NBA Awards: Season MVP, Summary of Winners

This is the complete list of all the winners of the Season MVP Award, grouped by player.

Player with more awards:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

6 times NBA Seson MVP

NBA Awards: Season Most Valuable Player

The Most Valuable Player of the Regular Season is selected by a panel of pro basketball writters and broadcasters since 1981. The MVP winner receives the Maurice Podoloff Trophy, which is named that way after the first commissioner of the NBA.

From 1956 to 1980 the winner was selected by the NBA players.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the all-time NBA scoring leader, won six MVPs and is at the top of this list.

About the NBA Season MVP: MVP Year by Year / MVP by Player / MVP by Team


NBA Awards: All-time list of players who won the Season MVP award.

Awards
Player
Team
/
Season
6 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Los Angeles Lakers
Milwaukee Bucks
5 Michael Jordan
Chicago Bulls
5 Bill Russell
Boston Celtics
4 Wilt Chamberlain
Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia Warriors
4 LeBron James
Miami Heat
Cleveland Cavaliers
3 Larry Bird
Boston Celtics
3 Magic Johnson
Los Angeles Lakers
3 Moses Malone
Philadelphia 76ers
Houston Rockets
2 Stephen Curry
Golden State Warriors
2 Tim Duncan
San Antonio Spurs
2 Karl Malone
Utah Jazz
2 Steve Nash
Phoenix Suns
2 Bob Pettit
St. Louis Hawks
1 Charles Barkley
Phoenix Suns
1 Kobe Bryant
Los Angeles Lakers
1 Bob Cousy
Boston Celtics
1 Dave Cowens
Boston Celtics
1 Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder
1 Julius Erving
Philadelphia 76ers
1 Kevin Garnett
Minnesota Timberwolves
1 Allen Iverson
Philadelphia 76ers
1 Bob McAdoo
Buffalo Braves
1 Dirk Nowitzki
Dallas Mavericks
1 Shaquille O'Neal
Los Angeles Lakers
1 Hakeem Olajuwon
Houston Rockets
1 Willis Reed
New York Knicks
1 Oscar Robertson
Cincinnati Royals
1 David Robinson
San Antonio Spurs
1 Derrick Rose
Chicago Bulls
1 Wes Unseld
Baltimore Bullets
1 Bill Walton
Portland Trail Blazers