was combined with the media panel’s rankings to produce the Top 10 “Greatest Moments” in L.A. Sports.  The Sportsman, Sportswoman, and Coach of the Year selections are made by a committee of the Sports Council’s Board of Directors; the Media Panel selects the Executive of the Year.

 

A “moment” can be a specific instant in time (such as a winning shot), an individual or team record, a specific game or series of games or even a multi-day event.  The moment may have occurred outside the Los Angeles/Orange County area as long as it involved a local team or athlete.

 

The 2018 LA Sports Awards | Full Ceremony

 

PREVIOUS SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR HONOREES:

2017 - Cody Bellinger, Dodgers

2016 - Mike Trout, Angels

2015 - Blake Griffin, Clippers

2014- Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers & Mike Trout, Angels

2013 - Chris Paul, Clippers

2012 - Jonathan Quick, Kings

2011- Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers

2010- Derek Fisher, Lakers

2009 - Pau Gasol, Lakers

2008 - Kobe Bryant, Lakers

2007 - David Beckham, Galaxy

2006 - Elton Brand, Clippers

2005 - Matt Leinart, USC football

PREVIOUS SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR HONOREES:

2017 - Kelly Claes / Sara Hughes, USC beach volleyball

2016 - Allyson Felix, track

2015 - U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team

2014- Gracie Gold, figure skating

2013- Candace Parker, Sparks & Diana Nyad, long distance swimmer

2012- Kerri Walsh Jennings / Misty May-Treanor, beach volleyball

2011 - Carmelita Jeter, track

2010- Megan Langenfeld, UCLA softball

2009 - Allyson Felix, track

2008 - Candace Parker, Sparks

2007 - Allyson Felix, track

2006 - Lisa Leslie, Sparks

2005 - Misty May / Kerri Walsh, beach volleyball

PREVIOUS COACH OF THE YEAR HONOREES:

2017 - Sean McVay, Rams

2016 - Dave Roberts, Dodgers

2015 - Clay Helton, USC football

2014 - Doc Rivers, Clippers

2013 - John Savage, UCLA baseball

2012 - Darryl Sutter, Kings

2011 - Lane Kiffin, USC football

2010 - Bruce Arena, Galaxy

2009 - Mike Scioscia, Angels

2008 - Phil Jackson, Lakers

PREVIOUS SPORTS EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR HONOREES:

2017 - Casey Wasserman, LA 2028

2016 - No Award Presented

2015 - Patrick McClenahan, Special Olympics World Games

2014 - Dean Lambardi, Kings

2013 - Stan Kastan, Dodgers

2012 - Tim Lieweke, AEG

2011 - Arte Moreno, Angels

2010 - Tim Lieweke, AEG

2009 - Dr. Jerry Buss, Lakers

2008 - Mitch Kupchak, Lakers

2007 - Brian Burke, Ducks

2006 - Ned Colletti, Dodgers

2005 - Arte Moreno, Angels