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Posted May 1, 2013 by DJ Enuff in Charity
 
 

KnicksTape: Jason Kidd Wins NBA Sportsmanship Award!

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The NBA will make a $10,000 donation on behalf of Kidd to The Jason Kidd Foundation, which is dedicated to improving education among the youth, by ensuring that kids of all ages have the tools needed through mentoring, tutoring and technology programs to succeed in life.

The NBA will make a $5,000 donation to each of the divisional winner’s charities of choice: the Luol Deng Foundation on behalf of Deng; Rapha House on behalf of Curry; Methodist Healthcare Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center on behalf of Conley; Care OKC on behalf of Collison; Pete and Jameer Nelson Foundation on behalf of Nelson. – nba

2012-13 NBA Sportsmanship Award Voting Totals
Player, Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Points
Jason Kidd, New York 91 64 75 43 38 43 2,474
Stephen Curry, Golden State 62 73 62 44 79 31 2,261
Luol Deng, Chicago 48 63 79 56 60 47 2,155
Mike Conley, Memphis 44 66 57 56 72 54 2,027
Nick Collison, Oklahoma City 64 39 40 76 50 83 1,948
Jameer Nelson, Orlando 46 50 40 74 50 90 1,846

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n the KnicksTape, Jason Kidd won the NBA Sportsmanship Award and will be presented the Joe Dumars trophy tonight at the Celtics-Knicks game (7PM EST on TNT/MSG)! Kidd miraculously won it back to back, and became only the second player to even win the award twice (Grant Hill, three times)! Six players were nominated from six different divisions: Kidd (Atlantic), Bulls’ Luol Deng (Central), Warriors’ Stephen Curry (Pacific), Grizzlies’ Mike Conley (Southwest), OKC Nick Collison (Northwest), and Magics’ Jameer Nelson (Southeast)! For the ninth straight year, NBA Players vote with 11 points given for a first-place vote, nine points for a second-place vote, seven points for third-place vote, five points for a fourth-place vote, three points for a fifth-place vote, and one point for a sixth-place vote! $10K goes to the Jason Kidd Foundation charity, and $5K goes to runner-up nominees charity; check out details above! Also, check out the chart tally above and past winners