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NBA Top 5 MVP Voting By Year

Every top 5 of the MVP voting since its inception in the 1955-56 season
In order (1-5) from top to bottom each year
Team abbreviations in the left column
Ties may occur so possibility of more than 5 players in a year
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2021-22
DEN
Nikola Jokic
PHI
Joel Embiid
MIL
Giannis Antetokounmpo
PHO
Devin Booker
DAL
Luka Doncic
 
 
2018-19
MIL
Giannis Antetokounmpo
HOU
James Harden
OKC
Paul George
DEN
Nikola Jokic
GSW
Stephen Curry
 
2015-16
GSW
Stephen Curry
SAS
Kawhi Leonard
CLE
LeBron James
OKC
Russell Westbrook
OKC
Kevin Durant
 
 
2012-13
MIA
LeBron James
OKC
Kevin Durant
NYK
Carmelo Anthony
LAC
Chris Paul
LAL
Kobe Bryant
 
 
2009-10
CLE
LeBron James
OKC
Kevin Durant
LAL
Kobe Bryant
ORL
Dwight Howard
MIA
Dwyane Wade
 
 
2006-07
DAL
Dirk Nowitzki
PHO
Steve Nash
LAL
Kobe Bryant
SAS
Tim Duncan
CLE
LeBron James
 
 
2003-04
MIN
Kevin Garnett
SAS
Tim Duncan
IND
Jermaine O'Neal
SAC
Peja Stojakovic
LAL
Kobe Bryant
 
 
2000-01
PHI
Allen Iverson
SAS
Tim Duncan
LAL
Shaquille O'Neal
SAC
Chris Webber
MIN
Kevin Garnett
 
 
1997-98
CHI
Michael Jordan
UTA
Karl Malone
SEA
Gary Payton
LAL
Shaquille O'Neal
SAS
Tim Duncan
 
 
1994-95
SAS
David Robinson
ORL
Shaquille O'Neal
UTA
Karl Malone
NYK
Patrick Ewing
HOU
Hakeem Olajuwon
 
 
1991-92
CHI
Michael Jordan
POR
Clyde Drexler
SAS
David Robinson
UTA
Karl Malone
NYK
Patrick Ewing
 
 
1988-89
LAL
Magic Johnson
CHI
Michael Jordan
UTA
Karl Malone
NYK
Patrick Ewing
HOU
Hakeem Olajuwon
 
 
1985-86
BOS
Larry Bird
ATL
Dominique Wilkins
LAL
Magic Johnson
HOU
Hakeem Olajuwon
LAL
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 
 
1982-83
PHI
Moses Malone
BOS
Larry Bird
LAL
Magic Johnson
MIL
Sidney Moncrief
PHI
Julius Erving
 
 
1979-80
LAL
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
PHI
Julius Erving
SAS
George Gervin
BOS
Larry Bird
BOS
Tiny Archibald
SEA
Dennis Johnson
ATL
Dan Roundfield
 
1976-77
LAL
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
POR
Bill Walton
NOJ
Pete Maravich
DET
Bob Lanier
PHI
Julius Erving
 
 
1973-74
MIL
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
BUF
Bob McAdoo
DET
Bob Lanier
BOS
Dave Cowens
CAP
Elvin Hayes
 
 
1970-71
MIL
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
LAL
Jerry West
DET
Dave Bing
NYK
Willis Reed
MIL
Oscar Robertson
 
 
 
 
1967-68
PHI
Wilt Chamberlain
STL
Lenny Wilkens
LAL
Elgin Baylor
DET
Dave Bing
CIN
Oscar Robertson
 
 
 
 
1964-65
BOS
Bill Russell
CIN
Oscar Robertson
LAL
Jerry West
BOS
Sam Jones
SFW/PHI
Wilt Chamberlain
 
 
1961-62
BOS
Bill Russell
PHW
Wilt Chamberlain
CIN
Oscar Robertson
LAL
Elgin Baylor
LAL
Jerry West
 
1958-59
STL
Bob Pettit
BOS
Bill Russell
MNL
Elgin Baylor
BOS
Bob Cousy
PHW
Paul Arizin
 
