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           === Kidd wins second straight NBA Sportsmanship Award ===
 New  York,  NY (Sports Network) -  Jason Kidd of  the New York Knicks has been
 named  the  2012-13  NBA  Sportsmanship  Award winner  and  is  the  recipient
 of the Joe Dumars Trophy for the honor.
 Kidd  received 91  of a possible 355 first-place votes and finished with 2,474
 total points in balloting from NBA players.
 The  40-year-old  Kidd won  the award  last season  as a  member of the Dallas
 Mavericks.  He  is only  the second  player to  win multiple NBA Sportsmanship
 awards, joining Grant Hill, who has been honored three times.
 The  winner is selected from six finalists, one for each league division. Kidd
 (Atlantic) was joined by Chicago's Luol Deng (Central), Golden State's Stephen
 Curry  (Pacific),  Memphis'  Mike  Conley (Southwest),  Oklahoma  City's  Nick
 Collison (Northwest) and Orlando's Jameer Nelson (Southeast).
 The  award  is given to  a player who reflects  the ideals of sportsmanship --
 ethical  behavior, fair  play and  integrity  -- in  amateur and  professional
 basketball.  The trophy  is named for Dumars, the former Detroit Pistons guard
 who was the initial winner in 1995-96.
 04/30 12:11:18 ET