NBA's New Award : Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award

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  1. 03EBZ06

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    Chauncey Billups wins NBA’s inaugural Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award

    Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups became the first-ever recipient of the NBA's Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award on Sunday, as first reported by Yahoo! Sports NBA columnist Marc J. Spears.

    "I pride myself in being a good human being and a good teammate, and obviously this is a Teammate of the Year Award, but I think more importantly, it's about just being a good person," the five-time All-Star and 2004 NBA Finals MVP said after receiving the award.

    Billups received the award in a ceremony before Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Sunday. NBA players selected the 16-year veteran as the inaugural winner of the award, "which recognizes the NBA player deemed the best teammate based on selfless play, on and off-court leadership as a mentor and role model to other NBA players, and his commitment and dedication to his team," according to the league. The NBA will make a $25,000 donation to the charity of Billups' choice in recognition of the honor.

    "I can't think of a player who is more deserving and who embodies the virtues of this award than our first-ever recipient," NBA Commissioner David Stern said Sunday. "He is a leader, a selfless player who has rightfully earned the trust and respect of his teammates throughout his career."

    Billups was one of 12 finalists, six from each conference, selected by "a panel of NBA legends" and presented to NBA players for voting. Each voter could cast a ballot for five players — though they were not able to vote for one of their own teammates, which seems kind of odd considering it's an award honoring players who are good teammates, but we digress — with first-place votes worth 10 points, second-place votes worth seven points, third-place votes worth five points, fourth-place votes worth three points and fifth-place votes worth one point.

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  2. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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  3. bounce

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    So, we're doing participation awards at the pro level, now?
  4. Yeagermeister

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    An award Kobe will never win
  5. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    should have gone to patty mills
  6. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    Dude can wave a towel from the bench like nobody's business.

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