Top 10 NBA Individual Playoff Runs That Led to Finals MVP

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Top 10 NBA Individual Playoff Runs That Led to Finals MVP
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If we go by win shares there have been only 10 times an individual performer in the complete postseason and including only an NBA Finals MVP, has attained a win share total of 4.2 or above. The way win shares are determined is through a complex formula or three. Essentially, the main components of these formulas are:

1. The points produced for each player.

2. Offensive possessions for each player.

3. Marginal offense for each player.

4. Marginal points per win. Credit Offensive Win Shares to the players.

According to Basketball Reference's all-time Finals win share leaderboard these are those 10 times. A few times a player had higher than a 4.2 but their team lost the series so I excluded them. A few examples are Dirk Nowitzki in 2006, Jabbar in 1974 and West in 1969.

Here is the top 10:

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