YOUR FINALS MVP…DANNY GREEN?

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you can’t study a little history. Here are just a few names on the list of Finals MVP:

Kareem
Wilt
Magic
Bird
Jordan
Hakeem
Shaq
Kobe

Recognize those names? Of course you do—you probably know them as well as you know your own. Finals MVP has been around since 1969, and in all that time only one winner isn’t either already in the Hall of Fame or heading there soon. (The exception, by the way, is Cedric Maxwell, who copped the big prize with the ’81 Celtics.)

And now, unless Tony Parker drops, like, 75 points one of these next two games, it looks like the unlikeliest of names will join the most exclusive of clubs. Parker (who won it in ’07), Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan (a three-time winner), they’d all fit right in on this list…but Danny Green?

If you saw the game, you know the story; Green went off for six more treys last night to set an all-time record for threes in a single Finals, and there might still be two games left! Both these teams have a Big Three—right now, the team with the edge has a Big Four.