5. Oscar Robertson (1964)
Team: Cincinnati Royals
Stats: 79 G, 45.1 MPG, 31.4 PPG, 9.9 RPG, 11.0 APG
Player Efficiency Rating: 27.6
While he finished just sort of a triple-double average for the season, Robertson still managed to win the only MVP award of his illustrious career on the strength of a career high in points per game (31.4) and carrying the typically-woeful Royals to a 55-25 record. Robertson set a career best in free throw percentage during this standout campaign as well, and also managed to stand out among his peers by winning his second All-Star game MVP trophy. Unfortunately for the Big O, the individual accolades did little to help his team in the playoffs; after making it to the Finals, they were beaten in five games by the Celtics.