2001: Shaquille O'Neal O'Neal averaged 33 points and 15.8 rebounds in a five-game victory against Philadelphia to claim his second consecutive Finals MVP award. After the Finals, Lakers forward Horace Grant was asked how many times the Lakers could repeat their feat. "With Shaq (29) and Kobe (22) at the age they are," he said, "I give it eight, nine more times."
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