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NBA Finals MVP Winners List

The NBA Finals MVP

The NBA Finals MVP Trophy is named the ‘Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award’  to commemorate 11 time NBA Champion, Bill Russell.

The winner of the NBA Finals MVP is selected at the conclusion of the final game of the Finals, and voted for by a panel of NBA media members.

Michael Jordan has won the most Finals MVP’s with six ( 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998).

Jerry West is the only player to win the NBA Finals MVP award in a losing team in 1968-69, in a loss to the Celtics.

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NBA Finals MVP Winners

Below is a list of NBA MVP winners.

Season Player Team Runners-Up  PTS REB AST STL BLK
2016-17 Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors Cleveland Cavaliers 35.2 8.2 5.4 1 1.6
2015-16 LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers Golden State Warriors 29.7 11.3 8.9 2.6 2.3
2014-15 Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors Cleveland Cavaliers 16.3 5.8 4 1.3 0.3
2013-14 Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs Miami Heat 17.8 6.4 2 1.6 1.2
2012-13 LeBron James Miami Heat San Antonio Spurs 25.3 10.9 7 2.3 0.9
2011-12 LeBron James Miami Heat Oklahoma City Thunder 28.6 10.2 7.4 1.6 0.4
2010-11 Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks Miami Heat 26 9.7 2 0.7 0.7
2009-10 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics 28.6 8 3.9 2.1 0.7
2008-09 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers Orlando Magic 32.4 5.6 7.4 1.4 1.4
2007-08 Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers 21.8 4.5 6.3 1.2 0.3
2006-07 Tony Parker San Antonio Spurs Cleveland Cavaliers 24.5 5 3.3 0.8 0
2005-06 Dwyane Wade Miami Heat Dallas Mavericks 34.7 7.8 3.8 2.7 1
2004-05 Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs Detroit Pistons 20.6 14.1 2.1 0.4 2.1
2003-04 Chauncey Billups Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers 21 3.2 5.2 1.2 0
2002-03 Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs New Jersey Nets 24.2 17 5.3 1 5.3
2001-02 Shaquille O’Neal Los Angeles Lakers New Jersey Nets 36.3 12.3 3.8 0.5 2.8
2000-01 Shaquille O’Neal Los Angeles Lakers Philadelphia 76ers 33 15.8 4.8 0.4 3.4
1999-00 Shaquille O’Neal Los Angeles Lakers Indiana Pacers 38 16.7 2.3 1 2.7
1998-99 Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs New York Knicks 27.4 14 2.4 1 2.2
1997-98 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Utah Jazz 33.5 4 2.3 1.8 0.7
1996-97 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Utah Jazz 32.3 7 6 1.2 0.8
1995-96 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Seattle SuperSonics 27.3 5.3 4.2 1.7 0.2
1994-95 Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets Orlando Magic 32.8 11.5 5.5 2 2
1993-94 Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets New York Knicks 26.9 9.1 3.6 1.6 3.9
1992-93 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Phoenix Suns 41 8.5 6.3 1.7 0.7
1991-92 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers 35.8 4.8 6.5 1.7 0.3
1990-91 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Los Angeles Lakers 31.2 6.6 11.4 2.8 1.4
1989-90 Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons Portland Trail Blazers 27.6 5.2 7 1.6 0.4
1988-89 Joe Dumars Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers 27.3 1.8 6 0.5 0.3
1987-88 James Worthy Los Angeles Lakers Detroit Pistons 22 7.4 4.4 0.7 0.6
1986-87 Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics 26.2 8 13 2.3 0.3
1985-86 Larry Bird Boston Celtics Houston Rockets 24 9.7 9.5 2.7 0.3
1984-85 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics 25.7 9 5.2 1 1.5
1983-84 Larry Bird Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers 27.4 14 3.6 2.1 1.1
1982-83 Moses Malone Philadelphia 76ers Los Angeles Lakers 25.8 18 2 1.5 1.5
1981-82 Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers Philadelphia 76ers 16.2 10.8 8 2.5 0.3
1980-81 Cedric Maxwell Boston Celtics Houston Rockets 17.7 9.5 2.8 0.2 1
1979-80 Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers Philadelphia 76ers 21.5 11.2 8.7 2.7 0.3
1978-79 Dennis Johnson Seattle SuperSonics Washington Bullets 22.6 6 6 1.8 2.2
1977-78 Wes Unseld Washington Bullets Seattle SuperSonics 9 11.7 3.9 0.6 0.1
1976-77 Bill Walton Portland Trail Blazers Philadelphia 76ers 18.5 19 5.2 1 3.7
1975-76 Jo Jo White Boston Celtics Phoenix Suns 21.7 4.3 5.8 1.5 0
1974-75 Rick Barry Golden State Warriors Washington Bullets 29.5 4 5 3.5 0.8
1973-74 John Havlicek Boston Celtics Milwaukee Bucks 26.4 7.7 4.7 1.9 0
1972-73 Willis Reed New York Knicks Los Angeles Lakers 16.4 9.2 2.6 NR NR
1971-72 Wilt Chamberlain Los Angeles Lakers New York Knicks 19.4 23.2 2.6 NR NR
1970-71 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Milwaukee Bucks Baltimore Bullets 27 18.5 2.8 NR NR
1969-70 Willis Reed New York Knicks Los Angeles Lakers 23 10.5 2.8 NR NR
1968-69 Jerry West Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers 37.9 4.7 7.4 NR NR

Who has the most MVP Finals Awards?

Player Team(s) No. Years
Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls 6 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998
Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers
3
1980, 1982, 1987
Shaquille O’Neal Los Angeles Lakers 2000, 2001, 2002
Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs 1999, 2003, 2005
LeBron James Miami Heat (2), Cleveland Cavaliers (1) 2012, 2013, 2016
Willis Reed New York Knicks
2
1970, 1973
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers 1971, 1985
Larry Bird Boston Celtics 1984, 1986
Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets 1994, 1995
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers 2009, 2010

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