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

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.

As one of the greatest long-range shooters in history, he achieved his amazing numbers before the 3-point shot was instituted. Its not unrealistic to assume he would have hit 2 or 3 "threes" per game, which would have made his career numbers on par with Chamberlain and Jordan.

Somehow he averaged over 30 and did not win MVP. - 2storm

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 Elvin Hayes Elvin Ernest Hayes is an American retired professional basketball player and radio analyst for his alma-mater Houston Cougars.

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

6 Isiah Thomas Isiah Thomas Isiah Lord Thomas III is an American former basketball player who played professionally for the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association.

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 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 passer in nba history far and away

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

8 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

9 Chris Paul Chris Paul Christopher Emmanuel Paul is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets 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

The Contenders

11 Brian Scalabrine Brian Scalabrine Brian David Scalabrine is an American former professional basketball player who is currently a television analyst for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.

Mvp snub will be his 2nd worst behind hall of fame.

Very talented player who deserved one map at least

12 Dominique Wilkins Dominique Wilkins Jacques Dominique Wilkins is an American retired professional basketball player who primarily played for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association.

He's better than 10 and 9 easily

13 Paul Pierce Paul Pierce Paul Anthony Pierce is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.

Best NBA season: 2002-03
26 points per game
7.3 rebounds per game
4.5 assists per game
2 steals per game
1 block per game - RobertWisdom

14 Tracy McGrady Tracy McGrady Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr. is an American retired professional basketball player who is best known for his career in the National Basketball Association, where he played as both a shooting guard and small forward.

Best NBA season: 2002-03
32 Points per game
6.5 rebounds per game
5.5 assists per game
1.7 steals per game
1 block per game
Team record: 42-40 - RobertWisdom

15 Chris Bosh Chris Bosh Christopher Wesson Bosh is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.
16 Yao Ming Yao Ming Yao Ming is a Chinese basketball executive and retired professional basketball player who played for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association and the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.
17 Clyde Drexler Clyde Drexler Clyde Austin "The Glide" Drexler is an American retired professional basketball player. During his career, he was a ten-time All-Star, and named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.
18 Joe Dumars
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