Awards = HOF? Part Thirteen: The NBA All Star Game MVP

Awards = HOF?  Part Thirteen: The NBA All Star Game MVP
28 Jan
2016
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We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential.

Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.

We have just spent (what seemed like an excessive amount of time) on the Silver Slugger, which did not yield the path to Cooperstown that we initially thought it might.

After that, we needed a break from the diamond, and go back to basketball, which was where we began. 

Specifically, the award in question is the NBA All Star Game MVP, which on the surface should yield a high return of Hall of Famers, ever though we are discussing a game that never heard of defense, and is nothing more than a glorified exhibition.

Still, anyone who plays in the NBA All Star Game, is just that: An All Star, so as such if they are the flashiest on this stage, there is a good chance that those people are Hall of Famers.

With each NBA All-Star MVP, we will take a look at what they did during that game and what they accomplished that year.



The following are the past NBA players who have won the NBA All Star Game MVP who are eligible for the Basketball Hall of Fame and have been enshrined.



Ed Macauley, Boston Celtics (1951)

*20 Points, 6 Rebounds, 1 Assist.   

1950/51 Season:  **25.4 Points, 9.1 Rebounds, 2.6 Assists per Game.  First Team All-NBA.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1960.

Paul Arizin, Philadelphia Warriors (1952)

32 Minutes Played, 26 Points, 6 Rebounds.

1951/52 Season:  20.4 Points, 11.3 Rebounds, 3.7 Assists per Game.  25.5 PER.  First Team All-NBA, Scoring Title, Most Field Goals, Most Free Throws, Most Minutes Played.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1978.

George Mikan, Minneapolis Lakers (1953)

40 Minutes Played, 22 Points, 16 Rebounds, 2 Assists.

1952/53 Season:  20.6 Points, 14.4 Rebounds, 2.9 Assists per Game.  28.5 PER.  First Team All-NBA, Rebound Title, PER Title, NBA Championship.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1959.

Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics (1954)

34 Minutes Played, 20 Points, 11 Rebound, 4 Assists.

1953/54 Season:  19.2 Points, 5.5 Rebounds, 7.2 Assists per Game.  21.0 PER.  First Team All-NBA, Assists Title.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971.

Bill Sharman, Boston Celtics (1955)

18 Minutes Played, 15 Points, 4 Rebounds, 2 Assists.

1954/55 Season:  18.4 Points, 4.4 Rebounds, 4.1 Assists per Game.  17.2 PER.  Second Team All-NBA, Highest Free Throw Percentage.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1976.

Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks (1956)

31 Minutes Played, 20 Points, 24 Rebounds, 7 Assists.

1955/56 Season: 25.7 Points, 16.2 Rebounds, 2.6 Assists per Game.  27.3 PER.  NBA MVP, First Team All-NBA, Scoring Title, Highest PER, Most Field Goals, Most Free Throws.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971.

Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics (1957)

28 Minutes Played, 10 Points, 5 Rebounds, 7 Assists.

1956/57 Season:  20.6 Points, 4.8 Rebounds, 7.5 Assists per Game.  21.0 PER.  NBA MVP, First Team All-NBA, Assists Title, NBA Champion.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971.

Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks (1958)

38 Minutes Played, 28 Points, 26 Rebounds, 1 Assist.

1957/58 Season: 24.6 Points, 17.4 Rebounds, 2.2 Assists per Game.  26.3 PER.  First Team All-NBA, Highest PER, NBA Championship.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971.

Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks (1959) (Tie)

34 Minutes Played, 25 Points, 16 Rebounds, 5 Assists.

1958/59 Season: 29.2 Points, 16.4 Rebounds, 3.1 Assists per Game.  28.2 PER.  NBA MVP, First Team All-NBA, Scoring Title, Highest PER, Most Field Goals, Most Free Throws.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971.

Elgin Baylor, Minneapolis Lakers (1959) (Tie)

32 Minutes Played, 24 Points, 11 Rebounds, 1 Assist.

1958/59 Season: 24.9 Points, 15.0 Rebounds, 4.1 Assists per Game.  23.6 PER.  Rookie of the Year, First Team All-NBA.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977.

Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (1960)

30 Minutes Played, 23 Points, 25 Rebounds, 2 Assists.

1959/60 Season:  37.6 Points, 27 Rebounds, 2.3 Assists per Game.  28.0 PER.  NBA MVP, Rookie of the Year, First Team All NBA, Scoring Title, Rebounding Title.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1979.

Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati Royals (1961)

34 Minutes Played, 23 Points, 9 Rebounds, 14 Assists.

1960/61 Season:  30.5 Points, 10.1 Rebounds, 9.7 Assists per Game.  25.9 PER.  Rookie of the Year, First Team All-NBA, Assists Title.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980.

Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks (1962)

37 Minutes Played, 25 Points, 27 Rebounds, 2 Assists.

1961/62 Season, 31.1 Points, 18.7 Rebounds, 3.7 Assists.  24.2 PER.  First Team All-NBA.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971.

Bill Russell, Boston Celtics (1963)

37 Minutes Played, 19 Points, 24 Rebounds, 5 Assists.

1962/63 Season.  16. 8 Points, 23.6 Rebounds, 4.5 Assists.  18.2 PER.  NBA MVP, First Team All-NBA, NBA Champion.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1975.

Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati Royals (1964)

42 Minutes Played, 26 Points, 14 Rebounds, 8 Assists.

1963/64 Season:  31.4 Points, 9.9 Rebounds, 11.0 Assists per Game.  27.6 PER.  NBA MVP, First Team All-NBA, Assists Title, Highest Free Throw Percentage.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980.

Jerry Lucas, Cincinnati Royals (1965)

35 Minutes Played, 25 Points, 10 Rebounds, 1 Assist.

1964/65 Season:  21.4 Points, 20.0 Rebounds, 2.4 Assists.  20.9 PER.  First Team All-NBA.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980.

Rick Barry, San Francisco Warriors (1967)

34 Minutes Played, 38 Points, 6 Rebounds, 3 Assists.

1966/67 Season:  35.6 Points, 9.2 Rebounds, 3.9 Assists per Game.  24.3 PER.    First Team All Star, Scoring Title.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987.

Hal Greer, Philadelphia 76ers (1968)

17 Minutes Played, 21 Points, 3 Rebounds, 3 Assists.

1967/68 Season:  24.1 Points, 5.4 Rebounds, 4.5 Assists per Game.  17.1 PER.    Second Team All Star.   Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1982.

Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati Royals (1969)

32 Minutes Played, 24 Points, 6 Rebounds, 5 Assists.

1968/69 Season:  24.7 Points, 6.4 Rebounds, 9.8 Assists per Game.  21.8 PER.  First Team All-NBA, Assists Title.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980.

Willis Reed, New York Knicks (1970)

30 Minutes Played, 21 Points, 11 Rebounds, 0 Assists.

1969/70 Season:  21.7 Points, 13.9 Rebounds, 2.0 Assists per Game.  20.3 PER.  First Team All-NBA, First Team NBA All-Defensive, NBA Finals MVP, NBA Champion.   Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1982

Lenny Wilkins, Seattle SuperSonics (1971)

20 Minutes Played, 21 Points, 1 Rebound, 1 Assist.

1970/71 Season:  19.8 Points, 4.5 Rebounds, 9.5 Assists per Game.  19.0 PER.     Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989.

Jerry West, Los Angeles Lakers (1972)

27 Minutes Played, 13 Points, 6 Rebounds, 5 Assists.

1971/72 Season:  25.8 Points, 4.2 Rebounds, 9.7 Assists per Game.  23.1 PER. First Team All-NBA, First Team NBA All-Defensive, Assists Title, NBA Championship.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980.

Dave Cowens, Boston Celtics (1973)

30 Minutes Played, 15 Points, 13 Rebounds, 1 Assist.

1972/73 Season:  20.5 Points, 16.2 Rebounds, 4.1 Assists per Game.  18.1 PER.  NBA MVP, Second Team All-NBA.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991.

