Most NBA MVP Awards
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Most NBA MVP Awards

Rank Player Team(s) MVPs Years
Most NBA MVP Awards
1Kareem Abdul-JabbarBucks (3) / Lakers (3)61971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980
2Bill RussellCeltics51958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965
2Michael JordanBulls51988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998
4Wilt ChamberlainWarriors (1) / 76ers (3)41960, 1966, 1967, 1968
4LeBron JamesCavaliers (2) / Heat (2)42009, 2010, 2012, 2013
6Moses MaloneRockets (2) / 76ers (1)31979, 1982, 1983
6Larry BirdCeltics31984, 1985, 1986
6Magic JohnsonLakers31987, 1989, 1990
9Bob PettitHawks21956, 1959
9Karl MaloneJazz21997, 1999
9Tim DuncanSpurs22002, 2003
9Steve NashSuns22005, 2006
9Stephen CurryWarriors22015, 2016
9Giannis AntetokounmpoBucks22019, 2020

 

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NBA MVP Award Winners by Season

Season Player Position Team
NBA MVP Award Winners by Season
1955 - 56Bob PettitPower forwardSt. Louis Hawks
1956 - 57Bob CousyPoint guardBoston Celtics
1957 - 58Bill RussellCenterBoston Celtics
1958 - 59Bob PettitPower forwardSt. Louis Hawks
1959 - 60Wilt ChamberlainCenterPhiladelphia Warriors
1960 - 61Bill RussellCenterBoston Celtics
1961 - 62Bill RussellCenterBoston Celtics
1962 - 63Bill RussellCenterBoston Celtics
1963 - 64Oscar RobertsonPoint guardCincinnati Royals
1964 - 65Bill RussellCenterBoston Celtics
1965 - 66Wilt ChamberlainCenterPhiladelphia 76ers
1966 - 67Wilt ChamberlainCenterPhiladelphia 76ers
1967 - 68Wilt ChamberlainCenterPhiladelphia 76ers
1968 - 69Wes UnseldCenter/ForwardBaltimore Bullets
1969 - 70Willis ReedCenterNew York Knicks
1970 - 71Lew AlcindorCenterMilwaukee Bucks
1971 - 72Kareem Abdul-JabbarCenterMilwaukee Bucks
1972 - 73Dave CowensCenterBoston Celtics
1973 - 74Kareem Abdul-JabbarCenterMilwaukee Bucks
1974 - 75Bob McAdooPower forwardBuffalo Braves
1975 - 76Kareem Abdul-JabbarCenterLos Angeles Lakers
1976 - 77Kareem Abdul-JabbarCenterLos Angeles Lakers
1977 - 78Bill WaltonCenterPortland Trail Blazers
1978 - 79Moses MaloneCenterHouston Rockets
1979 - 80Kareem Abdul-JabbarCenterLos Angeles Lakers
1980 - 81Julius ErvingSmall forwardPhiladelphia 76ers
1981 - 82Moses MaloneCenterHouston Rockets
1982 - 83Moses MaloneCenterPhiladelphia 76ers
1983 - 84Larry BirdSmall forwardBoston Celtics
1984 - 85Larry BirdSmall forwardBoston Celtics
1985 - 86Larry BirdSmall forwardBoston Celtics
1986 - 87Magic JohnsonPoint guardLos Angeles Lakers
1987 - 88Michael JordanShooting guardChicago Bulls
1988 - 89Magic JohnsonPoint guardLos Angeles Lakers
1989 - 90Magic JohnsonPoint guardLos Angeles Lakers
1990 - 91Michael JordanShooting guardChicago Bulls
1991 - 92Michael JordanShooting guardChicago Bulls
1992 - 93Charles BarkleyPower forwardPhoenix Suns
1993 - 94Hakeem OlajuwonCenterHouston Rockets
1994 - 95David RobinsonCenterSan Antonio Spurs
1995 - 96Michael JordanShooting guardChicago Bulls
1996 - 97Karl MalonePower forwardUtah Jazz
1997 - 98Michael JordanShooting guardChicago Bulls
1998 - 99Karl Malone Power forwardUtah Jazz
1999 - 00Shaquille O'NealCenterLos Angeles Lakers
2000 - 01Allen IversonShooting guardPhiladelphia 76ers
2001 - 02Tim DuncanPower forwardSan Antonio Spurs
2002 - 03Tim DuncanPower forwardSan Antonio Spurs
2003 - 04Kevin GarnettPower forwardMinnesota Timberwolves
2004 - 05Steve NashPoint guardPhoenix Suns
2005 - 06Steve NashPoint guardPhoenix Suns
2006 - 07Dirk NowitzkiPower forwardDallas Mavericks
2007 - 08Kobe BryantShooting guardLos Angeles Lakers
2008 - 09LeBron JamesSmall forwardCleveland Cavaliers
2009 - 10LeBron JamesSmall forwardCleveland Cavaliers
2010 - 11Derrick RosePoint guardChicago Bulls
2011 - 12LeBron JamesSmall forwardMiami Heat
2012 - 13LeBron JamesSmall forwardMiami Heat
2013 - 14Kevin DurantSmall forwardOklahoma City Thunder
2014 - 15Stephen CurryPoint guardGolden State Warriors
2015 - 16Stephen CurryPoint guardGolden State Warriors
2016 - 17Russell WestbrookPoint guardOklahoma City Thunder
2017 - 18James HardenShooting guardHouston Rockets
2018 - 19Giannis AntetokounmpoPower forwardMilwaukee Bucks
2019 - 20Giannis AntetokounmpoPower forwardMilwaukee Bucks
2020 - 21Nikola JokicCenterDenver Nuggets

 

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