With his MVP this season, Kobe joins the elite company of other Lakers who have won the award. 3 other Lakers have been honored with the MVP award in NBA history, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and Shaquille O'Neal.
In his MVP seasons with the Lakers, he was also voted All-NBA First Team all 3 times and was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 1976 and 1977 and the NBA All-Defensive First Team in 1980.
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Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr.
In his MVP seasons with the Lakers, Magic was the NBA Finals MVP in 1987, voted All-NBA First Team all 3 times and was named the All-Star MVP in 1990.
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In his MVP season with the Lakers, Shaq was voted All-NBA First Team, All-Star MVP, NBA Finals MVP, and NBA All-Defensive Second Team.
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