The 25 Best MVP Seasons in NBA History

10. Larry Bird (1985)

Team: Boston Celtics
Stats: 80 G, 39.5 MPG, 28.7 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 6.6 APG, 1.6 SPG, 1.2 BPG
Player Efficiency Rating: 26.5

Larry Legend's MVP-winning 1985 campaign was the Hall of Famer's best all-around season. He set career bests in points and blocks per game, while finishing in the top five league-wide in minutes played, made field goals, made three-pointers, defensive rebounds and points scored. He led the defending champion Celtics to 63 wins and a berth in the Finals, where they would fall to their rivals from Los Angeles. The best encapsulation of Bird's dominance that season is his March game against the Atlanta Hawks where he not only dropped 60 points (a Celtics record that still stands), but was so good and hitting such absurd shots that the guys on the Hawks bench were high-fiving each other by the end of the game.

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