Finals MVP - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Finals MVP


WATCH: Kevin Durant bags second straight NBA Finals MVP

Jun 09, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Durant posts averages of 28.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.5 assists in the Warriors' title showdown against the Cavs

IN PHOTOS: San Miguel wins 5th championship in 8 conferences

Jul 03, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Check out photos from Game 6 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner s Cup Finals and the post game celebrations

24TH. This is San Miguel's 24th title as a franchise. Photo from PBA Images

SMB crushes TNT in Game 6 for first PBA Commissioner's Cup title in 17 years

Jul 02, 2017 - 9:03 PM

UPDATED This is the Beermen s 5th championship in 3 seasons or since coach Leo Austria took over in 2015 and the franchise s 24th overall

CHAMPIONS. Alex Cabagnot and the San Miguel Beermen are the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup champions after finishing off the TNT KaTropa in 6 games. Photo from PBA Images

Durant finds long-sought NBA title after joining Warriors

Jun 13, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Kevin Durant took heat from critics saying he should have stayed with the Thunder and built a powerhouse team around himself and Russell Westbrook But such comments made the moment of triumph only sweeter

FINALS MVP. Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors celebrates after being named Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player of the 2017 NBA Finals. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Villain vindicated: What the Finals MVP award meant for Durant’s title win

Jun 13, 2017 - 3:10 PM

After jumping from Oklahoma City to Golden State Kevin Durant was called a snake traitor villain Today all that comes to an end

FIRST RING. Now Kevin Durant is the real MVP after winning his first NBA title. Photo by Ezra Shaw/AFP

Social media, celebs celebrate with Warriors

Jun 13, 2017 - 2:12 PM

Twitter explodes to cheer the Warriors and mourn the Cavs

Kevin Durant claims 2017 NBA Finals MVP trophy

Jun 13, 2017 - 12:24 PM

Kevin Durant s road to redemption ends with an NBA Finals MVP trophy in his arms

FINALS MVP. Kevin Durant cops the 2017 NBA Finals MVP trophy. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Chris Ross delivers again on the big stage for 2nd Finals MVP honor

Mar 06, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Fueled by the immensity of the playoffs and the finals Chris Ross challenged the conventional perceptions of him as a player and turned them inside out

WELL-DESERVED. Playmaker Chris Ross earns a well-deserved Finals MVP award for the second straight Philippine Cup conference. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Walking tall with Ateneo Blue Eagle Tony Koyfman

Sep 13, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Tony Koyfman scores 27 points in both Spikers Turf Finals games and is named the Most Valuable Player

Photo by Rick Olivares

In leading historic comeback, LeBron wins NBA Finals MVP

Jun 20, 2016 - 10:59 AM

LeBron James leads the Cleveland Cavaliers in a big finals comeback to win the 2016 NBA championship

FINALS MVP. LeBron James fittingly wins Finals MVP. JOHN G. MABANGLO/EPA

From his battle with injury, Paul Lee rises to Finals MVP

May 21, 2016 - 5:57 PM

Fueled by self doubt immense pressure and expectations and the thirst for virtually his first championship Paul Lee finally gets his moment

Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

IN VINES: Rain or Shine pounds Alaska in Game 6 to win PBA crown

May 19, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Watch Vines from Rain or Shine s title clinching Game 6 victory over Alaska

AT LAST. Rain or Shine wins a championship after 4 years. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

WATCH: Celebrations moments after Rain or Shine wins PBA title

May 19, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Watch Rappler s raw interviews with Gabe Norwood Jericho Cruz Beau Belga JR Quiñahan Finals MVP Paul Lee and head coach Yeng Guiao

CELEBRATION. Rain or Shine enjoys the thrill of its second championship. File Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Rain or Shine claims title, Lee is Finals MVP

May 19, 2016 - 12:20 AM

Rain or Shine endures 4 runner up heartbreaks before finally getting over the hump

VICTORY SPLASH. Paul Lee gets doused with water as they celebrate the title. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Chris Ross named 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals MVP

Feb 03, 2016 - 10:05 PM

Chris Ross is honored after the San Miguel Beermen overcome a 0 3 deficit to win their second straight all Filipino championship

ROSS THE BOSS. Chris Ross anchored San Miguel's historic comeback to win the 2016 Philippine Cup championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Andre Iguodala named NBA Finals MVP

Jun 17, 2015 - 12:37 PM

Iguodala never started in the regular season but was the game changer for the Warriors in the NBA Finals

FINALS MVP. Golden State's Andre Iguodala, who never started in the regular season, wins 2015 NBA Finals MVP. Photo by JOHN G. MABANGLO/EPA

USA's Leonard withdraws from FIBA World Cup

Jul 17, 2014 - 2:29 PM

NBA Finals MVP Kahwi Leonard says it s a difficult decision but adds he needs to give his body time to heal from the long playoff grind

FRANCHISE CORNERSTONE. Kawhi Leonard delivered a solid performance in the 2014 NBA Finals. Photo by Andy Lyons/AFP

A hero's welcome for Marc Pingris

Oct 28, 2013 - 3:01 PM

Marc Pingris The Pinoy Sakuragi is the PBA Finals Most Valuable Player

ALL HEART. Much like his 'Anime' counterpart Hanamichi Sakuragi, Marc Pingris led his team to the PBA Governors' Cup playing with the biggest heart on the hard court. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler