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NBA MVPs Quiz

Guess the people who have been named Most Valuable Player of the NBA.
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Last updated: May 4, 2023
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First submittedMay 13, 2012
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Average score69.4%
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Year
MVP
2023
Joel Embiid
2022
Nikola Jokić
2021
Nikola Jokić
2020
Giannis Antetokounmpo
2019
Giannis Antetokounmpo
2018
James Harden
2017
Russell Westbrook
2016
Stephen Curry
2015
Stephen Curry
2014
Kevin Durant
2013
Lebron James
2012
Lebron James
2011
Derrick Rose
2010
Lebron James
2009
Lebron James
2008
Kobe Bryant
2007
Dirk Nowitzki
2006
Steve Nash
2005
Steve Nash
2004
Kevin Garnett
2003
Tim Duncan
2002
Tim Duncan
2001
Allen Iverson
Year
MVP
2000
Shaquille O'Neal
1999
Karl Malone
1998
Michael Jordan
1997
Karl Malone
1996
Michael Jordan
1995
David Robinson
1994
Hakeem Olajuwon
1993
Charles Barkley
1992
Michael Jordan
1991
Michael Jordan
1990
Magic Johnson
1989
Magic Johnson
1988
Michael Jordan
1987
Magic Johnson
1986
Larry Bird
1985
Larry Bird
1984
Larry Bird
1983
Moses Malone
1982
Moses Malone
1981
Julius Erving
1980
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1979
Moses Malone
1978
Bill Walton
Year
MVP
1977
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1976
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1975
Bob McAdoo
1974
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1973
Dave Cowens
1972
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1971
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1970
Willis Reed
1969
Wes Unseld
1968
Wilt Chamberlain
1967
Wilt Chamberlain
1966
Wilt Chamberlain
1965
Bill Russell
1964
Oscar Robertson
1963
Bill Russell
1962
Bill Russell
1961
Bill Russell
1960
Wilt Chamberlain
1959
Bob Pettit
1958
Bill Russell
1957
Bob Cousy
1956
Bob Pettit
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Level 15
Apr 14, 2013
too easy
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Level 18
Nov 20, 2020
cap
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Level 5
Jul 20, 2013
I only know Bob McAdoo because hes the assistant coach for the Heat
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Level 46
Aug 4, 2019
He's a beast in his era you know. It's just that injuries destroyed him early
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Level 84
Mar 1, 2020
McAdoo was phenomenal with the Buffalo Braves, but they just couldn't compete with the NBA big boys. Though he expected to start, he was a major cog for the mid-80's "Showtime" Lakers coming off the bench, helping them win titles in 1982 & 1985.

The actual stats my trump my memory, but I recall at the time thinking that in '82 he was robbed of Finals MVP, which went to Magic Johnson. Magic was uber popular, but watching the series, it felt like McAdoo was the key.

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Level 84
Mar 1, 2020
After McAdoo (pronounced MACK-uh-doo) finally won a championship with L.A. in '82, there was a sportswriter (for Sports Illustrated?) who summed-up McAdoo's career, which was riddled with can't-win-the-big-one criticism. Something along the lines of:

"McAdoo. McA-don't. McA-will. McA-won't....This time, McA-did!"

