The PBA Leo Awards

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The PBA Leo Awards
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Awarded for awarded to players during the league's annual awards
Presented by PBA
First awarded 2003
Official website

The PBA Leo Awards, formerly known as the PBA MVP Awards Night (1975–1992) and PBA Annual Awards (1993–2002) is an annual awards ceremony of the Philippine Basketball Association to honor the achievements of its players for the season. The winners are awarded with The Leo, named in honor of the league's first commissioner, Leo Prieto.[1]

The ceremony is usually held before the start of Game 4 of the best-of-seven finals series of the third conference of the season. If the finals series is a best-of-five affair, it is held before Game 3 of the series.

The Leo[edit]

Jimmy Alapag holds The Leo during the 2003 PBA Annual Awards

The Leo is a statuette given by the Philippine Basketball Association to its seasonal awardees.

Introduced in 2003, it became the standard trophy of all awards given by the league for its season awards such as the Most Valuable Player, Mythical Team and others.

The statuette features a three-dimensional representation of the player depicted in the league's official logo. It was named in honor of Leopoldo "Leo" Prieto, the PBA's first commissioner.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Arwind Santos: from pedicab driver to PBA MVP, Chris Lagunzad, Yahoo PH Sports, October 18, 2013