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1997-98 NBA Most Valuable Player

The Maurice Podoloff Trophy; voting by 116-member panel of local and national pro basketball writers and broadcasters. Each ballot has five entries; points awarded on 10-7-5-3-1 basis.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Pts
Michael Jordan, Chicago 92 22 2 0 0 1084
Karl Malone, Utah 20 83 11 2 0 842
Gary Payton, Seattle 3 8 50 24 23 431
Shaquille O'Neal, LA Lakers 1 2 33 34 20 311
Tim Duncan, San Antonio 0 1 8 26 23 148
Tim Hardaway, Miami 0 0 2 14 19 71
David Robinson, San Antonio 0 0 2 7 5 36
Vin Baker, Seattle 0 0 3 1 6 24
Grant Hill, Detroit 0 0 1 3 9 23
Scottie Pippen, Chicago 0 0 1 2 3 14
Glen Rice, Charlotte 0 0 0 2 1 7
Antoine Walker, Boston 0 0 1 0 1 6
Jason Kidd, Phoenix 0 0 1 0 0 5
John Stockton, Utah 0 0 1 0 0 5
Mitch Richmond, Sacramento 0 0 0 1 0 3
Reggie Miller, Indiana 0 0 0 0 2 2
Rik Smits, Indiana 0 0 0 0 2 2
Michael Finley, Dallas 0 0 0 0 1 1
Rod Strickland, Washington 0 0 0 0 1 1

 

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