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Level 22
Nov 26, 2014
100% with 1:51 to go.
+4
Level 79
May 5, 2015
I forget Derrick Rose every time.
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Level 74
May 5, 2015
I try to forget about him...I can't trust him, the guy's made of glass ;(
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Level 75
May 15, 2016
Very forgettable for a recent MVP. Twenty years from now people will be saying "really?"
+3
Level ∞
May 16, 2016
Agree. I saw one breakdown that said Lebron was probably the best player every year from 2006-2013. But I guess its boring to give it to the same guy all the time.
+3
Level 75
Nov 10, 2018
And even since then, which of the last five winners, if you'd substituted them for Lebron, would have dragged those Cavaliers teams to the finals the last three years?
+1
Level 65
May 5, 2015
It for some reason did not accept olajuwan for me:(
+7
Level 61
Jun 15, 2019
because it's spelt OLAJUWON not OLAJUWAN
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Level 23
Oct 25, 2015
100% with 4 minutes to go. A bit of practice
+3
Level 54
Oct 30, 2015
I got Jordan!
+4
Level 75
Feb 27, 2019
Wow!
+4
Level 75
Feb 27, 2019
Shocking!
+2
Level 33
Nov 4, 2020
who the heck missed jordan anyway
+1
Level 29
Nov 25, 2015
4.01!
+2
Level 14
Mar 2, 2016
100% with 2:11 left
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Level 14
Jun 2, 2023
Got 100% with 4:43 remaining
+1
Level 56
Apr 16, 2016
Finally got it!
+5
Level 65
May 14, 2016
Derrick Rose is by far the worst player to ever win an MVP. He'll probably be the only MVP winner not in the Hall of Fame.
+18
Level 54
Jun 24, 2016
Everyone forgets that during that year Derrick Rose was actually really good. He just is really injury prone and has not had a good season since then
+4
Level 46
Aug 4, 2019
The guy is a hall of fame caliber just sad to see him got destroyed by ACL injuries just like brandon roy,
+1
Level 26
Jun 6, 2016
got 31/31 with 1 sec left lol
+7
Level 8
Jul 21, 2016
Playing 2k helps with this one lol
+1
Level 11
Jul 22, 2016
finished with 2:39
+1
Level 9
Jul 26, 2016
I'm trying to get a beast run, my best is 100% in 48 seconds. I'm 9, so that's good for me.
+5
Level 32
Jul 12, 2017
Kitty witty im still in the womband i got 100 percent
+1
Level 17
Oct 2, 2016
I did it with 3:29 remaining. GOALS!
+1
Level 8
Oct 7, 2016
I always forget Dr. J and oscar Robertson
+1
Level 19
Oct 17, 2016
You all no straightness
+2
Level 69
Dec 7, 2016
Kudos for dr. J
+2
Level 51
Dec 8, 2016
17/31, like all sports, don't follow NBA religiously but got all those bar a couple from '76 to '03. Apart from Lebron, Kobe and Curry didn't get any others from '04 onwards - I've heard of them but couldn't remember who played in those years. NRL (rugby league) is what I played. Good quiz, not so easy for me!
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Level 28
Jan 9, 2017
Finished with 1:29 remaining. Got stuck on Unseld Cowens and McAdoo.
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Level 40
Apr 18, 2017
So proud of myself... got 28/31 and i was typing unseld but misspelled it as time ran out... only missed him cousy and petit... really good one quizmaster
+1
Level 65
May 17, 2017
The most avid NBA fans among you should take my NBA Stats Leaders by Year quiz.
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Level 35
May 18, 2017
had no clue who cowens, reed, and unseld were
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Level 46
Aug 4, 2019
Cowens, Center of Boston Celtics before the Larry Bird Era. Reed was the first player to sweep the MVP awards in a single season. Unseld gave washington their only championship.
+6
Level 28
Jul 28, 2017
If you type "brodie", the quiz accepts that as Russell Westbrook
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Level 13
Oct 22, 2017
Lol 100% with 5 mins left what you broke bois doing
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Level 11
Dec 1, 2017
HAHAHAH what if you actually did it with 5 mins left
+1
Level 30
Oct 23, 2017
Of all the people to miss... Larry Legend...
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Level 48
Nov 12, 2017
all of it
+2
Level 30
Jan 8, 2018
wow No Jerry West even once?
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Level 46
Aug 4, 2019
well, he lived in an era where a few centers really dominated the game.
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Level 37
Sep 15, 2020
Jerry West was an intriguing player and played incredibly throughout the National Basketball Association.

Let's talk about 1969. The apparent "stolen MVP" season. Wes Unseld was the second NBA player to win MVP in a rookie year. But Jerry West deserved that Most Valuable Player award.

You have Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson, Bob Pettit, John Havlicek, Willis Reed, etc. who could've easily won the Most Valuable Player, but assuming they're ranked higher than Jerry West on the leaderboard of best NBA players ever, that could certainly be the understanding of why Jerry West has never won MVP.

