Tyrese Maxey Wins 2024 NBA Sportsmanship Award

Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey was named the 2023-24 NBA Sportsmanship Award winner on Thursday.

The NBA Sportsmanship Award has been given out since the 1995-96 season. It honors players who show great sportsmanship, including fair play, ethical behavior, and integrity on the court.

Selection Process:

Each of the 30 NBA teams nominates one player for this award. A panel of six league executives then picks one finalist from each division. Finally, active NBA players vote to choose the winner from these finalists.

Maxey received a total of 91 first-place votes and amassed 2,545 points. Kevin Love came in second place, followed by Jarrett Allen, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Harrison Barnes, and Tre Jones.

The Joe Dumars Trophy:

Since 2000, winners have received a trophy named after Joe Dumars, who was the first player to win this award. His No. 4 jersey was retired by the Pistons in March of that year and no other Pistons player has worn it since.

Tyrese Maxey is now the first Philadelphia 76ers player to win this award since Eric Snow did in 2000.

Mike Conley holds the record for winning this award four times. Grant Hill has won it three times while Kemba Walker and Jason Kidd have both won it twice. The Spurs and Grizzlies are tied for having the most winners with three each.

I think it’s cool how different teams have their own histories with awards like these!

Nine franchises have never had a player win this award: Celtics, Heat, Rockets, Pacers, Kings Lakers Raptors Jazz Wizards

In addition to his sportsmanship recognition Maxey also became an All-Star for the first time in his career during the same season He averaged career highs across several stats including points rebounds assists and three-pointers made

The four-year veteran scored a career-high of 51 points against Utah Jazz on February First He finished that game shooting an impressive percentage from both field goals three-pointers free throws

Maxey ended up being one of only three players to score fifty or more points in multiple games during that season joining Joel Embiid Devin Booker

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