Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan and the 10 Youngest NBA Finals MVPs
Kawhi Leonard has pulled down the 2014 NBA Finals MVP. At 22, he “ties” teammate Tim Duncan and Magic Johnson as the second-youngest to win the prestigious award (additionally ranked by months, below).
Not only that, Leonard is the youngest to win it since teammate Tony Parker won it in 2007 at the age of 24.
What does all that mean?
It means four of the 10 youngest NBA Finals MVPs ever were just playing in the 2014 Finals. Wild.
But who was the youngest Finals MVP of all time? Trick question.
Magic Johnson, again. He won it at age 22 and 20, too (his rookie year).Follow @VinGetz
|NBA FINALS MVP||AGE||TEAM||SEASON|
|1.||Magic Johnson||20||Los Angeles Lakers||1979-80|
|2.||Tim Duncan||22||San Antonio Spurs||1998-99|
|3.||Magic Johnson||22||Los Angeles Lakers||1981-82|
|4.||Kawhi Leonard||22||San Antonio Spurs||2013-14|
|5.||Kareem Abdul-Jabbar||23||Milwaukee Bucks||1970-71|
|6.||Tony Parker||24||San Antonio Spurs||2006-07|
|7.||Dennis Johnson||24||Seattle SuperSonics||1978-79|
|8.||Dwyane Wade||24||Miami Heat||2005-06|
|9.||Bill Walton||24||Portland Trail Blazers||1976-77|
|10.||Joe Dumars||25||Detroit Pistons||1988-89|
|11.*||Cedric Maxwell||25||Boston Celtics||1980-81|
* I added an 11th player – Cedric Maxwell – giving you every Finals MVP age 25 or younger.
Posted on June 15, 2014, in NBA Basketball and tagged Basketball, dwyane wade, finals, kawhi leonard, List, magic johnson, mvps, nba, nba finals, tim duncan, tony parker, Winners, youngest. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.