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Most NBA Top-10 MVP Finishes: Malone, O'Neal, Duncan, Jordan, Bryant

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Since the ABA-NBA merger in 1977, 30 players have finished in the top-10 in MVP voting at least five times. No one has more top-10 finishes than Karl Malone, who did it a remarkable 14 consecutive times from 1988 to 2001. Below is the full list:

 

Player Years Top-10 MVPs
Karl Malone 88-01 14
Shaquille O’Neal 93-05 13
Tim Duncan 98-08 11
Michael Jordan 85, 87-93, 96-98 11
Kobe Bryant 01-04, 06-11 10
Hakeem Olajuwon 86-90, 93-97 10
Magic Johnson 82-91 10
Larry Bird 80-88, 90 10
Moses Malone 77, 79-87 10
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 77-86 10
Dirk Nowitzki 02-07, 09-11 9
Charles Barkley 86-91, 93-95 9
LeBron James 04-11 8
David Robinson 90-96, 98 8
Gary Payton 94-00, 02 8
Kevin Garnett 99-01, 03-04, 07-08 7
Julius Erving 77-78, 80-84 7
Patrick Ewing 89-90, 92-95, 97 7
Allen Iverson 99-03, 05-06 7
George Gervin 78-83 6
Tracy McGrady 01-03, 05, 07-08 6
Steve Nash 05-08, 10 5
Dwyane Wade 05-06, 09-11 5
John Stockton 88-90, 93, 95 5
Grant Hill 96-00 5
Jason Kidd 99, 01-04 5
Chris Webber 99-03 5
Dominique Wilkins 86-88, 91, 93 5
Scottie Pippen 92, 94-96, 98 5
Sidney Moncrief 82-86 5
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