Published: May 12, 2012 6:52 PM EDT
Updated: May 13, 2012 6:31 AM EDT

2012 - LeBron James, Miami Heat

2011 - Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls

2010 - LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

2009 - LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

2008 - Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers

2007 - Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks

2006 - Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns

2005 - Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns

2004 - Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves

2003 - Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

2002 - Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

2001 - Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers

2000 - Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers

1999 - Karl Malone, Utah Jazz

1998 - Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls

1997 - Karl Malone, Utah Jazz

1996 - Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls

1995 - David Robinson, San Antonio Spurs

1994 - Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets

1993 - Charles Barkley, Phoenix Suns

1992 - Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls

1991 - Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls

1990 - Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers

1989 - Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers

1988 - Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls

1987 - Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers

1986 - Larry Bird, Boston Celtics

1985 - Larry Bird, Boston Celtics

1984 - Larry Bird, Boston Celtics

1983 - Moses Malone, Philadelphia 76ers

1982 - Moses Malone, Houston Rockets

1981 - Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers

1980 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers

1979 - Moses Malone, Houston Rockets

1978 - Bill Walton, Portland Trail Blazers

1977 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers

1976 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers

1975 - Bob McAdoo, Buffalo Braves

1974 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks

1973 - Dave Cowens, Boston Celtics

1972 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks

1971 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks

1970 - Willis Reed, New York Knicks

1969 - Wes Unseld, Baltimore Bullets

1968 - Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers

1967 - Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers

1966 - Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers

1965 - Bill Russell, Boston Celtics

1964 - Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati

1963 - Bill Russell, Boston Celtics

1962 - Bill Russell, Boston Celtics

1961 - Bill Russell, Boston Celtics

1960 - Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors

1959 - Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks

1958 - Bill Russell, Boston Celtics

1957 - Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics

1956 - Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks