most valuable player


: the player who contributes the most to his or her team's success

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Recent Examples on the Web After Tony Parker finished fifth in NBA most valuable player voting in 2012. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2023 The three-time most valuable player, with a helmet on his head, an extra padded batting glove on his left hand and a bat in the other, approached the plate. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2023 Next up was Johnson, who won five titles with the Lakers and three league most valuable player awards, and Bird, who won three titles with the Celtics and three league MVPs. Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times, 11 Aug. 2023 The guard was a two-time all-SEC tournament selection and most valuable player in 2021, leading the Tide to two automatic qualifiers. Nick Alvarez |, al, 14 July 2023 Now 39 and a four-time N.F.L. most valuable player, he was recently traded to the Jets. Elena Bergeron, New York Times, 27 Apr. 2023 Putting up numbers that rival her 2016 most valuable player season, Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike was selected to start in the WNBA All-Star Game for the second consecutive season Sunday. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 25 June 2023 All three finalists for the league’s most valuable player award this year came to the league from overseas: Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (Greece), Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (Cameroon) and Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić (Serbia). Nicholas Reimann, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2023 That means the five-time NBA champion and three-time NBA most valuable player is a part owner of teams in four U.S. sports leagues. Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times, 24 July 2023 See More

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“Most valuable player.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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