This season, the Trail Blazers have unveiled several festivities tied to the 50-year anniversary of the organization. To keep with that theme, we are taking a look back at Portland’s history with each league-wide award. Today’s focus looks at the players that earned the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award for their work in a Blazers uniform. Along with the winners, we take a brief look at the players who narrowly missed out on securing that honor.
- Bill Walton | C | Season: 1977-78
In just 58 regular season contests, Walton held off Spurs legend George Gervin to claim the NBA’s top individual award.