NBA Finals MVPs

The NBA Finals is a time when many basketball stars are able to cement their legacy. Those who perform the best on this grand stage win Most Valuable Player for the series. 


Many basketball legends over the years have been named NBA Finals MVP. These people are some of the most popular motivational speakers from the sports world, talking about topics like leadership and teamwork. 

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For years Andre Iguodala has been known as one of the best perimeter defenders in the NBA. Iguodala was a 2012 NBA All-Star and a two-time All-NBA Defensive Team pick. He has split his career between...

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Before Bill Walton became a broadcaster, and before he was the 1st overall pick in the 1974 NBA draft, Bill played college ball, quite successfully. He was a part of two national championships in 1972...

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Cedric Maxwell is a retired professional small forward for the NBA who is now in radio broadcasting. Maxwell attended the University of North Carolina, Charlotte where he was a star forward/center. In...

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Chauncey Billups, aka “Mr. Big Shot”, earned this nickname for the countless clutch shots he made at the end of games throughout his 17 year NBA career. Following a standout career at the University o...

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During Nowitzki’s 21-year NBA career with the Dallas Mavericks he earned 14 All-Star selections and four All-NBA First Team selections to go with five All-NBA Second Team and three All-NBA Third Team...

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Dwyane Wade is one of the greatest shooting guards in NBA history.  Wade is the Miami Heat all-time leading scorer.  The 13-time All-Star won three NBA titles.  In 2006, he won NBA Finals MVP and carr...

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Hakeem Olajuwon is a retired NBA center, and is famous for his time spent with the Houston Rockets. Originally born in Nigeria, Olajuwon immigrated to the United States to play collegiate basketball f...

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Isiah Thomas is a retired professional point guard in the NBA. Thomas attended Indiana University where he played basketball for the Hoosiers. Bob Knight and Thomas did not see eye to eye, Thomas had...

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James Worthy is an NBA legend. Known as “Big Game James”, Worthy was a member of the 1982 North Carolina Tarheels team that captured the NCAA Championship. Upon earning Consensus First-Team All-Americ...

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Jerry West played his entire 14-year NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers from 1960 to 1974. During that time he achieved legendary status, earning 14 NBA AllStar selections, 12 All-NBA selections,...

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Joe Dumars played 14 seasons in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons from 1985 to 1999 after a standout collegiate career at McNeese State in which he averaged 25.8 points per game as a senior and finishe...

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Kawhi Leonard began his rookie year in the NBA as a 15th overall pick for the 2010-2011 season to the Indiana Pacers, but was traded to the San Antonio Spurs that same night.  At the conclusion of the...

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Kobe Bryant is considered to be one of the best players in the history of the NBA. In 1996 the Charlotte Hornets selected Bryant directly out of Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania and t...

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When looking for the best basketball player in the world, look no further than LeBron James. After being selected with the 1st overall pick in the 1st round of the 2003 NBA Draft by his hometown Cleve...

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When Earvin Johnson earned the nickname "Magic" in high school one could say that it foreshadowed what was to come in his career. After a magical career at Michigan State University in which he led th...

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Over 15 NBA seasons, Michael Jordan built a brand around his legendary basketball career that is unmatched.  Six times Jordan took the Chicago Bulls to the NBA Finals and six times he emerged a c...

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Paul Pierce was an NBA superstar who retired in 2017 and currently serves as an analyst for ESPN. Pierce is widely known for his time with the Boston Celtics, as he was part of the Big Three of Kevin...

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Rick Barry is a former player in both the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association. Rick was an All-American for the University of Miami where he was the star of the tea...

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Shaquille O’Neal played three years at LSU from 1989 to 1992 and averaged 22 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks. He was a national player of the year as a sophomore and a first-team All-American and...

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Few can match Tim Duncan’s accomplishments in the NBA. He posted a resume that is second to none in regards to big men, with 14 All-Star selections to go along with 14 All-NBA honors, 8 All-Defensive...

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Prior to becoming one of the best in the NBA, Tony Parker began his career in his native France where he played for two years in the French Basketball League before entering the 2001 NBA Draft. He bec...

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Wes Unseld is a Basketball Hall of Famer and was a star for the Baltimore/Washington Bullets throughout the 1970s. Unseld was the 1969 NBA MVP as a rookie after being drafted second overall in 1968. H...

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Willis Reed is a Hall of Fame basketball player and was voted one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1997.  Reed was a seven-time All-Star, the 1970 MVP, and won two championships with...