Warriors' Durant named Most Valuable Player of NBA Finals

Warriors' Durant named Most Valuable Player of NBA Finals
Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors is presented the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Trophy by NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 to win the 2017 NBA Finals in Oakland, California, on Monday. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP)
Updated 13 June 2017

Warriors' Durant named Most Valuable Player of NBA Finals

Warriors' Durant named Most Valuable Player of NBA Finals

OAKLAND, California: Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant was named the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals on Monday.
Durant, in his first season with the Warriors, led the way in a 4-1 series win over the Cleveland Cavaliers by averaging 35.2 points in the Finals to capture his maiden NBA title and the team's second in three seasons.

List of NBA Finals Most Valuable Player winners:
2017 - Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
2016 - LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
2015 - Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors
2014 - Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
2013 - LeBron James, Miami Heat
2012 - LeBron James, Miami Heat
2011 - Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
2010 - Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
2009 - Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
2008 - Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics
2007 - Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs
2006 - Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
2005 - Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
2004 - Chauncey Billups, Detroit Pistons
2003 - Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
2002 - Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers
2001 - Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers
2000 - Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers
1999 - Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
1998 - Michael Jordan, Chicago
1997 - Michael Jordan, Chicago
1996 - Michael Jordan, Chicago
1995 - Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston
1994 - Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston
1993 - Michael Jordan, Chicago
1992 - Michael Jordan, Chicago
1991 - Michael Jordan, Chicago
1990 - Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons
1989 - Joe Dumars, Detroit Pistons
1988 - James Worthy, Los Angeles Lakers
1987 - Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers
1986 - Larry Bird, Boston Celtics
1985 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers
1984 - Larry Bird, Boston Celtics
1983 - Moses Malone, Philadelphia 76ers
1982 - Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers
1981 - Cedric Maxwell, Boston Celtics
1980 - Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers
1979 - Dennis Johnson, Seattle SuperSonics
1978 - Wes Unseld, Washington Bullets
1977 - Bill Walton, Portland Trail Blazers
1976 - Jo Jo White, Boston Celtics
1975 - Rick Barry, Golden State Warriors
1974 - John Havlicek, Boston Celtics
1973 - Willis Reed, New York Knicks
1972 - Wilt Chamberlain, Los Angeles Lakers
1971 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks
1970 - Willis Reed, New York Knicks
1969 - Jerry West, Los Angeles Lakers (Editing by Frank Pingue)