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NBA J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award Winners

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A year-by-year list of the NBA J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award winners. The honor, named after the NBA’s second commissioner, is presented annually by the Professional Basketball Writers Association (PBWA) to a player, coach or athletic trainer who shows outstanding service and dedication to the community.

YEAR PLAYER(S) TEAM(S)

2018-19 Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers

2017-18 J.J. Barea, Dallas Mavericks

2016-17 LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

2015-16 Wayne Ellington, Brooklyn Nets

2014-15 Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls

2013-14 Luol Deng, Cleveland Cavaliers

2012-13 Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets

2011-12 Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers

2010-11 Ron Artest, Los Angeles Lakers

2009-10 Samuel Dalembert, Philadelphia 76ers

2008-09 Dikembe Mutombo, Houston Rockets

2007-08 Chauncey Billups, Detroit Pistons

2006-07 Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns

2005-06 Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves

2004-05 Eric Snow, Cleveland Cavaliers

2003-04 Reggie Miller, Indiana Pacers

2002-03 David Robinson, San Antonio Spurs

2001-02 Alonzo Mourning, Miami Heat

2000-01 Dikembe Mutombo, Philadelphia 76ers

1999-00 Vlade Divac, Sacramento Kings

1998-99 Brian Grant, Portland Trail Blazers

1997-98 Steve Smith, Atlanta Hawks

1996-97 P.J. Brown, Miami Heat

1995-96 Chris Dudley, Portland Trail Blazers

1994-95 Joe O’Toole, Atlanta Hawks

1993-94 Joe Dumars, Detroit Pistons

1992-93 Terry Porter, Portland Trail Blazers

1991-92 Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers

1990-91 Kevin Johnson, Phoenix Suns

1989-90 Doc Rivers, Atlanta Hawks

1988-89 Thurl Bailey, Utah Jazz

1987-88 Alex English, Denver Nuggets

1986-87 Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons

1985-86 Rory Sparrow/Michael Cooper, New York Knicks/Los Angeles Lakers

1984-85 Dan Issel, Denver Nuggets

1983-84 Frank Layden, Utah Jazz

1982-83 Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers

1981-82 Kent Benson, Detroit Pistons

1980-81 Mike Glenn, New York Knicks

1979-80 Austin Carr, Cleveland Cavaliers

1978-79 Calvin Murphy, Houston Rockets

1977-78 Bob Lanier, Detroit Pistons

1976-77 Dave Bing, Washington Bullets

1975-76 Slick Watts, Seattle SuperSonics

1974-75 Wes Unseld, Washington Bullets