The ‘NBA MVP finalists’ quiz
The Los Angeles Clippers are currently in the second season of the Kawhi Leonard-Paul George era. Things have gone smoothly so far, with the Clips becoming one of the true powers of the NBA. But despite the immediate success, a cloud hangs over the franchise, with Kawhi having the option of opting out of the final year of his current contract to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. Well, Clipper’s loyalists received positive news on Wednesday when it was reported that “barring a dramatic turn of events,” Leonard is expected to stay with LA, and of course he might be intrigued by the Miami Heat culture (which superstar isn’t it?), but Steve Ballmer, Ty Lue and Clipper Darrell can rest easy knowing that the former two-time NBA Finals MVP will likely stay at least one more season.
Which brings us to today’s quiz. Kawhi has these two Finals MVP and an All-Star Game MVP on his resume, but he was never voted regular season MVP. However, he once came close, finishing second in the vote in 2016. So with that in mind, how many players who have finished second in the NBA MVP vote since the 1985-86 season can you name in five minutes?