The NBA All-Star Game is an annual showcase of some of basketball's biggest stars as selected by their peers, the fans, members of the media and each of the league's head coaches.
Once all of the NBA's most talented players take the floor together in the World's Greatest Pickup Game, greatness is bound to happen.
As you would expect, the all-time list of All-Star Game MVP winners is full of Hall of Famers or Hall of Famers-to-be.
Take a look at the full history of what is now known as the Kobe Bryant All-Star Game MVP award.
NBA All-Star Game MVP Award Winners
|2022||Stephen Curry||Golden State Warriors||50 PTS, 16 3PM, 5 REBS, 2 ASTS, 2 BLKS|
|2021||Giannis Antetokounmpo||Milwaukee Bucks||35 PTS (16-16 FGs), 7 REB, 3 AST|
|2020||Kawhi Leonard||LA Clippers||30 PTS, 7 REB, 4 AST, 2 STL|
|2019||Kevin Durant||Golden State Warriors||31 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST|
|2018||LeBron James||Cleveland Cavaliers||29 PTS, 10 REB, 8 AST|
|2017||Anthony Davis||New Orleans Pelicans||52 PTS, 10 REB|
|2016||Russell Westbrook||Oklahoma City Thunder||31 PTS, 8 REB, 5 AST, 5 STL|
|2015||Russell Westbrook||Oklahoma City Thunder||41 PTS, 5 REB, 3 STL, 1 AST|
|2014||Kyrie Irving||Cleveland Cavaliers||31 PTS, 14 AST, 5 REB|
|2013||Chris Paul||LA Clippers||20 PTS, 15 AST, 4 STL|
|2012||Kevin Durant||Oklahoma City Thunder||36 PTS, 7 REB, 3 AST, 3 STL|
|2011||Kobe Bryant||Los Angeles Lakers||37 PTS, 14 REB, 3 AST, 3 STL|
|2010||Dwyane Wade||Miami Heat||28 PTS, 11 AST, 6 REB, 5 STL|
|2009||Shaquille O'Neal (Co-MVP)||Phoenix Suns||17 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST|
|2009||Kobe Bryant (Co-MVP)||Los Angeles Lakers||27 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST, 4 STL|
|2008||LeBron James||Cleveland Cavaliers||27 PTS, 9 AST, 8 REB, 2 STL, 2 BLK|
|2007||Kobe Bryant||Los Angeles Lakers||31 PTS, 6 AST, 6 STL, 5 REB|
|2006||LeBron James||Cleveland Cavaliers||29 PTS, 6 REB, 2 AST, 2 STL|
|2005||Allen Iverson||Philadelphia 76ers||15 PTS, 10 AST, 5 STL, 4 REB|
|2004||Shaquille O'Neal||Los Angeles Lakers||24 PTS, 11 REB, 2 STL, 2 BLK|
|2003||Kevin Garnett||Minnesota Timberwolves||37 PTS, 9 REB, 5 STL, 3 AST|
|2002||Kobe Bryant||Los Angeles Lakers||31 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST|
|2001||Allen Iverson||Philadelphia 76ers||25 PTS, 5 AST, 4 STL|
|2000||Shaquille O'Neal (Co-MVP)||Los Angeles Lakers||22 PTS, 9 REB, 3 AST, 3 BLK|
|2000||Tim Duncan (Co-MVP)||San Antonio Spurs||24 PTS, 14 REB, 4 AST|
|1999||No game was played|
|1998||Michael Jordan||Chicago Bulls||23 PTS, 8 AST, 6 REB, 3 STL|
|1997||Glen Rice||Charlotte Hornets||26 PTS, 2 STL|
|1996||Michael Jordan||Chicago Bulls||20 PTS, 4 REB|
|1995||Mitch Richmond||Sacramento Kings||23 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST|
|1994||Scottie Pippen||Chicago Bulls||29 PTS, 11 REB, 4 STL|
