More than one someone, actually, When the NBA announces its 2016-17 Most Valuable Player on Monday night, Russell Westbrook, James Harden or Kawhi Leonard will celebrate, and the other two may feel slightly snubbed. And they probably won't be the only ones.
Here's a look at some of the greatest seasons in NBA history that weren't recognized with an MVP award.
LeBron James, Cavaliers, 2016-17
LeBron just had a huge season and wasn't even named a finalist for the MVP!
At 32, James nearly averaged a triple-double with 26.4 ppg and career highs in rebounds (8.6) and assists (8.7). He shot 54.8 percent from the field and 36.3 percent on threes while playing a league-leading 37.8 minutes en route to a third straight trip to the NBA Finals.
LeBron James, Heat, 2010-11
LeBron easily could've won five straight MVP awards if not for Derrick Rose beating him out in James' first season in Miami.
Never mind that the Heat went from 47 wins to 58 en route to the NBA Finals, or that LeBron averaged 26.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.0 assist despite sharing the spotlight with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
Nevertheless, LeBron won the MVP each of the next two years while winning his first two NBA titles, too.
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Shaquille O'Neal, Heat, 2004-05
Shaq shuffled on from L.A. and set up shop in Miami at age 32, making 60.1 percent of his shots — best in his career to that point — and averaging 22.9 points and 10.4 rebounds in 73 games, more than he played in any of his last three years with the Lakers.
The Heat improved from 42 wins to 59 and reached the East finals, but Steve Nash won the MVP. No matter — Shaq led Miami to the East title the following season, then beat the Mavs in the Finals to deliver the championship he promised.
However, he was beaten out by Nash for the MVP again — and he wasn't the only one.
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Kobe Bryant, Lakers, 2005-06
Kobe never had won an MVP, playing second fiddle to Shaq during their championship years with the Lakers, but he made quite a case in Phil Jackson's first year back with the Lakers.
Kobe averaged a career-high 35.4 points and lifted the Lakers from 34 wins to 47, dragging a team with guys like Smush Parker, Kwame Brown and Slava Medvedenko back to the playoffs.
But Nash won his second straight MVP.
Shaquille O'Neal, Lakers, 2000-01
Shaq won his first MVP and his first title with the Lakers in 2000, then came back with another big season (28.7 ppg, 12.7 rpg) as they repeated as champs. But it was Allen Iverson who carried an overmatched 76ers team to the Finals, that won the MVP.
Shaq delivered a third straight title the following year, averaging 27.2 points and 10.7 rebounds, but was beaten out again, by Tim Duncan.
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Michael Jordan, Bulls, 1996-97
Jordan ended his Chicago career with a second three-peat, and he could've had a trifecta of MVPs, too, except he was beaten out by Karl Malone in 1997.
Jordan, at age 33, led the league in scoring (29.6) for the ninth time and led the Bulls to 69 wins — an impressive encore following that 72-10 season.
Karl Malone, also 33, averaged 27.4 points and 9.9 rebounds for a Jazz team that was peaking with age, winning 64 games. But Jordan shot down Utah in the Finals, then did it again the following year.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bucks, 1972-73
Kareem could've won seven straight MVPs if not for being edged by Dave Cowens in the 1972-73 season and Bob McAdoo in '74-75. Kareem averaged 30.2 points, 16.1 rebounds and five assists in '72-73, and 30, 14 and 4 in '74-75.
The Bucks reached the Finals twice in that seven-year span, winning in 1971.
Oscar Robertson, Royals, 1961-62
Before Westbrook, Robertson was the only player to average a triple-double in a season — and he didn't win the MVP!
The Big O averaged 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.4 assists in his second season, lifting the Royals from 33 wins to 43. But Bill Russell averaged 18.9 points and 23.6 rebounds for a three-time defending champion Celtics team that won 60 games and its fourth of eight straight titles.
Robertson wasn't the only legend who got snubbed in this historic season.
Wilt Chamberlain, Warriors, 1961-62
That's right, Wilt was snubbed in the season in which he scored 100 points in a game — and averaged an impossible 50.4 points with 25.7 rebounds.
His Warriors won 49 games but were edged by the Celtics in the East finals.