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Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?  

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

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

2
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
Golden State Warriors

Finals Experience
4 appearances
3 championships

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

3
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
Golden State Warriors

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?
Toronto Raptors

Finals Experience
0 appearances
0 championships

5
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
voting closed at #5 Milwaukee Bucks

Lost to Toronto Raptors in Eastern Conference finals

Finals Experience
0 appearances
0 championships

6
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
Golden State Warriors

Finals Experience
4 appearances
3 championships

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

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

Finals Experience
0 appearances
0 championships

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

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?
voting closed at #6 Denver Nuggets

Lost in Western Conference semifinals to Portland Trail Blazers

Finals Experience
0 appearances
0 championships

10
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
voting closed at #8 Portland Trail Blazers

Lost in Western Conference finals to Golden State Warriors

Finals Experience
0 appearances
0 championships

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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
voting closed at #9 Houston Rockets

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

12
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
voting closed at #10 Portland Trail Blazers

Lost in Western Conference finals to Golden State Warriors

Finals Experience
0 appearances
0 championships

13
Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
voting closed at #11 Portland Trail Blazers

Lost in Western Conference finals to Golden State Warriors

Finals Experience
0 appearances
0 championships

14
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
voting closed at #11 Philadelphia 76ers

Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals to Toronto Raptors

Finals Experience
0 appearances
0 championships

15
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
voting closed at #12 Oklahoma City Thunder

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

16
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
voting closed at #13 Brooklyn Nets

Lost in first round to Philadelphia 76ers

Finals Experience
0 appearances
0 championships

17
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
voting closed at #14 Oklahoma City Thunder

Lost in first round to Portland Trail Blazers

Finals Experience
0 appearances
0 championships

18
Danny Green is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
Toronto Raptors

Finals Experience
2 appearances
1 championships

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

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Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
voting closed at #16 Boston Celtics

Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals to Milwaukee Bucks

Finals Experience
0 appearances
0 championships

20
OG Anunoby is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
Toronto Raptors

Finals Experience
0 appearances
0 championships

21
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
voting closed at #38 Boston Celtics

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

22
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
voting closed at #23 Boston Celtics

Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals to Milwaukee Bucks

Finals Experience
0 appearances
0 championships

23
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
voting closed at #22 Denver Nuggets

Lost in Western Conference semifinals to Portland Trail Blazers

Finals Experience
0 appearances
0 championships

24
Tobias Harris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
voting closed at #20 Philadelphia 76ers

Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals to Toronto Raptors

Finals Experience
0 appearances
0 championships

25
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Win MVP Of The 2019 NBA Finals?
voting closed at #19 Philadelphia 76ers

Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals to Toronto Raptors

Finals Experience
0 appearances
0 championships