Meet the MVP: Kawhi Leonard is Best Player of 2014 NBA Finals

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By James Patrick Quizon | June 16, 2014 3:58 PM EST

Known as a subdued, reserved and silent individual among the San Antonio Spurs, Kawhi Leonard at 22 years old became the unlikely Most Valuable Player of the 2014 NBA Finals.

Leonard, originally the pick of the Indiana Pacers at 15th overall in the 2011 NBA Draft, averaged 12.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in the regular season and became a star in the postseason with averages of 17.8 points and 6.4 rebounds in the championship series.

Leonard grabbed the spotlight with his career-high 29-performance in Game 3 and perhaps most importantly, played very good defense on Miami Heat superstar LeBron James.

Leonard became the second youngest player next to Magic Johnson to win the NBA Finals MVP.

View the slideshow for more pictures from the MVP Leonard in the 2014 NBA Finals.

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