NBA Awards

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J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award Recipients

Season Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
2016-2017 LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers F 6-8 250 32 St. Vincent St. Mary High School (Ohio) 2003 13
2015-2016 Wayne Ellington Brooklyn Nets SG 6-4 200 28 North Carolina 2009 6
2014-2015 Joakim Noah Chicago Bulls FC 6-11 230 30 Florida 2007 7
2013-2014 Luol Deng Cleveland Cavaliers GF 6-9 220 28 Duke 2004 9
2012-2013 Kenneth Faried Denver Nuggets F 6-8 228 23 Morehead State 2011 1
2011-2012 Pau Gasol Los Angeles Lakers FC 7-0 250 31 FC Barcelona Lassa (Spain) 2001 10
2010-2011 Metta World Peace Los Angeles Lakers SF 6-7 260 31 St. John's 1999 11
2009-2010 Samuel Dalembert Philadelphia Sixers C 6-11 250 28 Seton Hall 2001 8
2008-2009 Dikembe Mutombo Houston Rockets C 7-2 260 42 Georgetown 1991 17
2007-2008 Chauncey Billups Detroit Pistons G 6-3 210 31 Colorado 1997 10
2006-2007 Steve Nash Phoenix Suns G 6-3 178 33 Santa Clara 1996 10
2005-2006 Kevin Garnett Minnesota Timberwolves PF 6-11 240 29 Farragut Career Academy (Illinois) 1995 10
2004-2005 Eric Snow Cleveland Cavaliers G 6-3 190 31 Michigan State 1995 9
2003-2004 Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers SG 6-7 185 38 UCLA 1987 16
2002-2003 David Robinson San Antonio Spurs C 7-1 250 37 Navy 1987 13
2001-2002 Alonzo Mourning Miami Heat C 6-10 240 32 Georgetown 1992 9
2000-2001 Dikembe Mutombo Philadelphia Sixers C 7-2 260 34 Georgetown 1991 9
1999-2000 Vlade Divac Sacramento Kings C 7-1 260 32 KK Partizan (Serbia) 1989 10
1998-1999 Brian Grant Portland Trail Blazers PF 6-9 254 26 Xavier 1994 4
1997-1998 Steve Smith Atlanta Hawks SG 6-7 200 28 Michigan State 1991 6
1996-1997 P.J. Brown Miami Heat C 6-11 225 27 Louisiana Tech 1992 3
1995-1996 Chris Dudley Portland Trail Blazers C 6-11 235 31 Yale 1987 8
1993-1994 Joe Dumars Detroit Pistons SG 6-3 190 30 McNeese State 1985 8
1992-1993 Terry Porter Portland Trail Blazers PG 6-3 195 29 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 1985 7
1991-1992 Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers PG 6-9 255 32 Michigan State 1979 12
1990-1991 Kevin Johnson Phoenix Suns PG 6-1 180 24 California 1987 3
1989-1990 Doc Rivers Atlanta Hawks G 6-4 185 28 Marquette 1983 6
1988-1989 Thurl Bailey Utah Jazz PF 6-11 215 27 NC State 1983 5
1987-1988 Alex English Denver Nuggets SF 6-7 190 34 South Carolina 1976 11
1986-1987 Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons PG 6-1 180 25 Indiana 1981 5
1985-1986 Michael Cooper Los Angeles Lakers SG 6-5 170 29 New Mexico 1978 7
1985-1986 Rory Sparrow New York Knicks G 6-2 175 27 Villanova 1980 5
1984-1985 Dan Issel Denver Nuggets FC 6-9 235 36 Kentucky 1970 8
1982-1983 Julius Erving Philadelphia Sixers SF 6-6 200 33 Massachusetts 1972 10
1981-1982 Kent Benson Detroit Pistons C 6-10 235 27 Indiana 1977 4
1980-1981 Mike Glenn New York Knicks G 6-2 175 25 Southern Illinois 1977 3
1979-1980 Austin Carr Cleveland Cavaliers G 6-4 200 31 Notre Dame 1971 8
1978-1979 Calvin Murphy Houston Rockets PG 5-9 165 30 Niagara 1970 8
1977-1978 Bob Lanier Detroit Pistons C 6-11 250 29 St. Bonaventure 1970 7
1976-1977 Dave Bing Washington Bullets G 6-3 180 33 Syracuse 1966 10
1975-1976 Slick Watts Seattle SuperSonics G 6-1 185 24 Xavier-Louisiana 1973 2
1974-1975 Wes Unseld Washington Bullets FC 6-7 245 28 Louisville 1968 11
1994-1995 Joe O'Toole Atlanta Hawks - - - N/A - - -
1983-1984 Frank Layden Utah Jazz - - - N/A - - -

