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21 Persons awarded the NBA Most Valuable Player Award:

Allen Iverson

Real/Birth Name:
Allen Ezail Iverson
Also Known As:
The Answer
Nickname(s):
A.I.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Philadelphia 76ers as a guard. Spokesperson for Reebok shoes. Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame 2014. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2001.

Bill Russell

Real/Birth Name:
William Felton Russell
Also Known As:
William F. Russell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Boston Celtics. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2011. Dick Enberg Award 2000. FIBA Hall of Fame 2007. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1975. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1958. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1961. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1962. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1963. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1965. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1968. Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award 2016.

Bill Walton

Real/Birth Name:
William Theodore Walton III
Nickname(s):
Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65, 20 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

College basketball, team UCLA. Pro teams Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics. Played drums with group Grateful Dead in Egypt. In college, an anti-Viet Nam activist. Movie Ghostbusters. TV game analyst. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1993. Oregon Sports Hall of Fame 1993. California Sports Hall of Fame 2010. San Diego Hall of Champions 1990. Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1990. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1994. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1978. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1972. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1973. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1974. National High School Hall of Fame 1997. Naismith College Player of the Year 1972. Naismith College Player of the Year 1973. Naismith College Player of the Year 1974. James E. Sullivan Award 1973.

Bob Pettit

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Pettit Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9". Power forward / center. Teams Louisiana State University, Milwaukee / St. Louis Hawks. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1973. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1956. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1959. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1971. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6172 Delmar Boulevard.

Charles Barkley

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Wade Barkley
Nickname(s):
Sir Charles
The Round Mound of Rebound
Chuck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward for teams Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor 2004. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2005. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Arizona Sports Hall of Fame 2015. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 2001. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1993.

David Robinson

Real/Birth Name:
David Maurice Robinson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 7' 1". Center. Teams Navy, The Dream Team, San Antonio Spurs. 20,790 points as a pro. Olympic Gold Medal 1992 with the US team. . Olympic Gold Medal 1996 with the US team. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1987. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2009. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1995. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2008. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2015. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2003. FIBA Hall of Fame 2013. John R Wooden Award 1987. Naismith College Player of the Year 1987.

Hakeem Olajuwon

Real/Birth Name:
Akeem Olajuwon
Also Known As:
Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon
Nickname(s):
The Dream
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center. Teams University of Houston, Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors. Became a US citizen April 1993. Olympic Gold Medal 1996. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2008. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1994. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. FIBA Hall of Fame 2016. University of Houston Cougars Hall of Honor 1998. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Julius Erving

Real/Birth Name:
Julius Winfield Erving II
Nickname(s):
Dr. J
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Philadelphia 76ers. Movies Philadelphia, The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh. Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1993. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1981.

Karl Malone

Real/Birth Name:
Karl Anthony Malone
Nickname(s):
The Mailman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9". Power forward. Teams Louisiana Tech University, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers. Olympic Gold Medal 1992. Olympic Gold Medal 1996. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2008. Louisiana Tech University Athletics Hall of Fame 1992. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2010. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1997. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1999.

Kobe Bryant

Real/Birth Name:
Kobe Bean Bryant
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Team Los Angeles Lakers. Accused of rape - charges dropped and suit settled. Speaks fluent Italian. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2008. Naismith Prep Player of the Year 1996.

Larry Bird

Real/Birth Name:
Larry Joe Bird
Nickname(s):
the Hick from French Lick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9". Basketball center, team Boston Celtics. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1998. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1984. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1985. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1986. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1979. National High School Hall of Fame 1995. Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 2000. John R Wooden Award 1979. Naismith College Player of the Year 1979.

Lebron James

Real/Birth Name:
Lebron Raymone James
Nickname(s):
King James
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward, basketball teams Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat. 2004 Rookie of the Year. Movie Trainwreck. Olympic Gold Medal 2008. Olympic Gold Medal 2012. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2000. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2009. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2012. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2013. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2012. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2016. Naismith Prep Player of the Year 2003.

Magic Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Earvin Johnson Jr.
Also Known As:
Earvin 'Magic' Johnson
Nickname(s):
Magic
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Cookie Johnson by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9". Team Los Angeles Lakers. Prucer, movies Obsessed, Brown Sugar. Contracted HIV, revealed in 1991. Co-owner of the L.A. Dodgers. California Sports Hall of Fame 2007. MSU Athletics Hall of Fame 1992. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1998. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2009. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2002. California Hall of Fame 2011. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1987. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1989. Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award 2014. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 21 June 2001.
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Michael Jordan

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Jeffrey Jordan
Nickname(s):
Air Jordan
His Airness
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball team Chicago Bulls. Model for Hanes. Baseball minor league team Birmingham Barons. A line of sports shoes. Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007. FIBA Hall of Fame 2015. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2009. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1988. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1991. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1992. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1996. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1998. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1984. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1991. John R Wooden Award 1984. Naismith College Player of the Year 1984.

Moses Malone

Real/Birth Name:
Moses Eugene Malone
Nickname(s):
Big Mo
Chairman of the Boards
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center and power forward. The first to go pro basketball right after high school. Teams Utah Stars, Spirits of St. Louis, Buffalo Braves, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2001. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1979. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1982. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1983.

Oscar Robertson

Real/Birth Name:
Oscar Palmer Robertson
Also Known As:
Oscar P. Robertson
Nickname(s):
The Big O
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Height 6' 5". Teams University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks. Olympic Gold Medal 1960. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1995. FIBA Hall of Fame 2009. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1980. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1964. National High School Hall of Fame 1983. Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 1982.

Shaquille O'Neal

Real/Birth Name:
Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal
Nickname(s):
Shaq
The Diesel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center for basketball teams Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat. Movies Kazaam, Blue Chips, Steel. Album Shaq Diesel. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame. LSU Athletic Hall of Fame 2000. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2014. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2013. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2000. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1991. FIBA Hall of Fame 2017.

Tim Duncan

Real/Birth Name:
Timothy Theodore Duncan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Power forward, venter. Height 6' 11". Teams Wake Forest University, San Antonio Spurs. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1997. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2017. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2002. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2003. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2003. John R Wooden Award 1997. Naismith College Player of the Year 1997.

Willis Reed

Real/Birth Name:
Willis Reed Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9". Center / power forward, Teams Grambling State University,, New York Knicks. Coach, teams New York Knicks, Creighton University, New Jersey Nets. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1981. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1982. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1970. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2000. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1994.

Wilt Chamberlain

Real/Birth Name:
Wilton Norman Chamberlain
Nickname(s):
Wilt The Stilt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

7' 1" Center for team Los Angeles Lakers. Only NBA player to make 100 points in a single game. Movie Conan the Destroyer. California Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1997. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1979. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1960. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1966. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1967. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1968.
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