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Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant joins Hall of Fame company with MVP award

Perhaps no individual award in sports solidifies elite status like the NBA MVP.
by Anthony Slater Published: May 6, 2014
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Perhaps no individual award in sports solidifies elite status like the NBA MVP.

Including Kevin Durant’s most recent award, there have been 59 handed out in the history of the league to a total of 30 players.


Twenty of those players are in the Hall of Fame, while the other 10, including Durant, seem headed for Springfield once eligible. It’s an elite group. Check it out:

The 20 Hall of Famers

Bob Pettit (2)

Bob Cousy

Bill Russell (5)

Wilt Chamberlain (4)

Oscar Robertson

Wes Unseld

Willis Reed

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (6)

Dave Cowens

Bob McAdoo

Bill Walton

Moses Malone (3)

Julius Erving

Larry Bird (3)

Magic Johnson (3)

Michael Jordan (5)

Charles Barkley

Hakeem Olajuwon

David Robinson

Karl Malone (2)

The 10 who aren’t yet eligible

Shaquille O’Neal

Allen Iverson

Tim Duncan (2)

Kevin Garnett

Steve Nash (2)

Dirk Nowitzki

Kobe Bryant

LeBron James (4)

Derrick Rose

Kevin Durant

by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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