Worst player to win an MVP in any sport

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  1. devine

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  2. miles

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    Juan Gonzalez won an MVP in the mid 90's with like a 3 WAR iirc
     
  3. dump

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    Steve Nash
     
  4. Manny

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    Dirk Nowitizki
     
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  5. miles

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    Didn't Dennis Eckersley win one too at one point? I remember reading that that one was really bad.
     
  6. Shawn Hunter

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  7. devine

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    Derek Anderson for the browns
     
  8. Shawn Hunter

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    Dirk's win shares per 48 during his MVP year rank 16th for all NBA MVP seasons. Dave Cowens owns the record for fewest win shares per 48 for an NBA MVP.
     
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  9. Manny

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    His 1 seed team lost an 8 seed, clearly not a great MVP. Duh doy.
     
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  10. dallasdawg

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  11. TimJimothy

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    Should have been Griffey's MVP.
     
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  12. miles

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    Or A-Rod. They both had ridiculous years.
     
  13. War Grundle

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    Rich Gannon 2002
     
  14. Shawn Hunter

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    MVP awards are based on the regular season. What happens in the post season is irrelevant.
     
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    Fuck you guys
     
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  16. MG2

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    Since 1990:

    American League - Justin Morneu
    National League - Ryan Howard
    NBA - Derrick Rose
    NFL - Cam Newton
     
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    Steve Nash. Product of the system and an absolutely horrific defender. Jason Kidd was far superior.
     
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  19. ZeroPointZero

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  20. Bo Pelinis

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    Can we extend this to Coach of the Year? Because Jim Grobe won a national coach of the year award in college football.
     
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  22. herb.burdette

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    We already have enough Jabril Peppers threads.
     
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    If we count the Heisman as an MVP, then Gino Torreta takes the cake.
     
  26. Magneto

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    He won the ACC with Wake Forest, that was deserved.
     
  27. Bo Pelinis

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    The ACC in 2006 was garbage and Jim Grobe is not a good coach. We could also go with Ralph Friedgen winning a COY.
     
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  30. zeberdee

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    are you saying in general or the year they won? because Ryan Howard in 2006 might not have been the best player in the NL but he still had a great year.
     
  31. MG2

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    I interpreted the question to be the worst players historically with an MVP on their resumes.
     
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    brian kelly winning two COY
     
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  34. skiedfrillet

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    you were garbage in 2006
     
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  35. KJROD20

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    I know it's outside of the range, but Gibson in '88 was pretty awful.

    Seconded on Rose too. If you look at the past 30 years of the MVP in the NBA, Rose may be the only one who hasn't/won't make the HoF.
     
  36. Dudley Dawson2

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  37. Owsley

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    Kept Bonds from 4 in a row iirc.
     
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  38. Truman

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    Injury has a lot to do w that
     
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  39. miles

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    Re-reading the title now I now I probably misinterpreted the question. I thought it to mean the least deserving MVP in a given year.
     
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  40. MG2

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    Kirk Gibon's career fWAR - 35.9
    Ryan Howard's career fWAR - 19.4

    Pendleton is in between the two. Ken Caminiti was in the Gibson range, as well.
     
  41. Cornelius Suttree

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    Rose or Nash

    No surprise that a huge joke league would allow those two to win MVP
     
  42. CF3234

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    Rose over lebron in 2010 and Nash over Shaq in 2005
     
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    This has to be a horrible attempt at a joke... Either that or you don't watch basketball.
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  44. BROADWAY JOE

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    This is the correct answer
     
  45. LeonardWashington

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    Great choice. Don't think he even made the all-star team that year
     
  46. construxboy

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  48. OopsPowSurprise

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    Rose had that injury. I think he would have been pretty good. But that MVP is still trash.

    Dirk in 07 looks worse after he got booted but he had a great year
     
  49. Joe_Pesci

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  50. duc15

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    Was that the year Jordan won the DPOY and led the league in scoring?