A Complete, Interactive History of the NBA Most Valuable Player Award

Year-By-Year Timeline of Winners and Voting

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2016-17
Russell Westbrook PG
Oklahoma City Thunder (47-35)
28
Age
42.5
FG%
10.4
APG
10.7
RPG
31.6
PPG
Player PPG APG RPG 1st Votes Points Vote Share
Russell Westbrook OKC 31.6 10.4 10.7 69 888 0.879
James Harden HOU 29.1 11.2 8.1 22 753 0.746
Kawhi Leonard SAS 25.5 3.5 5.8 9 500 0.495
LeBron James CLE 26.4 8.7 8.6 1 333 0.333
Isaiah Thomas BOS 28.9 5.9 2.7 0 81 0.08
Stephen Curry GSW 25.3 6.6 4.5 0 52 0.051
John Wall WAS 23.1 10.7 4.2 0 7 0.007
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL 22.9 5.4 8.8 0 7 0.007
Anthony Davis NOP 28.0 2.1 11.8 0 2 0.002
Kevin Durant GSW 25.1 4.8 8.3 0 2 0.002
DeMar DeRozan TOR 27.3 3.9 5.2 0 1 0.001
2015-16
Stephen Curry PG
Golden State Warriors (73-9)
27
Age
50.4
FG%
6.7
APG
5.4
RPG
30.1
PPG
2014-15
Stephen Curry PG
Golden State Warriors (67-15)
26
Age
48.7
FG%
7.7
APG
4.3
RPG
23.8
PPG
Championship
2013-14
Kevin Durant SF
Oklahoma City Thunder (59-23)
25
Age
50.3
FG%
5.5
APG
7.4
RPG
32
PPG
2012-13
LeBron James SF
Miami Heat (66-16)
28
Age
56.5
FG%
7.3
APG
8
RPG
26.8
PPG
Championship
Finals MVP
2011-12
LeBron James SF
Miami Heat (46-20)
27
Age
53.1
FG%
6.2
APG
7.9
RPG
27.1
PPG
Championship
Finals MVP
2010-11
Derrick Rose PG
Chicago Bulls (62-20)
22
Age
44.5
FG%
7.7
APG
4.1
RPG
25
PPG
2009-10
LeBron James SF
Cleveland Cavaliers (61-21)
25
Age
50.3
FG%
8.6
APG
7.3
RPG
29.7
PPG
2008-09
LeBron James SF
Cleveland Cavaliers (66-16)
24
Age
48.9
FG%
7.2
APG
7.6
RPG
28.4
PPG
2007-08
Kobe Bryant SG
Los Angeles Lakers (57-25)
29
Age
45.9
FG%
5.4
APG
6.3
RPG
28.3
PPG
2006-07
Dirk Nowitzki PF
Dallas Mavericks (67-15)
28
Age
50.2
FG%
3.4
APG
8.9
RPG
24.6
PPG
2005-06
Steve Nash PG
Phoenix Suns (54-28)
31
Age
51.2
FG%
10.5
APG
4.2
RPG
18.8
PPG
2004-05
Steve Nash PG
Phoenix Suns (62-20)
30
Age
50.2
FG%
11.5
APG
3.3
RPG
15.5
PPG
2003-04
Kevin Garnett PF
Minnesota Timberwolves (58-24)
27
Age
49.9
FG%
5
APG
13.9
RPG
24.2
PPG
2002-03
Tim Duncan C
San Antonio Spurs (60-22)
26
Age
51.3
FG%
3.9
APG
12.9
RPG
23.3
PPG
Championship
Finals MVP
2001-02
Tim Duncan C
San Antonio Spurs (58-24)
25
Age
50.8
FG%
3.7
APG
12.7
RPG
25.5
PPG
2000-01
Allen Iverson SG
Philadelphia 76ers (56-26)
25
Age
42
FG%
4.6
APG
3.8
RPG
31.1
PPG
Hall of Fame
All-Star Game MVP
1999-00
Shaquille O'Neal C
Los Angeles Lakers (67-15)
27
Age
57.4
FG%
3.8
APG
13.6
RPG
29.7
PPG
Championship
Finals MVP
Hall of Fame
All-Star Game MVP
1998-99
Karl Malone PF
Utah Jazz (37-13)
35
Age
49.3
FG%
4.1
APG
9.4
RPG
23.8
PPG
Hall of Fame
1997-98
Michael Jordan SG
Chicago Bulls (62-20)
34
Age
46.5
FG%
3.5
APG
5.8
RPG
28.7
PPG
Championship
Finals MVP
Hall of Fame
All-Star Game MVP
1996-97
Karl Malone PF
Utah Jazz (64-18)
33
Age
55
FG%
4.5
APG
9.9
RPG
27.4
PPG
Hall of Fame
1995-96
Michael Jordan SG
Chicago Bulls (72-10)
32
Age
49.5
