Before the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA Championship, many assumed that Anthony Davis would compete for the Finals MVP title with LeBron James.
LeBron James deservedly won the Finals MVP title by playing perfectly in all six Finals games, which brought the Lakers to the 17th Championship in history. However, there are some opinions that Anthony Davis also has an impressive performance and the parameters of the season will bring him to this title.
Both Marc J Spears of ESPN and Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports have simultaneously confirmed they and nine other colleagues voted LeBron to have this prestigious title, thereby making him the second player with the second Bill Russell trophy in. history, only after 6 victories by Michael Jordan.
LeBron James won absolutely against junior Anthony Davis
A total of 11 people participated in voting for the title of Player of the Final Series, all of them journalists. ESPN has the largest number of people participating in the vote when contributing 3 representatives, namely Marc J Spears, Doris Burke and Rachel Nichols.
LeBron James had an impressive playoffs and especially shined in the last two matches. He scored 40 points in game 5 against the Miami Heat, before ending the season with triple-double (28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists). James became the only player to win the Finals MVP title in three different teams.
Meanwhile, Anthony Davis is not bad when he first played in the NBA Finals. The 27-year-old has scored 66 points in the first two games. He averaged a double-double with 25 points, 10.7 rebounds and two blocks in six matches with Heat.
Only Michael Jordan has more Player of the Year titles than LeBron James
On the morning of October 12, after the LA Lakers lifted the Larry O’Brien trophy, LeBron James was awarded the Finals MVP title by Chairman Adam Silver for his efforts in the 2020 Finals series. In all four NBA Championships, James has this title.
With titles with the Miami Heat in 2012, 2013 and Cleveland Cavaliers 2016, LeBron James became the first player in history to become the Finals MVP in three different colors. He also surpassed Tim Duncan, Magic Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal to become the second most prolific Bill Russell trophy player in history, behind only Michael Jordan.