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| May 5, 2011

NBA Sportsmanship AwardStephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is the recipient of the Joe Dumars Trophy presented to the 2010-11 NBA Sportsmanship Award winner, the NBA announced today.

Curry (Pacific) was one of six divisional winners, which included Charlotte’s D.J. Augustin (Southeast), Chicago’s Luol Deng (Central), New Jersey’s Deron Williams (Atlantic), Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge (Northwest), and San Antonio’s George Hill (Southwest).

Curry received 88 first-place votes (2,445 total points) of a possible 347. The NBA will make a $10,000 donation on behalf of Curry to Habitat For Humanity East Bay, which uses volunteers to build affordable homes in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

For the seventh consecutive year, NBA players voted on this award, with eleven points given for each first-place vote, nine points for each second-place vote, seven points for third, five points for fourth, three points for fifth and one point for each sixth-place vote received. Each team nominated one of its players for the award. Former NBA players Rolando Blackman, John Crotty, Mark Jackson, and Eddie Johnson selected the six divisional winners from a pool of 30 team nominees. Each team nominated one of its players for this award.

The NBA will make a $5,000 donation to each of the divisional winner’s charities of choice: Communities Foundation of Texas on behalf of Aldridge; Addie's Angels and Smyles for Myles (donation will be split evenly) on behalf of Augustin; Luol Deng Foundation on behalf of Deng; Point of Hope Foundation on behalf of Williams; and George Hill Rising Stars Foundation on behalf of Hill.

The annual award reflects the ideals of sportsmanship -- ethical behavior, fair play and integrity -- in amateur and professional basketball, a key focus of the league’s NBA Cares program efforts. The trophy is named for former Detroit Pistons guard and Hall of Famer Joe Dumars, the award’s first recipient.

Following is a list of this year’s voting totals and all-time winners of the NBA Sportsmanship Award:

2010-11 NBA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD VOTING TOTALS

Player, Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Total Points
Stephen Curry, Golden State 88 69 60 54 45 31 2445
Luol Deng, Chicago 84 76 52 45 53 37 2393
LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland 56 49 66 63 62 51 2071
George Hill, San Antonio 42 61 68 61 71 44 2049
D.J. Augustin, Charlotte 27 43 66 72 63 76 1771
Deron Williams, New Jersey 50 49 35 52 53 108 1763

ALL-TIME NBA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD PAST WINNERS HISTORY
Inaugural: Joe Dumars (1995-96)
1996-97: Terrell Brandon, Cleveland
1997-98: Avery Johnson, San Antonio
1998-99: Hersey Hawkins, Seattle
1999-00: Eric Snow, Philadelphia
2000-01: David Robinson, San Antonio
2001-02: Steve Smith, San Antonio
2002-03: Ray Allen, Seattle

2003-04: P.J. Brown, New Orleans
2004-05: Grant Hill, Orlando
2005-06: Elton Brand, L.A. Clippers
2006-07: Luol Deng, Chicago
2007-08: Grant Hill, Phoenix
2008-09: Chauncey Billups, Denver
2009-10: Grant Hill, Phoenix

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2010 NBA Sportsmanship Award
NBA Sportsmanship AwardGrant Hill of the Phoenix Suns is the recipient of the Joe Dumars Trophy presented to the 2009-10 NBA Sportsmanship Award winner, the NBA announced today.

A 15-year veteran, Hill (Pacific) was one of six divisional winners, which included Atlanta’s Al Horford (Southeast), Boston’s Ray Allen (Atlantic), Cleveland’s Antawn Jamison (Central), Denver’s Chauncey Billups (Northwest) and Houston’s Luis Scola (Southwest).

Hill received 96 first-place votes (2,485 total points) of a possible 315. Hill becomes the first three-time winner in the award’s history (2004-05, 2007-08, 2009-10).

For the sixth consecutive year, NBA players voted on this award, with eleven points given for each first-place vote, nine points for each second-place vote, seven points for third, five points for fourth, three points for fifth and one point for each sixth-place vote received. Each team nominated one of its players for the award. Former NBA players Mike Bantom, Mark Jackson, Tom "Satch" Sanders, Kenny Smith and Eric Snow then selected the six divisional winners.

The NBA will make a $10,000 donation on behalf of Hill to the WellCare Foundation.

The NBA will also make a $5,000 donation to each of the divisional winner’s charities of choice: The Ferst Foundation on behalf of Horford; Ray of Hope Foundation on behalf of Allen; Hammer and Nails and Cleveland Police Athletic League on behalf of Jamison; Porter-Billups Leadership Academy on behalf of Billups; Manu Ginobili Foundation on behalf of Scola.