FG%
4.3
APG
6.6
RPG
30.4
PPG
Championship
Hall of Fame
All-Star Game MVP
1994-95
David Robinson C
San Antonio Spurs (62-20)
29
Age
53
FG%
2.9
APG
10.8
RPG
27.6
PPG
Hall of Fame
1993-94
Hakeem Olajuwon C
Houston Rockets (58-24)
31
Age
52.8
FG%
3.6
APG
11.9
RPG
27.3
PPG
Championship
Finals MVP
Defensive Player of the Year
Hall of Fame
1992-93
Charles Barkley PF
Phoenix Suns (62-20)
29
Age
52
FG%
5.1
APG
12.2
RPG
25.6
PPG
Hall of Fame
1991-92
Michael Jordan SG
Chicago Bulls (67-15)
28
Age
51.9
FG%
6.1
APG
6.4
RPG
30.1
PPG
Championship
Finals MVP
Hall of Fame
1990-91
Michael Jordan SG
Chicago Bulls (61-21)
27
Age
53.9
FG%
5.5
APG
6
RPG
31.5
PPG
Championship
Finals MVP
Hall of Fame
1989-90
Magic Johnson PG
Los Angeles Lakers (63-19)
30
Age
48
FG%
11.5
APG
6.6
RPG
22.3
PPG
Hall of Fame
All-Star Game MVP
1988-89
Magic Johnson PG
Los Angeles Lakers (57-25)
29
Age
50.9
FG%
12.8
APG
7.9
RPG
22.5
PPG
Hall of Fame
1987-88
Michael Jordan SG
Chicago Bulls (50-32)
24
Age
53.5
FG%
5.9
APG
5.5
RPG
35
PPG
Hall of Fame
All-Star Game MVP
1986-87
Magic Johnson PG
Los Angeles Lakers (65-17)
27
Age
52.2
FG%
12.2
APG
6.3
RPG
23.9
PPG
Championship
Finals MVP
Hall of Fame
1985-86
Larry Bird SF
Boston Celtics (67-15)
29
Age
49.6
FG%
6.8
APG
9.8
RPG
25.8
PPG
Championship
Finals MVP
Hall of Fame
1984-85
Larry Bird SF
Boston Celtics (63-19)
28
Age
52.2
FG%
6.6
APG
10.5
RPG
28.7
PPG
Hall of Fame
1983-84
Larry Bird SF
Boston Celtics (62-20)
27
Age
49.2
FG%
6.6
APG
10.1
RPG
24.2
PPG
Championship
Finals MVP
Hall of Fame
1982-83
Moses Malone C
Philadelphia 76ers (65-17)
27
Age
50.1
FG%
1.3
APG
15.3
RPG
24.5
PPG
Championship
Finals MVP
Hall of Fame
1981-82
Moses Malone C
Houston Rockets (46-36)
26
Age
51.9
FG%
1.8
APG
14.7
RPG
31.1
PPG
Hall of Fame
1980-81
Julius Erving SF
Philadelphia 76ers (62-20)
30
Age
52.1
FG%
4.4
APG
8
RPG
24.6
PPG
Hall of Fame
1979-80
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar C
Los Angeles Lakers (60-22)
32
Age
60.4
FG%
4.5
APG
10.8
RPG
24.8
PPG
Championship
Hall of Fame
1978-79
Moses Malone C
Houston Rockets (47-35)
23
Age
54
FG%
1.8
APG
17.6
RPG
24.8
PPG
Hall of Fame
1977-78
Bill Walton C
Portland Trail Blazers (58-24)
25
Age
52.2
FG%
5
APG
13.2
RPG
18.9
PPG
Hall of Fame
1976-77
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar C
Los Angeles Lakers (53-29)
29
Age
57.9
FG%
3.9
APG
13.3
RPG
26.2
PPG
Hall of Fame
1975-76
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar C
Los Angeles Lakers (40-42)
28
Age
52.9
FG%
5
APG
16.9
RPG
27.7
PPG
Hall of Fame
1974-75
Bob McAdoo C
Buffalo Braves (49-33)
23
Age
51.2
FG%
2.2
APG
14.1
RPG
34.5
PPG
Hall of Fame
1973-74
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar C
Milwaukee Bucks (59-23)
26
Age
53.9
FG%
4.8
APG
14.5
RPG
27
PPG
Hall of Fame
1972-73
Dave Cowens C
Boston Celtics (68-14)
24
Age
45.2
FG%
4.1
APG
16.2
RPG
20.5
PPG
Hall of Fame
All-Star Game MVP
1971-72
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar C
