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Utah Jazz power forward Karl Malone won the NBA's Most Valuable Player award by 29 points, the second-closest margin in NBA history. He had 63 first-place votes to 52 for Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan.
Jazz owner Larry H. Miller said hed anticipated this event for a long time.
"I just told Karl when I handed this to him that it was right where it belongs. Despite of what others may think, I dont believe this is a sentimental vote. I think that Karl has really earned this this year, despite some very worthwhile competition from Michael Jordan and others."