 
1955-56
STL
Bob Pettit
PHW
Paul Arizin
BOS
Bob Cousy
FTW
Mel Hutchins
SYR
Dolph Schayes
BOS
Bill Sharman
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2020-21
DEN
Nikola Jokic
PHI
Joel Embiid
GSW
Stephen Curry
MIL
Giannis Antetokounmpo
PHO
Chris Paul
 
 
2017-18
HOU
James Harden
CLE
LeBron James
NOP
Anthony Davis
POR
Damian Lillard
OKC
Russell Westbrook
 
2014-15
GSW
Stephen Curry
HOU
James Harden
CLE
LeBron James
OKC
Russell Westbrook
NOP
Anthony Davis
 
 
2011-12
MIA
LeBron James
OKC
Kevin Durant
LAC
Chris Paul
LAL
Kobe Bryant
SAS
Tony Parker
 
 
2008-09
CLE
LeBron James
LAL
Kobe Bryant
MIA
Dwyane Wade
ORL
Dwight Howard
NOH
Chris Paul
 
 
2005-06
PHO
Steve Nash
CLE
LeBron James
DAL
Dirk Nowitzki
LAL
Kobe Bryant
DET
Chauncey Billups
 
 
2002-03
SAS
Tim Duncan
MIN
Kevin Garnett
LAL
Kobe Bryant
ORL
Tracy McGrady
LAL
Shaquille O'Neal
 
 
1999-00
LAL
Shaquille O'Neal
MIN
Kevin Garnett
MIA
Alonzo Mourning
UTA
Karl Malone
SAS
Tim Duncan
 
 
1996-97
UTA
Karl Malone
CHI
Michael Jordan
DET
Grant Hill
MIA
Tim Hardaway
CHA
Glen Rice
 
 
1993-94
HOU
Hakeem Olajuwon
SAS
David Robinson
CHI
Scottie Pippen
ORL
Shaquille O'Neal
NYK
Patrick Ewing
 
 
1990-91
CHI
Michael Jordan
LAL
Magic Johnson
SAS
David Robinson
PHI
Charles Barkley
UTA
Karl Malone
 
 
1987-88
CHI
Michael Jordan
BOS
Larry Bird
LAL
Magic Johnson
PHI
Charles Barkley
POR
Clyde Drexler
 
 
1984-85
BOS
Larry Bird
LAL
Magic Johnson
PHI
Moses Malone
LAL
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
MIL
Terry Cummings
 
 
1981-82
HOU
Moses Malone
BOS
Larry Bird
PHI
Julius Erving
BOS
Robert Parish
SEA
Gus Williams
 
 
1978-79
HOU
Moses Malone
SAS
George Gervin
WAS
Elvin Hayes
LAL
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
WAS
Bob Dandridge
 
 
 
 
 
 
1975-76
LAL
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
BUF
Bob McAdoo
BOS
Dave Cowens
GSW
Rick Barry
PHI
George McGinnis
 
 
1972-73
BOS
Dave Cowens
MIL
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
KCO
Tiny Archibald
LAL
Wilt Chamberlain
BOS
John Havlicek
 
 
1969-70
NYK
Willis Reed
LAL
Jerry West
MIL
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
NYK
Walt Frazier
PHI
Billy Cunningham
PHO
Connie Hawkins
 
 
1966-67
PHI
Wilt Chamberlain
SFW
Nate Thurmond
BOS
Bill Russell
CIN
Oscar Robertson
SFW
Rick Barry
 
 
 
 
1963-64
CIN
Oscar Robertson
SFW
Wilt Chamberlain
BOS
Bill Russell
STL
Bob Pettit
LAL
Jerry West
 
 
1960-61
BOS
Bill Russell
STL
Bob Pettit
LAL
Elgin Baylor
PHW
Wilt Chamberlain
CIN
Oscar Robertson
 
 
1957-58
BOS
Bill Russell
SYR
Dolph Schayes
DET
George Yardley
STL
Bob Pettit
CIN
Maurice Stokes
2022-23
PHI
Joel Embiid
DEN
Nikola Jokic
MIL
Giannis Antetokounmpo
BOS
Jayson Tatum
OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
 
 
2019-20
MIL
Giannis Antetokounmpo
LAL
LeBron James
HOU
James Harden
DAL
Luka Doncic
LAC
Kawhi Leonard
 
