Michael Jordan

Jordan in 2014
Jordan in 1992
Jordan in training with the Scottsdale Scorpions in 1994
Jordan with coach Phil Jackson in 1997
Plaque at the United Center that chronicles Jordan's career achievements
Jordan as a member of the Washington Wizards, April 14, 2003
Jordan on the "Dream Team" in 1992
Jordan dunking the ball, 1987–88
James Worthy, Jordan, and Dean Smith in 2007 at a North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball game honoring the 1957 and 1982 men's basketball teams
Jordan on a golf course in 2007
Jordan receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama at the White House
Jordan in 2008

American businessman and former professional basketball player.

- Michael Jordan
Jordan in 2014

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Scottie Pippen accumulated 2 triple-doubles and 4 double-doubles in November 1995.

1995–96 Chicago Bulls season

The Bulls' 30th season in the National Basketball Association.

The Bulls' 30th season in the National Basketball Association.

Scottie Pippen accumulated 2 triple-doubles and 4 double-doubles in November 1995.

Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were both selected for the 1996 NBA All-Star Game, with head coach Phil Jackson coaching the Eastern Conference.

Carter in 2013

Vince Carter

American former professional basketball player and current basketball analyst for ESPN.

American former professional basketball player and current basketball analyst for ESPN.

Carter in 2013
Carter with the Raptors in November 2000
Carter talks with a referee during a game with the Nets, January 2006
Carter with the Magic performs a layup against the Raptors, November 2009
Carter with the Mavericks in October 2012
Carter with the Sacramento Kings in 2018

In February 2003, Carter gave up his starting spot in the 2003 NBA All-Star Game to Michael Jordan to allow Jordan to make his final start as an All-Star.

Bill Russell (left) won the award five times in his NBA career. Wilt Chamberlain (center) won the award four times in his career.

NBA Most Valuable Player Award

Annual National Basketball Association (NBA) award given since the 1955–56 season to the best performing player of the regular season.

Annual National Basketball Association (NBA) award given since the 1955–56 season to the best performing player of the regular season.

Bill Russell (left) won the award five times in his NBA career. Wilt Chamberlain (center) won the award four times in his career.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won the award a record-setting six times in his career.
Michael Jordan won the award five times in his career.
Hakeem Olajuwon (right) is one of three players to win the NBA MVP and the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award in the same season.
LeBron James is a four-time NBA MVP.
Tim Duncan, of the San Antonio Spurs, won back-to-back Most Valuable Player awards in the '01-02 and '02-03 seasons.
Derrick Rose became the youngest player to ever win the award at age 22.
Stephen Curry won back-to-back MVP awards and was the first unanimous winner in the 2015–16 season.
Giannis Antetokounmpo won back to back MVP awards in 2018–19 and 2019–20. He became the first player to win League MVP and the NBA Most Improved Player award.
Nikola Jokić won back to back MVP awards in 2020–21 and 2021–22. He became one of only two players to be selected in the second round of the NBA draft to win the award.

Both Bill Russell and Michael Jordan won the award five times, while Wilt Chamberlain and LeBron James won the award four times.

1993–94 NBA season

The 48th season of the National Basketball Association.

The 48th season of the National Basketball Association.

Just before the start of the season, Michael Jordan shocked the world by announcing his retirement from the NBA following the passing of his father. Jordan would not be back on the court until March 1995.

Los Angeles Lakers facing the Boston Celtics in Dec. 1988. This would be Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's last jump ball at Boston Garden.

1988–89 NBA season

The 43rd season of the National Basketball Association.

The 43rd season of the National Basketball Association.

Los Angeles Lakers facing the Boston Celtics in Dec. 1988. This would be Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's last jump ball at Boston Garden.
A ticket for a November 1988 game between the Dallas Mavericks and the season's eventual champions Detroit Pistons.
A ticket for a game between the Miami Heat and the Charlotte Hornets during their inaugural season.
A ticket for Game 1 of the 1989 Eastern Conference Semifinals between the New York Knicks and the Chicago Bulls.

Michael Jordan records ten triple-doubles in eleven games near the end of the season.

1996 NBA Finals

The championship series of the National Basketball Association 's 1995–96 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.

The championship series of the National Basketball Association 's 1995–96 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.

Michael Jordan was named NBA Finals MVP, his fourth time winning the award.

Westbrook with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2022

Russell Westbrook

American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Westbrook with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2022
Westbrook playing defense on USC's O. J. Mayo
Westbrook (left) looks at then-teammate Kevin Durant in the post against Boston in 2010
Westbrook in March 2011
Westbrook drives to the basket in March 2011
Westbrook goes up for a layup against Cleveland in 2015
Westbrook defending Damian Lillard in January 2016.
Westbrook with André Roberson
Westbrook shooting over Washington's John Wall
Westbrook reunited with former Thunder teammate James Harden in Houston.
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Westbrook dribbling in 2015

He joined Michael Jordan as the only players with 25+ points and 10+ assists in their NBA Finals debut.

Payton with the Miami Heat in 2007

Gary Payton

American former professional basketball player who played the point guard position.

American former professional basketball player who played the point guard position.

Payton with the Miami Heat in 2007
Payton (left) during his stint with the Lakers
Payton playing in the NBA Asia Challenge 2010 in the Philippines

He was selected to the NBA All-Defensive First Team nine times, an NBA record he shares with Michael Jordan, Kevin Garnett, and Kobe Bryant.

Hardaway in 2013

Penny Hardaway

American college basketball coach and former professional player who is the head coach of the Memphis Tigers men's basketball team in the American Athletic Conference (AAC).

American college basketball coach and former professional player who is the head coach of the Memphis Tigers men's basketball team in the American Athletic Conference (AAC).

Hardaway in 2013
Hardaway with the Knicks in 2005

His playoff scoring average finished a close second to Michael Jordan (31.1).

Harper in 2016

Ron Harper

American former professional basketball player.

American former professional basketball player.

Harper in 2016

On September 15, 1994, Harper signed a free-agent deal with the Chicago Bulls, who were reloading following the first retirement of Michael Jordan.