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^ Denotes player who is still active in the NBA
* Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the MVP award
Team (X) Denotes the number of times a player from this team has won
Season Player Position Nationality Team
1951 Macauley, EdEd Macauley* Center/Forward U.S. Flag Boston Celtics
1952 Arizin, PaulPaul Arizin* Forward/Guard U.S. Flag Philadelphia Warriors
1953 Mikan, GeorgeGeorge Mikan* Center U.S. Flag Minneapolis Lakers
1954 Cousy, BobBob Cousy* Guard U.S. Flag Boston Celtics (2)
1955 Sharman, BillBill Sharman* Guard U.S. Flag Boston Celtics (3)
1956 Pettit, BobBob Pettit* Forward/Center U.S. Flag St. Louis Hawks
1957 Cousy, BobBob Cousy* (2) Guard U.S. Flag Boston Celtics (4)
1958 Pettit, BobBob Pettit* (2) Forward/Center U.S. Flag St. Louis Hawks (2)
1959[lower-alpha 1] Baylor, ElginElgin Baylor* Forward U.S. Flag Minneapolis Lakers (2)
1959[lower-alpha 1] Pettit, BobBob Pettit* (3) Forward/Center U.S. Flag St. Louis Hawks (3)
1960 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* Center U.S. Flag Philadelphia Warriors (2)
1961 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* Guard U.S. Flag Cincinnati Royals
1962 Pettit, BobBob Pettit* (4) Forward/Center U.S. Flag St. Louis Hawks (4)
1963 Russell, BillBill Russell* Center U.S. Flag Boston Celtics (5)
1964 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* (2) Guard U.S. Flag Cincinnati Royals (2)
1965 Lucas, JerryJerry Lucas* Forward/Center U.S. Flag Cincinnati Royals (3)
1966 Smith, AdrianAdrian Smith Guard U.S. Flag Cincinnati Royals (4)
1967 Barry, RickRick Barry* Forward U.S. Flag San Francisco Warriors (3)
1968 Greer, HalHal Greer* Guard/Forward U.S. Flag Philadelphia 76ers
1969 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* (3) Guard U.S. Flag Cincinnati Royals (5)
1970 Reed, WillisWillis Reed* Center/Forward U.S. Flag New York Knicks
1971 Wilkens, LennyLenny Wilkens* Guard U.S. Flag Seattle SuperSonics
1972 West, JerryJerry West* Guard/Forward U.S. Flag Los Angeles Lakers (3)
1973 Cowens, DaveDave Cowens* Center/Forward U.S. Flag Boston Celtics (6)
1974 Lanier, BobBob Lanier* Center U.S. Flag Detroit Pistons
1975 Frazier, WaltWalt Frazier* Guard U.S. Flag New York Knicks (2)
1976 Bing, DaveDave Bing* Guard U.S. Flag Washington Bullets
1977 Erving, JuliusJulius Erving* Forward/Guard U.S. Flag Philadelphia 76ers (2)
1978 Smith, RandyRandy Smith Guard/Forward U.S. Flag Buffalo Braves
1979 Thompson, DavidDavid Thompson* Guard/Forward U.S. Flag Denver Nuggets
1980 Gervin, GeorgeGeorge Gervin* Guard/Forward U.S. Flag San Antonio Spurs
1981 Archibald, NateNate Archibald* Guard U.S. Flag Boston Celtics (7)
1982 Bird, LarryLarry Bird* Forward U.S. Flag Boston Celtics (8)
1983 Erving, JuliusJulius Erving* (2) Forward/Guard U.S. Flag Philadelphia 76ers (3)
1984 Thomas, IsiahIsiah Thomas* Guard U.S. Flag Detroit Pistons (2)
1985 Sampson, RalphRalph Sampson* Center/Forward U.S. Flag Houston Rockets
1986 Thomas, IsiahIsiah Thomas* (2) Guard U.S. Flag Detroit Pistons (3)
1987 Chambers, TomTom Chambers Forward/Center U.S. Flag Seattle SuperSonics (2)
1988 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* Guard U.S. Flag Chicago Bulls
1989 Malone, KarlKarl Malone Forward U.S. Flag Utah Jazz
1990 Johnson, MagicMagic Johnson* Guard U.S. Flag Los Angeles Lakers (4)
1991 Barkley, CharlesCharles Barkley* Forward U.S. Flag Philadelphia 76ers (4)
1992 Johnson, MagicMagic Johnson* (2) Guard U.S. Flag Los Angeles Lakers (5)
1993[lower-alpha 1] Stockton, JohnJohn Stockton* Guard U.S. Flag Utah Jazz (2)
1993[lower-alpha 1] Malone, KarlKarl Malone* (2) Forward U.S. Flag Utah Jazz (2)
1994 Pippen, ScottieScottie Pippen* Forward/Guard U.S. Flag Chicago Bulls (2)
1995 Richmond, MitchMitch Richmond Guard U.S. Flag Sacramento Kings (6)
1996 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (2) Guard U.S. Flag Chicago Bulls (3)
1997 Rice, GlenGlen Rice Forward U.S. Flag Charlotte Hornets
1998 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (3) Guard U.S. Flag Chicago Bulls (4)
1999 Not awarded as the game was canceled due to the league's lockout.[1]
2000[lower-alpha 1] O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal Center U.S. Flag Los Angeles Lakers (6)
2000[lower-alpha 1] Duncan, TimTim Duncan^ Forward/Center U.S. Flag[lower-alpha 2] San Antonio Spurs (2)
2001 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson Guard U.S. Flag Philadelphia 76ers (5)
2002 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant^ Guard U.S. Flag Los Angeles Lakers (7)
2003 Garnett, KevinKevin Garnett^ Forward U.S. Flag Minnesota Timberwolves
2004 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal (2) Center U.S. Flag Los Angeles Lakers (8)
2005 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson (2) Guard U.S. Flag Philadelphia 76ers (6)
2006 James, LeBronLeBron James^ Forward U.S. Flag Cleveland Cavaliers
2007 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant^ (2) Guard U.S. Flag Los Angeles Lakers (9)
2008 James, LeBronLeBron James^ (2) Forward U.S. Flag Cleveland Cavaliers (2)
2009[lower-alpha 1] Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant^ (3) Guard U.S. Flag Los Angeles Lakers (10)
2009[lower-alpha 1] O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal (3) Center U.S. Flag Phoenix Suns
2010 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade^ Guard U.S. Flag Miami Heat
2011 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant^ (4) Guard U.S. Flag Los Angeles Lakers (11)
2012 Durant, KevinKevin Durant^ Forward U.S. Flag Oklahoma City Thunder
2013 Paul, ChrisChris Paul^ Guard U.S. Flag Los Angeles Clippers (2)
2014 Irving, KyrieKyrie Irving^ Guard U.S. Flag Cleveland Cavaliers (3)
2015 Westbrook, RussellRussell Westbrook^ Guard U.S. Flag Oklahoma City Thunder (4)
2016 Westbrook, RussellRussell Westbrook^ (2) Guard U.S. Flag Oklahoma City Thunder (5)
2017 Davis, AnthonyAnthony Davis^ Forward/Center U.S. Flag New Orleans Pelicans

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