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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 2003: Rashard Lewis, Seattle SuperSonics
November 2003: Aaron McKie, Philadelphia 76ers
November 2003: Marc Jackson, Philadelphia 76ers
December 2003: Jermaine O’Neal, Indiana Pacers
January 2004: Karl Malone, Los Angeles Lakers
February 2004: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
March 2004: Carlos Boozer, Cleveland Cavaliers
April 2004: Derek Fisher, Los Angeles Lakers
May 2004: Lamar Odom, Miami Heat
June 2004: Kurt Thomas, New York Knicks
July 2004: Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers
August 2004: Team USA
September 2004: Adonal Foyle, Golden State Warriors