NBA: Which player has won Rookie of the Year and MVP in the same season?

For many, it takes years to reach their Maximum potential in the best league balloon in the world, the NBA, becoming over time outstanding players with their respective teams.

However, there have been extraordinary cases, of elements that came with the physical tools, the mental tools, as well as the opportunity, and have shone from the beginning of their careers in the league.

Such is the case of the following 2 players, who stand out above the rest with a truly incredible record, having been chosen Rookie of the Year y Most valuable Player (MVP) in the same season.

the record man

It was precisely Wilt Chamberlain, considered one of the NBA’s record players par excellence, who became the first player to be named Rookie of the Year and MVP, in his first season as a professional.

He was playing for the then Philadelphia Warriors (later the 76ers), and it was the 1959/1960 season, when Wilt averaged 37.6 points (league leader), 22 rebounds (league leader), 2.3 assists, playing 72 games, with an average of 46.4 minutes (league leader).

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The second and last player to achieve both individual recognitions was Wes Unseld, who in the 1968/1969 season, playing for the Baltimore Bullets (now Washington Wizards), averaged 13.8 points, 18.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, playing all 82 games, with average of 36.2 minutes of play.

I currently work as a web writer, specialized in NBA and NFL for Empresa EL DEBATE. I worked for 4 years and 5 months in the Sports section of the Printed Newspaper in Culiacán, covering various disciplines, being assigned to the source of Caballeros de Culiacán of CIBACOPA. I had the opportunity to cover the Barrios Basketball Tournament of EL DEBATE for 3 years, one in Mazatlán, 2 in Culiacán, as well as the National War Bands in Los Mochis. In the same way, I was present at various openings and closings of sporting events of the Company. My passion is basketball, so I am constantly researching burst sports, especially the NBA, and have created special works on relevant topics. I covered the Culiacán International Marathon twice, one of the most important events at the local and state level. I am an avid reader, who likes to constantly improve myself, both personally and professionally. I successfully attended the Digital Sports Journalism Workshop at the University of Guadalajara sponsored by EL DEBATE.

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