NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard Joins Elite Group
NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard Joins Elite Group Leonard joins LeBron James and
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the
only players to win the award
with different teams. The Raptors star had 22 points,
six rebounds and three assists in Toronto's 114-110 victory over the
Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.
Leonard averaged 28.5 points, 9.8 rebounds
and 4.2 assists in the NBA Finals.
The all-star forward also won the Finals MVP
in 2014 as a member of the San Antonio Spurs.
LeBron James won the award with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013.
James was named Finals MVP again in 2016
after delivering the Cleveland Cavaliers
their first championship.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the Finals MVP
for the Milwaukee Bucks in 1971.
Abdul-Jabbar won the award a second time
with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1985.