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JordansBulls
09-25-2008, 04:35 PM
http://www.basketball-reference.com/awards/tsn_mvp.html

Source: ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2443137&campaign=rss&source=NBAHeadlines)

When MVPs are handed out by the media, some people accuse the media by being uninformed/biased etc. In that regard, Sporting News MVP is quite interesting as it's voted by the professionals.

Sporting News Magazine gives out the award since 1958. The magazine sends a ballot to every team, instructing them to have their coach, general manager, assistant GM or player personnel director pick the league's top player for that particular season.

Here are the winners: (Actual MVP winner, if differs from the Sporting News MVP, is in orange)

2006-07 Dirk Nowitzki
2005-06 Steve Nash - LeBron James (tie) (Nash)
2004-05 Shaquille ONeal (Nash)
2003-04 Kevin Garnett
2002-03 Tim Duncan
2001-02 Tim Duncan
2000-01 Allen Iverson
1999-00 Shaquille ONeal
1998-99 Karl Malone
1997-98 Michael Jordan
1996-97 Michael Jordan (Malone)
1995-96 Michael Jordan
1994-95 David Robinson
1993-94 Hakeem Olajuwon
1992-93 Charles Barkley
1991-92 Michael Jordan
1990-91 Michael Jordan
1989-90 Charles Barkley (Magic)
1988-89 Michael Jordan (Magic)
1987-88 Michael Jordan
1986-87 Magic Johnson
1985-86 Larry Bird
1984-85 Larry Bird
1983-84 Bernard King (Bird)
1982-83 Moses Malone
1981-82 Moses Malone
1980-81 Julius Erving
1979-80 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1978-79 Moses Malone
1977-78 Bill Walton
1976-77 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1975-76 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1974-75 Bob McAdoo
1973-74 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1972-73 Tiny Archibald (Dave Covens)
1971-72 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1970-71 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1969-70 Willis Reed
1968-69 Wes Unseld
1967-68 Wilt Chamberlain
1966-67 Wilt Chamberlain
1965-66 Wilt Chamberlain
1964-65 Bill Russell
1963-64 Oscar Robertson
1962-63 Bill Russell
1961-62 Bill Russell
1960-61 Bill Russell
1959-60 Wilt Chamberlain
1958-59 Bob Pettit

Seems like only 7x in 40 years have they disagreed. Doesn't seem too bad.

Wilson
09-25-2008, 05:09 PM
I think Nash was the rightful winner in '04 - '05, since he took a team that missed the play-offs to the WCF, whilst Shaq took a team that made the Eastern semis to the ECF, plus he had Wade, who was being discussed for MVP as well. (how can two players on the same team be discussed for the leagues most valuable player?)

Lebron23
09-25-2008, 05:21 PM
LeBron James is the real MVP in the 2005-06 NBA Season because the Cavaliers won 50 games in the regular season, and he averaged 31.4 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 7.0 apg with an above average supporting casts.

SensandRaps
09-25-2008, 05:22 PM
LeBron James is the real MVP in the 2005-06 NBA Season because the Cavaliers won 50 games in the regular season, and he averaged 31.4 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 7.0 apg with an above average supporting casts.

im guessing by ur name thier is no homerism involved at all:rolleyes:

MoBASS
09-25-2008, 05:26 PM
Malone's 96-97 MVP was such a joke.

Lebron23
09-25-2008, 05:26 PM
im guessing by ur name thier is no homerism involved at all:rolleyes:

The Suns won 54 games in the 2005-06 NBA Season

The Cavaliers won 50 games in the 2005-06 NBA Season

LeBron is the best player in the NBA, but the media didn't vote for him because he was still young to win the Maurice Podoloff Trophy.

Anyway LeBron will win his first MVP next season, and i would be happier if they can advance once again in the NBA Finals.

Beno7500
09-25-2008, 05:35 PM
Dirk didnt deserve it in 06-07

NYMetros
09-25-2008, 05:47 PM
I thought Jason Kidd deserved to win the MVP in the 01-02 season. What he did with that Nets team was incredible.

Lakersfan2483
09-25-2008, 06:29 PM
Shaq should have won the award in 04-05.

still1ballin
09-25-2008, 06:29 PM
The Suns won 54 games in the 2005-06 NBA Season

The Cavaliers won 50 games in the 2005-06 NBA Season

LeBron is the best player in the NBA, but the media didn't vote for him because he was still young to win the Maurice Podoloff Trophy.

Anyway LeBron will win his first MVP next season, and i would be happier if they can advance once again in the NBA Finals.

Unless he gets his team the 1st seed in the East I don't see that happening.

Lakersfan2483
09-25-2008, 06:31 PM
MJ should have won the award over Malone during the 96-97 season.

Bruno
09-25-2008, 06:33 PM
Who did they vote for MVP in 2008?

Bruno
09-25-2008, 06:34 PM
MJ should have won the award over Malone during the 96-97 season.

I think Duncan should have gotten it over Malone in 98-99 as well.

Vidball
09-25-2008, 06:34 PM
Shaq should have gotten it in 04-05...he came to a team that traded 3 starters and 2 of their best 3 players for him and he still led the Heat to dominating most of the league. He's fallen pretty quickly in the past two season, but in 04-05 i think it should've been Shaq.

