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The NBA's Most Valuable Player (MVP) Trophy is Renamed for 'MJ'

For NBA players....the goal is no longer to "be like Mike." Rather, they now want to win a MIKE!

The league today announced that it is renaming its MVP award, "The Michael Jordan Trophy," an homage to the man who many consider the greatest basketball player of all time.

As part of a Hall of Fame career, Jordan won regular season MVP five times, tied with Bill Russell for second all-time behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's six (the NBA's Finals MVP trophy is named after Russell in a nod to his 11 championship rings).

Jordan also won six NBA titles, six Finals MVPs, 11 All-NBA selections, 14 All-Star selections, three All-Star MVPs, 10 scoring titles, one Defensive Player of the Year award, and Rookie of the Year honors across 15 incredible seasons.

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