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Level 2
Apr 3, 2018
i got all of them right in 10 seconds
+1
Level 63
Apr 11, 2018
Got them all after I died.
+1
Level 65
Jun 16, 2018
If you really want to test your knowledge, you should take my NBA Conference Finals By Year quiz.
+1
Level 13
Apr 4, 2019
James harden is a top five player he placed top three in MVP voting since 2015
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Level 65
Apr 24, 2019
+1
Level 7
Jun 3, 2019
the quiz was easy i got a 100 on my first attempt with 3.58 remaining the only parts i struggled with is the 1970s but the only reason i knew the players was because of nba2k19
+1
Level 44
Jun 25, 2019
You need to include 2019 (Giannis Antetokounmpo)
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Level 77
Jun 26, 2019
needs update
+1
Level 46
Aug 4, 2019
Try my NBA quiz guys ALL unique quizzes.I gave a lot of effort on it :)
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Level 21
Nov 20, 2019
Great Quiz!!! 100% with 17 seconds left. I almost always forget about Bob McAdoo. I shouldn’t at all because the man was a beast in his prime.
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Level 14
Nov 27, 2019
100% 4:23
+6
Level 10
Nov 28, 2019
Why does Kobe only have one MVP?
+1
Level 49
Feb 20, 2020
Pretty proud of 8/34 for a Brit
+1
Level 25
Mar 19, 2020
got all of em with 1:15 to spare
+1
Level 25
Mar 19, 2020
great quiz
+1
Level 13
Mar 26, 2020
I always miss Garnett
+1
Level 53
May 12, 2020
if it weren't for reading an article on Unseld this afternoon, I wouldn't have gotten the 100%
+1
Level 13
May 30, 2020
3:21 get smoked boi
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Level 46
Jul 31, 2020
Yes! All correct with more than 3:30 to spare!
+1
Level 13
Sep 19, 2020
giannis just won another mvp need to update for 2020, absoloute bullcrap btw it shoulda been lebron
+1
Level 65
Oct 12, 2020
8/34. If I had paid more attention to those initials quizzes, I'd have gotten 11.
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Level 14
Nov 15, 2020
I love this quiz! My fastest time was 51 seconds (4:09 left). Bet you can't beat that!
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Level 62
Dec 31, 2020
LeBron*
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Level 46
Jan 22, 2021
got all of em in 49 secs ggs
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Level 14
Feb 15, 2021
Nice! I'll try to beat that.
+2
Level 70
Mar 25, 2021
Check out my first quiz: Every NBA Player who received MVP Votes

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1323874/every-nba-player-who-has-received-mvp-votes

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Level 8
May 7, 2021
HOW DID I FORGET KAREEM THE DREAMMMMMMM!?
+4
Level 81
Jun 9, 2021
Update, pretty please, Serbia waited for this!!!
+2
Level 77
Jun 9, 2021
Absolutely SHOCKED that Kobe only won the MVP once
+1
Level 55
Jun 10, 2021
He was robbed in both of Steve Nash's year's.
+1
Level 18
May 10, 2022
nash's suns had 10 more wins so that definitely helped his case
+2
Level 56
Apr 4, 2023
Kobe got robbed in 2006 but 2005 was absolutely Nash

Plus CP3 deserved 2008

+3
Level 85
Jun 9, 2021
Jokić! :)))))
+3
Level 85
Jun 9, 2021
How ironic that "The Answer" was the only answer I didn't get.
+1
Level 70
Jun 10, 2021
Lol, who would have thought Jokic would win MVP at the beginning of the season. They are going to get slapped by the Suns but still pretty cool that he won MVP.
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Level 67
Jun 10, 2021
Something interesting I read is that he's the lowest-drafted player (41st pick) to win. The second-lowest are Nash and Giannis (15th), and then Kobe and Karl Malone (13th). Pretty incredible that even 15th is generally too low to get an MVP. That's not the case with the other big four sports.
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Level 44
Jun 10, 2021
Hey the Suns series isn't over. Home team hasn't lost yet, Nuggs are still in it.
+1
Level 75
Jun 12, 2021
I had the Suns winning this series the whole way. But Jamal Murray's a thing. It's no knock on Jokic that he can't beat a talented team without Murray's help. (Even with Murray, this series is a toss-up for me though. I think the Suns go to the finals.)
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Level 70
May 3, 2022
Who do you think will win MVP this year? I definitely think Jokic deserves it, seeing what he did with a skeleton crew of a team to the 6th seed in the western conference while having the first 2000/1000/500 season in NBA history
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Level 70
May 13, 2022
... I guess the media agreed with me
+3
Level 16
Aug 26, 2022
Idk if anyone will see this but I’m 13 and got 4:38
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Level 16
Aug 26, 2022
4:55
+3
Level 14
Dec 20, 2022
kobe is very overrated
+1
Level 34
Jan 17, 2023
35/35 after about 1 hour of trying. I finally remembered all the guys, cowens and walton were hard to remember.
+1
Level 56
May 2, 2023
Time for an update!
+1
Level 59
May 3, 2023
About dang time he won!
+1
Level 34
May 3, 2023
Add Joel Embiid
+3
Level 85
May 4, 2023
After last night's game, there should be a revote.
+1
Level 92
May 4, 2023
Ugh, couldn't remember McAdoo. Got down to just him and had 2 minutes left. I tried Barry, West, Thurmond & Hayes...just couldn't remember. Must be getting old.
+1
Level 67
May 4, 2023
27
+1
Level 14
May 9, 2023
Amazing quiz 36/36
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Level 17
Aug 25, 2023
did it in under 3 mins