Adding Up MVP Voting Totals From Every Year To Find Decades MVPs

The NBA MVP is calculate through a ranked scoring system where, "member of the voting panel casts a vote for first to fifth place selections. Each first-place vote is worth 10 points; each second-place vote is worth seven; each third-place vote is worth five, fourth-place is worth three and fifth-place is worth one. The player with the highest point total wins the award." ( "LeBron receives 116 first-place votes"). I combined the scores of top NBA players every year to find out who are the 5 highest scoring players of each decade and therefore the NBA DECADE MVPs! Note: Scoring varied widely throughout the history of the NBA with most possible points being lowest in 1955-57 (80) and highest in 2015-16 (1310) 1950's PTS Won 1. *Bob Pettit\* 468 2. Bill Russell 374 3. Dolph Schayes 234 4. George Yardley 127 5. Bob Cousy 123 ​ 1960's PTS Won 1. *Wilt Chamberlain\* 1926 2. Bill Russell 1446 3. Oscar Robertson 1077 4. Elgin Baylor 680 5. Bob Pettit 415 ​ 1970's PTS Won 1. \Kareem Abdul-Jabbar\** 3239 2. Bob McAdoo 1392 3. Dave Cowens 1251 4. Jerry West 1086 5. Willis Reed 607 ​ 1980's PTS Won 1. *Larry Bird\* 4186 2. Magic Johnson 3069 3. Michael Jordan 1846.8 4. Moses Malone 1670 5. Kareem Abdul Jabbar 973 ​ 1990's PTS Won 1. *Michael Jordan\* 6087 2. Karl Malone 3917 3. David Robinson 3216 4. Hakeem Olajuwon 2087 5. Charles Barkley 1800 ​ 2000's PTS Won 1. *Tim Duncan\* 4260 2. Shaquille O'Neal 3820 3. Kobe Bryant 3622 4. Kevin Garnett 3358 5. Steve Nash 3027 ​ 2010's PTS Won 1. *Lebron James\* 7154 2. Kevin Durant 3925 3. James Harden 3557 4. Steph Curry 2809 5. Russell Westbroo

Adding Up MVP Voting Totals From Every Year To Find Decades
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The NBA MVP is calculate through a ranked scoring system where, "member of the voting panel casts a vote for first to fifth place selections. Each first-place vote is worth 10 points; each second-place vote is worth seven; each third-place vote is worth five, fourth-place is worth three and fifth-place is worth one. The player with the highest point total wins the award." ( "LeBron receives 116 first-place votes"). I combined the scores of top NBA players every year to find out who are the 5 highest scoring players of each decade and therefore the NBA DECADE MVPs! Note: Scoring varied widely throughout the history of the NBA with most possible points being lowest in 1955-57 (80) and highest in 2015-16 (1310) 1950's PTS Won 1. *Bob Pettit\* 468 2. Bill Russell 374 3. Dolph Schayes 234 4. George Yardley 127 5. Bob Cousy 123 ​ 1960's PTS Won 1. *Wilt Chamberlain\* 1926 2. Bill Russell 1446 3. Oscar Robertson 1077 4. Elgin Baylor 680 5. Bob Pettit 415 ​ 1970's PTS Won 1. \Kareem Abdul-Jabbar\** 3239 2. Bob McAdoo 1392 3. Dave Cowens 1251 4. Jerry West 1086 5. Willis Reed 607 ​ 1980's PTS Won 1. *Larry Bird\* 4186 2. Magic Johnson 3069 3. Michael Jordan 1846.8 4. Moses Malone 1670 5. Kareem Abdul Jabbar 973 ​ 1990's PTS Won 1. *Michael Jordan\* 6087 2. Karl Malone 3917 3. David Robinson 3216 4. Hakeem Olajuwon 2087 5. Charles Barkley 1800 ​ 2000's PTS Won 1. *Tim Duncan\* 4260 2. Shaquille O'Neal 3820 3. Kobe Bryant 3622 4. Kevin Garnett 3358 5. Steve Nash 3027 ​ 2010's PTS Won 1. *Lebron James\* 7154 2. Kevin Durant 3925 3. James Harden 3557 4. Steph Curry 2809 5. Russell Westbrook 1823 ​ 2020's ... So Far 1. *Giannis Antetokounmpo\* 1310 2. Nikola Jokić 989 3. LeBron James 754 4. Joel Embiid 586 5. Steph Curry 453 submitted by /u/UnlikelyTicket[visit reddit] [comments]