UPDATE: Okafor finished last among the 12 finalists, collecting 10 first-place votes, 12 second-place votes, seven third-place votes, 28 fourth-place votes and 34 fifth-place votes. Chauncey Billups won the award, which feels like a Lifetime Achievement honor because he barely played this year.
Here are the results:
Emeka Okafor has been named as one of 12 finalists for the just-unveiled "Twyman/Stokes Award," given to the player that is the most "ideal teammate" in the league. The other 11 finalists: Jerry Stackhouse, Luke Walton, Andre Iguodala, Jarrett Jack, Roy Hibbert, Chauncey Billups, Shane Battier, Roger Mason Jr., Jason Kidd, Serge Ibaka and Manu Ginobili.
The winner will be unveiled prior to Game 2 of the NBA Finals Sunday. A panel of current players voted on the award. None could vote for a member of their own team.
Okafor's candidacy was no doubt fueled by his reported confrontation with John Wall following one of Wall's worst games of the season. Wall's production took off from that moment forward.