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The Best NBA Finals MVPs Of All Time

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Vote up the most impactful players to win Finals MVP

Who is the best NBA Finals MVP of all time? When it comes to the NBA Finals MVP, it's an award reserved only for the best of the best. Anyone can win NBA MVP, it happens to players who never even come close to an NBA Finals. To win NBA Finals MVP, your team must be good enough to make and win the NBA championship, but you must also be the best player on your team (usually). So, who are the best NBA Finals MVPs of all time? Which NBA Finals MVP do you love?

On this NBA Finals MVP list, there are numerous players who've won NBA Finals MVP multiple times, but no one tops Michael Jordan, whose won the award a whopping six times and is indisputably the greatest NBA player of all time. He's followed LeBron James, whose won NBA Finals MVP four times. There are three players who won NBA Finals MVP thrice - Shaquille O'Neal, Tim Duncan, and Magic Johnson.

Vote up the best NBA Finals MVP winners ever, and help decide who is the GOAT of MVPs!

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  • Stephen Curry
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    NBA Champion: 2015, 2017, 2018, 2022

    NBA Finals MVP: 2022

     

    • Position: Point guard
    • Nationality: American
    • Birthplace: Akron, Ohio
    • Teams: Golden State Warriors
  • NBA Champion: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010

    NBA Finals MVP: 2009, 2010

     

    • Position: Shooting guard
    • Nationality: American
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Number: 24
    • Teams: Los Angeles Lakers
  • NBA Champion: 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988

    NBA Finals MVP: 1980, 1982, 1987

     

    • Position: Point guard
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan
    • Number: 32
    • Teams: Los Angeles Lakers
  • Michael Jordan
    Photo: Jason H. Smith / Flickr

    NBA Champion: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998

    NBA Finals MVP: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998

     

    • Position: Shooting guard
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
    • Number: 23
    • Teams: Chicago Bulls