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LeBron James and the NBA’s Back-to-Back MVPs

LeBron James Is the Last Back-to-Back NBA MVP Winner - With the Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James Is the Last Back-to-Back NBA MVP Winner – With the Cleveland Cavaliers (bittenandbound.com)

Derrick Rose, reigning NBA MVP, is one of the early favorites to win it again in 2012.

A host of others, including Oklahoma City‘s Kevin Durant, the L.A. Clippers‘ Chris Paul and the New York Knicks‘ Carmelo Anthony, will be competing for the award.

But it’s LeBron James who primarily stands in Rose’s way. James, and the Miami Heat, are going off.

The NBA has had 10 back-to-back MVPs.  Here they are, all Hall of Famers (or will be) and some of the greatest to play the game.

For the full story and slideshow, check out: Will Derrick Rose Join the 10 Back-to-Back MVP Winners?

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1. Bill Russell Boston Celtics 1961-1963
2. Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia 76ers 1966, 1967
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar L.A. Lakers 1976, 1977
4. Moses Malone Houston Rockets & Philadelphia 76ers 1982, 1983
5. Larry Bird Boston Celtics 1984-1986
6. Magic Johnson L.A. Lakers 1989, 1990
7. Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls 1991, 1992
8. Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs 2002, 2003
9. Steve Nash Phoenix Suns 2005, 2006
10. LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers 2009, 2010
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