Rank 'Em: Multiple NBA MVP Winners

Created: May 3, 2010, 8:55 AM

Where does LeBron James rank?

How do you rank the 12 players with multiple NBA Most Valuable Player awards?

LeBron James joined an exclusive club in winning his second consecutive MVP award. The Cavaliers star is now one of just a dozen players to win the award multiple times, stretching from Bob Pettit more than 50 years ago through Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and Steve Nash most recently.

But even one of the most select clubs in sports has to have a hierarchy, right? How do you rank the best of the best when it comes to NBA MVP?


 
 
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    MVP: 1970-71, 1971-72, 1973-74, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1979-80
  • Larry Bird
    MVP: 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-85
  • Wilt Chamberlain
    MVP: 1959-60, 1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68
  • Tim Duncan
    MVP: 2001-02, 2002-03
  • LeBron James
    MVP: 2008-09, 2009-10
  • Magic Johnson
    MVP: 1986-87, 1988-89, 1989-90
  • Michael Jordan
    MVP: 1987-88, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1995-96, 1997-98
  • Karl Malone
    MVP: 1996-96, 1998-99
  • Moses Malone
    MVP: 1978-79, 1981-82, 1982-83
  • Steve Nash
    MVP: 2004-05, 2005-06
  • Bob Pettit
    MVP: 1955-56, 1958-59
  • Bill Russell
    MVP: 1957-58, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63, 1964-65