Wayne Gretzky with 9
Wayne Gretzky won the Most Valuable Player award nine times in a row
Wayne Gretzky won the National Hockey League's MVP award -- the Hart Trophy -- nine times between 1980 and 1989.
Wayne Gretzky has won the NHL MVP award (Hart Memorial Trophy) a record nine times during his career, eight consecutively.
Hockey's great Wayne Gretzky with a total of 9.
Wayne Gretzky won the most NHL MVP Awards with 9. This is the record for all north American Sports. Barry Bonds won the most MLB (NL or AL) MVP Awards with 7. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won the most NBA MVP Awards with 6. Peyton Manning has won the most NFL MVP award with 4.
Wayne Gretzky (NHL) has the most regular season MVP titles with 9.
I believe the question you mean it this one from the Final Jeopardy game on January 27 2011:January 27 2011The final category was Sports AwardsThe clue was: In the 4 major U.S. Sports Leagues he's won more regular season MVP awards than any other PlayerThe answer was: Who was Wayne GretzkyWhen I Google Wayne Gretzky and MVP Awards one of the search results was the Wikipedia with this Phase "Gretzky holds the record for most MVP awards of any player in North American professional sports" and it came up from some of the other search results also listed. For example popstarsplus.com/sports says "In fact, Gretzky holds the record for most MVP awards of any player in ..."So from what I could find out the question was not wrong based on what already has been written and is available through internet searches
KOBE has 2 Finals MVP awards
Michael Jordan got 5 mvp awards
won 5 NBA MVP awards, 6 NBA Finals MVP awards, and 3 NBA All-Star Game awards