|1993||Karl Malone (Co-MVP)||Utah Jazz||28 PTS, 10 REB, 2 BLK|
|1993||John Stockton (Co-MVP)||Utah Jazz||9 PTS, 15 AST, 6 REB, 2 STL|
|1992||Magic Johnson||Los Angeles Lakers||25 PTS, 9 AST, 5 REB, 2 STL|
|1991||Charles Barkley||Philadelphia 76ers||17 PTS, 22 REB, 4 AST|
|1990||Magic Johnson||Los Angeles Lakers||22 PTS, 6 REB, 4 AST|
|1989||Karl Malone||Utah Jazz||28 PTS, 9 REB, 3 AST|
|1988||Michael Jordan||Chicago Bulls||40 PTS, 8 REB, 4 STL, 4 BLK, 3 AST|
|1987||Tom Chambers||Seattle SuperSonics||34 PTS, 4 REB, 4 STL|
|1986||Isiah Thomas||Detroit Pistons||30 PTS, 10 AST, 5 STL|
|1985||Ralph Sampson||Houston Rockets||24 PTS, 10 REB|
|1984||Isiah Thomas||Detroit Pistons||21 PTS, 15 AST, 5 REB, 4 STL|
|1983||Julius Erving||Philadelphia 76ers||25 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST, 2 BLK|
|1982||Larry Bird||Boston Celtics||19 PTS, 12 REB, 5 AST|
|1981||Tiny Archibald||Boston Celtics||9 PTS, 9 AST, 5 REB, 3 STL|
|1980||George Gervin||San Antonio Spurs||34 PTS, 10 REB, 3 AST, 3 STL|
|1979||David Thompson||Denver Nuggets||25 PTS, 5 REB|
|1978||Randy Smith||Buffalo Braves||27 PTS, 7 REB, 6 AST, 2 STL|
|1977||Julius Erving||Philadelphia 76ers||30 PTS, 12 REB, 4 STL|
|1976||Dave Bing||Washington Bullets||16 PTS, 4 AST, 3 REB|
|1975||Walt Frazier||New York Knicks||30 PTS, 5 REB, 4 STL|
|1974||Bob Lanier||Detroit Pistons||24 PTS, 10 REB|
|1973||Dave Cowens||Boston Celtics||15 PTS, 13 REB|
|1972||Jerry West||Los Angeles Lakers||13 PTS, 6 REB, 5 AST|
|1971||Lenny Wilkens||Seattle SuperSonics||21 PTS|
|1970||Willis Reed||New York Knicks||21 PTS, 11 REB|
|1969||Oscar Robertson||Cincinnati Royals||24 PTS, 6 REB, 5 AST|
|1968||Hal Greer||Philadelphia 76ers||21 PTS, 3 REB, 3 AST|
|1967||Rick Barry||San Francisco Warriors||38 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST|
|1966||Adrian Smith||Cincinnati Royals||24 PTS, 8 REB, 3 AST|
|1965||Jerry Lucas||Cincinnati Royals||25 PTS, 10 REB|
|1964||Oscar Robertson||Cincinnati Royals||26 PTS, 14 REB, 8 AST|
|1963||Bill Russell||Boston Celtics||19 PTS, 24 REB, 5 AST|
|1962||Bob Pettit||St. Louis Hawks||25 PTS, 27 REB|
|1961||Oscar Robertson||Cincinnati Royals||23 PTS, 14 AST, 9 REB|
|1960||Wilt Chamberlain||Philadelphia Warriors||23 PTS, 25 REB|
|1959||Elgin Baylor (Co-MVP)||Minneapolis Lakers||24 PTS, 11 REB|
|1959||Bob Pettit (Co-MVP)||St. Louis Hawks||25 PTS, 16 REB, 5 AST|
|1958||Bob Pettit||St. Louis Hawks||28 PTS, 26 REB|
|1957||Bob Cousy||Boston Celtics||10 PTS, 7 AST, 5 REB|
|1956||Bob Pettit||St. Louis Hawks||20 PTS, 24 REB, 7 AST|
|1955||Bill Sharman||Boston Celtics||15 PTS, 4 REB|
|1954||Bob Cousy||Boston Celtics||20 PTS, 11 REB, 4 AST|
|1953||George Mikan||Minneapolis Lakers||22 PTS 16 REB, 2 AST|
|1952||Paul Arizin||Philadelphia Warriors||26 PTS, 6 REB|
|1951||Ed Macauley||Boston Celtics||20 PTS, 6 REB|
Who has won the most All-Star Game MVP Awards?
