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Vince Carter Receives 2019-20 NBA Sportsmanship Award

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - SEPTEMBER 03: Newly retired NBA player Vince Carter enjoys a laugh on the 17th hole during the "Golf With a Purpose" Charity Challenge at East Lake Golf Club on September 03, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

NBA players have selected Vince Carter as the recipient of the 2019-20 NBA Sportsmanship Award, the NBA announced today.

Carter, who spent the 2019-20 season with the Atlanta Hawks, announced his retirement from the NBA in June after playing a league-record 22 seasons. He receives the Joe Dumars Trophy as the winner of the NBA Sportsmanship Award. Dumars, a two-time NBA champion and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, played 14 NBA seasons and won the inaugural Sportsmanship Award in the 1995-96 season.

Each NBA team nominated one of its players for the NBA Sportsmanship Award, which is designed to honor a player who best represents the ideals of sportsmanship on the court. From the list of 30 team nominees, a panel of league executives selected one finalist from each of the NBA’s six divisions. Current NBA players selected the winner from the list of six finalists, with more than 250 players submitting their votes through confidential balloting conducted by the league office.

In addition to Carter (Southeast Division), the other finalists were Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (Northwest), Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes (Pacific), Detroit Pistons guard Langston Galloway (Central), Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyus Jones (Southwest) and Brooklyn Nets guard Garrett Temple (Atlantic).

Carter received 143 of 266 first-place votes and 2,520 total points in balloting of NBA players.  Temple (1,746 points) and Adams (1,632 points) finished in second and third place, respectively.  The six finalists were awarded 11 points for each first-place vote, nine points for each second-place vote, seven points for each third-place vote, five points for each fourth-place vote, three points for each fifth-place vote and one point for each sixth-place vote.  

During his 22-year career, Carter earned eight NBA All-Star selections, was named to the All-NBA Team twice and won the 1998-99 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He also received the 2015-16 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award, which honors selfless play, on- and off-court leadership as a mentor and role model to other NBA players, and commitment and dedication to team.

Carter, 43, has played the third-most games in NBA history (1,541) and is the only player to appear in a game in four different decades. He ranks 19th on the NBA’s all-time points list (25,728) and sixth in three-pointers made (2,290).

Below are the voting totals for the 2019-20 NBA Sportsmanship Award and the all-time list of winners.

VOTING RESULTS: 2019-20 NBA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

Player (Team)

1st Place Votes

(11 Points)

2nd Place Votes

(9 Points)

3rd Place Votes

(7 Points)

4th Place Votes

(5 Points)

5th Place Votes

(3 Points)

6th Place Votes

(1 Point)

Total
Points

 

Vince Carter (Atlanta)

143

70

34

13

4

2

2,520

Garrett Temple (Brooklyn)

22

78

63

52

25

26

1,746

Steven Adams (Oklahoma City)

34

57

41

52

58

24

1,632

Harrison Barnes (Sacramento)

24

25

75

48

35

59

1,418

Langston Galloway (Detroit)

23

22

29

60

79

53

1,244

Tyus Jones (Memphis)

20

14

24

41

65

102

1,016

 

 

NBA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS

 

1995-96 – Joe Dumars, Detroit

1996-97 – Terrell Brandon, Cleveland

1997-98 – Avery Johnson, San Antonio

1998-99 – Hersey Hawkins, Seattle

1999-00 – Eric Snow, Philadelphia

2000-01 – David Robinson, San Antonio

2001-02 – Steve Smith, San Antonio

2002-03 – Ray Allen, Seattle

2003-04 – P.J. Brown, New Orleans

 

2004-05 – Grant Hill, Orlando

2005-06 – Elton Brand, LA Clippers

2006-07 – Luol Deng, Chicago

2007-08 – Grant Hill, Phoenix

2008-09 – Chauncey Billups, Denver

2009-10 – Grant Hill, Phoenix

2010-11 – Stephen Curry, Golden State

2011-12 – Jason Kidd, Dallas

2012-13 – Jason Kidd, New York

 

2013-14 – Mike Conley, Memphis

2014-15 – Kyle Korver, Atlanta

2015-16 – Mike Conley, Memphis

2016-17 – Kemba Walker, Charlotte

2017-18 – Kemba Walker, Charlotte

2018-19 – Mike Conley, Memphis

2019-20 – Vince Carter, Atlanta