Michael Jordan: How Many MVP's He Should Have Won
- He led the league in win shares 9 times (this ties Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most eva!)
- He led the league in PER (Player Efficiency Rating) 7 times (this happened consecutively from '86-'92)
- He led the league in points per game 10 times, consecutively from '86-'92, and from '95-'97
Win shares isn't perfect. But for measuring "most valuable" I can't think of a better measurement than how many wins one's productivity contributes to one's team. Another reason I like win shares (or WAR in baseball) is that it separates the narrative, perception, and reality (stats).
According to win shares, Jordan shouldn't have won just 5 MVP's -- but 9 instead.