Most J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award Selections

Player Times Won Selections Pos Height Weight Pre-Draft Team
Dikembe Mutombo 2 2008-2009, 2000-2001 C 7-2 260 Georgetown
Metta World Peace 1 2010-2011 SF 6-7 260 St. John's
Thurl Bailey 1 1988-1989 PF 6-11 215 NC State
Kent Benson 1 1981-1982 C 6-10 235 Indiana
Chauncey Billups 1 2007-2008 G 6-3 210 Colorado
Dave Bing 1 1976-1977 G 6-3 180 Syracuse
P.J. Brown 1 1996-1997 C 6-11 225 Louisiana Tech
Austin Carr 1 1979-1980 G 6-4 200 Notre Dame
Michael Cooper 1 1985-1986 SG 6-5 170 New Mexico
Samuel Dalembert 1 2009-2010 C 6-11 250 Seton Hall
Luol Deng 1 2013-2014 GF 6-9 220 Duke
Vlade Divac 1 1999-2000 C 7-1 260 KK Partizan (Serbia)
Chris Dudley 1 1995-1996 C 6-11 235 Yale
Joe Dumars 1 1993-1994 SG 6-3 190 McNeese State
Wayne Ellington 1 2015-2016 SG 6-4 200 North Carolina
Alex English 1 1987-1988 SF 6-7 190 South Carolina
Julius Erving 1 1982-1983 SF 6-6 200 Massachusetts
Kenneth Faried 1 2012-2013 F 6-8 228 Morehead State
Kevin Garnett 1 2005-2006 PF 6-11 240 Farragut Career Academy (Illinois)
Pau Gasol 1 2011-2012 FC 7-0 250 FC Barcelona Lassa (Spain)
Mike Glenn 1 1980-1981 G 6-2 175 Southern Illinois
Brian Grant 1 1998-1999 PF 6-9 254 Xavier
Dan Issel 1 1984-1985 FC 6-9 235 Kentucky
LeBron James 1 2016-2017 F 6-8 250 St. Vincent St. Mary High School (Ohio)
Kevin Johnson 1 1990-1991 PG 6-1 180 California
Magic Johnson 1 1991-1992 PG 6-9 255 Michigan State
Bob Lanier 1 1977-1978 C 6-11 250 St. Bonaventure
Reggie Miller 1 2003-2004 SG 6-7 185 UCLA
Alonzo Mourning 1 2001-2002 C 6-10 240 Georgetown
Calvin Murphy 1 1978-1979 PG 5-9 165 Niagara
Steve Nash 1 2006-2007 G 6-3 178 Santa Clara
Joakim Noah 1 2014-2015 FC 6-11 230 Florida
Terry Porter 1 1992-1993 PG 6-3 195 Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Doc Rivers 1 1989-1990 G 6-4 185 Marquette
David Robinson 1 2002-2003 C 7-1 250 Navy
Steve Smith 1 1997-1998 SG 6-7 200 Michigan State
Eric Snow 1 2004-2005 G 6-3 190 Michigan State
Rory Sparrow 1 1985-1986 G 6-2 175 Villanova
Isiah Thomas 1 1986-1987 PG 6-1 180 Indiana
Wes Unseld 1 1974-1975 FC 6-7 245 Louisville
Slick Watts 1 1975-1976 G 6-1 185 Xavier-Louisiana
Frank Layden 1 1983-1984 - - - -
Joe O'Toole 1 1994-1995 - - - -