Postseason MVP rankings: No. 1?

I mentioned that the pressures of a Finals series can bury some guys while lifting others to new heights. What we witnessed over six games was exactly that. The heroes and the also-rans distinguished themselves, and the games served as a reminder of just how different the final series is from all the others.

The season is history, but we already have much to learn from it. Players are capable of growth and change, for better or worse. There is no better example than our first Postseason MVP: