The NBA Finals MVP trophy was a close race… between Iguadola and LeBron

Jun 14, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron  James (23) handles the ball against Golden State Warriors guard Andre  Iguodala (9) during the fourth quarter in game five of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Stephen Curry, the regular season MVP, hasn’t received a single vote from the 11 media experts that were a part of the voting group for the finals MVP trophy.

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The Bill Russell trophy went in the hands of Andre Iguodala who was truly the X-factor for Golden State’s winning the championship in the fashion they did.  The honor makes Iguodola the first ever NBA player to become an playoff finals MVP after spending the regular season coming off the bench.

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The even more interesting part was that LeBron James came in second place and if a couple more votes went his way, he could’ve become the second player in the history of the NBA to receive the award while being on the losing side. Here are the full results from the voting.

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The only losing player ever to win an Finals MVP was Jerry West back in 1969 when the Boston Celtics defeated West’s Los Angeles Lakers.

 

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