There’s an easy way to cement your place in NBA history: by, not only winning the title, but being named finals MVP. Ok, so maybe it isn’t so easy to do. But in the past 25 years, an elite group of players have done just that—they’ve taken their teams to the promise land, and, driven by the hunger to win, have elevated their game even further to make sure their squad comes out on top.
As we get set for this year’s finals showdown between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs, lets take a moment to appreciate the finals heroics of the past, and the sneakers that were along for the ride. From Jordan’s infamous on-court choices to brands who no longer even make it to the hardwood, here are at The Sneakers Worn by the Last 25 NBA Finals MVPs.