The NBA has new Conference Finals MVP trophies and, no, that’s not a weird thing
The NBA unveiled new looks at six new playoff trophies the league will be dishing out this year through the NBA Conference Finals and Finals.
They’ve revamped the Larry O’Brien championship trophy, the Bill Russell Finals MVP trophies and both of the Conference Championship trophies for teams to take home. The Conference Championship trophies are now named after Bob Cousy in the East and Oscar Robertson in the West.
Along with that, they’ve also added two new trophies to the mix — the Larry Bird and Magic Johnson Conference Finals MVP trophies.
Yes, you read that right. There are Conference Finals MVP trophies now.
Before we get into that, here’s a look at the new mix of trophies the league has now. They look pretty sleek.
The NBA today unveiled a lineup of reimagined trophies for the NBA postseason, including an evolution of the Larry O’Brien Trophy, awarded annually to the NBA champions.
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) May 12, 2022
Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Wait a minute. This is weird. Is this a ploy to finally get Steph Curry some sort of Finals MVP trophy.” But no! That’s not it at all. This is a serious thing that Curry — and everyone else! — will have a shot at winning.
And it’s honestly not that weird, either. Let’s discuss it real quick.