Fun Fact Friday

9 12 2011

There have been a total of 452 Individual Awards given away in the NBA. These awards include All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year, Bill Russell Finals Most Valuable Player, Executive of the Year, J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, Most Improved Player, and Sportsmanship Award. There have been 18 back-to-back winners and 8 back-to-back-to-back winners. Michael Jordan is the only NBA player to have 2 back-to-back-to-back awards (he won NBA Finals MVP from 1991-1993 and from 1996-1998). The All-Star Game MVP, Rookie of the Year (obviously), Coach of the Year, Executive of the Year, J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, Most Improved Player Award, and Sportsmanship Award have never had a back-to-back winner.

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