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MVP winners: Age-by-age breakdown

By Official Release
Posted May 5 2009 11:13AM

LeBron James, 24, was named the winner of the Most Valuable Player presented by Kia Motors on Monday afternoon. He is the youngest MVP ever voted the award by sportswriters and broadcasters (who have been at it since 1980-81). Here's a look at the NBA's past MVP winners as broken down by age.


23-Bill Russell (1958-born: 2/12/34)
23-Wes Unseld (1969-born: 3/14/46)
23-Wilt Chamberlain (1960-born: 8/21/36)
23-Bob McAdoo (1975 -- born: 9/25/51)
23-Bob Pettit (1956-born: 12/12/32)


24-Moses Malone (1979-born: 3/23/55)
24-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1971 -- born: 4/16/47)
24-Dave Cowens (1973 -- born: 10/25/48)
24-Oscar Robertson (1964-born: 11/24/38)
24-LeBron James (1984-born: 12/30/84)


25-Michael Jordan (1988-born: 2/17/63)
25-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1972 --born: 4/16/47)
25-Allen Iverson (2001-born: 6/17/75)
25-Bill Walton (1978 -- born: 11/5/52)


26-Bill Russell (1961-born: 2/12/34)
26-Tim Duncan (2002-born: 4/25/76)
26-Bob Pettit (1959: born: 12/12/32)


27-Bill Russell (1962-born: 2/12/34)
27-Moses Malone (1982-born: 3/23/55)
27-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1974-born: 4/16/47)
27-Tim Duncan (2003-born: 4/25/76)
27-Kevin Garnett (2004-born: 5/19/78)
27-Willis Reed (1970-born: 6/25/42)
27-Magic Johnson (1987 -- born: 8/14/59)
27-Larry Bird (1984 -- born: 12/7/56)


28-Bill Russell (1963-born: 2/12/34)
28-Michael Jordan (1991-born: 2/17/63)
28-Shaquille O'Neal (2000-born: 3/6/72)
28 -Moses Malone (1983-born: 3/23/55)
28-Dirk Nowitzki (2007-born: 6/19/78)
28-Bob Cousy (1957-born: 8/9/28)
28 -Larry Bird (1985 -- born: 12/7/56)


29-Michael Jordan (1992-born: 2/17/63)
29-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1976-born: 4/16/47)
29-David Robinson (1995-born: 8/6/65)
29 -Magic Johnson (1989 -- born: 8/14/59)
29-Wilt Chamberlain (1966-born: 8/21/36)
29-Kobe Bryant (2008-born: 8/23/78)
29-Larry Bird (1986 -- born: 12/7/56)


30-Bill Russell (1965-born: 2/12/34)
30-Charles Barkley (1993-born: 2/20/63)
30-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1977-born: 4/16/47)
30-Magic Johnson (1990 -- born: 8/14/59)
30-Wilt Chamberlain (1967-born: 8/21/36)


31-Hakeem Olajuwon (1994-born: 1/21/63)
31-Steve Nash (2005-born: 2/7/74)
31 -Julius Erving (1981 -- born: 2/22/50)
31-Wilt Chamberlain (1968-born: 8/21/36)


32-Steve Nash (2006-born: 2/7/74)


33-Michael Jordan (1996-born: 2/17/63)
33-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1980-born: 4/16/47)
33-Karl Malone (1997-born: 7/24/63)


35-Michael Jordan (1998-born: 2/17/63)
35-Karl Malone (1999-born: 7/24/63)

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