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Kemba Walker wins the NBA Sportsmanship Award for second consecutive season

NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Brooklyn Nets Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports

Kemba Walker won the NBA Sportsmanship Award for the second consecutive season last night.

Walker was crowned the title during last night’s NBA Awards ceremony.

The award is given to a player who, “exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court with ethical behavior, fair play, and integrity.” A player from each team was nominated before players from around the league voted for their top six.

Walker joins, Grant Hill, Jason Kidd and Mike Conley as the only players to have won it multiple times. Hill leads the group, however, having won the award three times.

Guess this means Walker has to go for the three-peat next season, huh?

James Harden was named league MVP, Ben Simmons won Rookie of the Year (sorry Mitchell), and Rudy Gobert was named Defensive Player of the Year. Pistons head coach Dwane Casey won Coach of the Year for his season with the Raptors, Victor Oladipo won Most Improved Player, and Lou Williams won Sixth Man of the Year.