Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Stats: 81 G, 43.8 MPG, 27.0 PPG, 14.5 RPG, 4.8 APG, 1.4 SPG, 3.5 BPG
Player Efficiency Rating: 24.4
Kareem's third MVP-winning season was less statistically gaudy than his previous efforts, but thanks to the newly recorded categories of steals and blocks we were able to start understanding his contributions on defense as well. Let's not get it twisted, though; Kareem was still a force on the offensive end of the floor, finishing in the top five in the NBA in points per game (third), rebounding (fourth), and field goal percentage (second) to go along with the league's second-best block total. His Bucks were a force yet again, finishing No. 1 in the NBA in offensive efficiency and No. 2 in defensive efficiency while winning 59 games.