List of NBA MVPs: Past award winners

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The NBA’s MVP award has been given to the league’s top performer annually since 195556.

List of NBA MVPs: Past award winners

The NBA’s MVP award has been given to the league’s top performer annually since 195556.

The NBA’s MVP award has been given to the league’s top performer annually since 195556.

With the 201617 season close to a wrap, and Russell Westbrook and James Harden locked in a duel for the award, take a look back at past winners. Both men would be first-time MVPs should they win the honor.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has six MVPs, most all-time. LeBron James is the active leader with four MVP seasons to his name.

Find the full list below.

Past winners

195556: Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks 195657: Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics 195758: Bill Russell, Boston Celtics 195859: Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks 195960: Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors 196061: Bill Russell, Boston Celtics 196162: Bill Russell, Boston Celtics 196263: Bill Russell, Boston Celtics 196364: Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati Royals 196465: Bill Russell, Boston Celtics 196566: Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers 196667: Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers 196768: Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers 196869: Wes Unseld, Baltimore Bullets 196970: Willis Reed, New York Knicks 197071: Lew Alcindor, Milwaukee Bucks 197172: Kareem AbdulJabbar, Milwaukee Bucks 197273: Dave Cowens, Boston Celtics 197374: Kareem AbdulJabbar, Milwaukee Bucks 197475: Bob McAdoo, Buffalo Braves 197576: Kareem AbdulJabbar, Los Angeles Lakers 197677: Kareem AbdulJabbar, Los Angeles Lakers 197778: Bill Walton, Portland Trail Blazers 197879: Moses Malone, Houston Rockets 197980: Kareem AbdulJabbar, Los Angeles Lakers 198081: Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers 198182: Moses Malone, Houston Rockets 198283: Moses Malone, Philadelphia 76ers 198384: Larry Bird, Boston Celtics 198485: Larry Bird, Boston Celtics 198586: Larry Bird, Boston Celtics 198687: Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers 198788: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls 198889: Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers 198990: Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers 199091: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls 199192: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls 199293: Charles Barkley, Phoenix Suns 199394: Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets 199495: David Robinson, San Antonio Spurs 199596: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls 199697: Karl Malone, Utah Jazz 199798: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls 199899: Karl Malone, Utah Jazz 199900: Shaquille O’Neal, Los Angeles Lakers 200001: Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers 200102: Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs 200203: Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs 200304: Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves 200405: Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns 200506: Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns 200607: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks 200708: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers 200809: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers 200910: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers 201011: Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls 201112: LeBron James, Miami Heat 201213: LeBron James, Miami Heat 201314: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder 201415: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors 201516: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

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