Lakers History: Los Angeles Lakers Finals MVP Awards

Features the complete list and details about the Los Angeles Lakers players that won the NBA Finals MVP award, including Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, James Worthy, Jerry West and Abdul-Jabbar

Eight players have been selected Finals MVP in Lakers history. Two of them, Shaquille O'Neal and Magic Johnson won the award 3 times while Kobe Bryant did it twice, totalizing 12 Finals MVPs for the Lakers, the highest among NBA teams.

Los Angeles Lakers Finals MVP Awards:

Championship Player
2019-2020 LeBron James
2009-2010 Kobe Bryant
2008-2009 Kobe Bryant
2001-2002 Shaquille O'Neal
2000-2001 Shaquille O'Neal
1999-2000 Shaquille O'Neal
1987-1988 James Worthy
1986-1987 Magic Johnson
1984-1985 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1981-1982 Magic Johnson
1979-1980 Magic Johnson
1971-1972 Wilt Chamberlain
1968-1969 Jerry West *


* Jerry West
was the first NBA Finals MVP and is the only one that does not belong to the team that won championship (Boston Celtics)
George Mikan
, the first NBA superstar, shone in the Lakers that got 5 titles in 6 years, but the MVP title he'd have deserved wasn't established yet.

related: complete list of NBA Finals MVPs