That would be Bob Pettit, the first winner of the NBA MVP award.
Jerry West in 1969
LeBron James was the 2009 NBA MVP.
Jerry West in 1969.
The NBA MVP gets a salary raise for every MVP award he receives.
Derrick Rose is the youngest MVP in the history of the NBA
Kevin Garnett was the 2004 NBA MVP.
The NBA first awarded an MVP honor in 1956. The first winner was Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawks.
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.
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