|Posted by shawn cassidy on August 5, 2013 at 6:00 AM|
I know I'm reaching in the way back machine. But I remember talking to someone about this a couple of years ago. In 1976 the best center in the game at the time, I guess you could argue he wasn't that season, but in 1976 Kareem walked away with the MVP trophy on a 40-42 Lakers team that missed the playoffs.
The MVP voting finished with Bob McAdoo at 2nd, and Boston's Dave Cowens 3rd. I think in hindsight Dave Cowens should have won the award. His Celtics finished with the 2nd best record in the NBA at 54-28 in 1976, and his numbers were not bad at all..Down below is the voting, with some of their stats. Until the 1979-10 season, the MVP was originally selected by a vote of NBA players. However, since the 1980-81 season, the award is decided by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada, each of whom casts a vote for first to fifth place selections.
So who would be your MVP?
Most Valuable Player
|Rank||Player||Age||Tm||First||Pts Won||Pts Max||Share||G||MP||PTS||TRB||AST||STL||BLK||FG%||3P%||FT%||WS||WS/48|
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