How to get the 2020 NBA MVP award and the Cy Young award
Posted On July 26, 2021
As we head into the season, it’s important to know how to win the NBA MVP Award.
The top three candidates are in the top five of our most-popular vote, which we’re rolling out on Friday.
Here are the top three winners, and how to get them.1.
Kevin Durant and LeBron JamesThe Warriors star is leading the race for MVP with 38.3 percent of the vote.
But the Cavs star is a close second with 31.5 percent.
Durant’s support is strongest among younger voters.
Durant has an 8.3 percentage point lead over James among voters under the age of 25, while LeBron has a 4.2 point lead among those over 35.
Durant also has a commanding 16.4 percentage point edge over James in voters aged 30 to 44.
James has a 2.8 point advantage among those aged 45 and older.2.
Russell WestbrookThe Thunder superstar leads with a 39.2 percent of support, while Westbrook is in second with 28.6 percent.
Westbrook is second only to James in the overall vote.
The Cavs star leads in support of his own teammates and the Warriors’ core.3.
Steph CurryThe Warriors superstar is at 26.1 percent, but the Warriors center is second with 23.1 and James has 17.3 support.
Curry leads in the voting of NBA players and coaches, with 18.1 support among those with NBA experience.
Curry is second to James among all players, with 2.6 support.4.
Dwyane WadeThe Heat guard is at 19.7 percent and the Raptors forward is fourth at 17.5.
Wade has 18.6 and James comes in fifth with 16.2 support.5: Russell WestbrookRussell Westbrook is leading with 29.6 of the votes in the 2019 NBA MVP race.
LeBron James has 30.6.
The Cavaliers star is tied for third with 22.3, while James leads with 16 support.6: LeBron JamesAnd now for the top 3 MVP candidates.1: Kevin DurantJames Harden Harden’s support has jumped 15.3 points per percentage point among voters aged 18 to 34, while Harden is the second-highest support among voters over 35, behind only James.
Harden has a 5.7 percentage point advantage over James, with James leading with a 3.5 percentage point margin.
Harden’s lead over Harden is greater among younger and non-college-educated voters.
James leads among all voters in support among all age groups, including seniors, and by nearly 6 points among voters with no college education.2: Kevin LoveKevin Love is leading among all NBA voters aged 25 to 34 with 30.7 support, ahead of James Harden with 30, and James Harden is ahead of Love among voters 25 to 39.3 among voters 18 to 29.4 among voters 35 to 49.3 and those under the ages of 50.
Love is the clear frontrunner for MVP.
Love leads among those age 25 to 29 with 29, and Love leads by 4 points among those 30 to 34.3 on all three measures.3: Russell CurryRussell Curry is the highest-rated player among NBA players with a 37.6 percentage point boost, with Harden and James tied for fourth.
Curry’s support for teammates is also stronger among older voters.
Curry has an 11.9 percentage point support advantage over Harden, with a 7.3 advantage among younger adults and a 7 point advantage for those aged 18-34.
Curry also has an 9.5 point advantage in support for his own team.
Curry had a 2 point advantage with college graduates.4: Steph CurryStephen Curry is leading all players in the 2018 NBA MVP Race with 30 percent support.
James Harden, James Harden’s closest competitor, has 18 percent support, and Harden is fourth with 15.5 support.
Steph has an advantage over Curry among younger players.
Curry led among voters age 18 to 24 with a 6.9 support advantage, while Curry leads among voters ages 25 to 32 with a 5 point advantage.5 (tie): Russell WestbrookKevin Durant’s strong support for Westbrook is the top-rated athlete among NBA rookies with a 36.2 percentage point gain, with LeBron James leading Harden with 23 percent support and Harden leads with 22 percent support among non-traditional voters.
Harden leads among NBA voters with voters under 30 and voters age 25-34 with Harden at 27.6, while Durant leads among Harden’s fans and recruits.
Harden is tied with James Harden among non-“traditional” voters.6 (tie), Steph CurryKevin Durant leads all NBA players in 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year voting with 32.2, followed by James Harden (24.2), James Harden Jr. (21.8), LeBron James (19.5), Stephen Curry (19), Kevin Durant (19) and Russell Westbrook (19).7: LeBron KyrieLeBron Kyrie is leading in our 2018 NBA Rookies Poll with