Kemba Walker A Finalist For NBA Cares Community Assist Award

CHARLOTTE, N.C. —  The NBA has announced that Hornets guard Kemba Walker is one of 10 finalists for the 2017-18 NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente.

The winner is chosen by fans and an NBA executive panel and will be announced at the 2018 NBA Awards presented by Kia on Monday, June 25.

Fan voting will begin on social media April 25th, 2018, at 12 p.m. and ends on Sunday, May 6 at 11:59
p.m.  Fans can vote for their favorite nominee via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #NBACommunityAssist and #PlayerFirstNameLastName (e.g., #DavidRobinson).

The seasonlong award honors a player’s strong commitment to and positive impact on their community over the course of the season.  The NBA and Kaiser Permanente will donate $25,000 to the winner’s charity of choice.

Along with Walker, the nominees include DeMarcus Cousins, J.J. Barea, Ricky Rubio, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, CJ McCollum, Dwyane Wade, Mike Conley and Jabari Parker.

The NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente honors the standard set by NBA Legend David Robinson, who improved the community piece by piece.

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