Stat of the Month: Stars win Championships Edition

Since one year after the award was first awarded in 1956, only five teams have ever won an NBA Championship without a player who won or would win a regular-season MVP award.

Those teams:
1975 Golden State Warriors- Ric Barry got close, but never won one

1979 Seattle SuperSonics (RIP)- Dennis Johnson was the Finals MVP, and I can’t recall him ever getting heavy consideration

1989/1990 Detroit Pistons- Isiah never won one.

2004 Detroit Pistons- There’s still a little time, but I sincerely doubt it.

That’s forty-eight out of fifty-three NBA Championship teams and 48/50 for non-Pistons champions.

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