Every Los Angeles Lakers legend who has won NBA Finals MVP award

No franchise has more Finals MVP awards than the Los Angeles Lakers. Which Lakers legends were able to take the hardware home?
NBA Finals Game 7:  Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers
NBA Finals Game 7: Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers / Christian Petersen/GettyImages
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4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 1985

It's crazy to think that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar only won one Finals MVP award with the Los Angeles Lakers, although some would argue he deserved another in 1980. Had he not missed Game 7, there's a strong chance that he would've taken home the honor.

Regardless, Abdul-Jabbar helped the Lakers win five championships during his legendary career and won Finals MVP in 1985.

Abdul-Jabbar won three regular season MVP awards and earned six All-NBA First Team nods with the Lakers. He helped the team dominate the 1980s in both the regular season and the playoffs, scoring 24,176 of his 38,387 points in purple and gold.

In 1985, it all seemed to come together for a player who previously won Finals MVP with the Milwaukee Bucks, but hadn't yet done so with the Lakers.

In one of the iconic championship series between the Celtics and Lakers, Abdul-Jabbar led Los Angeles past Boston. He averaged 25.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.5 blocks, and 1.0 steal, shooting an absurd 60.4 percent from the field.

With 36 points and seven assists in Game 5, and a team-high 29 points in the decisive Game 6, Abdul-Jabbar rounded out his nearly incomparable legacy with a well-earned award.