On Player of the Week awards, LeBron James is the GOAT by far

On Player of the Week awards, LeBron James is the GOAT by far

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On Player of the Week awards, LeBron James is the GOAT by far

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Since Julius Erving won the first NBA Player of the Week award back in 1979, many basketball greats have collected a huge number of weekly accolades from the league. But really, it’s not that close at No. 1.

In his 17 seasons as a pro, LeBron James has won the award an NBA record 64 times โ€“ which is more than No. 2 and No. 3 in the list combined. The league started naming one Player of the Week for each conference in 2001-02, which helps LeBron here. Then again, his numbers are staggering.

You can check the full ranking below…

1. LeBron James: 64

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First award: 2004-05
Last award: 2019-20

2. Kobe Bryant: 33

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First award: 2000-01
Last award: 2012-13

3. Kevin Durant: 26

(John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports)

First award: 2009-10
Last award: 2017-18

4. Michael Jordan: 25

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First award: 1984-85
Last award: 2002-03

5. James Harden: 24

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First award: 2012-13
Last award: 2019-20

6. Allen Iverson: 23

Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers

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First award: 1996-97
Last award: 2007-08

6. Karl Malone: 23

Karl Malone vs. Tim Duncan

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First award: 1986-87
Last award: 2001-02

6. Tim Duncan: 23

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First award: 1997-98
Last award: 2014-15

9. Kevin Garnett: 20

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First award: 1998-99
Last award: 2011-12

9. Shaquille O'Neal: 20

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First award: 1992-93
Last award: 2004-05

11. Carmelo Anthony: 19

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First award: 2003-04
Last award: 2019-20

11. Dwyane Wade: 19

(Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

First award: 2003-04
Last award: 2015-16

11. Russell Westbrook: 19

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First award: 2009-10
Last award: 2018-19

14. Dwight Howard: 18

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First award: 2006-07
Last award: 2011-12

14. Magic Johnson: 18

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First award: 1980-81
Last award: 1990-91

16. Jason Kidd: 17

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First award: 1994-95
Last award: 2008-09

16. Paul Pierce: 17

PAUL PIERCE VS KOBE BRYANT

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First award: 2000-01
Last award: 2011-12

18. Dirk Nowitzki: 16

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First award: 2001-02
Last award: 2013-14

19. David Robinson: 15

David Robinson dunk

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First award: 1989-90
Last award: 1997-98

19. Larry Bird: 15

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First award: 1980-81
Last award: 1987-88

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