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Byng-ers and Bangers
Jackie MacMullan
April 20, 1998
Unlike the NHL, the NBA doesn't hand out an award for "sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct." If it did, the 1997-98 winner of basketball's Lady Byng would be Cleveland guard Wesley Person. While averaging a respectable 1.6 steals, at week's end he had committed the fewest fouls per 48 minutes of anyone who had played more than 500 minutes. Person's antithesis—the Sir Hack recipient?—is Golden State center Felton Spencer. Here's a look at their closest competitors.—David Sabino
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April 20, 1998

Byng-ers And Bangers

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Unlike the NHL, the NBA doesn't hand out an award for "sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct." If it did, the 1997-98 winner of basketball's Lady Byng would be Cleveland guard Wesley Person. While averaging a respectable 1.6 steals, at week's end he had committed the fewest fouls per 48 minutes of anyone who had played more than 500 minutes. Person's antithesis—the Sir Hack recipient?—is Golden State center Felton Spencer. Here's a look at their closest competitors.
—David Sabino

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