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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 2009: Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
November 2009: Shaquille O’Neal, Cleveland Cavaliers
December 2009: Jason Kidd, Dallas Mavericks
January 2010: Samuel Dalembert, Philadelphia 76ers
February 2010: Ronny Turiaf, Golden State Warriors
March 2010: Rudy Gay, Memphis Grizzlies
April 2010: Juwan Howard, Portland Trail Blazers
Offseason: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat