Grizzlies Conley honored
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley has won the NBA’s Joe Dumars Trophy for sportsmanship.
Conley received 77 first-place votes out of a possible 334 and earned 2,335 points overall. He was followed by Boston’s Jeff Green and Phoenix’s Channing Frye.
The NBA is donating $10,000 on Conley’s behalf to the charity of his choice, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for research pertaining to sickle cell anemia.
The NBA has given out this award since 1995-96 to a player who reflects the ideals of sportsmanship, including ethical behavior, fair play and integrity.