New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins has a gigantic presence on the court, but his presence off the court has been just as large.
Cousins has taken pride in the charitable work he’s done during his eight years in the NBA, and he was recognized for his philanthropy by getting nominated for this year’s Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award. He’s one of 10 nominees.
Fans can vote for the award on social media, starting Wednesday (April 25) at 11 a.m. and concluding on May 6 at 10:59 p.m.
The winner will be chosen by fans and an NBA executive panel and the award will be handed out at the 2018 NBA Awards, which takes place on June 25 from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.
Along with Cousins, the other 10 nominees include Dallas’ J.J. Barea, Utah’s Ricky Rubio, Cleveland’s LeBron James, Golden State’s Kevin Durant, Portland’s C.J. McCollum, Miami’s Dwyane Wade, Memphis’ Mike Conley, Milwaukee’s Jabari Parker and Charlotte’s Kemba Walker.
Fans can vote for the winner 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.
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