ABA Playoffs Most Valuable Player Award

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Julius Erving won the award in the 1974 and 1976 Playoffs.

The ABA Playoffs Most Valuable Player Award was an annual American Basketball Association (ABA) given in the ABA Playoffs. The award was first awarded in the 1968 ABA Playoffs, and was retired as part of the ABA–NBA merger. In sports, the player judged to be the most important to the team is the most valuable player (MVP).

The inaugural award winner was Pittsburgh Pipers' player Connie Hawkins. On all occasions, the player who wins the Playoffs MVP award is from the team that won the ABA championship. Julius Erving, who led the New York Nets to two ABA championships in 1974 and 1976, is the only player to win the award twice.

Winners[edit]

* Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has received the Playoffs MVP award
Year Player Positions Team Note
1968 Connie Hawkins* Forward/Center Pittsburgh Pipers [1]
1969 Warren Jabali Guard/Forward Oakland Oaks [2]
1970 Roger Brown* Forward/Guard Indiana Pacers [3]
1971 Zelmo Beaty* Center Utah Stars [4]
1972 Freddie Lewis Guard Indiana Pacers [5]
1973 George McGinnis* Forward/Center Indiana Pacers [6]
1974 Julius Erving* Forward New York Nets [7]
1975 Artis Gilmore* Center Kentucky Colonels [8]
1976 Julius Erving* (2) Forward New York Nets [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Connie Hawkins". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 26 August 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Warren Jabali". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 9 September 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Roger Brown". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 13 September 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Zelmo Beaty". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  5. ^ "Freddie Lewis". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 25 September 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "George McGinnis". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 10 September 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ a b "Julius Erving". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 26 August 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ "Artis Gilmore". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 20 August 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)