The 25 Best MVP Seasons in NBA History

17. Bob McAdoo (1975)

Team: Buffalo Braves
Stats: 82 G, 43.2 MPG, 34.5 PPG, 14.1 RPG, 2.2 APG, 1.1 SPG, 2.1 BPG
Player Efficiency Rating: 25.8

McAdoo had an absolutely brilliant start to his career, winning Rookie of the Year in 1973 and following that up with three consecutive scoring titles. His 1975 MVP award was well deserved, as the big man put up huge numbers for a team that did not feature another star player, yet still managed to win 49 games. McAdoo had to do much of the heavy lifting for his team, leading the NBA in minutes played and finishing in the top five in field goal attempts (second), free throw attempts (first), rebounds (first) and blocks (fifth). McAdoo helped the Braves push the Washington Bullets to the limit in the Eastern Conference Semifinals before falling to the eventual champs in seven games.

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