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Okafor named Rookie of Year

Updated: May 5, 2005, 9:09 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As Emeka Okafor walked the course at the Wachovia Championship, golf fans stopped the Charlotte Bobcats forward to congratulate him on winning the NBA's Rookie of the Year award.

Even Tiger Woods made a point to offer well wishes.

Only then did Okafor realize just what the award meant.

"I think I underestimated the value of how people would react to it," Okafor said Wednesday after the official award presentation. "We went out to dinner last ...

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