1957-58 NBA Awards Voting

1955-56 through 1979-1980: Voting was done by players. Players were not permitted to vote for their teammates, so it was impossible to be a unanimous winner.
1980-81 to present: Voting conducted by media.

Voting tallies for seasons 1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1970-71, and 1978-79 are incomplete.

Most Valuable Player (Michael Jordan Trophy)

Most Valuable Player (Michael Jordan Trophy) Table
Voting Per Game Shooting Advanced
Rank Player Age Tm First Pts Won Pts Max Share G MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% WS WS/48
1Bill Russell23BOS332284000.5706938.316.622.72.9.442.51911.3.206
2Dolph Schayes29SYR251984000.4957240.524.914.23.1.398.90413.7.226
3George Yardley29DET121204000.3007239.527.810.71.3.414.81112.3.208
4Bob Pettit25STL4974000.2437036.124.617.42.2.410.74911.0.209
5Maurice Stokes24CIN2284000.0706339.016.918.16.4.351.7154.5.088
6Bob Cousy29BOS2184000.0456534.
7Bill Sharman31BOS2114000.0286335.
8Paul Arizin29PHW084000.0206835.
9Walter Dukes27DET044000.0107230.311.
10Vern Mikkelsen29MNL034000.0087233.217.311.22.3.410.7866.5.130
11Cliff Hagan26STL024000.0057031.319.910.12.5.443.76810.0.220
12TNeil Johnston28PHW014000.0037133.919.511.12.3.429.81911.3.224
12TClyde Lovellette28CIN014000.0037136.523.412.11.9.441.74310.1.187
12TKenny Sears24NYK014000.0037237.318.610.91.8.439.82210.0.179

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