Jerry West, the inaugural recipient, is the only player to win the award while being on the losing team. Magic Johnson is the only player to win the award as a rookie. Michael Jordan has won the award a record six times.
Has there ever been co MVP in NBA?
How many times have there been Co-MVPs? There have been Co-MVPs at the NBA All-Star Game on four different occasions (1959, 1993, 2000, 2009). In the most recent occurrence, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Suns centre Shaquille O’Neal shared the honour in 2009.
Has losing team ever had Finals MVP?
The only player in NBA history to win Finals MVP on a losing team was Jerry West in 1969, when the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Boston Celtics in seven games.