LeBron James was the 2009 NBA MVP.
The NBA MVP gets a salary raise for every MVP award he receives.
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.
Kevin Garnett was the 2004 NBA MVP.
Derrick Rose is the youngest MVP in the history of the NBA
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with 6 NBA MVP awards
No, he never won NBA MVP.