Bob Lanier, Detroit Pistons (1974)

***26 Minutes Played, 24 Points, 10 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 0 Steals, 2 Blocks. 

1973/74 Season:  22.5 Points, 13.3 Rebounds, 4.2 Assists, 1.4 Steals, 3.0 Blocks per Game.  23.9 PER.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1992.

Walt Frazier, New York Knicks (1975)

35 Minutes Played, 30 Points, 5 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 4 Steals, 0 Blocks. 

1974/75 Season:  21.5 Points, 6.0 Rebounds, 6.1 Assists, 2.4 Steals, 0.2 Blocks per Game.  19.9 PER.  First Team All-NBA, First Team NBA All-Defensive.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987.

Dave Bing, Washington Bullets (1976)

26 Minutes Played, 16 Points, 3 Rebounds, 4 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks. 

1975/76 Season:  16.2 Points, 2.9 Rebounds, 6.0 Assists, 1.4 Steals, 0.3 Blocks per Game.  16.0 PER.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990.

Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers (1977)

30 Minutes Played, 30 Points, 12 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 4 Steals, 1 Block. 

1976/77 Season:  21.6 Points, 8.5 Rebounds, 3.7 Assists, 1.9 Steals, 1.4 Blocks per Game.  20.9 PER.  Second Team All-NBA.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993.

David Thompson, Denver Nuggets (1979)

34 Minutes Played, 25 Points, 5 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 1 Steal, 1 Block. 

1978/79 Season:  24.0 Points, 3.6 Rebounds, 3.0 Assists, 0.9 Steals, 1.1 Blocks per Game.  19.9 PER.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996.

George Gervin, San Antonio Spurs (1980)

40 Minutes Played, 34 Points, 10 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 3 Steals, 0 Blocks. 

1979/80 Season:  33.1 Points, 5.2 Rebounds, 2.6 Assists, 1.4 Steals, 1.0 Blocks per Game.  24.0 PER.  First Team All-NBA, Scoring Title.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996.

Nate Archibald, Boston Celtics (1981)

25 Minutes Played, 9 Points, 5 Rebounds, 9 Assists, 3 Steals, 0 Blocks. 

1980/81 Season:  13.8 Points, 2.2 Rebounds, 7.7 Assists, 0.9 Steals, 0.2 Blocks per Game.  14.3 PER.  NBA Champion.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991.

Larry Bird, Boston Celtics (1982)

28 Minutes Played, 19 Points, 12 Rebounds, 5 Assists, 1 Steal, 1 Block. 

1981/82 Season:  22.9 Points, 10.9 Rebounds, 5.8 Assists, 1.9 Steals, 0.9 Blocks per Game.  22.6 PER.  First Team All-NBA, Second Team NBA All Defensive.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998.

Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers (1983)

28 Minutes Played, 25 Points, 6 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 1 Steal, 2 Blocks. 

1982/83 Season:  21.4 Points, 6.8 Rebounds, 3.7 Assists, 1.6 Steals, 1.8 Blocks per Game.  23.1 PER.  First Team All-NBA, NBA Champion.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993.

Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons (1984)

39 Minutes Played, 21 Points, 5 Rebounds, 15 Assists, 4 Steals, 0 Blocks. 

1983/84 Season:  21.3 Points, 4.0 Rebounds, 11.1 Assists, 2.5 Steals, 0.4 Blocks per Game.  20.9 PER.  First Team All-NBA.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000.

Ralph Sampson, Houston Rockets (1985)

29 Minutes Played, 24 Points, 10 Rebounds, 1 Assist, 0 Steals, 1 Block. 

1984/85 Season:  22.1 Points, 10.4 Rebounds, 2.7 Assists, 1.0 Steals, 2.0 Blocks per Game.  17.4 PER.  Second Team All-NBA.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012.

Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons (1986)

36 Minutes Played, 30 Points, 1 Rebound, 10 Assists, 5 Steals, 0 Blocks. 

1985/86 Season:  20.9 Points, 3.6 Rebounds, 10.8 Assists, 2.2 Steals, 0.3 Blocks per Game.  21.2 PER.  First Team All-NBA.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000.

Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (1988)

29 Minutes Played, 40 Points, 8 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 4 Steals, 4 Blocks. 

1987/88 Season:  35.0 Points, 5.5 Rebounds, 5.9 Assists, 3.2 Steals, 1.6 Blocks per Game.  31.7 PER.  NBA MVP, First Team All-NBA, First Team NBA All Defensive, Scoring Title, Steals Title, Highest PER.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.

Karl Malone, Utah Jazz (1989)

26 Minutes Played, 28 Points, 9 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Blocks. 

1988/89 Season:  29.1 Points, 10.7 Rebounds, 2.7 Assists, 1.8 Steals, 0.9 Blocks per Game.  24.4 PER. First Team All-NBA, Most Free Throws.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.

Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (1990)

25 Minutes Played, 22 Points, 6 Rebounds, 4 Assists, 0 Steals, 1 Block. 

1989/90 Season:  22.3 Points, 6.6 Rebounds, 11.5 Assists, 1.7 Steals, 0.4 Blocks per Game.  26.6 PER. First Team All-NBA.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002.

Charles Barkley, Philadelphia 76ers (1991)

35 Minutes Played, 17 Points, 22 Rebounds, 4 Assists, 1 Steal, 1 Block.

1990/91 Season:  27.6 Points, 10.1 Rebounds, 4.2 Assists, 1.6 Steals, 0.5 Blocks per Game.  28.9 PER. First Team All-NBA.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.

Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (1992)

29 Minutes Played, 25 Points, 5 Rebounds, 9 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Block. 

1991/92 Season:  Did Not Play in the Regular Season.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002.

Karl Malone, Utah Jazz (1993) (Tie)

34 Minutes Played, 28 Points, 10 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 1 Steal, 2 Blocks. 

1992/93 Season:  27.0 Points, 11.2 Rebounds, 3.8 Assists, 1.5 Steals, 1.0 Blocks per Game.  26.2 PER.  First Team All-NBA, Most Free Throws.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.

John Stockton, Utah Jazz (1993) (Tie)

31 Minutes Played, 9 Points, 6 Rebounds, 15 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Blocks. 

1992/93 Season:  15.1 Points, 2.9 Rebounds, 12.0 Assists, 2.4 Steals, 0.3 Blocks per Game.  21.3 PER.  Second Team All-NBA, Assists Title.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.

Scottie Pippen, Chicago Bulls (1994)

31 Minutes Played, 29 Points, 11 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 4 Steals, 1 Block. 

1993/94 Season:  22.0 Points, 8.7 Rebounds, 5.6 Assists, 2.9 Steals, 0.8 Blocks per Game.  23.2 PER.  First Team All-NBA, First Team NBA All Defensive.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.

Mitch Richmond, Sacramento Kings (1995)

22 Minutes Played, 23 Points, 4 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks. 

1994/95 Season:  22.8 Points, 4.4 Rebounds, 3.8 Assists, 1.1 Steals, 0.4 Blocks per Game.  17.2 PER.  Second Team All-NBA.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014.

Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (1996)

22 Minutes Played, 20 Points, 4 Rebounds, 1 Assist, 1 Steal, 0 Blocks. 

1995/96 Season:  30.4 Points, 6.6 Rebounds, 4.3 Assists, 2.2 Steals, 0.5 Blocks per Game.  29.4 PER.  NBA MVP, First Team All-NBA, Scoring Title, First Team NBA All Defensive, NBA Champion.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.

Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (1998)

32 Minutes Played, 23 Points, 6 Rebounds, 8 Assists, 3 Steals, 0 Blocks. 

1997/98 Season:  28.7 Points, 5.8 Rebounds, 3.5 Assists, 1.7 Steals, 0.5 Blocks per Game.  25.2 PER.  NBA MVP, First Team All-NBA, Scoring Title, First Team NBA All Defensive, NBA Champion.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.





