Factbox: List of previous 25 NBA Finals MVP winners

LOS ANGELES (BestGrowthStock) – Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers was named the NBA Finals most valuable player on Thursday.

Here is a list of the previous 25 NBA Finals MVPs:

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

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(Compiled by Frank Pingue; Editing by Alastair Himmer)

Factbox: List of previous 25 NBA Finals MVP winners