List of Most Valuable Players in the NBA Finals throughout league history.

NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award was created in 1968-69 season. Trophy is named after former Celtics star Bill Russell.

Players selected as NBA Finals Most Valuable Player by season

SeasonPlayerTeam
2019-20LeBron JamesLos Angeles Lakers
2018-19Kawhi LeonardToronto Raptors
2017-18Kevin DurantGolden State Warriors
2016-17Kevin DurantGolden State Warriors
2015-16LeBron JamesCleveland Cavaliers
2014-15Andre IguodalaGolden State Warriors
2013-14Kawhi LeonardSan Antonio Spurs
2012-13LeBron JamesMiami Heat
2011-12LeBron JamesMiami Heat
2010-11Dirk NowitzkiDallas Mavericks
2009-10Kobe BryantLos Angeles Lakers
2008-09Kobe BryantLos Angeles Lakers
2007-08Paul PierceBoston Celtics
2006-07Tony ParkerSan Antonio Spurs
2005-06Dwyane WadeMiami Heat
2004-05Tim DuncanSan Antonio Spurs
2003-04Chauncey BillupsDetroit Pistons
2002-03Tim DuncanSan Antonio Spurs
2001-02Shaquille O'NealLos Angeles Lakers
2000-01Shaquille O'NealLos Angeles Lakers
1999-00Shaquille O'NealLos Angeles Lakers
1998-99Tim DuncanSan Antonio Spurs
1997-98Michael JordanChicago Bulls
1996-97Michael JordanChicago Bulls
1995-96Michael JordanChicago Bulls
1994-95Hakeem OlajuwonHouston Rockets
1993-94Hakeem OlajuwonHouston Rockets
1992-93Michael JordanChicago Bulls
1991-92Michael JordanChicago Bulls
1990-91Michael JordanChicago Bulls
1989-90Isiah ThomasDetroit Pistons
1988-89Joe DumarsDetroit Pistons
1987-88James WorthyLos Angeles Lakers
1986-87Magic JohnsonLos Angeles Lakers
1985-86Larry BirdBoston Celtics
1984-85Kareem Abdul-JabbarLos Angeles Lakers
1983-84Larry BirdBoston Celtics
1982-83Moses MalonePhiladelphia 76ers
1981-82Magic JohnsonLos Angeles Lakers
1980-81Cedric MaxwellBoston Celtics
1979-80Magic JohnsonLos Angeles Lakers
1978-79Dennis JohnsonSeattle SuperSonics
1977-78Wes UnseldWashington Bullets
1976-77Bill WaltonPortland Trail Blazers
1975-76Jo Jo WhiteBoston Celtics
1974-75Rick BarryGolden State Warriors
1973-74John HavlicekBoston Celtics
1972-73Willis ReedNew York Knicks
1971-72Wilt ChamberlainLos Angeles Lakers
1970-71Kareem Abdul-JabbarMilwaukee Bucks
1969-70Willis ReedNew York Knicks
1968-69Jerry WestLos Angeles Lakers
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