Team: San Antonio Spurs
Stats: 82 G, 40.6 MPG, 25.5 PPG, 12.7 RPG, 3.7 APG, 2.5 BPG
Player Efficiency Rating: 27
Duncan's first of consecutive MVP trophies was well-deserved, as the fifth-year forward/center set a career high in points per game (25.5) to go along with his customary league-leading total rebounds. He also managed to lead the league in total field goals and free throws made, with likely the only thing keeping him from a scoring title being his unselfishness (he was 7th in the league in shots attempted). He also anchored a tough Spurs defense that finished third in the NBA in points and fourth in shooting percentage allowed, earning a nod for the All-Defensive First Team and solidifying his MVP status.