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Mike Conley wins 2013/14 NBA Sportsmanship Award

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Conley Becomes First Grizzlies Player to Win Joe Dumars Trophy

Mike Conley of the Memphis Grizzlies is the recipient of the Joe Dumars Trophy presented to the 2013-14 NBA Sportsmanship Award winner, the NBA announced on April 24.  Conley becomes the first Grizzlies player to receive the honor.

Conley (Southwest) was one of six divisional winners, which included Boston’s Jeff Green(Atlantic), Chicago’s Mike Dunleavy (Central), Phoenix’s Channing Frye (Pacific), Portland’sDamian Lillard (Northwest) and Washington’s Bradley Beal (Southeast).

Conley received 77 first-place votes (of a possible 334) and 2,335 total points overall.  The NBA will make a $10,000 donation on behalf of Conley to his charity of choice, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, specifically for research pertaining to sickle cell anemia.

For the 10th consecutive year, NBA players voted on this award, with 11 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 John Crotty,Antonio DavisEddie JohnsonJalen Rose, and Isiah Thomas selected the six divisional winners from a pool of 30 team nominees.

The NBA will make a $5,000 donation to each of the divisional winner’s charities of choice: a split donation between Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington for Beal; Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer for Dunleavy; the Frye Family Foundation on behalf of Frye; the Cleveland Clinic Foundation on behalf of Green; a split donation between the San Francisco Bay Area and the Oregon/Southwestern Washington affiliates of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure for Lillard.

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 FamerJoe Dumars, the award’s first recipient.

Following is a list of this year’s voting totals for the 2013-14 NBA Sportsmanship Award:

 

2013-14 NBA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD VOTING TOTALS

Player, Team

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

Points

Mike Conley, MEM

77

76

55

49

51

21

2,335

Jeff Green, BOS

65

42

44

65

68

41

1,971

Channing Frye, PHO

53

49

70

35

55

61

1,915

Bradley Beal, WAS

44

49

59

61

71

41

1,897

Damian Lillard, POR

48

48

58

66

40

65

1,881

Mike Dunleavy, CHI

47

68

41

45

34

89

1,832

 

ALL-TIME NBA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS

1995-96:

Joe Dumars, Detroit

2005-06:

Elton Brand, Los Angeles Clippers

1996-97:

Terrell Brandon, Cleveland

2006-07:

Luol Deng, Chicago

1997-98:

Avery Johnson, San Antonio

2007-08:

Grant Hill, Phoenix

1998-99:

Hersey Hawkins, Seattle

2008-09:

Chauncey Billups, Denver

1999-00:

Eric Snow, Philadelphia

2009-10:

Grant Hill, Phoenix

2000-01:

David Robinson, San Antonio

2010-11:

Stephen Curry, Golden State

2001-02:

Steve Smith, San Antonio

2011-12:

Jason Kidd, Dallas

2002-03:

Ray Allen, Seattle

2012-13:

Jason Kidd, New York

2003-04:

P.J. Brown, New Orleans

2013-14:

Mike Conley, Memphis

2004-05:

Grant Hill, Orlando