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Mike Conley Has Been Nominated for the Season-long NBA Cares Award, and How you Can Help Him Win

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Mike Conley is cool.

Like Fonzie cool.

Like Winston Wolf cool.

Like a penguin wearing a tank top.

Like a polar bear's toe nails.

You get it.

This year's NBA Sportmanship Award winner is up for another season long award: the NBA Cares Community Assist Award Award.

From the NBA:

The NBA today announced the finalists for the 2015-16 Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente, with Grizzlies guard Mike Conley making his first finalist nomination for the league-wide award. Conley previously won the monthly NBA Cares Community Assist Award in January 2016 for his Jr. NBA work in the Memphis community and fundraising efforts for Methodist Healthcare Foundation, namely the Methodist Sickle Cell Center.

The seasonlong nominees include past monthly winners Conley, Carmelo Anthony, Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond, Zach LaVine, Victor Oladipo, John Wall and three additional nominees, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Damian Lillard. The NBA and Kaiser Permanente will donate $25,000 to the winner’s charity of choice, with Conley choosing the Methodist Healthcare Foundation.

“I’m humbled to be named a finalist for the Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award,” saidConley. “It’s a blessing to be able to use my platform to bring more awareness to the local causes that are near and dear to my heart.”

Conley is being considered for the award after a breakout year in his local philanthropic efforts, where he routinely expressed his passion in supporting the health and wellness of Memphis’ youth. In the 2015-16 season he stepped up as Ambassador of NBA FIT and Jr. NBA and hosted more than two dozen basketball clinics, and multiple Shoe UP! events where he provided underprivileged youth with Under Armour basketball shoes. Continuing tradition, he hosted his Seventh Annual Mike Conley Bowl N’ Bash benefitting Methodist Sickle Cell Center and continued his work as a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Ambassador.

“Mike is a leader to his teammates, setting the tone both on and off the court,” said Vice President of Community Engagement and Executive Director of the Grizzlies Foundation Diane Terrell. “His generosity, commitment to young people and his willingness to go above and beyond with every engagement and appearance makes him very popular in our community. He’s also a consistent presence – visiting young people in hospitals, community centers and at basketball clinics during the off-season and in season. That’s how you know his dedication comes from an authentic place. We’re thrilled to see his community commitment recognized across the NBA – he is a role model for our team but also for teams across the league.”

That's awesome, and congratulations to the other nominees for their great work as well.

But we don't want them to win do we???

So here is how you can help....

How to Vote

Along with an NBA panel of judges, a social media campaign will take place via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram starting today urging Grizz Nation to use #NBACommunityAssist and#MikeConley to help Conley win the top honor. Fan voting will close on May 18. Fans are urged to share this link and the appropriate hashtags to help Grizz Nation and beyond better understand the scope of Conley’s work.

Twitter Rules:

Retweets count as 1 vote

Original tweets count as 1 vote

All posts must include both campaign hashtags

Instagram Rules:

Comments on posts do not count

Only original posts count as 1 vote

All posts must include both campaign hashtags

Facebook Rules:

Original posts count as 1 vote

Comments on other posts count as 1 vote

All posts must include both campaign hashtags

So...I know you guys are on social media all day anyway. So help Mike out. Let's get this award for a guy who really deserves all the recognition he can get.

Retweet and/or post the links for this story with the hashtag #NBACommunityAssist and #MIke Conley.

Retweet and/or post the Grizzlies pages.

Make up your own.

Let's do this Grizz Nation.