5 Youngest Finals MVP Winners in NBA History
#3 Magic Johnson - 22 Years Old (1982)
As you would find out in the following slides, Magic's NBA Finals MVP at 22 years old was not his youngest ever.
Yes. He had won two Championship rings and two NBA Finals MVP by the time he turned 22. If that's not greatness in a nutshell, I don't know what is.
Playing for a Lakers side consisting the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bob McAdoo in the 1982 Finals against Philadelphia, Magic had no trouble standing out on both ends of the floor. He averaged 16.2 points, 10.8 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game in the Finals, piling on a triple-double of 13 points, 13 assists, and 13 rebounds in the Knockout Game 6.
At 6 feet 9 inches, he was a dangerous scorer from anywhere on the court and helped the Los Angeles Lakers win 5 Championships, being named the NBA Finals MVP on three of those trips.
The franchise eventually went on to retire his #32 jersey as a sign of respect to his contribution to the organisation.