Photos: NBA legends receiving their Finals MVP trophies

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Photos: NBA legends receiving their Finals MVP trophies

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Photos: NBA legends receiving their Finals MVP trophies

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The Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP award is one of the most prestigious in the sport of basketball. As such, when a player receives the distinction, it’s a huge honor, one that takes their legacy to another level.

After watching Stephen Curry take home the first Finals MVP award of his career we decided to put together a gallery showing NBA legends throughout the years receiving their Finals MVP trophies.

Check it out below.

2022: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

Finals stats: 30.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 4.6 apg, 46.6 FG% and 41.7 3P% in six games

2021: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Finals stats: 35.2 ppg, 13.2 rpg, 5.0 apg, 61.8 FG% and 20.0 3P% in six games

2020: LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers

Finals stats: 29.8 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 8.5 apg, 59.1 FG% and 41.7 3P% in six games

2019: Kawhi Leonard, Toronto Raptors

Kawhi Leonard, Toronto Raptors

Finals stats: 28.5 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 4.2 apg, 43.4 FG% and 35.7 3P% in six games

2018: Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors

Finals stats: 28.8 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 7.5 apg, 52.6 FG% and 40.9 3P% in four games

2017: Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors

Finals stats: 35.2 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 5.4 apg, 55.6 FG% and 47.4 3P% in five games

2016: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

Finals stats: 29.7 ppg, 11.3 rpg, 8.9 apg, 49.4 FG% and 37.1 3P% in seven games

2015: Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors

Finals stats: 16.3 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 4.0 apg, 52.1 FG% and 40.0 3P% in six games

2014: Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs

Finals stats: 17.8 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.0 apg, 61.2 FG% and 57.9 3P% in five games

2013: LeBron James, Miami Heat

Finals stats: 25.3 ppg, 10.9 rpg, 7.0 apg, 44.7 FG% and 35.3 3P% in seven games

2012: LeBron James, Miami Heat

LeBron James

Finals stats: 28.6 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 7.4 apg, 47.2 FG% and 18.8 3P% in five games

2011: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks

Finals stats: 26.0 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 2.0 apg, 41.6 FG% and 36.8 3P% in six games

2010: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant, MVP, Lakers

Finals stats: 28.6 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 3.9 apg, 40.5 FG% and 31.9 3P% in seven games

2009: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant

Finals stats: 32.4 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 7.4 apg, 43.0 FG% and 36.0 3P% in five games

2008: Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics

Finals stats: 21.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 6.3 apg, 43.2 FG% and 39.3 3P% in six games

2007: Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker

Finals stats: 24.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.3 apg, 56.8 FG% and 57.1 3P% in four games

2006: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat

Dwyane Wade

Finals stats: 34.7 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 3.8 apg, 46.8 FG% and 27.3 3P% in six games

2005: Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

Finals stats: 20.6 ppg, 14.1 rpg, 2.1 apg, 2.1 bpg and 41.9 FG% in seven games

2004: Chauncey Billups, Detroit Pistons

Finals stats: 21.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 5.2 apg, 50.9 FG% and 47.1 3P% in five games

2003: Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

Finals stats: 24.2 ppg, 17.0 rpg, 5.3 apg, 5.3 bpg and 49.5 FG% in six games

2002: Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal, 2002

Finals stats: 36.3 ppg, 12.3 rpg, 3.8 apg, 2.8 bpg and 59.5 FG% in four games

2001: Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers

Shaquille O'Neal, Finals MVP, 2001

Finals stats: 33.0 ppg, 15.8 rpg, 4.8 apg, 3.4 bpg and 57.3 FG% in five games

2000: Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal

Finals stats: 38.0 ppg, 16.7 rpg, 2.3 apg, 2.7 bpg and 61.1 FG% in six games

1999: Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

Tim Duncan

Finals stats: 27.4 ppg, 14.0 rpg, 2.4 apg, 2.2 bpg and 53.7 FG% in five games

1998: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls

Michael Jordan

Finals stats: 33.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.3 apg, 42.7 FG% and 30.8 3P% in six games

