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Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP Award Winners


Posted Feb 26 2013 12:04PM

A year-by-year list of the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP Award winners:

Year Player Team
2011-12 LeBron James Miami Heat
2010-11 Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks
2009-10 Kobe Bryant L.A. Lakers
2008-09 Kobe Bryant L.A. Lakers
2007-08 Paul Pierce Boston Celtics
2006-07 Tony Parker San Antonio Spurs
2005-06 Dwyane Wade Miami Heat
2004-05 Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs
2003-04 Chauncey Billups Detroit Pistons
2002-03 Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs
2001-02 Shaquille O'Neal L.A. Lakers
2000-01 Shaquille O'Neal L.A. Lakers
1999-00 Shaquille O'Neal L.A. Lakers
1998-99 Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs
1997-98 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls
1996-97 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls
1995-96 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls
1994-95 Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets
1993-94 Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets
1992-93 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls
1991-92 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls
1990-91 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls
1989-90 Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons
1988-89 Joe Dumars Detroit Pistons
1987-88 James Worthy L.A. Lakers
1986-87 Magic Johnson L.A. Lakers
1985-86 Larry Bird Boston Celtics
1984-85 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar L.A. Lakers
1983-84 Larry Bird Boston Celtics
1982-83 Moses Malone Philadelphia 76ers
1981-82 Magic Johnson L.A. Lakers
1980-81 Cedric Maxwell Boston Celtics
1979-80 Magic Johnson L.A. Lakers
1978-79 Dennis Johnson Seattle SuperSonics
1977-78 Wes Unseld Washington Bullets
1976-77 Bill Walton Portland Trail Blazers
1975-76 Jo Jo White Boston Celtics
1974-75 Rick Barry Golden State Warriors
1973-74 John Havlicek Boston Celtics
1972-73 Willis Reed New York Knicks
1971-72 Wilt Chamberlain L.A. Lakers
1970-71 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Milwaukee Bucks
1969-70 Willis Reed New York Knicks
1968-69 Jerry West* L.A. Lakers
*Won award for a losing team
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