The Sneakers Every MVP Has Worn Throughout NBA History (Infographic)


This year's NBA MVP chase is a four-horse race between Houston's James Harden, Golden State's Steph Curry, Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook and Cleveland's LeBron James.

The only person on that list who doesn't currently wear Nikes on his feet is Steph Curry, who, in April, has the Golden State Warriors boasting the best record in the NBA.

And while Curry is undoubtedly focused on taking his team deep into the playoffs, he also has a chance to do something that's never been done before.

If he is crowned MVP in 2015, it'll mark the first time in NBA history Under Armour has sponsored the winner of the award.

From Moses Malone in the late 70s to Kevin Durant last season, Nike has claimed 20 MVP awards.

Thanks to the MVPs of the 50s and 60s, like Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain and Bob Pettit, Converse's legacy accounts for another 20 MVP awards.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar put Adidas on the map in the 70s, while the likes of Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan helped the three-stipe brand on its way to 11 MVP awards.

You may not know it, but Apex can lay claim to two MVP awards due to Karl Malone.

Allen Iverson is solely responsible for Reebok's one MVP trophy.

The now defunct lifted one trophy with Shaquille O'Neal.

Yes, LA Gear is another brand that supported one MVP, Hakeem Olajuwon, in 1994.

Pony wasn't made famous by hipsters and hypebeasts; Bob McAdoo's one MVP trophy brought it acclaim first.

PF Flyers have one MVP trophy on its resume, too, thanks to Bob Cousy. And you thought Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez was the best athlete in a pair...

Voit? Yes, Voit also supported one MVP, Willis Reed, in 1970.

Check out the infographic below for a full breakdown of the sneakers worn by every MVP in NBA history.