1997 Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls

Michael Jordan

Finals stats: 32.3 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 6.0 apg, 45.6 FG% and 32.0 3P% in six games

1996: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls

Finals stats: 27.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 4.2 apg, 41.5 FG% and 31.6 3P% in six games

1995: Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets

Finals stats: 32.8 ppg, 11.5 rpg, 5.5 apg, 2.0 bpg and 48.3 FG% in four games

1994: Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets

Finals stats: 26.9 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 3.6 apg, 3.9 bpg and 50.0 FG% in seven games

1993: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls

Finals stats: 41.0 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 6.3 apg, 50.8 FG% and 40.0 3P% in six games

1992: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls

Finals stats: 35.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 6.5 apg, 52.6 FG% and 42.9 3P% in six games

1991: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls

Finals stats: 31.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 11.4 apg, 2.8 spg, 55.8 FG% and 50.0 3P% in five games

1990: Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons

Finals stats: 27.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 7.0 apg, 54.2 FG% and 68.8 3P% in five games

1989: Joe Dumars, Detroit Pistons

Finals stats: 27.3 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 6.0 apg, and 57.6 FG% in four games

1988: James Worthy, Los Angeles Lakers

Finals stats: 22.0 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 4.4 apg and 49.2 FG% in seven games

1987: Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers

Finals stats: 26.2 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 13.0 apg, 54.1 FG% and 50.0 3P% in six games

1986: Larry Bird, Boston Celtics

Finals stats: 24.0 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 9.5 apg, 48.2 FG% and 36.8 3P% in six games

1985: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers

Finals stats: 25.7 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 5.2 apg, 1.5 bpg and 60.4 FG% in six games

1984: Larry Bird, Boston Celtics

Finals stats: 27.4 ppg, 14.0 rpg, 3.6 apg, 48.4 FG% and 66.7 3P% in seven games

1983: Moses Malone, Philadelphia 76ers

Finals stats: 25.8 ppg, 18.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.5 bpg and 50.7 FG% in four games

1982: Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers

Finals stats: 16.2 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 8.0 apg, 2.5 spg and 53.3 FG% in six games

1981: Cedric Maxwell, Boston Celtics

Finals stats: 17.7 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 2.8 apg and 56.8 FG% in six games

1980: Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers

Finals stats: 21.5 ppg, 11.2 rpg, 8.7 apg, 2.7 spg and 57.3 FG% in six games

1979: Dennis Johnson, Seattle SuperSonics

Finals stats: 22.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 6.0 apg, 1.8 spg, 2.2 bpg and 45.9 FG% in five games

1978: Wes Unseld, Washington Bullets

Finals stats: 9.0 ppg, 11.7 rpg, 3.9 apg and 52.0 FG% in seven games

1977: Bill Walton, Portland Trail Blazers

Finals stats: 18.5 ppg, 19.0 rpg, 5.2 apg, 3.7 bpg and 54.5 FG% in six games

1976: Jo Jo White, Boston Celtics

Finals stats: 21.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 5.8 apg and 43.9 FG% in six games

1975: Rick Barry, Golden State Warriors

Finals stats: 29.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 5.0 apg, 3.5 spg and 44.4 FG% in four games

1974: John Havlicek, Boston Celtics

Finals stats: 26.4 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 4.7 apg, 1.9 spg and 42.9 FG% in seven games

1973: Willis Reed, New York Knicks

Finals stats: 16.4 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 2.6 apg and 47.9 FG% in five games

1972: Wilt Chamberlain, Los Angeles Lakers

Finals stats: 19.4 ppg, 23.2 rpg, 2.6 apg and 60.0 FG% in five games

1971: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks

Finals stats: 27.0 ppg, 18.5 rpg, 2.8 apg and 60.5 FG% in four games

1970: Willis Reed, New York Knicks

Finals stats: 23.0 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 2.8 apg and 48.4 FG% in six games

1969: Jerry West, Los Angeles Lakers

Finals stats: 37.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 7.4 apg, 49.0 FG% and 83.9 FT% in seven games. Lakers lost the Finals.

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