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Traded MVP’s Win Titles

Posted by r1zzo23 on August 3, 2007

I found this stat on CelticsBlog.com which was found somewhere else.

Seven of the 11 former MVPs when switching away from the team they won the MVP award with go on to win the NBA championship. Those mvp’s are:

  1. Bob McAdoo
  2. Kareem Abdul Jabbar
  3. Wilt Chamberlain
  4. Oscar Robertson
  5. Moses Malone
  6. Shaquille O’Neal
  7. Bill Walton

The other four MVPs that didn’t win titles after being traded were Cowens, Olajuwon, Iverson and Barkley. Cowen and Olajuwon maybe shouldn’t even be on the list because Cowens effectively retired and Hakeem was much past his prime.

Does this mean Kevin Garnett is destined to bring title #17 to Boston in his tenure? Only time will tell

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