Who is the best NBA player to never win MVP?

My votes are for

  1. Jerry West – #10 on my top 10 players all time and #3 on my all time SG list, should have won MVP in 1970 imo
  2. Elgin Baylor – in my top 20 players all time and #4 on my all time SF list, never won MVP because he played in the Russell/Wilt era
  3. John Stockton – in my top 25 players all time, and #3 on my all time PG list, played in the Jordan/Magic era which might be a reason why he never won MVP
  4. Rick Barry – in my top 25 players all time, and #7 on my all time SF list, I already said in another answer that he might have gotten robbed of MVP in 1975 due to his unpopularity
  5. John Havlicek – in my top 25 players all time and #6 on my all time SF list. Unlike Barry, Hondo had a lower peak but greater longevity, and plus played in an era dominated by Russell/Wilt/Kareem
  6. Dwayne Wade – in my top 30 players all time, and #4 on my all time SG list, some people argue he was robbed of MVP in 2009
  7. Chris Paul – in my top 30 players all time, and #5 on my all time PG list, some people argue he was robbed of MVP in 2008
  8. Jason Kidd – in my top 35 players all time, and #6 on my all time PG list, its debateable that he should have won MVP in 2002/2003 but Duncan took it away from him
  9. George Gervin – in my top 40 players all time, #6 on my all time SG list, Gervin had his best years in the Magic/Bird/Kareem era so didn’t get to win MVP
  10. Patrick Ewing – in my top 50 players all time, #10 on my all time C list, Ewing just played at a time where there were so many other great Cs (Hakeem, Robinson, Shaq) and he’s probably the weakest out of those 4.