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Pau Gasol wins top citizen award

Updated: May 18, 2012, 6:18 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol was named the 2011-12 winner of the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, the Professional Basketball Writers Association announced Friday.

The award, named after the second commissioner of the NBA, is presented annually by the PBWA to the player, coach or trainer who shows outstanding service and dedication to the community.

"It means a lot," Gasol said after the Lakers' shootaround on Friday in preparation for ...

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