NBA most valuable player. In basketball, there is always a player who will win the title as the MVP (Most Valuable Player) of the year award. This is an honor typically bestowed upon the best-performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. . The winner receives the Maurice Podoloff  Trophy, which is named in honor of the first commissioner (then president) of the NBA who served from 1946 until his retirement in 1963.

Selection of the MVP (Most Valuable Player) hasn’t been that organized as of now. It has come from many reformations and polishing. Originally in 1956 to 1980, the winner was selected by the NBA players. But to make the decision unbiased, it was decided in 1981 that the selection must be made by a group of professional basketball writers and broadcasters, each of whom casts a vote for first to fifth place selections. Each first-place vote is worth 10 points; each second-place vote is worth seven; each third-place vote is worth five, fourth-place is worth three and fifth-place is worth one. Starting from 2010, one ballot was cast by fans through online voting. The player with the highest point total wins the award.

NBA Most Valuable Player Award

It is really a great honor to be awarded as an MVP. Now, here’s a list of winners of the MVP title from 1955 to 2015.

Year

Player

Team

2014-15

Stephen Curry

Golden State Warriors

2013-14

Kevin Durant

Oklahoma City Thunder

2012-13

Lebron James

Miami Heat

2011-12

Lebron James

Miami Heat

2010-11

Derrick Rose

Chicago

2009-10

LeBron James

Cleveland

2008-09

LeBron James

Cleveland

2007-08

Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers

2006-07

Dirk Nowitzki

Dallas

2005-06

Steve Nash

Phoenix

2004-05

Steve Nash

Phoenix

2003-04

Kevin Garnett

Minnesota

2002-03

Tim Duncan

San Antonio

2001-02

Tim Duncan

San Antonio

2000-01

Allen Iverson

Philadelphia

1999-00

Shaquille O’Neal

Los Angeles Lakers

1998-99

Karl Malone

Utah

1997-98

Michael Jordan

Chicago

1996-97

Karl Malone

Utah

1995-96

Michael Jordan

Chicago

1994-95

David Robinson

San Antonio

1993-94

Hakeem Olajuwon

Houston

1992-93

Charles Barkley

Phoenix

1991-92

Michael Jordan

Chicago

1990-91

Michael Jordan

Chicago

1989-90

Magic Johnson

Los Angeles Lakers

1988-89

Magic Johnson

Los Angeles Lakers

1987-88

Michael Jordan

Chicago

1986-87

Magic Johnson

Los Angeles Lakers

1985-86

Larry Bird

Boston

1984-85

Larry Bird

Boston

1983-84

Larry Bird

Boston

1982-83

Moses Malone

Philadelphia

1981-82

Moses Malone

Houston

1980-81

Julius Erving

Philadelphia

1979-80

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Los Angeles

1978-79

Moses Malone

Houston

1977-78

Bill Walton

Portland

1976-77

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Los Angeles

1975-76

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Los Angeles

1974-75

Bob McAdoo

Buffalo

1973-74

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Milwaukee

1972-73

Dave Cowens

Boston

1971-72

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Milwaukee

1970-71

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Milwaukee

1969-70

Willis Reed

New York

1968-69

Wes Unseld

Baltimore

1967-68

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia

1966-67

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia

1965-66

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia

1964-65

Bill Russell

Boston

1963-64

Oscar Robertson

Cincinnati

1962-63

Bill Russell

Boston

1961-62

Bill Russell

Boston

1960-61

Bill Russell

Boston

1959-60

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia

1958-59

Bob Pettit

St. Louis

1957-58

Bill Russell

Boston

1956-57

Bob Cousy

Boston

1955-56

Bob Pettit

St. Louis