Hakeem Olajuwon - 1994
Considering that their are only 4 given out for the entire season (Rookie Challenge MVP, All-Star Game MVP, NBA MVP [for the season], and the NBA Finals MVP), the most prestigious would easily be the NBA MVP award.
The NBA MVP gets a salary raise for every MVP award he receives.
yea this year
That would be Bob Pettit, the first winner of the NBA MVP award.
Kobe Bryant won the MVP award in the 2007-08 NBA season
During the 2000-01 season, Allen Iverson won the MVP Award for the NBA
At the end of the NBA's regular season.
There are 8. MVP award. Rookie of the year award. Coach of the year. Defensive player of the year. Sixth man award. Most improved player. Sportsmanship award. J. Walter Kenedy Citizenship award.
The 1987 NBA finals MVP award went to Earvin "Magic" Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers. It was his third MVP award, having won the first two in 1980 and 1982.
Kobe Bryant won the 2008 MVP Award
Wilt won the NBA MVP in 1960, '66, '67, '68
NBA Finals MVP
Kevin Garnett was the best NBA player of 2009. He has a great year for the Boston Celtics winning the title and the MVP award for that year. It was his first NBA title.
Kevin Durant has never won an NBA MVP award.
Yes but not for the season, he won the allstar mvp in 1994
Durant has not yet won an NBA MVP award since he entered the league. He has a chance in the 2011-12 season if there is one.
7 times total: 2000 NBA MVP,3-time NBA finals MVP,and 3-time all-star MVP
Kobe Bryant has 1 career MVP award.
Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns won the NBA MVP Award in the 2004-2005 season and the 2005-2006 season. He is the only point guard to win the MVP Award in consecutive seasons. He's also Canadian! =)
In the 1967-68 season Wilt Chamberlain was the regular season MVP. However, that season there was no Finals MVP, since the NBA only started giving out that award in 1969.