NBA Sportsmanship Award
The National Basketball Association Sportsmanship Award is an award given by the National Basketball Association (NBA) since the 1995/96 season . The winner is considered a fair player with ethically correct behavior.
Every year the head coaches of the NBA, currently 30, nominate one of their players for election. These players are limited to six by a selection of former Sportmanship Award winners, one from each division . At the end of the season, the NBA players then choose the winner by making a list for themselves.
The winner is the one who was able to accumulate the most points according to the following scheme:
|Placement:||1st place||2nd place||3rd place||4th Place||5th place||6th place|
|Score:||11 points||9 points||7 points||5 points||3 points||1 point|
The trophy received when it is won is named after the first winner of the NBA Sportmanship Awards , Joe Dumars .
In their over 20 year history, Grant Hill , Jason Kidd , Kemba Walker and Mike Conley, Jr. are the only multiple winners of this award. Four teams won this trophy multiple times, the San Antonio Spurs and the Memphis Grizzlies three times each, the Seattle SuperSonics and the Phoenix Suns twice each. The Briton Luol Deng is the only non- US-American to date to receive this award.
|^||Refers to players who are still active in the NBA.|
|*||Denotes players who have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame .|
|Winner (X)||The number in brackets indicates how often that player has won the award at the time.|
- nba.com: NBA Sportsmanship Award Winners (English)