Bob Pettit (1956, 1958, 1959 1962) and Kobe Bryant (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011) have both won NBA All-Star Game MVP a record four times. Pettit and Bryant are two of 14players to have won the award more than once.
How many times have there been Co-MVPs?
There havebeen Co-MVPs at the NBA All-Star Game on four different occasions (1959, 1993, 2000, 2009). In the most recent occurrence, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Suns center Shaquille O'Neal shared the honor in 2009.
Who arethe youngest and oldest winners?
LeBron James (21 years and51 days)became the youngest player to win All-Star Game MVP in 2006 while Shaquille O'Neal (36 years and 346 days) became the oldest player to win the award in 2009.
2022 MLB All-Star Game Recap: American League Earns Comeback Victory; Giancarlo Stanton Named MVP.Who has the most All-Star Game MVP? ›
#1 Kobe Bryant - 4
Bryant won his first All-Star MVP trophy in the year 2002 when he scored 31 points and wrote Mamba Mentality all over the exhibition game. His next one came in 2007, when he managed to pass the ball six times (as well as drop 31 points and record six steals).
Golden State's legendary point guard finally adds the 1 piece of hardware missing from his trophy collection.Who is the youngest player to win All-Star MVP? ›
LeBron James was the youngest player to ever win the award at 21 years and 51 days old and is the all-time leader in points scored in NBA All-Star Game history.Has there ever been an MVP that didn't make the All-Star Game? ›
Don Newcombe won the first-ever Cy Young Award in 1956, as well as the 1956 AL MVP, but was not selected to the league's All-Star team. Newcombe put up an absurd season, totaling 27 wins and just seven losses, with a 3.06 ERA.Who is the youngest MVP in NBA history? ›
On this day 11 years ago, Derrick Rose became the youngest player to win the MVP award in NBA history at just 22-years-old. During his MVP campaign, Rose averaged 25.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 7.7 assists per game in 81 games for the Chicago Bulls, helping lead them to a league-best 62-20 record and the No.Did Steph Curry get MVP all-star game? ›
Stephen Curry wins All-Star MVP award with record-breaking performance to add another note to his incredible legacy.Has a rookie ever won All-Star MVP? ›
3 players achieved MVP honors as rookies playing the All-Star Game, curiously in three consecutive editions: Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain and Oscar Robertson.How many Mvps did MJ get? ›
Michael Jordan won the award five times in his career. Hakeem Olajuwon (right) is one of three players to win the NBA MVP and the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award in the same season. LeBron James is a four-time NBA MVP.How many 3s has Curry made? ›
|1. Stephen Curry||2,977||789|
|2. Ray Allen||2,973||1,300|
|3. Reggie Miller||2,560||1,389|
“He's a top 10 all-time player.” The Warriors play style and system all stemmed from the greatness of Steph Curry.Who has won Finals MVP unanimously? ›
|13||Los Angeles Lakers||1969, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2020|
Bill Walton, Boston Celtics
The second and last Hall of Famer on this list, Bill Walton is the only player in NBA history to win an NBA Finals MVP, regular-season MVP and a Sixth Man award in his career.
