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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 2002: Todd MacCulloch, Philadelphia 76ers
November 2002: Michael Finley, Dallas Mavericks
December 2002: Michael Curry, Detroit Pistons
January 2003: Malik Rose, San Antonio Spurs
February 2003: Chris Webber, Sacramento Kings
March 2003: Darrell Armstrong, Orlando Magic
April 2003: Allan Houston, New York Knicks
May 2003: Jerry Stackhouse, Washington
June 2003 (Project Salute): Troy Hudson, Minnesota Timberwolves
June 2003 (Project Salute): Ervin Johnson, Minnesota Timberwolves
June 2003 (Project Salute): Mark Madsen, Minnesota Timberwolves
June 2003 (Project Salute): Cherokee Parks, Los Angeles Clippers
June 2003 (Project Salute): Shawn Marion, Phoenix Suns
July 2003: Antawn Jamison, Golden State Warriors
August 2003: Jalen Rose, Chicago Bulls
September 2003: Dikembe Mutombo, New York Knicks