Apr 28, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; New York Knicks point guard Jason Kidd (5) on the court against the Boston Celtics during the fourth quarter in game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Kidd wins the NBA Sportsmanship Award

Jason Kidd wins the NBA Sportsmanship award for the second year in a row. Kidd is the first player to ever achieve this accomplishment. He and Grant Hill are the only players to ever win the award multiple times.

For those who don’t know about the award, it was first introduced to the NBA in 1995-96. It is given to the NBA player who displays outstanding sportsmanship, ethical behavior and fair play towards others.

Each NBA team chooses a player to compete for the award. Then the competition gets narrowed down to six players from each conference and at the end of the regular season NBA players get to vote on who should get the award.

For more information about the award, visit the Wikipedia page.

Stephen Curry and Luol Deng finished in second and third place respectively. The NBA will donate $10,000 to The Jason Kidd foundation–a charity for the improvement of education for children.

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