1978-79 NBA Awards Voting

1955-56 through 1979-1980: Voting was done by players. Rules prohibited player from voting for himself or any teammate.
1980-81 to present: Voting conducted by media.

Voting tallies for seasons 1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1970-71, and 1978-79 are incomplete.

Most Valuable Player

Most Valuable Player Table
Voting Per Game Shooting Advanced
Rank Player Age Tm First Pts Won Pts Max Share G MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% WS WS/48
1Moses Malone23HOU112.0112.02230.5028241.324.817.61.81.01.5.540.73914.1.200
2George Gervin26SAS35.035.02230.1578036.129.65.02.71.71.1.541.82611.4.189
3Elvin Hayes33WSB28.028.02230.1268237.921.812.11.70.92.3.487.6549.4.146
4Kareem Abdul-Jabbar31LAL15.015.02230.0678039.523.812.85.41.04.0.577.73614.4.219
5Bob Dandridge31WSB7.07.02230.0317833.720.45.74.70.90.7.499.8258.7.158
6World B. Free25SDC5.05.02230.0227837.928.83.94.41.40.4.481.75610.1.164
7Jack Sikma23SEA4.04.02230.0188236.115.612.43.21.00.8.460.8148.8.143
8TPhil Ford22KCK3.03.02230.0137934.515.92.38.62.20.1.465.8135.7.101
8TDavid Thompson24DEN3.03.02230.0137635.124.03.63.00.91.1.512.7539.5.171
10Walter Davis24PHO2.02.02230.0097930.823.64.74.31.90.3.561.8319.4.184
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