Best NBA Players to Never Win MVP

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These are the best NBA players to never win the MVP award.

The Top Ten

1 Dwyane Wade Dwyane Wade Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.

Best NBA Season: 2008-2009

30.2 points per game
5.0 rebounds per game
7.5 assists per game
1.3 blocks per game
2.2 steals per game

Team Record: 43-39 - phillysports

This list is pretty cool. I can't decide who to vote for. Also, I can't believe some of these guys never won an MVP. Then I look who did win it (in each players best year), and go oh yeah. I guess it was like 2016-17, chose between Westbrook, Harden and Leonard. You obviously gotta go with Westbrook, but ya feel bad for the other guys - Ned964

2 Jerry West Jerry West Jerry Alan West is an American retired basketball player who played his entire professional career for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

Isn't Jerry West the player image in the NBA logo? And he never won an MVP? That's just wrong - Ned964

Best NBA Season: 1969-1970

31.2 points per game
4.6 rebounds per game
7.5 assists per game

Team Record: 46-36 - phillysports

3 John Havlicek John Havlicek John Joseph "Hondo" Havlicek is a retired American professional basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA championships, four of them coming in his first four seasons.

Best NBA Season: 1970-1971

28.9 points per game
9.0 rebounds per game
7.5 assists per game

Team Record: 44-38 - phillysports

4 Elgin Baylor Elgin Baylor

In that 61-62 season, he had the highest season scoring average in history by any player not named Wilt Chamberlain. Yes, higher than Michael Jordan's best-ever season. Nobody ever remembers the guy who came in second.

Best NBA Season: 1961-1962

38.3 points per game
18.6 rebounds per game
4.6 assists per game

Team Record: 54-26 - phillysports

5 Elvin Hayes

Best NBA Season: 1970-1971

28.7 points per game
16.6 rebounds per game
2.3 assists per game

Team Record: 40-42 - phillysports

I had to double check this one, I thought for sure he won MVP when the Bullets won the title in 1978, but Bill Walton won it. Mea Culpa. - Ned964

6 Isiah Thomas

Best NBA Season: 1984-1985

21.2 points per game
4.5 rebounds per game
13.9 assists per game
0.3 blocks per game
2.3 steals per game

Team Record: 46-36 - phillysports

7 Patrick Ewing Patrick Ewing

Best NBA Season: 1989-1990

28.6 points per game
10.9 rebounds per game
2.2 assists per game
4.0 blocks per game
1.0 steals per game

Team Record: 45-37 - phillysports

8 John Stockton John Stockton John Houston Stockton is an American retired professional basketball player. He spent his entire professional playing career as a point guard for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association, from 1984 to 2003. Stockton is regarded as one of the best point guards of all time, holding the NBA ...read more.

Best NBA Season: 1989-1990

17.2 points per game
2.6 rebounds per game
14.5 assists per game
0.2 blocks per game
2.7 steals per game

Team Record: 55-27 - phillysports

No rings here too. Of course, look who the Jazz had to go up against and it makes sense - Ned964

9 Chris Paul Chris Paul Christopher Emmanuel Paul is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.

Best NBA Season: 2008-2009

22.8 points per game
5.5 rebounds per game
11.0 assists per game
0.1 blocks per game
2.8 steals per game

Team Record: 49-33 - phillysports

10 George Gervin George Gervin George Gervin, nicknamed "The Iceman," is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association for the Virginia Squires, San Antonio Spurs, and Chicago Bulls.

Best NBA Season: 1979-1980

33.1 points per game
5.2 rebounds per game
2.6 assists per game
1.0 blocks per game
1.4 steals per game - phillysports

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