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The National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) MVP Awards (2021) is an annual National Basketball Association (NBA) award. That is given since the 1955–56 season to the best performing player of the regular season. The winner receives the Maurice Podoloff Trophy. Which is named in honor of the first commissioner (then president) of the NBA, who served from 1946 until 1963. Until the 1979–80 season, the MVP was selected by a vote of NBA players. Since the 1980–81 season, the award was desides by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada.
Each member of the voting panel casts a vote for first to fifth place selections. Each first-place vote is worth 10 points each second-place vote is worth seven, each third-place vote is worth five, fourth-place is worth three and fifth-place is worth one. Starting from 2010, one ballot was cast by fans through online voting. The player with the highest point total wins the award. As of the 2020–21 season, the current holder of the award is Nikola Jokić of the Denver Nuggets. Jokić is the second second-round draft pick to win the award, being drafted 41st by Denver in the 2014 NBA draft.
Every player who has won this award and has been eligible for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won the award a record six times. He is also the only player to win the award despite his team not making the playoffs back in the 1975–76 season. Both Bill Russell and Michael Jordan won the award five times