The 25 Best MVP Seasons in NBA History

13. Michael Jordan (1991)

Team: Chicago Bulls
Stats: 82 G, 37.0 MPG, 31.5 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 5.5 APG, 2.7 SPG, 1.0 BPG
Player Efficiency Rating: 31.6

While his own personal numbers weren't as good as some of his other MVP-winning seasons, Jordan still had a fantastic year by any standard. He handily won the scoring title yet again, outpacing second-place finisher Karl Malone by 2.5 points, and continued to play his suffocating defense as he ended up fourth in the NBA in steals per game. Thanks to the emergence of Scottie Pippen, the Bulls made a leap from contender to champion. Behind their two stars they amassed 61 regular season wins (a then-team record), vanquished their rival Pistons in the Eastern Conference Finals, then took down Magic Johnson and the Lakers for their first title.

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