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  • Kawhi Leonard (2014)

    16 48.48%
  • Paul Pierce (2008)

    1 3.03%
  • Cedric Maxwell (1981)

    5 15.15%
  • Andre Iguodala ( 2015)

    7 21.21%
  • Wes Unseld ( 1978)

    2 6.06%
  • Other

    2 6.06%
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  1. #16
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    Default Re: Weakest Finals MVP Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Gohan View Post
    Chauncey fraudlips
    Was close to put him, but I sticked to 5 choices.

    Billups stats:
    21.0 ppg/ 3.2 rbg / 5.2 apg

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    Default Re: Weakest Finals MVP Ever

    Billups wasn't exactly a bad choice, but Ben Wallace was the real FMVP in 2004.

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    Wes Unseld

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    Kobe 2010

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    Default Re: Weakest Finals MVP Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by light View Post
    Kobe 2010
    Lebron 2012 because he had to switch teams to get a title and join a proven champion and finals mvp winner in Wade.

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    Default Re: Weakest Finals MVP Ever

    Curry 20... oh wait nvm

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    Default Re: Weakest Finals MVP Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by kawhileonard2 View Post
    Lebron 2012 because he had to switch teams to get a title and join a proven champion and finals mvp winner in Wade.
    But there were no other options in 2012. Bron was the only possible choice.

    In 2010 many thought Pau Gasol should've won Finals MVP. The LA Times said it shouldve went to Gasol. People still talk about that 10 years later.

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    Default Re: Weakest Finals MVP Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by J Shuttlesworth View Post
    Curry 20... oh wait nvm
    Oof

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    Default Re: Weakest Finals MVP Ever

    Given that we now know how good of a players kawhi is, I am going to pick Iguodala who was simply a role player for gsw and was on the tail end of his career.

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    Default Re: Weakest Finals MVP Ever

    you need to take the truth off this poll.

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    Default Re: Weakest Finals MVP Ever

    Kawhi did a great job defending Lebron in the series and outplayed him from Game 3 through 5 which were three consecutive Spurs blowouts. Some peeps on here should go back and watch the series. Stats don't always tell the whole story. Although Kawhi did average like 24/9 on 68% shooting those last three games.

    The only real travesty on here is the Undeld Finals MVP. Hayes got robbed because nobody liked him.

    Here is my post from years ago about that:

    Winner: Wes Unseld

    Rightful Winner: Elvin Hayes

    Explanation for Result: Hate of Elvin Hayes; likability of Wes Unseld
    Let's start with the stats shall we?

    Elvin Hayes: 20.7 ppg, 11.9 rpg, 1.4 apg, 2.0 bpg, 1.6 spg on 48.0 %FG/50.9 %TS

    Wes Unseld: 9.0 ppg, 11.7 rpg, 3.9 apg, 0.1 bpg, 0.6 spg on 52.0 %FG/53.6 %TS

    Hayes scored more than double the points, rebounded better, and defended better. During the season Hayes had a 4.6 to 3.9 edge in DWS and a 2.0 to 0.6 edge in blocks per game. In the playoffs that margin only grew to 1.7 to 1.1 in DWS and 2.5 to 0.4 in blocks per game. Unseld somehow got huge credit for his Game 7 performance (15/9/6 on 50% shooting in 45 minutes) compared to Elvin Hayes (12/8/1 on 50% shooting in 30 minutes). Late in the 3rd quarter with the Bullets leading comfortably by about 15 points Hayes fouled out on two consecutive phantom calls. Marvin Webster had a dominant final quarter and ended the game with 27 points 19 rebounds on 66.7 %FG with no Hayes around to guard him. Unseld's man and Seattle rookie Jack Sikma had 21 points and 11 rebounds. The Bullets' defense didn't just crash without the Big E but Unseld was terrible in the clutch. The Sonics cut the lead to four points with a minute left. Wes was fouled and missed both free throws, Silas scored and the lead was down to two. Unseld was fouled again and hit just one of two free throws but the Sonics couldn't buy a bucket and Washington escaped with a title thanks to Bob Dandridge and Mitch Kuptchak making some huge baskets late in the game. One could even say the real Finals MVP was Seattle's Dennis Johnson who shot 0-14 from the field in Game 7 and wasted such dominant efforts by their big man duo (dark humor I know!). Let's break it down game by game shall we?

    Game 1 Hayes: 21/9/0 on 50.0 %FG Unseld: 6/7/4 on 71.4 %FG
    Game 2 Hayes: 25/9/3 on 54.5 %FG Unseld: 2/15/5 on 12.5 %FG
    Game 3 Hayes: 29/20/0 on 50.0 %FG Unseld: 2/12/2 on 25.0 %FG
    Game 4 Hayes: 20/13/1 on 44.4 %FG Unseld: 15/11/4 on 70.0 %FG
    Game 5 Hayes: 17/9/2 on 50.0 %FG Unseld: 13/14/3 on 62.5 %FG
    Game 6 Hayes: 21/15/3 on 39.1 %FG Unseld: 6/14/5 on 60.0 %FG

    So apart from Game 5 where it's about even Hayes is better in every game. Unseld was a total disaster in the first three games. And in the first six games with Hayes glued on him Webster could manage to put up 12.8 points and 15.0 rebounds per game on 41.6% from the field. A far cry from his Game 7 monster performance huh?

    Hayes by 1978 was an exemplary teammate. Anyone who has read his press conferences would see how much he praises his teammates, deflects credit to others, and always says only the best things about Unseld despite their personal animosity.

    The reason this is the biggest award travesty in NBA history is that a) it was a decision not even based on love of a certain player (Unseld) as much as it was based on irrational hate of another player (Hayes) and b) it was at least partly caused by controversial refereeing that took Hayes out of Game 7.

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    Whoever did not pick Iguodala and picked Kawhi instead, is a moron. 15 idiots picked Kawhi This forum is dead.

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    Default Re: Weakest Finals MVP Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by J Shuttlesworth View Post
    Curry 20... oh wait nvm
    My guy with the Haymakers

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