NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award

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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.<ref name="award">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. Retrieved on July 23, 2008.</ref> 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.<ref>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. Retrieved on July 23, 2008.</ref> No All-Star Game MVP was named in 1999 since the game was canceled due to the league's lockout.<ref name="lockout">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. Retrieved on December 17, 2008.</ref>

Bob Pettit and Kobe Bryant are the only two persons to win the All-Star Game MVP four times. Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan, 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.<ref>King-Sized Rally Propels East to Victory. NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved on April 25, 2009.</ref> 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 eleven 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.<ref>Bargnani becomes first European top NBA draft pick. People's Daily Online (June 29, 2006). Retrieved on June 16, 2008.</ref> No player trained entirely outside the U.S. has won the award; Duncan played U.S. college basketball at Wake Forest. The 2011 All-Star Game MVP was Bryant.<ref>Kobe wins 4th MVP in West's All-Star win. NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc (February 20, 2011). Retrieved on February 20, 2011.</ref>

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Winners

^ Denotes player who is still active in the NBA
* Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the MVP award
Team (X) Denotes the number of times a player from this team has won
Year Player Positions Nationality Team
1951 Ed Macauley* Center/Forward Flag of the United States United States Boston Celtics
1952 Paul Arizin* Forward/Guard Flag of the United States United States Philadelphia Warriors
1953 George Mikan* Center Flag of the United States United States Minneapolis Lakers
1954 Bob Cousy* Guard Flag of the United States United States Boston Celtics (2)
1955 Bill Sharman* Guard Flag of the United States United States Boston Celtics (3)
1956 Bob Pettit* Forward/Center Flag of the United States United States St. Louis Hawks
1957 Bob Cousy* (2) Guard Flag of the United States United States Boston Celtics (4)
1958 Bob Pettit* (2) Forward/Center Flag of the United States United States St. Louis Hawks (2)
1959[c] Elgin Baylor* Forward Flag of the United States United States Minneapolis Lakers (2)
1959[c] Bob Pettit* (3) Forward/Center Flag of the United States United States St. Louis Hawks (3)
1960 Wilt Chamberlain* Center Flag of the United States United States Philadelphia Warriors (2)
1961 Oscar Robertson* Guard Flag of the United States United States Cincinnati Royals
1962 Bob Pettit* (4) Forward/Center Flag of the United States United States St. Louis Hawks (4)
1963 Bill Russell* Center Flag of the United States United States Boston Celtics (5)
1964 Oscar Robertson* (2) Guard Flag of the United States United States Cincinnati Royals (2)
1965 Jerry Lucas* Forward/Center Flag of the United States United States Cincinnati Royals (3)
1966 Adrian Smith Guard Flag of the United States United States Cincinnati Royals (4)
1967 Rick Barry* Forward Flag of the United States United States San Francisco Warriors (3)
1968 Hal Greer* Guard/Forward Flag of the United States United States Philadelphia 76ers
1969 Oscar Robertson* (3) Guard Flag of the United States United States Cincinnati Royals (5)
1970 Willis Reed* Center/Forward Flag of the United States United States New York Knicks
1971 Lenny Wilkens* Guard Flag of the United States United States Seattle SuperSonics
1972 Jerry West* Guard/Forward Flag of the United States United States Los Angeles Lakers (3)
1973 Dave Cowens* Center/Forward Flag of the United States United States Boston Celtics (6)
1974 Bob Lanier* Center Flag of the United States United States Detroit Pistons
1975 Walt Frazier* Guard Flag of the United States United States New York Knicks (2)
1976 Dave Bing* Guard Flag of the United States United States Washington Bullets
1977 Julius Erving* Forward/Guard Flag of the United States United States Philadelphia 76ers (2)
1978 Randy Smith Guard/Forward Flag of the United States United States Buffalo Braves
1979 David Thompson* Guard/Forward Flag of the United States United States Denver Nuggets
1980 George Gervin* Guard/Forward Flag of the United States United States San Antonio Spurs
1981 Nate Archibald* Guard Flag of the United States United States Boston Celtics (7)
1982 Larry Bird* Forward Flag of the United States United States Boston Celtics (8)
1983 Julius Erving* (2) Forward/Guard Flag of the United States United States Philadelphia 76ers (3)
1984 Isiah Thomas* Guard Flag of the United States United States Detroit Pistons (2)
1985 Ralph Sampson Center/Forward Flag of the United States United States Houston Rockets
1986 Isiah Thomas* (2) Guard Flag of the United States United States Detroit Pistons (3)
1987 Tom Chambers Forward/Center Flag of the United States United States Seattle SuperSonics (2)
1988 Michael Jordan* Guard Flag of the United States United States Chicago Bulls
1989 Karl Malone Forward Flag of the United States United States Utah Jazz
1990 Magic Johnson* Guard Flag of the United States United States Los Angeles Lakers (4)
1991 Charles Barkley* Forward Flag of the United States United States Philadelphia 76ers (4)
1992 Magic Johnson* (2) Guard Flag of the United States United States Los Angeles Lakers (5)
1993[c] John Stockton* Guard Flag of the United States United States Utah Jazz (2)
1993[c] Karl Malone* (2) Forward Flag of the United States United States Utah Jazz (2)
1994 Scottie Pippen* Forward/Guard Flag of the United States United States Chicago Bulls (2)
1995 Mitch Richmond Guard Flag of the United States United States Sacramento Kings
1996 Michael Jordan* (2) Guard Flag of the United States United States Chicago Bulls (3)
1997 Glen Rice Forward Flag of the United States United States Charlotte Hornets
1998 Michael Jordan* (3) Guard Flag of the United States United States Chicago Bulls (4)
1999[a]
2000[c] Shaquille O'Neal Center Flag of the United States United States Los Angeles Lakers (6)
2000[c] Tim Duncan^ Forward/Center Flag of the United States United States[b] San Antonio Spurs (2)
2001 Allen Iverson Guard Flag of the United States United States Philadelphia 76ers (5)
2002 Kobe Bryant^ Guard Flag of the United States United States Los Angeles Lakers (7)
2003 Kevin Garnett^ Forward Flag of the United States United States Minnesota Timberwolves
2004 Shaquille O'Neal (2) Center Flag of the United States United States Los Angeles Lakers (8)
2005 Allen Iverson (2) Guard Flag of the United States United States Philadelphia 76ers (6)
2006 LeBron James^ Forward Flag of the United States United States Cleveland Cavaliers
2007 Kobe Bryant^ (2) Guard Flag of the United States United States Los Angeles Lakers (9)
2008 LeBron James^ (2) Forward Flag of the United States United States Cleveland Cavaliers (2)
2009[c] Kobe Bryant^ (3) Guard Flag of the United States United States Los Angeles Lakers (10)
2009[c] Shaquille O'Neal (3) Center Flag of the United States United States Phoenix Suns
2010 Dwyane Wade^ Guard Flag of the United States United States Miami Heat
2011 Kobe Bryant^ (4) Guard Flag of the United States United States Los Angeles Lakers (11)

Notes

  • [a] The 1999 All-Star Game was canceled due to the league's lockout.<ref name="lockout"/>
  • [b] Because Tim Duncan is a United States citizen by birth, as are all natives of the U.S. Virgin Islands,<ref>Virgin Islands. CIA World Factbook. Retrieved on August 12, 2008.</ref> he was able to play for the U.S. internationally.<ref>All-Time USA Basketball Men's Roster: D. USA Basketball. Retrieved on June 16, 2008.</ref>
  • [c] Denotes All-Star Games in which joint winners were named

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