1980-1981 NBA Awards

* NBA awards back to 1946-1947 season

1980-1981 NBA Most Valuable Player

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Julius Erving Philadelphia Sixers SF 6-6 200 31 Massachusetts 1972 8

1980-1981 NBA Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Cedric Maxwell Boston Celtics F 6-8 205 25 Charlotte 1977 3

1980-1981 NBA All-NBA First Team

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers C 7-2 225 33 UCLA 1969 11
Larry Bird Boston Celtics SF 6-9 220 24 Indiana State 1978 1
Julius Erving Philadelphia Sixers SF 6-6 200 31 Massachusetts 1972 8
George Gervin San Antonio Spurs GF 6-7 180 28 Eastern Michigan 1974 4
Dennis Johnson Phoenix Suns PG 6-4 185 26 Pepperdine 1976 4

1980-1981 NBA All-NBA Second Team

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Tiny Archibald Boston Celtics PG 6-1 150 32 UTEP 1970 10
Otis Birdsong Kansas City Kings GF 6-3 190 25 Houston 1977 3
Adrian Dantley Utah Jazz SF 6-5 208 25 Notre Dame 1976 4
Marques Johnson Milwaukee Bucks GF 6-7 218 25 UCLA 1977 3
Moses Malone Houston Rockets C 6-10 215 25 Petersburg High School (Virginia) 1976 4

1980-1981 NBA Player Of The Month

Player Team Conference Month Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Kelvin Ransey Portland Trail Blazers March G 6-1 170 22 Ohio State 1980 0
Calvin Murphy Houston Rockets February PG 5-9 165 32 Niagara 1970 10
Bernard King Golden State Warriors January SF 6-7 205 24 Tennessee 1977 3
Freeman Williams San Diego Clippers December GF 6-4 190 24 Portland State 1978 2
Julius Erving Philadelphia Sixers November SF 6-6 200 31 Massachusetts 1972 8
Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers October PG 6-9 255 21 Michigan State 1979 1

1980-1981 NBA Player Of The Week

Player Team Conference Date Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Robert Reid Houston Rockets Mar 29, 1981 GF 6-8 205 25 St. Mary's (TX) 1977 3
Micheal Ray Richardson New York Knicks Mar 22, 1981 PG 6-5 189 25 Montana 1978 2
Moses Malone Houston Rockets Mar 15, 1981 C 6-10 215 25 Petersburg High School (Virginia) 1976 4
Larry Smith Golden State Warriors Mar 8, 1981 PF 6-8 215 23 Alcorn State 1980 0
Terry Tyler Detroit Pistons Mar 1, 1981 GF 6-7 215 24 Detroit-Mercy 1978 2
Mike Mitchell Cleveland Cavaliers Feb 22, 1981 F 6-7 215 25 Auburn 1978 2
Mike Newlin New Jersey Nets Feb 15, 1981 GF 6-4 200 32 Utah 1971 9
Caldwell Jones Philadelphia Sixers Feb 8, 1981 FC 6-11 216 30 Albany State (GA) 1973 6
Kenny Carr Cleveland Cavaliers Feb 1, 1981 GF 6-7 220 25 NC State 1977 3
Phil Ford Kansas City Kings Jan 25, 1981 G 6-2 175 25 North Carolina 1978 2
Julius Erving Philadelphia Sixers Jan 18, 1981 SF 6-6 200 31 Massachusetts 1972 8
Tiny Archibald Boston Celtics Jan 11, 1981 PG 6-1 150 32 UTEP 1970 10
Bernard King Golden State Warriors Jan 4, 1981 SF 6-7 205 24 Tennessee 1977 3
Dennis Johnson Phoenix Suns Dec 28, 1980 PG 6-4 185 26 Pepperdine 1976 4
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers Dec 21, 1980 C 7-2 225 33 UCLA 1969 11
Dan Roundfield Atlanta Hawks Dec 14, 1980 PF 6-8 205 27 Central Michigan 1975 4
Mike Dunleavy, Sr. Houston Rockets Dec 7, 1980 G 6-3 180 26 South Carolina 1976 4
Robert Parish Boston Celtics Nov 30, 1980 C 7-0 230 27 Centenary 1976 3
Artis Gilmore Chicago Bulls Nov 23, 1980 C 7-2 240 31 Jacksonville 1971 4
Billy Knight Indiana Pacers Nov 16, 1980 GF 6-6 195 28 Pittsburgh 1974 4
Elvin Hayes Washington Bullets Nov 9, 1980 FC 6-9 235 35 Houston 1968 12
David Thompson Denver Nuggets Nov 2, 1980 GF 6-5 195 26 NC State 1975 4
Otis Birdsong Kansas City Kings Oct 26, 1980 GF 6-3 190 25 Houston 1977 3
Adrian Dantley Utah Jazz Oct 19, 1980 SF 6-5 208 25 Notre Dame 1976 4

1980-1981 NBA All-NBA Defensive First Team

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers C 7-2 225 33 UCLA 1969 11
Dennis Johnson Phoenix Suns PG 6-4 185 26 Pepperdine 1976 4
Caldwell Jones Philadelphia Sixers FC 6-11 216 30 Albany State (GA) 1973 6
Bobby Jones Philadelphia Sixers SF 6-9 210 29 North Carolina 1974 4
Micheal Ray Richardson New York Knicks PG 6-5 189 25 Montana 1978 2

1980-1981 NBA All-NBA Defensive Second Team

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Dudley Bradley Indiana Pacers GF 6-6 195 23 North Carolina 1979 1
Quinn Buckner Milwaukee Bucks G 6-3 190 26 Indiana 1976 4
Michael Cooper Los Angeles Lakers SG 6-5 170 24 New Mexico 1978 2
George Johnson San Antonio Spurs FC 6-11 205 32 Dillard 1970 9
Dan Roundfield Atlanta Hawks PF 6-8 205 27 Central Michigan 1975 4
Kermit Washington Portland Trail Blazers FC 6-8 230 29 American University 1973 7

1980-1981 NBA Rookie Of The Year

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Darrell Griffith Utah Jazz SG 6-4 190 22 Louisville 1980 0

1980-1981 NBA All-Rookie First Team

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Joe Barry Carroll Golden State Warriors FC 7-0 225 22 Purdue 1980 0
Darrell Griffith Utah Jazz SG 6-4 190 22 Louisville 1980 0
Kevin McHale Boston Celtics PF 6-10 210 23 Minnesota 1980 0
Kelvin Ransey Portland Trail Blazers G 6-1 170 22 Ohio State 1980 0
Larry Smith Golden State Warriors PF 6-8 215 23 Alcorn State 1980 0

1980-1981 NBA NBA & ABA Comeback Player of the Year

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Bernard King Golden State Warriors SF 6-7 205 24 Tennessee 1977 3

1980-1981 NBA J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Mike Glenn New York Knicks G 6-2 175 25 Southern Illinois 1977 3

1980-1981 NBA Coach of the Year

Player Team Age Nationality
Jack McKinney Indiana Pacers N/A N/A

1980-1981 NBA Executive of the Year

Player Team Age Nationality
Jerry Colangelo Phoenix Suns N/A United States