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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 2004: Damon Stoudamire, Portland Trail Blazers
November 2004: Steven Hunter, Phoenix Suns
November 2004: Marc Jackson, Philadelphia 76ers
December 2004: Shaquille O’Neal, Miami Heat
January 2005: Marcus Camby, Denver Nuggets
February 2005: Rasheed Wallace, Detroit Pistons
March 2005: Bruce Bowen, San Antonio Spurs
April 2005: Derek Fisher, Golden State Warriors
May 2005: Jerome Williams, New York Knicks
June 2005: Chris Bosh, Toronto Raptors
July 2005: Vince Carter, New Jersey Nets
August 2005: Gilbert Arenas, Washington Wizards
September 2005: NBA Players Involved in Katrina Efforts