Mr. Nice Guy

Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls is the winner of the NBA Sportsmanship Award for the 2006-07 season. The Sportsmanship Award honors a player who exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court, including ethical behavior, fair play and integrity.

Deng, who is only 22, is in his third season with the Bulls, who, as of this writing, are still alive in the NBA playoffs after sweeping the defending champion Miami Heat in the opening round. The Sudan native was a first-round draft pick by the Suns in 2004.