Who Will Win The 2023 NBA MVP Award?

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Vote up who will win NBA MVP Award in 2023.

Who will be the the 2022-23 NBA MVP? Every year, the NBA MVP race gets more contentious with versatile big men, long range shooters, and all-around superstars. Who do you think will win NBA Most Valuable Player of the 2022-23 season?

While Vegas NBA MVP odds show Luka Dončić as the favorite, previous winners Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James, and Nikola Jokic are close behind. Other MVP candidates include Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Jayson Tatum, who led the Boston Celtics to the NBA Finals last year.

Make your 2023 NBA MVP predictions by voting the player most likely to win the award. 


  • Luka Dončić
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    158 votes

    During the 2021-22 NBA season, Luka Doncic and Dallas Mavericks shocked the world and made it all the way to the Western Conference finals for the first time in over a decade. Now, all eyes are going to be on Luka to elevate the Mavs even further! Doncic has cemented himself as one of the best players in all of basketball, putting up incredible stats of 28.4 points, 8.7 assists, and 9.1 rebounds per game during his latest campaign. Luka has the skills, hype, and storyline on his side, and if he is able to lift this Dallas Mavericks team to a top 2 seed and firmly establish them as title contenders, it may indeed be time for Baby Bird to win his first MVP. 

    • Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • Position: Small forward
    • Teams: Dallas Mavericks
  • Nikola Jokić
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    115 votes

    The reigning back-to-back MVP, Nikola Jokic has solidified himself as arguably the best center in basketball the NBA has seen over the last 2 decades. Just last season Jokic put up 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 7.9 assists per game while the second and third-best players on his team missed the entire season due to injuries! With his squad finally fully healthy, and Jokic going into just his 8th season, he is smack in the middle of his prime and could, and should elevate this team to title contention. Jokic will need to put up monster numbers yet again and arguably lead his team to the one-seed, but if he does all of this, a third-consecutive MVP could very well be in his future.

    • Birthplace: Sombor, Serbia
    • Position: Center
    • Teams: Denver Nuggets
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
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    Many regard Giannis Antetokounmpo as the greatest player in all of basketball right here, right now. The two-time MVP continues to put up absolutely mind-boggling stats, and at just 27 years of age, The Greek Freak is merely entering his prime! Giannis continues to elevate and perfect his game with every season, and with his co-star Khris Middleton out for the foreseeable future, Giannis will need to elevate his play, even more, to stay afloat in a tough eastern conference. If there is anyone who can defy the odds and elevate his team, it is Giannis, and if he continues to solidify the Bucks and championship favorites, putting up monstrous stats and with Middleton hurt, a third MVP should be in Giannis's future.

    • Birthplace: Athens, Greece
    • Position: Power forward
    • Teams: Milwaukee Bucks
  • Joel Embiid
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    115 votes

    Joel Embiid undoubtedly had the best season of his young NBA career during the 2021-22 NBA campaign. Putting up a league-leading 30.6 points per game along with 11.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists, Embiid continues to show he is one of the most dominant big men the game has ever seen. Embiid has an “always the bridesmaid never the bride” feeling when it comes to MVP, finishing in second place 2 years in a row, but with the Philadelphia 76ers now one of the favorites to come out of the east and all the drama of the Ben Simmons fiasco firmly behind them, and Embiid's continued play at an elite level, this could very well be the year Embiid finally wins his much sought after MVP.

    • Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon
    • Position: Center
    • Teams: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 5
    125 votes

    In just his fifth season in the NBA, Jayson Tatum led the Boston Celtics to the NBA Finals and nearly won the chip. When failing that close to the ultimate goal, for most players it lights a fire under them to come back better, stronger, and on a mission. These are all things that Taytum can and should do. With the controversy surrounding the Celtics at the moment, however, things seem to be in flux for the entire organization. If Tatum can put the team on his back, silence the outside noise, and establish the team as title favorites once again, even with all of the drama going on in the locker room, Tatum will show he is not only one of the best leaders in the NBA but one of the best players.

  • 6
    111 votes

    Entering his 14th season in the NBA, it seems like Stephen Curry has done it all. A 2-time league MVP, 4-time champion, broke the league 3-point record, and a member of the NBA 75th anniversary team. The Baby-Faced Assassin's resume speaks for itself, and coming off a championship last year and putting up a league-leading 32 points per game the year before, Curry has shown the world he still has more than enough left in the tank. The entire Warriors organization wants to go out and show the world that they are truly a dynasty, and what better way than by Steph leading them to a league-best record and showing themselves as the undoubted title favorites?

    • Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States of America
    • Position: Point guard
    • Teams: Golden State Warriors