Where Are They Now: Past NBA MVPs

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The NBA has birthed a myriad of talented players. The ones that were fortunate enough to supersede their contemporaries and blossom into MVP’s were the ultra competitive stars in not only the world of basketball, but also life. With many succeeding on the court, we wondered how these star players fared with life after the game. See where the likes of Jordan, Shaq, and Magic fared in our Where Are They Now feature.

Former NBA great Bill Russell (L) hands Michael Jo

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Where Are They Now: Past NBA MVP’s

Larry Bird

2014 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

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Bird won two MVPs for the Boston Celtics in 1984 and 1986. He’s considered one of the best players of all-time because of his versatility. Currently, Bird serves as the President for Basketball Operations for the Indiana Pacers.

Magic Johnson

Division Series – Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets – Game Three

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Magic Johnson won three MVP awards in 1987, 1989, and 1990. Since his playing days, Johnson has been lauded for his business acumen. He’s a part owner in the Dodgers, Sparks, owns a movie theater, and even several Starbucks.