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Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?

Updated June 14, 2019 5.1k votes 432 voters 3.7k views76 items

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UPDATE: Kawhi Leonard was named Finals MVP for the second time in his career after leading the Toronto Raptors to a 4-2 series win over the Golden State Warriors. 

Every contender for 2019 NBA Finals MVP has already made it part of the way in the journey. They are all in the playoffs. Now, the trick is to get to the NBA Finals. LeBron James, probably the best basketball player in the world right now, has won the Finals MVP trophy three times in the past seven years, but for the first time since the 2004-05 season, King James is not in the playoffs.

Kevin Durant has won finals MVP the past two years for the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors and can join Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal as the only players to win the award three times in a row. 

But first, the Warriors have to get to the 2019 NBA Finals, which won't be an easy task. The Houston Rockets are led by James Harden and Chris Paul, either of whom could top a list of NBA Finals MVP contenders. Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and the Oklahoma City Thunder won't go quietly either.

Who do you think will win MVP of the 2019 NBA Finals? Vote below, then head over and vote on the 2019 NBA Finals matchup you would be most excited to see. Check back throughout the 2019 NBA playoffs to see how your picks are doing.

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  • 1
    Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
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    171

    Kawhi Leonard

    Toronto Raptors

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age28

    BirthplaceRiverside, California

    Number2

    WON FINALS MVP

    Finals Experience
    2 appearances
    1 championship

    Finals Stats (per game)
    15.9 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.8 steals, 1.3 assists

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  • 2
    Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    552
    287

    Stephen Curry

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionPoint guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Number30

    Finals Experience
    4 appearances
    3 championships

    Finals Stats (per game)
    25.4 points, 6.3 assists, 4.5 3-pointers

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  • 3
    Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    309
    195

    Klay Thompson

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionShooting guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Number11

    Finals Experience
    4 appearances
    3 championships

    Finals Stats (per game)
    17.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 2.8 3-pointers

  • 4
    Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    111
    70

    Kyle Lowry

    Toronto Raptors

    PositionPoint guard

    Age33

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Number3

    Finals Experience
    0 appearances
    0 championships

  • 5
    Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    233
    206

    Draymond Green

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionPower forward

    Age29

    BirthplaceSaginaw, Michigan

    Number23

    Finals Experience
    4 appearances
    3 championships

    Finals Stats (per game)
    12.8 points, 8.9 rebounds, 6 assists, 1.9 steals, 1 block

  • 6
    Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    95
    67

    Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Milwaukee Bucks

    PositionSmall forward, Point forward

    Age26

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece

    Number34

    Lost to Toronto Raptors in Eastern Conference finals

    Finals Experience
    0 appearances
    0 championships

  • 7
    Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    92
    76

    Marc Gasol

    Toronto Raptors

    PositionCenter

    Age35

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Number33

    Finals Experience
    0 appearances
    0 championships

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  • 8
    Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    76
    59

    Serge Ibaka

    Toronto Raptors

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age30

    BirthplaceBrazzaville, Congo

    Number9

    Finals Experience
    1 appearances
    0 championships

    Finals Stats (per game)
    7 points, 5.2 rebounds

  • 9
    Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    38
    27

    Nikola Jokic

    Denver Nuggets

    PositionCenter

    Age25

    BirthplaceSombor, Serbia

    Number15

    Lost in Western Conference semifinals to Portland Trail Blazers

    Finals Experience
    0 appearances
    0 championships

  • 10
    James Harden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    32
    29

    James Harden

    Houston Rockets

    PositionShooting guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Number13

    Lost in Western Conference semifinals to Golden State Warriors

    Finals Experience
    1 appearance
    0 championships

    Finals Stats (per game)
    12.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists

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  • 11
    Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    29
    27

    Damian Lillard

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionPoint guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceOakland, California

    Number0

    Lost in Western Conference finals to Golden State Warriors

    Finals Experience
    0 appearances
    0 championships

  • 12
    C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    19
    13

    C. J. McCollum

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionShooting guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceCanton, Ohio, United States of America

    Number3

    Lost in Western Conference finals to Golden State Warriors

    Finals Experience
    0 appearances
    0 championships

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  • 13
    Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
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    195

    Kevin Durant

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionSmall forward

    Age31

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Number35

    Finals Experience
    3 appearances
    2 championships
    2x Finals MVP

    Finals Stats (per game)
    31.7 points, 8.1 rebounds, 4.9 assists

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  • 14
    Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    27
    27

    Joel Embiid

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceYaoundé, Cameroon

    Number21

    Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals to Toronto Raptors

    Finals Experience
    0 appearances
    0 championships

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  • 15
    Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    19
    16

    Seth Curry

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionGuard

    Age29

    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina

    Number30

    Lost in Western Conference finals to Golden State Warriors

    Finals Experience
    0 appearances
    0 championships

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  • 16
    Danny Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    43
    51

    Danny Green

    Toronto Raptors

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age32

    BirthplaceNorth Babylon, New York

    Number4

    Finals Experience
    2 appearances
    1 championships

    Finals Stats (per game)
    12 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.4 steals

  • 17
    OG Anunoby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    27
    32

    OG Anunoby

    Toronto Raptors

    Finals Experience
    0 appearances
    0 championships

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  • 18
    Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    19
    21

    Russell Westbrook

    Houston Rockets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    Number0

    Lost in first round to Portland Trail Blazers

    Finals Experience
    1 appearance
    0 championships

    Finals Stats (per game)
    27 points, 6.6 assists, 6.4 rebounds

  • 19
    D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    19
    21

    D'Angelo Russell

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionGuard

    Age23

    Lost in first round to Philadelphia 76ers

    Finals Experience
    0 appearances
    0 championships

  • 20
    Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    24
    29

    Kyrie Irving

    Boston Celtics

    PositionPoint guard

    Age27

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Number2

    Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals to Milwaukee Bucks

    Finals Experience
    3 appearances
    1 championship

    Finals Stats (per game)
    27.7 points, 4.2 assists. 4.2 rebounds, 1.8 steals

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  • 21
    Paul George is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    16
    19

    Paul George

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age29

    BirthplacePalmdale, California

    Number24

    Lost in first round to Portland Trail Blazers

    Finals Experience
    0 appearances
    0 championships

  • 22
    Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    13
    16

    Jayson Tatum

    Boston Celtics

    PositionSmall forward

    Number0

    Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals to Milwaukee Bucks

    Finals Experience
    0 appearances
    0 championships

  • 23
    Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    10
    13

    Al Horford

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionCenter

    Age33

    BirthplacePuerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Number42

    Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals to Milwaukee Bucks

    Finals Experience
    0 appearances
    0 championships

  • 24
    Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    10
    13

    Chris Paul

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    PositionPoint guard

    Age34

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

    Number3

    Lost in Western Conference semifinals to Golden State Warriors

    Finals Experience
    0 appearances
    0 championships

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  • 25
    Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
    10
    13

    Paul Millsap

    Denver Nuggets

    PositionPower forward

    Age34

    BirthplaceMonroe, Louisiana

    Number24

    Lost in Western Conference semifinals to Portland Trail Blazers

    Finals Experience
    0 appearances
    0 championships

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