Mike Conley may not have had much of an impact on the court for the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2017-18 season, but he did enough off it to be recognized by the NBA.
Conley was named a finalist for the 2017-18 NBA Cares Community Assist Award. According to a press release from the Grizzlies, players are nominated for the honor “based on their contributions to and positive impact on their respective communities over the course of the season.”
Conley, who has been a finalist for the award at least the past two seasons, is one of ten players for whom fans may vote. There are three ways of doing so:
- On Twitter, you must use the hashtags #NBACommuintyAssist as well as #PlayerName (for example, #MikeConley) in order to vote. Any retweets with these two hashtags will also count as votes
- On Instagram, you must post a photo with the hashtags #NBACommunityAssist and #PlayerName (so as to be consistent with the above example, we’ll stick with #MikeConley). Commenting on a photo with these hashtags will NOT count as a vote.
- On Facebook, respond or comment on a post from an official NBA account (NBA, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA Cares, etc.) using #NBACommunityAssist and #PlayerName (as in, #Mike Conley).
The winner of the season-long award will have $25,000 donated to the charity of his choice.
Joining Conley as finalists for the award are the following:
- J.J. Barea, Dallas Mavericks
- DeMarcus Cousins, New Orleans Pelicans
- Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
- LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
- C.J. McCollum, Portland Trail Blazers
- Jabari Parker, Milwaukee Bucks
- Ricky Rubio, Utah Jazz
- Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
- Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets
Other season-long winners include Pau Gasol, Dwyane Wade, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, John Wall, and Isaiah Thomas.
Congrats to Mike, go out and vote!