 
2016-17
OKC
Russell Westbrook
HOU
James Harden
SAS
Kawhi Leonard
CLE
LeBron James
BOS
Isaiah Thomas
 
2013-14
OKC
Kevin Durant
MIA
LeBron James
LAC
Blake Griffin
CHI
Joakim Noah
HOU
James Harden
 
 
2010-11
CHI
Derrick Rose
ORL
Dwight Howard
MIA
LeBron James
LAL
Kobe Bryant
OKC
Kevin Durant
 
 
2007-08
LAL
Kobe Bryant
NOH
Chris Paul
BOS
Kevin Garnett
CLE
LeBron James
ORL
Dwight Howard
 
2004-05
PHO
Steve Nash
MIA
Shaquille O'Neal
DAL
Dirk Nowitzki
SAS
Tim Duncan
PHI
Allen Iverson
 
 
2001-02
SAS
Tim Duncan
NJN
Jason Kidd
LAL
Shaquille O'Neal
ORL
Tracy McGrady
LAL
Kobe Bryant
 
 
1998-99
UTA
Karl Malone
MIA
Alonzo Mourning
SAS
Tim Duncan
PHI
Allen Iverson
PHO
Jason Kidd
 
 
1995-96
CHI
Michael Jordan
SAS
David Robinson
ORL
Penny Hardaway
HOU
Hakeem Olajuwon
CHI
Scottie Pippen
 
 
1992-93
PHO
Charles Barkley
HOU
Hakeem Olajuwon
CHI
Michael Jordan
NYK
Patrick Ewing
ATL
Dominique Wilkins
 
 
1989-90
LAL
Magic Johnson
PHI
Charles Barkley
CHI
Michael Jordan
UTA
Karl Malone
NYK
Patrick Ewing
 
 
1986-87
LAL
Magic Johnson
CHI
Michael Jordan
BOS
Larry Bird
BOS
Kevin McHale
ATL
Dominique Wilkins
 
 
1983-84
BOS
Larry Bird
NYK
Bernard King
LAL
Magic Johnson
LAL
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
DET
Isiah Thomas
 
 
1980-81
PHI
Julius Erving
BOS
Larry Bird
LAL
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
HOU
Moses Malone
SAS
George Gervin
 
 
1977-78
POR
Bill Walton
SAS
George Gervin
DEN
David Thompson
LAL
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
PHO
Walter Davis
 
 
 
 
 
 
1974-75
BUF
Bob McAdoo
BOS
Dave Cowens
WAS
Elvin Hayes
GSW
Rick Barry
MIL
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 
 
1971-72
MIL
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
LAL
Jerry West
LAL
Wilt Chamberlain
BOS
John Havlicek
SEA
Spencer Haywood
 
1968-69
BAL
Wes Unseld
NYK
Willis Reed
PHI
Billy Cunningham
BOS
Bill Russell
LAL
Elgin Baylor
 
 
 
 
1965-66
PHI
Wilt Chamberlain
LAL
Jerry West
CIN
Oscar Robertson
BOS
Bill Russell
BOS
Sam Jones
CIN
Jerry Lucas
 
 
1962-63
BOS
Bill Russell
LAL
Elgin Baylor
CIN
Oscar Robertson
STL
Bob Pettit
LAL
Jerry West
 
 
1959-60
PHW
Wilt Chamberlain
BOS
Bill Russell
STL
Bob Pettit
BOS
Bob Cousy
MNL
Elgin Baylor
 
 
1956-57
BOS
Bob Cousy
STL
Bob Pettit
PHW
Paul Arizin
SYR
Dolph Schayes
FTW
George Yardley
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Level 85
Jun 27, 2020
Interesting. Wes Unseld led the 78-79 Bullets in Value over Replacement but had (at least) two teammates get more MVP votes.
+2
Level 85
Jun 29, 2020
Great quiz!
+2
Level 63
Aug 28, 2021
99/102. missed roundfield, hutchins, and hawkins
+2
Level 67
Mar 21, 2023
Time for an update
+2
Level 71
Apr 20, 2023
Nice quiz, I scored 90/103. Thanks for the quiz!