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ABA Playoffs Most Valuable Player Award


ABA Playoffs Most Valuable Player Award

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.


* 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 Hawkins, ConnieConnie Hawkins* Forward/Center Pittsburgh Pipers [1]
1969 Jabali, WarrenWarren Jabali Guard/Forward Oakland Oaks [2]
1970 Brown, RogerRoger Brown* Forward/Guard Indiana Pacers [3]
1971 Beaty, ZelmoZelmo Beaty Center Utah Stars [4]
1972 Lewis, FreddieFreddie Lewis Guard Indiana Pacers [5]
1973 McGinnis, GeorgeGeorge McGinnis Forward/Center Indiana Pacers [6]
1974 Erving, JuliusJulius Erving* Forward New York Nets [7]
1975 Gilmore, ArtisArtis Gilmore* Center Kentucky Colonels [8]
1976 Erving, JuliusJulius Erving* (2) Forward New York Nets [7]


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