The annual award reflects the ideals of sportsmanship -- ethical behavior, fair play and integrity -- in amateur and professional basketball, a key focus of the league’s NBA Cares program efforts. The trophy is named for former Detroit Pistons guard and Hall of Famer Joe Dumars, the award’s first recipient.

Following is a list of this year’s voting totals and all-time winners of the NBA Sportsmanship Award:

2009-10 NBA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD VOTING TOTALS

Player, Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th, Total Points

Grant Hill, Phoenix 96 88 47 45 22 17, Total 2485
Chauncey Billups, Denver 79 48 64 53 35 36, Total 2155
Ray Allen, Boston 48 72 63 37 43 52, Total 1983
Antawn Jamison, Cleveland 45 43 67 72 53 35, Total 1905
Al Horford, Atlanta 13 37 49 68 90 58, Total 1487
Luis Scola, Houston 34 27 25 40 72 117, Total 1325

ALL-TIME NBA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD PAST WINNERS HISTORY
Inaugural: Joe Dumars (1995-96)
1996-97: Terrell Brandon, Cleveland
1997-98: Avery Johnson, San Antonio
1998-99: Hersey Hawkins, Seattle
1999-00: Eric Snow, Philadelphia
2000-01: David Robinson, San Antonio
2001-02: Steve Smith, San Antonio
2002-03: Ray Allen, Seattle

2003-04: P.J. Brown, New Orleans
2004-05: Grant Hill, Orlando
2005-06: Elton Brand, L.A. Clippers
2006-07: Luol Deng, Chicago
2007-08: Grant Hill, Phoenix
2008-09: Chauncey Billups, Denver
2009-10: Grant Hill, Phoenix

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NBA Sportsmanship Award 2009
APril 28, 2009

NBA Sportsmanship AwardChauncey Billups of the Denver Nuggets is the recipient of the Joe Dumars Trophy presented to the 2008-09 NBA Sportsmanship Award winner, the NBA announced today.

A 12-year veteran, Billups was one of six divisional winners, which included Boston’s Ray Allen, Detroit’s Antonio McDyess, Golden State’s Ronny Turiaf, San Antonio’s Michael Finley and Washington’s Antawn Jamison.

Billups received 82 first-place votes (2,478 total points) of a possible 336.

For the fifth consecutive year, NBA players voted on this award, with eleven points given for each first-place vote, nine points for each second-place vote, seven points for third, five points for fourth, three points for fifth and one point for each sixth-place vote received. Each team nominated one of its players for the award. Former NBA players Mike Bantom, John Crotty, Eddie Johnson, Jalen Rose, Tom "Satch" Sanders, Kenny Smith and Chris Webber then selected the six divisional winners.

The NBA will make a donation on behalf of Chauncey Billups to Porter-Billups Leadership Academy at Regis University, a program that provides academic and leadership training to at-risk inner city students from Denver, with a goal of helping students attend college.

The NBA will also make a donation to each of the divisional winner’s charities of choice: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation & Ray of Hope Foundation on behalf of Allen; American Cancer Society on behalf of McDyess and Turiaf; the Michael Finley Foundation on behalf of Finley; and Kaboom & Wizards Care on Jamison’s behalf.

The annual award reflects the ideals of sportsmanship -- ethical behavior, fair play and integrity -- in amateur and professional basketball, a key focus of the league’s NBA Cares program efforts. The trophy is named for former Detroit Pistons guard and Hall of Famer Joe Dumars, the award’s first recipient.

Ray Allen (Boston Celtics) came in second in the voting with 76 first place and 2092 total votes. Antonio McDyess (Detroit Pistons) came in third, Antawn Jamison (Washington Wizards) fourth, Michael Finley (San Antonio Spurs) fifth and Ronny Turiaf (Golden State Warriors) sixth.

ALL-TIME NBA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD PAST WINNERS HISTORY
Inaugural: Joe Dumars (1995-96)
1996-97: Terrell Brandon, Cleveland
1997-98: Avery Johnson, San Antonio
1998-99: Hersey Hawkins, Seattle
1999-00: Eric Snow, Philadelphia
2000-01: David Robinson, San Antonio
2001-02: Steve Smith, San Antonio
2002-03: Ray Allen, Seattle

2003-04: P.J. Brown, New Orleans
2004-05: Grant Hill, Orlando
2005-06: Elton Brand, L.A. Clippers
2006-07: Luol Deng, Chicago
2007-08: Grant Hill, Phoenix
2008-09: Chauncey Billups, Denver
2009-10: Grant Hill, Phoenix



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