Being the NBA MVP is more than just having an outstanding season, it's about solidifying your place among the greats of the game.
While many league greats have fought tooth and nail for the award, it's a rare honor that only one player can capture in a given year.
Contrary to popular belief, it's not always brought home by the most likely candidate. Just ask Derrick Rose as he erupted in the 2010-11 season.
However, this particular list will be heavily dominated by players who have won the award before, or at least been in serious contention. That doesn't mean that there aren't a few sneaky picks who could rise up and shock us all.
The question remains: Who will bring home the regular season MVP this season?