As expected this is a high amount of players who made the Hall, and considering that the All Star Rosters are relatively small, and the bigger stars get the most minutes, you could almost argue that the number should have been hugher.

*Note that they did not keep track of how many minutes per game were compiled at the time.

**PER can not be compiled for that year.

***This was the first year that they tallied Steals and Blocks.



The following are the players who have won the NBA All-Star Game MVP who are eligible for the Basketball Hall of Fame and have not been selected:



Adrian Smith, Cincinnati Royals (1966)

26 Minutes Played, 24 Points, 8 Rebounds, 3 Assists.

1965/66 Season:  18.4 Points, 3.6 Rebounds, 3.2 Assists per Game.  12.4 PER. Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Randy Smith, Buffalo Braves (1978)

29 Minutes Played, 27 Points, 7 Rebounds, 6 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Blocks.

1977/78 Season:  24.6 Points, 3.8 Rebounds, 5.6 Assists, 2.1 Steals, 0.1 Blocks per Game.  19.1 PER.  Ranked #95 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Tom Chambers, Seattle SuperSonics (1987)

29 Minutes Played, 34 Points, 4 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 4 Steals, 0 Blocks.

1986/87 Season:  23.3 Points, 6.6 Rebounds, 3.0 Assists, 1.0 Steals, 0.6 Blocks per Game.  17.0 PER.  Ranked #29 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Glen Rice, Charlotte Hornets (1997)

25 Minutes Played, 26 Points, 1 Rebound, 1 Assist, 2 Steals, 0 Blocks.

1996/97 Season:  26.8 Points, 4.0 Rebounds, 2.0 Assists, 0.9 Steals, 0.3 Blocks per Game.  19.7 PER.  Ranked #16 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Shaquille O’Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (2000) (Tie)

25 Minutes Played, 22 Points, 9 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 0 Steals, 3 Blocks.

1999/2000 Season:  26.7 Points, 12.3 Rebounds, 3.4 Assists, 0.4 Steals, 2.7 Blocks per Game.  30.6 PER.  First Team All-NBA, Second Team NBA All-Defensive, Highest PER, Highest Field Goal Percentage, NBA Champion. Ranked #1 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers (2001)

27 Minutes Played, 25 Points, 2 Rebounds, 5 Assists, 4 Steals, 0 Blocks.

2000/01 Season:  31.1 Points, 3.8 Rebounds, 4.6 Assists, 2.5 Steals, 0.3 Blocks per Game.  24.0 PER.  First Team All-NBA, Scoring Title, Steals Title.  Ranked #2 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Shaquille O’Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (2004) (Tie)

24 Minutes Played, 24 Points, 11 Rebounds, 1 Assist, 2 Steals, 2 Blocks.

2003/2004 Season:  30.4 Points, 16.2 Rebounds, 4.1 Assists, 0.7 Steals, 3.5 Blocks per Game.  24.4 PER.  First Team All-NBA, Highest Field Goal Percentage. Ranked #1 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers (2005)

32 Minutes Played, 15 Points, 4 Rebounds, 10 Assists, 5 Steals, 0 Blocks.

2004/05 Season:  30.7 Points, 4.0 Rebounds, 7.9 Assists, 2.4 Steals, 0.1 Blocks per Game.  23.2 PER.  First Team All-NBA, Scoring Title.  Ranked #2 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Shaquille O’Neal, Phoenix Suns (2009) (Tie)

10:56 Minutes Played, 17 Points, 5 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 0 Steals, 1 Block.

2008/2009 Season:  17.8 Points, 8.4 Rebounds, 1.7 Assists, 0.7 Steals, 1.4 Blocks per Game.  22.3 PER.  Third Team All-NBA, Highest Field Goal Percentage. Ranked #1 on Notinhalloffame.com.







The first blip on the All Star Game radar is Adrian Smith, who made on All Star Game, but not our Notinhalloffame.com Basketball List.

