NBA MVP Winners List

The NBA MVP Award

The NBA MVP Award is presented to the player voted as the most valuable player in their team during the regular NBA season.

The winner receives the Maurice Podoloff Trophy, named after the first commissioner of the NBA.

Up until the 1979-80 season, the NBA MVP was declared via vote from the NBA players, now however it is decided by a panel of sportswriters and media personalities throughout the USA and Canada, with each casting a votes in a 5,4,3,2,1 format.

Each NBA player who wins the MVP is eligible for the NBA Hall of Fame upon retirement.

Stephen Curry is the only player to have won the award unanimously, following the 2015-16 season .

The top 10 of Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon


Who has won the most NBA MVP’s?

Below is a list of NBA players who have won the most MVP awards.

Rank Player Team/s MVP’s MVP Years
1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Milwaukee Bucks (3) / Los Angeles Lakers(3) 6 1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980
2 Bill Russell Boston Celtics 5 1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965
Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998
4 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia Warriors(1) / Philadelphia 76ers (3) 4 1960, 1966, 1967, 1968
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers(2) / Miami Heat (2) 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
6 Moses Malone Houston Rockets (2) / Philadelphia 76ers(1) 3 1979, 1982, 1983
Larry Bird Boston Celtics 1984, 1985, 1986
Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers 1987, 1989, 1990
9 Bob Pettit St. Louis Hawks 2 1956, 1959
Karl Malone Utah Jazz 1997, 1999
Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs 2002, 2003
Steve Nash Phoenix Suns 2005, 2006
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors 2015, 2016

NBA MVP Winners List

Below is a list of NBA MVP Award winners throughout history.

Season Player Age Team PTS TRB AST
2016-17 Russell Westbrook 28 OKC $32 $11 $10
2015-16 Stephen Curry 27 GSW $30 5.4 6.7
2014-15 Stephen Curry 26 GSW 23.8 4.3 7.7
2013-14 Kevin Durant 25 OKC 32 7.4 5.5
2012-13 LeBron James 28 MIA 26.8 8 7.3
2011-12 LeBron James 27 MIA 27.1 7.9 6.2
2010-11 Derrick Rose 22 CHI 25 4.1 7.7
2009-10 LeBron James 25 CLE 29.7 7.3 8.6
2008-09 LeBron James 24 CLE 28.4 7.6 7.2
2007-08 Kobe Bryant 29 LAL 28.3 6.3 5.4
2006-07 Dirk Nowitzki 28 DAL 24.6 8.9 3.4
2005-06 Steve Nash 31 PHO 18.8 4.2 10.5
2004-05 Steve Nash 30 PHO 15.5 3.3 11.5
2003-04 Kevin Garnett 27 MIN 24.2 13.9 5
2002-03 Tim Duncan 26 SAS 23.3 12.9 3.9
2001-02 Tim Duncan 25 SAS 25.5 12.7 3.7
2000-01 Allen Iverson 25 PHI 31.1 3.8 4.6
1999-00 Shaquille O’Neal 27 LAL 29.7 13.6 3.8
1998-99 Karl Malone 35 UTA 23.8 9.4 4.1
1997-98 Michael Jordan 34 CHI 28.7 5.8 3.5
1996-97 Karl Malone 33 UTA 27.4 9.9 4.5
1995-96 Michael Jordan 32 CHI 30.4 6.6 4.3
1994-95 David Robinson 29 SAS 27.6 10.8 2.9
1993-94 Hakeem Olajuwon 31 HOU 27.3 11.9 3.6
1992-93 Charles Barkley 29 PHO 25.6 12.2 5.1
1991-92 Michael Jordan 28 CHI 30.1 6.4 6.1
1990-91 Michael Jordan €27 CHI 31.5 6 5.5
1989-90 Magic Johnson 30 LAL 22.3 6.6 11.5
1988-89 Magic Johnson 29 LAL 22.5 7.9 12.8
1987-88 Michael Jordan 24 CHI 35 5.5 5.9
1986-87 Magic Johnson €27 LAL 23.9 6.3 12.2
1985-86 Larry Bird 29 BOS 25.8 9.8 6.8
1984-85 Larry Bird 28 BOS 28.7 10.5 6.6
1983-84 Larry Bird 27 BOS 24.2 10.1 6.6
1982-83 Moses Malone 27 PHI 24.5 15.3 1.3
1981-82 Moses Malone 26 HOU 31.1 14.7 1.8
1980-81 Julius Erving 30 PHI 24.6 8 4.4
1979-80 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 32 LAL 24.8 10.8 4.5
1978-79 Moses Malone 23 HOU 24.8 17.6 1.8
1977-78 Bill Walton 25 POR 18.9 13.2 5
1976-77 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 29 LAL 26.2 13.3 3.9
1975-76 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 28 LAL 27.7 16.9 5
1974-75 Bob McAdoo 23 BUF 34.5 14.1 2.2
1973-74 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 26 MIL 27 14.5 4.8
1972-73 Dave Cowens 24 BOS 20.5 16.2 4.1
1971-72 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 24 MIL 34.8 16.6 4.6
1970-71 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 23 MIL 31.7 16 3.3
1969-70 Willis Reed 27 NYK 21.7 13.9 2
1968-69 Wes Unseld 22 BAL 13.8 18.2 2.6
1967-68 Wilt Chamberlain 31 PHI 24.3 23.8 8.6
1966-67 Wilt Chamberlain 30 PHI 24.1 24.2 7.8
1965-66 Wilt Chamberlain 29 PHI 33.5 24.6 5.2
1964-65 Bill Russell 30 BOS 14.1 24.1 5.3
1963-64 Oscar Robertson 25 CIN 31.4 9.9 11
1962-63 Bill Russell 28 BOS 16.8 23.6 4.5
1961-62 Bill Russell 27 BOS 18.9 23.6 4.5
1960-61 Bill Russell 26 BOS 16.9 23.9 3.4
1959-60 Wilt Chamberlain 23 PHW 37.6 27 2.3
1958-59 Bob Pettit 26 STL 29.2 16.4 3.1
1957-58 Bill Russell 23 BOS 16.6 22.7 2.9
1956-57 Bob Cousy 28 BOS 20.6 4.8 7.5
1955-56 Bob Pettit 23 STL 25.7 16.2 2.6