I was certain that Stephen Jackson had that award all wrapped up
Stephen 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).
How does Matt Carroll not get it?
I would say this award (in most cases reflects the impact of growing up with good mentors/parenting).
6 of the last 7 award winners have ties to Duke (Steph didn't go there, but his parents blessed/encouraged his brother to transfer there).
I'm not saying Coach K deserves any credit, but this can't just be a coincidence.
2010-11 - Stephen Curry, Golden State
2009-10 - Grant Hill, Phoenix
2008-09 - Chauncey Billups, Denver
2007-08 - Grant Hill, Phoenix
2006-07 - Luol Deng, Chicago
2005-06 - Elton Brand, L.A. Clippers
2004-05 - Grant Hill, Orlando
2003-04 - P.J. Brown, New Orleans
2002-03 - Ray Allen, Seattle
2001-02 - Steve Smith, San Antonio
2000-01 - David Robinson, San Antonio
1999-00 - Eric Snow, Philadelphia
1998-99 - Hersey Hawkins, Seattle
1997-98 - Avery Johnson, San Antonio
1996-97 - Terrell Brandon, Cleveland
1995-96 - Joe Dumars, Detroit
Last edited by BlockParty; 05-05-2011 at 10:31 PM.
Not only a lot of stand up guys on that list, but a lot of good players as well.
"Sam Vincent? To be honest with you, I don't know what his concept was." - Gerald Wallace
kind of random but whatever