Lebron23
09-25-2008, 06:45 PM
Unless he gets his team the 1st seed in the East I don't see that happening.

Rockets will get the no.1 seed in the West.

While Boston is still the team to beat in the Eastern Conference.


How LeBron will win his first MVP in the NBA.

- The Cleveland Cavaliers winning 53 games in the regular season
- LeBron James averaging 32.8 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 8.0 apg, 2.0 bpg, 1.9 spg.
- Cavaliers becoming a Top 5 Defensive Teams in the NBA.

When Michael Jordan won his first MVP in the NBA the Chicago Bulls won 50 games in the regular season, and they were the 3rd or 4th best team in the Eastern Conference. LeBron ranked as one of the most efficient player in the NBA, and winning 50 games is one of the requisite to acknowledge him as the Most Valuable Player in the league.

SaimoNETS
09-25-2008, 06:45 PM
Jason Kidd shudda deserved it in 01-02

Vidball
09-25-2008, 06:52 PM
When Michael Jordan won his first MVP in the NBA the Chicago Bulls won 50 games in the regular season, and they were the 3rd or 4th best team in the Eastern Conference.

MVP criteria used to be quite a bit different--it basically used to just be the best player in the game. Thats not necessarily how it is now. LeBron will have to hit the 50 win mark and be in the top 3 or 4 in the East to even be considered IMO...he has an okay shot at it, but not a great shot. BOS, DET, ORL, PHI, TOR all have a chance to finish with a better record.

Lebron23
09-25-2008, 06:57 PM
MVP criteria used to be quite a bit different--it basically used to just be the best player in the game. Thats not necessarily how it is now. LeBron will have to hit the 50 win mark and be in the top 3 or 4 in the East to even be considered IMO...he has an okay shot at it, but not a great shot. BOS, DET, ORL, PHI, TOR all have a chance to finish with a better record.

I hope LeBron will not get injured this year because last season he missed 6 games, and the Cavaliers are win less when LeBron is not playing on the court.

ARMIN12NBA
09-25-2008, 07:28 PM
I hope LeBron will not get injured this year because last season he missed 6 games, and the Cavaliers are win less when LeBron is not playing on the court.

Lebron didn't get any serious injury AT ALL (Kobe played the whole rest of the season and is still playing with a worse injury to the finger). He slightly sprained his left finger (non-shooting hand)...He easily could've played, but didn't. That is not what an MVP would do especially if his team is winless without him.

Chronz
09-26-2008, 02:47 AM
Dirk didnt deserve it in 06-07

Yea he deserved it the year before

Chronz
09-26-2008, 02:49 AM
Jason Kidd shudda deserved it in 01-02

No way man

theimortalone
09-26-2008, 04:10 AM
Dirk didnt deserve it in 06-07

Agreed. I was so shocked when nash didnt 3-Peat. Nash had a career year in the 06-07 season.

theimortalone
09-26-2008, 04:12 AM
Rockets will get the no.1 seed in the West.

While Boston is still the team to beat in the Eastern Conference.


How LeBron will win his first MVP in the NBA.

- The Cleveland Cavaliers winning 53 games in the regular season
- LeBron James averaging 32.8 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 8.0 apg, 2.0 bpg, 1.9 spg.
- Cavaliers becoming a Top 5 Defensive Teams in the NBA.

When Michael Jordan won his first MVP in the NBA the Chicago Bulls won 50 games in the regular season, and they were the 3rd or 4th best team in the Eastern Conference. LeBron ranked as one of the most efficient player in the NBA, and winning 50 games is one of the requisite to acknowledge him as the Most Valuable Player in the league.

And who are you Nostradamus?

Lebron23
09-26-2008, 04:21 AM
Lebron didn't get any serious injury AT ALL (Kobe played the whole rest of the season and is still playing with a worse injury to the finger). He slightly sprained his left finger (non-shooting hand)...He easily could've played, but didn't. That is not what an MVP would do especially if his team is winless without him.

He got alot of help this year with Mo Williams becoming the no.2 scoring option of the Cavs, and If he ever sprain his middle finger he can at least play 33 minutes per game because i believe that his supporting casts will step up this year because they don't want to see LeBron sign with another team.

The Cavaliers Coaching staff didn't gamble after he sprained his finger last December because they need an injury free LeBron in the playoffs.

They almost beat the Boston Celtics in Game 7 after LeBron scored 46 points, and this year i want to see them focused on improving their winning record in the regular season.

He only missed 18 games in his first 5 years in the league compare it to Kobe Bryant and Shaq, who missed plenty of games in their early years in the NBA.

Lebron23
09-26-2008, 04:32 AM
Agreed. I was so shocked when nash didnt 3-Peat. Nash had a career year in the 06-07 season.

He's the only 2 time MVP with Zero NBA Finals Appearance, and I don't think he's the best PG in the NBA because CP3 is already better than him.

2007-08 Chris Paul > 2004-05 Steve Nash, 2005-06 Steve Nash, and 2006-07 Steve Nash.