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Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP Recipients

Season Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
2013-2014 Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs F 6-7 230 22 San Diego State 2011 2
2012-2013 LeBron James Miami Heat F 6-8 250 28 St. Vincent St. Mary High School (Ohio) 2003 9
2011-2012 LeBron James Miami Heat F 6-8 250 27 St. Vincent St. Mary High School (Ohio) 2003 8
2010-2011 Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks PF 7-0 237 32 DJK Würzburg (Germany) 1998 12
2009-2010 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers SG 6-6 205 31 Lower Merion High School (Pennsylvania) 1996 13
2008-2009 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers SG 6-6 205 30 Lower Merion High School (Pennsylvania) 1996 12
2007-2008 Paul Pierce Boston Celtics SF 6-7 235 30 Kansas 1998 9
2006-2007 Tony Parker San Antonio Spurs G 6-2 185 24 Paris Basket Racing (France) 2001 5
2005-2006 Dwyane Wade Miami Heat SG 6-4 220 24 Marquette 2003 2
2004-2005 Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs FC 6-11 250 28 Wake Forest 1997 7
2003-2004 Chauncey Billups Detroit Pistons G 6-3 210 27 Colorado 1997 6
2002-2003 Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs FC 6-11 250 26 Wake Forest 1997 5
2001-2002 Shaquille O'Neal Los Angeles Lakers C 7-1 325 29 LSU 1992 9
2000-2001 Shaquille O'Neal Los Angeles Lakers C 7-1 325 28 LSU 1992 8
1999-2000 Shaquille O'Neal Los Angeles Lakers C 7-1 325 27 LSU 1992 7
1998-1999 Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs FC 6-11 250 22 Wake Forest 1997 1
1997-1998 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls SG 6-6 215 35 North Carolina 1984 12
1996-1997 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls SG 6-6 215 34 North Carolina 1984 11
1995-1996 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls SG 6-6 215 33 North Carolina 1984 10
1994-1995 Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets C 7-0 255 32 Houston 1984 10
1993-1994 Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets C 7-0 255 31 Houston 1984 9
1992-1993 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls SG 6-6 215 30 North Carolina 1984 8
1991-1992 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls SG 6-6 215 29 North Carolina 1984 7
1990-1991 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls SG 6-6 215 28 North Carolina 1984 6
1989-1990 Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons PG 6-1 180 28 Indiana 1981 8
1988-1989 Joe Dumars Detroit Pistons SG 6-3 190 25 McNeese State 1985 3
1987-1988 James Worthy Los Angeles Lakers SF 6-9 225 27 North Carolina 1982 5
1986-1987 Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers PG 6-9 255 27 Michigan State 1979 7
1985-1986 Larry Bird Boston Celtics SF 6-9 220 29 Indiana State 1978 6
1984-1985 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers C 7-2 225 37 UCLA 1969 15
1983-1984 Larry Bird Boston Celtics SF 6-9 220 27 Indiana State 1978 4
1982-1983 Moses Malone Philadelphia Sixers C 6-10 215 27 Petersburg High School (Virginia) 1976 6
1981-1982 Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers PG 6-9 255 22 Michigan State 1979 2
1980-1981 Cedric Maxwell Boston Celtics F 6-8 205 25 Charlotte 1977 3
1979-1980 Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers PG 6-9 255 20 Michigan State 1979 0
1978-1979 Dennis Johnson Seattle SuperSonics PG 6-4 185 24 Pepperdine 1976 2
1977-1978 Wes Unseld Washington Wizards FC 6-7 245 31 Louisville 1968 17
1976-1977 Bill Walton Portland Trail Blazers C 6-11 235 24 UCLA 1974 2
1975-1976 Jo Jo White Boston Celtics G 6-3 190 29 Kansas 1969 6
1974-1975 Rick Barry Golden State Warriors F 6-7 205 30 Miami (FL) 1965 4
1973-1974 John Havlicek Boston Celtics GF 6-5 200 33 Ohio State 1962 9
1972-1973 Willis Reed New York Knicks FC 6-9 240 30 Grambling State 1964 8
1971-1972 Wilt Chamberlain Los Angeles Lakers C 7-1 265 35 Kansas 1959 12
1970-1971 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Milwaukee Bucks C 7-2 225 23 UCLA 1969 1
1969-1970 Willis Reed New York Knicks FC 6-9 240 27 Grambling State 1964 5
1968-1969 Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers SG 6-2 185 30 West Virginia 1960 8

Most Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP Selections

Player Times Won Selections Pos Height Weight Pre-Draft Team
Michael Jordan 6 1997-1998, 1996-1997, 1995-1996, 1992-1993, 1991-1992, 1990-1991 SG 6-6 215 North Carolina
Tim Duncan 3 2004-2005, 2002-2003, 1998-1999 FC 6-11 250 Wake Forest
Magic Johnson 3 1986-1987, 1981-1982, 1979-1980 PG 6-9 255 Michigan State
Shaquille O'Neal 3 2001-2002, 2000-2001, 1999-2000 C 7-1 325 LSU
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 2 1984-1985, 1970-1971 C 7-2 225 UCLA
Larry Bird 2 1985-1986, 1983-1984 SF 6-9 220 Indiana State
Kobe Bryant 2 2009-2010, 2008-2009 SG 6-6 205 Lower Merion High School (Pennsylvania)
LeBron James 2 2012-2013, 2011-2012 F 6-8 250 St. Vincent St. Mary High School (Ohio)
Hakeem Olajuwon 2 1994-1995, 1993-1994 C 7-0 255 Houston
Willis Reed 2 1972-1973, 1969-1970 FC 6-9 240 Grambling State
Rick Barry 1 1974-1975 F 6-7 205 Miami (FL)
Chauncey Billups 1 2003-2004 G 6-3 210 Colorado
Wilt Chamberlain 1 1971-1972 C 7-1 265 Kansas
Joe Dumars 1 1988-1989 SG 6-3 190 McNeese State
John Havlicek 1 1973-1974 GF 6-5 200 Ohio State
Dennis Johnson 1 1978-1979 PG 6-4 185 Pepperdine
Kawhi Leonard 1 2013-2014 F 6-7 230 San Diego State
Moses Malone 1 1982-1983 C 6-10 215 Petersburg High School (Virginia)
Cedric Maxwell 1 1980-1981 F 6-8 205 Charlotte
Dirk Nowitzki 1 2010-2011 PF 7-0 237 DJK Würzburg (Germany)
Tony Parker 1 2006-2007 G 6-2 185 Paris Basket Racing (France)
Paul Pierce 1 2007-2008 SF 6-7 235 Kansas
Isiah Thomas 1 1989-1990 PG 6-1 180 Indiana
Wes Unseld 1 1977-1978 FC 6-7 245 Louisville
Dwyane Wade 1 2005-2006 SG 6-4 220 Marquette
Bill Walton 1 1976-1977 C 6-11 235 UCLA
Jerry West 1 1968-1969 SG 6-2 185 West Virginia
Jo Jo White 1 1975-1976 G 6-3 190 Kansas
James Worthy 1 1987-1988 SF 6-9 225 North Carolina