The 25 Best MVP Seasons in NBA History

18. Larry Bird (1986)

Team: Boston Celtics
Stats: 82 G, 38.0 MPG, 25.8 PPG, 9.8 RPG, 6.8 APG, 2.0 SPG
Player Efficiency Rating: 25.6

Starring on what many consider to be one of the greatest teams ever, Bird was his usual dominant self in 1986 as he won his third MVP in a row. He was once again a workhorse for the Celtics, logging the second-most minutes in the league while attempting the fourth-most shots. He began to focus more on his three-point shooting, leading the league in threes made and winning that year's inaugural three-point shootout at All-Star weekend. He would lead the Celtics on a dominant run through the playoffs, as they finished 15-3 on their way to the franchise's 16th championship.

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