Year Player Team
2007-08Kobe BryantLos Angeles Lakers
2006-07Dirk NowitzkiDallas
2005-06Steve NashPhoenix
2004-05Steve NashPhoenix
2003-04Kevin GarnettMinnesota
2002-03Tim DuncanSan Antonio
2001-02Tim DuncanSan Antonio
2000-01Allen IversonPhiladelphia
1999-00Shaquille O'NealLos Angeles Lakers
1998-99Karl MaloneUtah
1997-98Michael JordanChicago
1996-97Karl MaloneUtah
1995-96Michael JordanChicago
1994-95David RobinsonSan Antonio
1993-94Hakeem OlajuwonHouston
1992-93Charles BarkleyPhoenix
1991-92Michael JordanChicago
1990-91Michael JordanChicago
1989-90Magic JohnsonLos Angeles Lakers
1988-89Magic JohnsonLos Angeles Lakers
1987-88Michael JordanChicago
1986-87Magic JohnsonLos Angeles Lakers
1985-86Larry BirdBoston
1984-85Larry BirdBoston
1983-84Larry BirdBoston
1982-83Moses MalonePhiladelphia
1981-82Moses MaloneHouston
1980-81Julius ErvingPhiladelphia
1979-80Kareem Abdul-JabbarLos Angeles
1978-79Moses MaloneHouston
1977-78Bill WaltonPortland
1976-77Kareem Abdul-JabbarLos Angeles
1975-76Kareem Abdul-JabbarLos Angeles
1974-75Bob McAdooBuffalo
1973-74Kareem Abdul-JabbarMilwaukee
1972-73Dave CowensBoston
1971-72Kareem Abdul-JabbarMilwaukee
1970-71Kareem Abdul-JabbarMilwaukee
1969-70Willis ReedNew York
1968-69Wes UnseldBaltimore
1967-68Wilt ChamberlainPhiladelphia
1966-67Wilt ChamberlainPhiladelphia
1965-66Wilt ChamberlainPhiladelphia
1964-65Bill RussellBoston
1963-64Oscar RobertsonCincinnati
1962-63Bill RussellBoston
1961-62Bill RussellBoston
1960-61Bill RussellBoston
1959-60Wilt ChamberlainPhiladelphia
1958-59Bob PettitSt. Louis
1957-58Bill RussellBoston
1956-57Bob CousyBoston
1955-56Bob PettitSt. Louis

Kobe Bryant: 2007-08 MVP
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Multiple Winners
6 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
5 - Michael Jordan
5 - Bill Russell
4 - Wilt Chamberlain
3 - Larry Bird
3 - Magic Johnson
3 - Moses Malone
2 - Tim Duncan
2 - Karl Malone
2 - Steve Nash
2 - Bob Pettit