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ko8e24
05-14-2010, 04:01 AM
MVPs and Results in the Playoffs


1999-Karl Malone (Utah Jazz)-->Lose in West Semis To Portland Trailblazers (4-2)

2000-Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers)-->Win NBA Championship against Indiana Pacers (4-2)

2001-Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers)--> Lose in NBA Finals to Los Angeles Lakers (4-1)

2002-Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)-->Lose in West Semis to Los Angeles Lakers (4-1)

2003- Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)-->Win NBA Championship against New Jersey Nets (4-2)

2004-Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves)-->Lose in West Finals to Los Angeles Lakers (4-2)

2005-Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns)-->Lose in West Finals to San Antonio Spurs (4-1)

2006-Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns)-->Lose in West Finals to Dallas Mavericks (4-2)

2007-Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks)-->Lose in West 1st Rd to Golden State Warriors (4-2)

2008-Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)-->Lose in NBA Finals to Boston Celtics (4-2)

2009-LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)-->Lose in East Finals to Orlando Magic (4-2)

2010-LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)-->Lose in East Semis to Boston Celtics (4-2)



Only 2 times in the last 12 yrs has the League MVP went on to become Finals MVP and his team winning an NBA Championship.

MaHaRaJaH
05-14-2010, 04:04 AM
If you believe superstitions have a role in your life, your mind will make it true.

CAVS21
05-14-2010, 04:05 AM
Great post......The haters don't need a new reason to trash LeBron though......nor do the fake Cavs fans that are only fans because LBJ plays for them

JiffyMix88
05-14-2010, 04:13 AM
Great post......The haters don't need a new reason to trash LeBron though......nor do the fake Cavs fans that are only fans because LBJ plays for them

lol good to see a true cavs fan hope you stick to them after/if lebron leaves

sventhedog
05-14-2010, 06:59 AM
i don't really think it's a curse. it just shows how different regular season is from the playoffs.

you can dance all you want in the regular season but you can't do that in the playoffs. or you'll dance your way out to vacation. go ask lebron haha.

PrettyBoyJ
05-14-2010, 07:33 AM
That jus shows.. jus because you win a MVP doesnt mean you gonna win a championship.. its not really a curse.. prior to tht drought the 90's and 80's where full of MVP who also won a championship..

JordansBulls
05-14-2010, 07:34 AM
MVPs and Results in the Playoffs


1999-Karl Malone (Utah Jazz)-->Lose in West Semis To Portland Trailblazers (4-2)

2000-Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers)-->Win NBA Championship against Indiana Pacers (4-2)

2001-Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers)--> Lose in NBA Finals to Los Angeles Lakers (4-1)

2002-Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)-->Lose in West Semis to Los Angeles Lakers (4-1)

2003- Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)-->Win NBA Championship against New Jersey Nets (4-2)

2004-Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves)-->Lose in West Finals to Los Angeles Lakers (4-2)

2005-Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns)-->Lose in West Finals to San Antonio Spurs (4-1)

2006-Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns)-->Lose in West Finals to Dallas Mavericks (4-2)

2007-Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks)-->Lose in West 1st Rd to Golden State Warriors (4-2)

2008-Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)-->Lose in NBA Finals to Boston Celtics (4-2)

2009-LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)-->Lose in East Finals to Orlando Magic (4-2)

2010-LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)-->Lose in East Semis to Boston Celtics (4-2)



Only 2 times in the last 12 yrs has the League MVP went on to become Finals MVP and his team winning an NBA Championship.

Duncan 2003
Shaq 2000
MJ 1998
MJ 1996
MJ 1992
MJ 1991
Magic 1987
Bird 1986
Bird 1984
Moses 1983
Kareem 1980

notoriouzzzz
05-14-2010, 07:44 AM
MVP post Jordan era is mostly given to a player that is one of the best in the league that year and especially most valuable to their team. If a player stands out enough on their team to win the MVP that just means when playoffs come around.. he won't be enough to do it alone! In the playoffs u need the whole team.. you definitely need more than one person standing out. James against KG, Allen, Pierce and then Rondo is going no where.

CAVS21
05-14-2010, 12:59 PM
lol good to see a true cavs fan hope you stick to them after/if lebron leaves



Oh yeah I will, it'll suck and suck bad but I'll be at games still......I'm not old enough to remember the drive and fumble because I was 2 and 3 years old then but I've seen them replayed on ESPN Classic enough and I witnessed a blown World Series and of course the blown 3-1 lead on the Red Sox a few years ago....someone back in the day must have made a deal with Satan because God doesn't seem to like Cleveland very much lol