Milwaukee Bucks (63-19)
24
Age
57.4
FG%
4.6
APG
16.6
RPG
34.8
PPG
Hall of Fame
1970-71
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar C
Milwaukee Bucks (66-16)
23
Age
57.7
FG%
3.3
APG
16
RPG
31.7
PPG
Championship
Finals MVP
Hall of Fame
1969-70
Willis Reed C
New York Knicks (60-22)
27
Age
50.7
FG%
2
APG
13.9
RPG
21.7
PPG
Championship
Finals MVP
Hall of Fame
All-Star Game MVP
1968-69
Wes Unseld C
Baltimore Bullets (57-25)
22
Age
47.6
FG%
2.6
APG
18.2
RPG
13.8
PPG
Hall of Fame
1967-68
Wilt Chamberlain C
Philadelphia 76ers (62-20)
31
Age
59.5
FG%
8.6
APG
23.8
RPG
24.3
PPG
Hall of Fame
1966-67
Wilt Chamberlain C
Philadelphia 76ers (68-13)
30
Age
68.3
FG%
7.8
APG
24.2
RPG
24.1
PPG
Championship
Hall of Fame
1965-66
Wilt Chamberlain C
Philadelphia 76ers (55-25)
29
Age
54
FG%
5.2
APG
24.6
RPG
33.5
PPG
Hall of Fame
1964-65
Bill Russell C
Boston Celtics (62-18)
30
Age
43.8
FG%
5.3
APG
24.1
RPG
14.1
PPG
Championship
Hall of Fame
1963-64
Oscar Robertson PG
Cincinnati Royals (55-25)
25
Age
48.3
FG%
11
APG
9.9
RPG
31.4
PPG
Hall of Fame
All-Star Game MVP
1962-63
Bill Russell C
Boston Celtics (58-22)
28
Age
43.2
FG%
4.5
APG
23.6
RPG
16.8
PPG
Championship
Hall of Fame
All-Star Game MVP
1961-62
Bill Russell C
Boston Celtics (60-20)
27
Age
45.7
FG%
4.5
APG
23.6
RPG
18.9
PPG
Championship
Hall of Fame
1960-61
Bill Russell C
Boston Celtics (57-22)
26
Age
42.6
FG%
3.4
APG
23.9
RPG
16.9
PPG
Championship
Hall of Fame
1959-60
Wilt Chamberlain C
Philadelphia Warriors (49-26)
23
Age
46.1
FG%
2.3
APG
27
RPG
37.6
PPG
Hall of Fame
All-Star Game MVP
1958-59
Bob Pettit PF
St. Louis Hawks (49-23)
26
Age
43.8
FG%
3.1
APG
16.4
RPG
29.2
PPG
Hall of Fame
1957-58
Bill Russell C
Boston Celtics (49-23)
23
Age
44.2
FG%
2.9
APG
22.7
RPG
16.6
PPG
Hall of Fame
1956-57
Bob Cousy PG
Boston Celtics (44-28)
28
Age
37.8
FG%
7.5
APG
4.8
RPG
20.6
PPG
Championship
Hall of Fame
All-Star Game MVP
1955-56
Bob Pettit PF
St. Louis Hawks (33-39)
23
Age
42.9
FG%
2.6
APG
16.2
RPG
25.7
PPG
Hall of Fame
All-Star Game MVP

Multiple MVP Winners

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar C
6
Michael Jordan SG
5
Bill Russell C
5
Wilt Chamberlain C
4
LeBron James SF
4
Larry Bird SF
3
Moses Malone C
3
Magic Johnson PG
3
Stephen Curry PG
2
Karl Malone PF
2
Bob Pettit PF
2
Tim Duncan C
2
Steve Nash PG
2

MVP Wins By Position

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C
28
PG
11
SF
9
PF
7
SG
7

MVP Wins By Team

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Boston Celtics
10
Los Angeles Lakers
8
Chicago Bulls
6
Philadelphia 76ers
6
San Antonio Spurs
3
Phoenix Suns
3
Milwaukee Bucks
3
Houston Rockets
3
Golden State Warriors
2
Utah Jazz
2
Oklahoma City Thunder
2
St. Louis Hawks
2
Cleveland Cavaliers
2
Miami Heat
2
New York Knicks
1
Buffalo Braves
1
Philadelphia Warriors
1
Baltimore Bullets
1
Portland Trail Blazers
1
Minnesota Timberwolves
1
Dallas Mavericks
1
Cincinnati Royals
1