Here are the youngest NBA MVPs. #11 Giannis Antetokounmpo (age 24) Antetokounmpo is the latest addition to the list of elite basketball players who achieved the highest milestone in the NBA. He was the third-youngest player to become an MVP in 40 years, joining Derrick Rose and LeBron James in the roster. #10 Bob Pettit (age 24)
Giannis Antetokounmpo was crowned NBA Finals MVP after leading the Milwaukee Bucks to their first championship since 1971 in a six-game series win over the Phoenix Suns. The 26-year-old forward became the youngest player to win Finals MVP since Kawhi Leonard did so at the age of 22 in 2014.
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Michael Corvo. May 3, 2020. Nine years ago today, Derrick Rose was named the 2011 NBA MVP, becoming the youngest player to take home the Maurice Podoloff trophy. It may be a while until the 2020 ...
Tim Duncan, 22 years old, 1999. As David Aldridge remarked in his postgame interview with The Big Fundamental, Leonard was the youngest player since Tim Duncan won the Finals MVP in 1999. Duncan, though, had turned 22 a scant two months before winning the NBA Finals. So, you know, advantage Timmy Dunks.
Derrick Rose is one of the most “what if” players in the history of the NBA. When Rose won the MVP at the age of 22 years old, he became the youngest player in NBA history to achieve that feat.
04 MLB (NL): Johnny Bench (1970) - 22 years, 26 days. Bench's third full season at the major league level was historic. To this day, he remains the youngest player from either the AL or NL to win MVP, with the honor coming on the strength of a season in which he slashed .
Bill Russell started his NBA career for the Boston Celts in 1956 and retired under the same club in 1969. In his 13 seasons, Russell has led the Celts to an unbelievable 11 Championship titles with 8 years straight spree from 1959 to 1966. This solidifies his spot as one of the youngest NBA players to win MVP.
At the 2019 NBA Awards end-of-season night, Antetokounmpo was named the league's Most Valuable Player. He joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the second Bucks player to win MVP, and became the third youngest player to win the MVP over the previous 40 seasons, behind Derrick Rose and LeBron James.