10 Most Surprising NBA MVP Seasons in League History

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10 Most Surprising NBA MVP Seasons in League History
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The NBA's Most Valuable Player award is the league's most prestigious individual honor.

Winning the award all but guarantees a player admittance into the Basketball Hall of Fame, so when browsing through all of the past MVPs, it is akin to reading a list of basketball royalty.

However, there were more than a few instances when a player seemingly came out of nowhere, took their game to the next level and managed to win the award, thereby sealing their place in NBA history.

This slideshow will serve to chronicle the stories of those individuals, recapping the 10 most surprising NBA MVP seasons in league history.

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