NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The National Basketball Association All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (MVP) is an annual National Basketball Association (NBA) award given to the player(s) voted best of the annual All-Star Game. The award was established in 1953 when NBA officials decided to designate an MVP for each year's game. The league also re-honored players from the previous two All-Star Games. Ed Macauley and Paul Arizin were selected as the 1951 and 1952 MVP winners respectively.[1] The voting is conducted by a panel of media members, who cast their vote after the conclusion of the game. The player(s) with the most votes or ties for the most votes wins the award.[2] No All-Star Game MVP was named in 1999 since the game was canceled due to the league's lockout.[3]

Bob Pettit is the only person to win the All-Star Game MVP four times. Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Shaquille O'Neal have each won the award three times, while Bob Cousy, Julius Erving, Isiah Thomas, Magic Johnson, Karl Malone, Allen Iverson, and LeBron James have all won the award twice. James' first All-Star MVP in 2006 made him the youngest to have ever won the award at the age of 21.[4] Four of the games had joint winners—Elgin Baylor and Pettit in 1959, John Stockton and Malone in 1993, O'Neal and Tim Duncan in 2000, as well as Bryant and O'Neal in 2009. O'Neal became the first player in All-Star history to share two MVP awards. The Los Angeles Lakers have had ten winners while the Boston Celtics have had eight. Duncan of the U.S. Virgin Islands is the only winner not born in the United States. Duncan is an American citizen, but is considered an "international" player by the NBA because he was not born in one of the fifty states or Washington, D.C.[5] The 2009 All-Star Game MVPs are Bryant and O'Neal.[6]

Winners

Wilt Chamberlain holding a basketball
Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain won the award in the 1960 NBA All-Star Game.
head shot of Michael Jordan
Hall of Famer Michael Jordan won the award three times in his career.
head shot of Charles Barkley
Hall of Famer Charles Barkley won the award in the 1991 NBA All-Star Game.
Shaquille O'Neal preparing to shoot a free throw
Shaquille O'Neal has won the award three times in his career.
Kobe Bryant at a game
Kobe Bryant has won the award three times in his career.
LeBron James preparing to shoot a free throw
LeBron James won the award in 2006, becoming the youngest winner at the age of 21. He also won in 2008.
^ Denotes player who is still active
* Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the MVP award
Year Player Positions Nationality Team
1951 Macauley, EdEd Macauley* Center/Forward  United States Boston Celtics
1952 Arizin, PaulPaul Arizin* Forward/Guard  United States Philadelphia Warriors
1953 Mikan, GeorgeGeorge Mikan* Center  United States Minneapolis Lakers
1954 Cousy, BobBob Cousy* Guard  United States Boston Celtics
1955 Sharman, BillBill Sharman* Guard  United States Boston Celtics
1956 Pettit, BobBob Pettit* Forward/Center  United States St. Louis Hawks
1957 Cousy, BobBob Cousy* (2) Guard  United States Boston Celtics
1958 Pettit, BobBob Pettit* (2) Forward/Center  United States St. Louis Hawks
1959[c] Baylor, ElginElgin Baylor* Forward  United States Minneapolis Lakers
1959[c] Pettit, BobBob Pettit* (3) Forward/Center  United States St. Louis Hawks
1960 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* Center  United States Philadelphia Warriors
1961 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* Guard  United States Cincinnati Royals
1962 Pettit, BobBob Pettit* (4) Forward/Center  United States St. Louis Hawks
1963 Russell, BillBill Russell* Center  United States Boston Celtics
1964 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* (2) Guard  United States Cincinnati Royals
1965 Lucas, JerryJerry Lucas* Forward/Center  United States Cincinnati Royals
1966 Smith, AdrianAdrian Smith Guard  United States Cincinnati Royals
1967 Barry, RickRick Barry* Forward  United States San Francisco Warriors
1968 Greer, HalHal Greer* Guard/Forward  United States Philadelphia 76ers
1969 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* (3) Guard  United States Cincinnati Royals
1970 Reed, WillisWillis Reed* Center/Forward  United States New York Knicks
1971 Wilkens, LennyLenny Wilkens* Guard  United States Seattle SuperSonics
1972 West, JerryJerry West* Guard/Forward  United States Los Angeles Lakers
1973 Cowens, DaveDave Cowens* Center/Forward  United States Boston Celtics
1974 Lanier, BobBob Lanier* Center  United States Detroit Pistons
1975 Frazier, WaltWalt Frazier* Guard  United States New York Knicks
1976 Bing, DaveDave Bing* Guard  United States Washington Bullets
1977 Erving, JuliusJulius Erving* Forward/Guard  United States Philadelphia 76ers
1978 Smith, RandyRandy Smith Guard/Forward  United States Buffalo Braves
1979 Thompson, DavidDavid Thompson* Guard/Forward  United States Denver Nuggets
1980 Gervin, GeorgeGeorge Gervin* Guard/Forward  United States San Antonio Spurs
1981 Archibald, NateNate Archibald* Guard  United States Boston Celtics
1982 Bird, LarryLarry Bird* Forward  United States Boston Celtics
1983 Erving, JuliusJulius Erving* (2) Forward/Guard  United States Philadelphia 76ers
1984 Thomas, IsiahIsiah Thomas* Guard  United States Detroit Pistons
1985 Sampson, RalphRalph Sampson Center/Forward  United States Houston Rockets
1986 Thomas, IsiahIsiah Thomas* (2) Guard  United States Detroit Pistons
1987 Chambers, TomTom Chambers Forward/Center  United States Seattle SuperSonics
1988 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* Guard  United States Chicago Bulls
1989 Malone, KarlKarl Malone Forward  United States Utah Jazz
1990 Johnson, MagicMagic Johnson* Guard  United States Los Angeles Lakers
1991 Barkley, CharlesCharles Barkley* Forward  United States Philadelphia 76ers
1992 Johnson, MagicMagic Johnson* (2) Guard  United States Los Angeles Lakers
1993[c] Stockton, JohnJohn Stockton* Guard  United States Utah Jazz
1993[c] Malone, KarlKarl Malone (2) Forward  United States Utah Jazz
1994 Pippen, ScottieScottie Pippen Forward/Guard  United States Chicago Bulls
1995 Richmond, MitchMitch Richmond Guard  United States Sacramento Kings
1996 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (2) Guard  United States Chicago Bulls
1997 Rice, GlenGlen Rice Forward  United States Charlotte Hornets
1998 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (3) Guard  United States Chicago Bulls
1999[a]
2000[c] O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal^ Center  United States Los Angeles Lakers
2000[c] Duncan, TimTim Duncan^ Forward/Center  United States Virgin Islands[b] San Antonio Spurs
2001 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson^ Guard  United States Philadelphia 76ers
2002 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant^ Guard  United States Los Angeles Lakers
2003 Garnett, KevinKevin Garnett^ Forward  United States Minnesota Timberwolves
2004 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal^ (2) Center  United States Los Angeles Lakers
2005 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson^ (2) Guard  United States Philadelphia 76ers
2006 James, LeBronLeBron James^ Forward  United States Cleveland Cavaliers
2007 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant^ (2) Guard  United States Los Angeles Lakers
2008 James, LeBronLeBron James^ (2) Forward  United States Cleveland Cavaliers
2009[c] Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant^ (3) Guard  United States Los Angeles Lakers
2009[c] O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal^ (3) Center  United States Phoenix Suns

