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Every month, the NBA chooses one player from across the league for the NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente. The award honors the NBA player who best reflects the passion that the league and its players have for giving back to their communities. This player is recognized for his outstanding efforts in the community and for his ongoing philanthropic and charitable work!

October 2001: Jerry Stackhouse, Detroit Pistons
November 2001:Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Atlanta Hawks
December 2001: Eric Snow, Philadelphia 76ers
January 2002: Adonal Foyle, Golden State Warriors
February 2002: Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves
March 2002: Desmond Mason, Seattle SuperSonics
April 2002: Shane Battier, Memphis Grizzlies
May 2002: Reggie Miller, Indiana Pacers
June 2002: Antoine Walker, Boston Celtics
July 2002: Jason Terry, Atlanta Hawks
August 2002: Shawn Marion, Phoenix Suns
September 2002: PJ Brown, New Orleans Hornets