At 6 feet and 165 pounds, Iverson is the shortest and lightest player to win the MVP award. He had 93 first-place votes out of a possible 124, to 18 for Duncan. Iverson is the first Sixer to win the award since Moses Malone in 1982-83, the last year Philadelphia won a championship.How old is the oldest MVP? ›
Karl Malone is the oldest MVP in a season. He was 35 years old in 1998-99.Has a rookie ever made the All-Star Game? ›
The number of rookie players in the All-Star Game has dwindled drastically over the years. The last rookie to be voted an All-Star was Blake Griffin in 2011 with the Los Angeles Clippers as there have only been 10 rookies to make the game since 1985.Has any NBA player won MVP without the playoffs? ›
Finally, it should be mentioned that there has been one MVP who didn't even reach the postseason. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar claimed the award in his first season with the Lakers, but Los Angeles missed the 1976 playoffs after finishing with a losing 40-42 record.Has an MVP never made the Hall of Fame? ›
Those not in the Hall of Fame include three MVP winners who did not even make the ballot: Jim Konstanty, Al Rosen and Zoilo Versalles. Konstanty was a pitcher who won NL MVP in 1950 when he appeared in 74 games, all in relief, with a 2.66 ERA.Has a rookie NBA player won MVP? ›
1. Wilt Chamberlain, NBA Center, 1959-60. Rookie of the Year, first-team All-NBA, MVP.Who is the oldest player to win NBA Finals MVP? ›
At 38 years and 54 days old, Abdul-Jabbar was named Finals MVP, the oldest in NBA history. He also claimed the honor in 1971 at age 24.
The argument for Jokic winning MVP was mostly that advanced stats say he's better than Embiid (though Embiid wasn't too far behind in several categories). Sixers beat writer Keith Pompey summed up the argument for Embiid as MVP perfectly.Who won the most valuable player in All-Star Game this year? ›
Giancarlo Stanton (+1500) wins All-Star Game MVP in 2022. The Yankees DH was able to beat out Byron Buxton, who also homered, for ASG MVP.How many All-Star MVP Curry are there? ›
Holding numerous records related to three-point shooting, Curry has played thirteen seasons in the NBA, where he is a eight-time All-Star, two-time Most Valuable Player, All-Star Game MVP, Finals MVP and a four-time NBA champion with the Warriors in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2022.Has a bench player ever been an NBA All Star? ›
The last bench player (or sixth man) to make an NBA All-Star appearance was Kobe Bryant in 1998 thanks to his popularity and the perpetual head-scratching fan vote.Has anyone ever won Rookie of the Year and MVP in the same year? ›
Only two players have been named Rookie of the Year and MVP in the same year; Fred Lynn in 1975 and Ichiro Suzuki in 2001, both in the American League.Has anyone ever won Rookie of the Year and MVP in the same year in the MLB? ›
Fred Lynn and Ichiro Suzuki are the only two players who have been named Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player in the same year, and Fernando Valenzuela is the only player to have won Rookie of the Year and the Cy Young Award in the same year.Who is better LeBron or Jordan? ›
Jordan is superior in the scoring department, but James grabs rebounds and dishes out assists at a higher rate. While both players are known for tenacious defense on the wing, Jordan finished first in the league in steals three times in his career. James has not yet claimed a steals title.Who has the most NBA MVPs in a row? ›
- Bill Russell: 1960-63.
- Wilt Chamberlain: 1965-68.
- Larry Bird: 1983-86.
3. MVP Awards. As strange as it may seem, Kobe Bryant has won only one MVP award (2008). Conversely, Jordan took home the award five times (1988, 1991, 1996, 1996 and 1998).Who is MVP 2022 Finals MVP? ›
2022 NBA Finals: Stephen Curry wins his first Finals MVP award after leading Golden State to title. Stephen Curry is the 2022 Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP winner after leading the Golden State Warriors to their fourth championship in eight years.
Stephen Curry wins All-Star MVP award with record-breaking performance to add another note to his incredible legacy.Who is most likely to win the NBA MVP 2022? ›
- Giannis Antetokounmpo ( +600) Giannis is also a two-time MVP, winning in consecutive seasons a couple of years back. ...
- Luka Doncic ( +270) ...
- Joel Embiid ( +1600) ...
- Nikola Jokic ( +260) ...
- Jayson Tatum ( +500) ...
- Ja Morant ( +3000) ...
- Stephen Curry ( +6000)