Randy Smith had a solid professional career, but not a Hall of Fame one.

Of this group, only Tom Chambers and Glen Rice have a legitimate shot to ever receive any kind of serious Hall of Fame consideration.

When we say “of the above” we are confident that Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson, who are now eligible for the Hall of Fame will both be chosen this year.



Let’s update our tally shall we?



Award in Question

Percentage of recipients who have entered the HOF

Percentage of recipients by year who have entered the HOF.

NBA MVP

100%

100%

NHL Norris

90.5%

96.4%

NBA All Star Game MVP

89.5%

91.7 c%

NHL Lady Byng

63.8%

76.0%

NFL Super Bowl MVP

60.6%

64.9%

MLB (NL/AL) Silver Slugger (Designated Hitter)

25.0%

30.8%

MLB (NL/AL) Silver Slugger (Shortstop)

23.5%

52.6%

MLB (NL/AL) Silver Slugger (Catcher)

20.0%

22.5%

MLB (NL/AL) Silver Slugger (Pitcher)

18.2%

20.1%

MLB (NL/AL) Silver Slugger (Second Base)

16.7%

32.7%

MLB (NL/AL) Silver Slugger (Outfield)

15.7%

25.2%

MLB (NL/AL) Silver Slugger (Third Base)

13.6%

14.3%

MLB (NL/AL) Silver Slugger (First Base)

13.6%

13.3%

MLB (NL/AL) Rookie of the Year

13.3%

13.3%



*Note that Iverson and O’Neal are not included in those tallies, since as of this writing they have not gone through a full attempt at the Hall of Fame.

So who is up next?



The following are the players who have won the NBA All-Star Game MVP  who have retired but have not met the mandatory years out of the game to qualify:



There are none as of this writing.



The following are the players who have won the NBA All-Star Game MVP who are still active:



Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs (2000) (Tie)

33 Minutes Played, 24 Points, 14 Rebounds, 4 Assists, 1 Steal, 1 Block.

1999/2000 Season:  23.2 Points, 12.4 Rebounds, 3.2 Assists, 0.9 Steals, 2.2 Blocks per Game.  24.8 PER.  First Team All-NBA, First Team NBA All-Defensive.  Currently with the San Antonio Spurs.  39 Years Old.

Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers (2002)

30 Minutes Played, 31 Points, 5 Rebounds, 5 Assists, 1 Steal, 0 Blocks.

2001/2002 Season:  25.2 Points, 5.5 Rebounds, 5.5 Assists, 1.5 Steals, 0.4 Blocks per Game.  23.2 PER.  First Team All-NBA, Second Team NBA All-Defensive, NBA Champion.  Currently with the Los Angeles Lakers.  37 Years Old.

Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves (2003)

41 Minutes Played, 37 Points, 9 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 5 Steals, 1 Block.

2002/2003 Season:  23.0 Points, 13.4 Rebounds, 6.0 Assists, 1.4 Steals, 1.6 Blocks per Game.  26.4 PER.  First Team All-NBA, First Team NBA All-Defensive.  Currently with the Minnesota Timberwolves.  39 Years Old.

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers (2006)

30:34 Minutes Played, 29 Points, 6 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Blocks.

2005/2006 Season:  31.4 Points, 7.0 Rebounds, 6.6 Assists, 1.6 Steals, 0.8 Blocks per Game.  28.1 PER.  First Team All-NBA.  Currently with the Cleveland Cavaliers.  31 Years Old.

Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers (2007)

28:09 Minutes Played, 31 Points, 5 Rebounds, 5 Assists, 6 Steals, 0 Blocks.

2006/2007 Season:  31.6 Points, 5.7 Rebounds, 5.4 Assists, 1.4 Steals, 0.5 Blocks per Game.  23.2 PER.  First Team All-NBA, First Team NBA All-Defensive, Scoring Title, Most Free Throws.  Currently with the Los Angeles Lakers.  37 Years Old.

