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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 2005: Drew Gooden, Cleveland Cavaliers
November 2005: Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves
December 2005: Chris Webber, Philadelphia 76ers
January 2006: Bruce Bowen, San Antonio Spurs
February 2006: Charlie Villanueva, Toronto Raptors
March 2006: Raja Bell, Phoenix Suns
April 2006: Rasheed Wallace, Detroit Pistons
May 2006: Theo Ratliff, Portland Trail Blazers
June 2006: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
July 2006: Alonzo Mourning, Miami Heat
August 2006: Bo Outlaw, Orlando Magic
September 2006: Chris Paul, New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets