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MVP players of the NBA All-Star Game

49 players have won the MVP trophy in the NBA All-Star Game. By conferences, East teams have 34 trophies and West 31.
In the historical franchises, the MVP distribution is leveled. Boston Celtics have 8, Lakers 7 (and 3 more shared, one of them while in Minneapolis) and Philadelphia 7 more. But neither of them have won MVP in three consecutive All-Star. This honor is for the Cincinnati Royals, who won the MVP between 1964-1966 with 3 different players.

Bob Pettit and Kobe Bryant are the only players who have 4 NBA All-Star MVP's. Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal share the third position with 3.
There are 8 players with 2 MVP's: Bob Cousy, Julius Erving, Isiah Thomas, Karl Malone, Magic Johnson, Allen Iverson, Lebron James and Russell Westbrook.

Only Bob Pettit (1958 & 1959) and Russell Westbrook (2015 & 2016) have been able to win the MVP in consecutive games.

In four editions, 2 players have shared the MVP trophy: Bryant & O'Neal (2009), Duncan & O'Neal (2000), Stockton & Malone (1993) and Baylor & Pettit (1959)

In three occasions, the MVP has gone to a player who did not win the game: Bob Pettit (1958), Julius Erving (1977) and Magic Johnson (1990).

12 players were named MVP after starting the game from the bench: Bill Sharman (1955), Bob Pettit (1956), Adrian Smith (1966), Hal Greer (1968), Lenny Wilkens (1971), Bob Lanier (1974), Randy Smith (1978), Nate Archibald (1981), Mitch Richmond (1995), Glen Rice (1997), Shaquille O'Neal 2 times (2004 & 2009) and Russell Westbrook (2015).

YEAR MVP STARTER/BENCH HoF VENUE LOCATION
2016 Russell Westbrook, OKC, West Starter No Air Canada Center Toronto
2015 Russell Westbrook, OKC, West Bench No Madison Square Garden New York City, NY
2014 Kyrie Irving, CLE, East Starter No New Orleans Arena New Orleans, LA
2013 Chris Paul, LAC West Starter No Toyota Center Houston, TX
2012 Kevin Durant, OKC West Starter No Amway Center Orlando, FL
2011 Kobe Bryant, LAL West Starter No Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
2010 Dwyane Wade, Mia East Starter No Cowboys Stadium Arlington, TX
2009 Shaquille O'Neal, Pho &
Kobe Bryant, LAL West
Bench
Starter
No US Airways Center Phoenix, AZ
2008 Lebron James, Cle East Starter No New Orleans Arena New Orleans, LA
2007 Kobe Bryant, LAL West Starter No Thomas & Mack Center Las Vegas, NV
2006 LeBron James, Cle East Starter No Toyota Center Houston, TX
2005 Allen Iverson, Phi East Starter No Pepsi Center Denver, CO
2004 Shaquille O'Neal, LAL West Bench No Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
2003 Kevin Garnett, Min West Starter No Philips Arena Atlanta, GA
2002 Kobe Bryant, LAL West Starter No Wachovia Center Philadelphia, PA
2001 Allen Iverson, Phi East Starter No MCI Center Washington, DC
2000 Tim Duncan, SA  &
Shaquille O'Neal, LAL West
Starter
Starter
No The Arena Oakland, CA
1998 Michael Jordan, Chi East Starter Yes Madison Square Garden IV New York City, NY
1997 Glen Rice, Cha East Bench No Gund Arena Cleveland, OH
1996 Michael Jordan, Chi East Starter Yes Alamodome San Antonio, TX
1995 Mitch Richmond, Sac West Bench No America West Arena Phoenix, AZ
1994 Scottie Pippen, Chi East Starter Yes Target Center Minneapolis, MN
1993 John Stockton (Uta) &
Karl Malone (Uta) West
Starter
Starter
Yes Delta Center Salt Lake City, UT
1992 Magic Johnson, LAL West Starter Yes Orlando Arena Orlando, FL
1991 Charles Barkley, Phi East Starter Yes Charlotte Coliseum Charlotte, NC
1990 Magic Johnson, LAL West Starter Yes Miami Arena Miami, FL
1989 Karl Malone, Uta West Starter Yes Astrodome Houston, TX
1988 Michael Jordan, Chi East Starter Yes Chicago Stadium Chicago, IL
1987 Tom Chambers, Sea West Starter No Kingdome Seattle, WA
1986 Isiah Thomas, Det East Starter Yes Reunion Arena Dallas, TX
1985 Ralph Sampson, Hou West Starter No Hoosier Dome Indianapolis, IN
1984 Isiah Thomas, Det East Starter Yes McNichols Sports Arena Denver, CO
1983 Julius Erving, Phi East Starter Yes Great Western Forum Inglewood, CA
1982 Larry Bird, Bos East Starter Yes Meadowlands Arena East Rutherford, NJ
1981 Nate Archibald, Bos East Bench Yes The Coliseum Richfield, OH
1980 George Gervin, SA West Starter Yes Capital Centre Landover, MD
1979 David Thompson, Den West Starter Yes Silverdome Detroit, MI
1978 Randy Smith, Buf East Bench No Omni Stadium Atlanta, GA
1977 Julius Erving, Phi East Starter Yes Milwaukee Arena Milwaukee, WI
1976 Dave Bing, Was East Starter Yes Spectrum Philadelphia, PA
1975 Walt Frazier, NY East Starter Yes Veterans Memorial Coliseum Phoenix, AZ
1974 Bob Lanier, Det West Bench Yes Seattle Center Coliseum Seattle, WA
1973 Dave Cowens, Bos East Starter Yes Chicago Stadium Chicago, IL
1972 Jerry West, LAL West Starter Yes Los Angeles Forum Los Angeles, CA
1971 Lenny Wilkens, Sea West Bench Yes San Diego Sports Arena San Diego, CA
1970 Willis Reed, NY East Starter Yes Spectrum Philadelphia, PA
1969 Oscar Robertson, Cin East Starter Yes Baltimore Civic Center Baltimore, MD
1968 Hal Greer, Phi East Bench Yes Madison Square Garden IV New York City, NY
1967 Rick Barry, SF West Starter Yes Cow Palace San Francisco, CA
1966 Adrian Smith, Cin  East Bench No Cincinnati Gardens Cincinnati, OH
1965 Jerry Lucas, Cin East Starter Yes Kiel Auditorium St Louis, MO
1964 Oscar Robertson, Cin East Starter Yes Boston Garden Boston, MA
1963 Bill Russell, Bos East Starter Yes Los Angeles Sports Arena Los Angeles, CA
1962 Bob Pettit, StL West Starter Yes Kiel Auditorium St Louis, MO
1961 Oscar Robertson, Cin West Starter Yes Onondaga City War Memorial Syracuse, NY
1960 Wilt Chamberlain, Phi East Starter Yes Convention Hall Philadelphia, PA
1959 Elgin Baylor, MnL &
Bob Pettit (StL) West
Starter
Starter
Yes Olympia Stadium Detroit, MI
1958 Bob Pettit, StL West Starter Yes Kiel Auditorium St Louis, MO
1957 Bob Cousy, Bos East Starter Yes Boston Garden Boston, MA
1956 Bob Pettit, StL West Bench Yes Rochester War Memorial Rochester, NY
1955 Bill Sharman, Bos East  Bench Yes Madison Square Garden III New York City, NY
1954 Bob Cousy, Bos East  Starter Yes Madison Square Garden III New York City, NY
1953 George Mikan, MnL West Starter Yes Memorial Coliseum Ft Wayne, IN
1952 Paul Arizin, Phi East Starter Yes Boston Garden Boston, MA
1951 Ed Macauley, Bos East Starter Yes Boston Garden Boston, MA