List of NBA Finals MVP winners

Posted at 06/22/2012 12:30 PM

LeBron James of the Miami Heat was named the most valuable player (MVP) of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals on Thursday (Friday in Manila).

Here is a list of NBA Finals MVPs:

2012 - LeBron James, Miami Heat

2011 - Dirk Nowitzki , Dallas Mavericks

2010 - Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

2009 - Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

2008 - Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics

2007 - Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs

2006 - Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat

2005 - Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

2004 - Chauncey Billups, Detroit Pistons

2003 - Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

2002 - Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers

2001 - Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers

2000 - Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers

1999 - Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

1998 - Michael Jordan, Chicago

1997 - Michael Jordan, Chicago

1996 - Michael Jordan, Chicago

1995 - Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston

1994 - Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston

1993 - Michael Jordan, Chicago

1992 - Michael Jordan, Chicago

1991 - Michael Jordan, Chicago

1990 - Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons

1989 - Joe Dumars, Detroit Pistons

1988 - James Worthy, Los Angeles Lakers

1987 - Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers

1986 - Larry Bird, Boston Celtics

1985 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers

1984 - Larry Bird, Boston Celtics

1983 - Moses Malone, Philadelphia 76ers

1982 - Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers

1981 - Cedric Maxwell, Boston Celtics

1980 - Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers

1979 - Dennis Johnson, Seattle SuperSonics

1978 - Wes Unseld, Washington Bullets

1977 - Bill Walton, Portland Trail Blazers

1976 - Jo Jo White, Boston Celtics

1975 - Rick Barry, Golden State Warriors

1974 - John Havlicek, Boston Celtics

1973 - Willis Reed, New York Knicks

1972 - Wilt Chamberlain, Los Angeles Lakers

1971 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks

1970 - Willis Reed, New York Knicks

1969 - Jerry West, Los Angeles Lakers