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5 Youngest Finals MVP Winners in NBA History

Achyut Dubey
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#4 Kawhi Leonard - 22 Years Old (2014)

This was the Spurs' fifth NBA Championship.
This was the Spurs' fifth NBA Championship.

After being drafted 15th overall in the 2015 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers, Kawhi Leonard was traded to the Spurs on the same night, in exchange for George Hill.

The Pacers regret that decision till date. Kawhi went on to win an NBA championship with the Spurs in 2014 and was also the NBA Finals MVP, playing against LeBron and the Miami Heat in the Finals. Leonard was the youngest player since Tim Duncan won the Finals MVP in 1999.

'The Klaw' clocked in an average 17.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.2 blocks per game in the Finals and pretty much ended LeBron's Miami reign then and there. He was as complete a two-way player as there possibly could be, averaging 1.7 steals throughout the post-season of 2014.

During 2015 to 2017, Kawhi was named in the All-NBA defensive first team for three years in a row and never averaged less than 1.8 steals per game in any of those seasons.