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers (2008)

30:15 Minutes Played, 27 Points, 8 Rebounds, 9 Assists, 2 Steals, 2 Blocks.

2007/2008 Season:  30.0 Points, 7.9 Rebounds, 7.2 Assists, 1.8 Steals, 1.1 Blocks per Game.  29.1 PER.  First Team All-NBA, Scoring Title, Highest PER.  Currently with the Cleveland Cavaliers.  31 Years Old.

Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers (2009) (tie)

29:14 Minutes Played, 27 Points, 4 Rebounds, 4 Assists, 4 Steals, 0 Blocks.

2008/2009 Season:  28.3 Points, 6.3 Rebounds, 5.4 Assists, 1.8 Steals, 0.4 Blocks per Game.  24.4 PER.  First Team All-NBA, First Team NBA All-Defensive, NBA Champion.  Currently with the Los Angeles Lakers.  37 Years Old.

Dwayne Wade, Miami Heat (2010)

31:20 Minutes Played, 28 Points, 6 Rebounds, 11 Assists, 5 Steals, 0 Blocks.

2009/2010 Season:  26.6 Points, 4.8 Rebounds, 6.5 Assists, 1.8 Steals, 1.1 Blocks per Game.  28.0 PER.  NBA Champion, First Team All-NBA, Second Team NBA All-Defensive.  Currently with the Los Angeles Lakers.  34 Years Old.

Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers (2011)

29:21 Minutes Played, 37 Points, 14 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 3 Steals, 0 Blocks.

2010/2011 Season:  27.0 Points, 5.4 Rebounds, 5.0 Assists, 1.5 Steals, 0.3 Blocks per Game.  23.9 PER.  First Team All-NBA, First Team NBA All-Defensive.  Currently with the Los Angeles Lakers.  37 Years Old.

Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder (2012)

37:23 Minutes Played, 36 Points, 7 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 3 Steals, 0 Blocks.

2011/2012 Season:  28.0 Points, 8.0 Rebounds, 3.5 Assists, 1.3 Steals, 1.2 Blocks per Game.  26.2 PER.  First Team All-NBA, Scoring Title.  Currently with the Oklahoma City Thunder.  27 Years Old.

Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers (2013)

27:17 Minutes Played, 20 Points, 0 Rebounds, 15 Assists, 4 Steals, 0 Blocks.

2012/2013 Season:  16.9 Points, 3.7 Rebounds, 9.7 Assists, 2.4 Steals, 0.1 Blocks per Game.  26.4 PER.  First Team All-NBA, First Team NBA All-Defensive, Steals Title.  Currently with the Los Angeles Clippers.  30 Years Old.

Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers (2014)

33:51 Minutes Played, 31 Points, 5 Rebounds, 14 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks.

2013/2014 Season:  20.8 Points, 3.6 Rebounds, 6.1 Assists, 1.5 Steals, 0.3 Blocks per Game.  20.1 PER.  Currently with the Cleveland Cavaliers.  23 Years Old.

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder (2015)

25:33 Minutes Played, 41 Points, 5 Rebounds, 1 Assist, 3 Steals, 0 Blocks.

2014/2015 Season:  28.1 Points, 7.3 Rebounds, 8.6 Assists, 2.1 Steals, 0.2 Blocks per Game.  29.1 PER.  Scoring Title.  Second Team All-NBA.  Currently with the Oklahoma City Thunder.  27 Years Old.









Is there any doubt as we are watching the retirement tour of Kobe Bryant that he won’t slide in immediately to the Hall of Fame?

There should also be no doubt that Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade are Hall of Fame bound.

We feel safe in stating that the younger winners of the award, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook will also follow the same path.

The only one here who might be in doubt is Kyrie Irving, but there is little reason to feel that he won’t achieve what must be done to get inducted.



The percentage is about what you thought it would be isn’t it?

Let’s go back to the gridiron, where we will look at the Defensive Rookie of the Year Award

Look for that soon and as always we thank you for your support!

Last modified on Monday, 21 November 2016 18:34
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