NBA MVP Award Winners: who has the Most MVPs

Which NBA player has won the most MVPs? Let’s find out who has the MVP record and the NBA MVP multi-winner rankings.

Kareem Abdul Jabbar

The dream of every NBA player is to win the MVP (Most Valuable Player) award, which is the recognition given by the League to the best player of the regular season.

The NBA MVP Award was established in 1955-56 in honor of Maurice Podoloff (Maurice Podoloff Trophy), the NBA’s first president.

Who has won the Most MVPs?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has won 6 MVPs throughout his legendary career, becoming the NBA player who has won the most MVP awards.

In the 19 years spent on the court, he scored 38,387 points, becoming the best NBA scorer of all-time and one of the players to won the most Rings.

The only active player who can still undermine this record is Lebron James, who is 4th among the top scorers and in this special ranking of MVPs.

List of MVP Winners

#PlayersMVPYears
1Kareem Abdul-Jabbar61971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980
2Bill Russell51958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965
Michael Jordan51988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998
4Wilt Chamberlain41960, 1966, 1967, 1968
LeBron James42009, 2010, 2012, 2013
6Moses Malone31979, 1982, 1983
Larry Bird31984, 1985, 1986
Magic Johnson31987, 1989, 1990
9Bob Pettit21956, 1959
Karl Malone21997, 1999
Tim Duncan22002, 2003
Steve Nash22005, 2006
Stephen Curry22015, 2016
Giannis Antetokounmpo22019, 2020
* In bold active players

On the other hand, analyzing in which teams the MVP awards have been won, the two most titled teams of all time are Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, who throughout their history have created legendary cycles relying on players such as Bill Russel and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

MVP Teams Ranking

#TeamMVPYears
1Boston Celtics101957, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1973, 1984, 1985, 1986
2Los Angeles Lakers81976, 1977, 1980, 1987, 1989, 1990, 2000, 2008
3Philadelphia 76ers61966, 1967, 1968, 1981, 1983, 2001
Chicago Bulls61988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2011
5Milwaukee Bucks51971, 1972, 1974, 2019,2020
6Houston Rockets41979, 1982, 1994, 2018
7Phoenix Suns31993, 2005, 2006
San Antonio Spurs31995, 2002, 2003
Golden State Warriors31960, 2015, 2016
10Oklahoma Thunder22014, 2017
Miami Heat22012, 2013
Cleveland Cavaliers22009, 2010
Utah Jazz21997, 1999
Atlanta Hawks21956, 1959
15Dallas Mavericks12007
Minnesota Timberwolves12004
Portland Trail Blazers11978
Los Angeles Clippers11975
New York Knicks11970
Washington Wizards11969
Sacramento Kings11964

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