West is the only Finals MVP to have played for the losing team. The Lakers' guard scored 94 points in the first two games against the rival Celtics, but faced constant double teams afterward and suffered a pulled hamstring in Game 5. He still managed to lead the Lakers to a Game 7. In the finale, he had one of the greatest performances in Finals history, scoring 42 points to go along with 13 rebounds and 12 assists in a losing effort.
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