Notes

  • a  The 1999 All-Star Game was canceled due to the league's lockout.[3]
  • b  Because Tim Duncan is a United States citizen by birth, as are all natives of the U.S. Virgin Islands,[7] he was able to play for the U.S. internationally.[8]
  • c  Denotes All-Star Games in which joint winners were named

References

General
Specific
  1. ^ Steve Popper (February 5, 1998). "N.B.A. All-Star Weekend; Macauley's '51 All-Star Honors Came Late (but He's Not Complaining)". The New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0DE7DA173DF936A35751C0A96E958260&&scp=6&sq=NBA%20All-Star%20Game%20MVP%20voting&st=cse. Retrieved July 23, 2008.  
  2. ^ Howard-Cooper, Scott (February 12, 1990). "East Stars Put It Together, but Magic Has Hardware Pro basketball: Laker guard earns MVP in losing effort as rest of his West teammates are shut down, 130-113". Los Angeles Times. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/latimes/access/59982588.html?dids=59982588:59982588&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Feb+12%2C+1990&author=SCOTT+HOWARD-COOPER&pub=Los+Angeles+Times+(pre-1997+Fulltext)&edition=&startpage=1&desc=East+Stars+Put+It+Together%2C+but+Magic+Has+Hardware+Pro+basketball%3A+Laker+guard+earns+MVP+in+losing+effort+as+rest+of+his+West+teammates+are+shut+down%2C+130-113.. Retrieved July 23, 2008.  
  3. ^ a b Steele, David (December 9, 1998). "NBA Drops All-Stars – What's Left? February game in Philly latest casualty of lockout". San Francisco Chronicle. Hearst Communications Inc. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/1998/12/09/SP102770.DTL. Retrieved December 17, 2008.  
  4. ^ "King-Sized Rally Propels East to Victory". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. http://www.nba.com/allstar2006/allstar_game/. Retrieved April 25, 2009.  
  5. ^ "Bargnani becomes first European top NBA draft pick". People's Daily Online. June 29, 2006. http://english.people.com.cn/200606/29/eng20060629_278441.html. Retrieved June 16, 2008.  
  6. ^ "East All-Stars 119, West All-Stars 146". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 15, 2008. http://www.nba.com/games/20090215/ESTWST/recap.html. Retrieved February 16, 2009.  
  7. ^ "Virgin Islands". CIA World Factbook. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/vq.html. Retrieved August 12, 2008.  
  8. ^ "All-Time USA Basketball Men's Roster: D". USA Basketball. http://www.usabasketball.com/news.php?news_page=men_alpha_D. Retrieved June 16, 2008.  

Advertisements

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message