Ranking Every NBA Finals MVP

28. Michael Jordan (1996)

Team: Chicago Bulls
Opponent: Seattle Supersonics
Result: Bulls over Supersonics, 4-2
Finals stats: 27.3 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 4.2 APG, 1.7 SPG

Jordan's first title since returning from baseball was certainly harder-fought than initially anticipated; after running out to a 3-0 lead, the Supersonics battled back and made a series of it before falling to the Bulls in a closely-contested Game 6.

In terms of overall numbers, Jordan put up easily the least gaudy stats of his six MVPs. He had just one 30-plus point game, and for the series shot just over 41 percent from the field. Nevertheless, the Bulls' legend was the series most dominant force, winning the title on an emotional Father's Day and giving Jordan the distinction of becoming just the second player in history to win the regular season, All-Star Game, and Finals MVP awards all in the same season (Willis Reed was the other in 1970, Jordan did it again in 1998, and Shaq joined the club in 2000).

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