Warriors

Warriors

Steph Curry is an NBA champion and MVP multiple times over. But he's never been named Finals MVP.

With Kevin Durant -- who has been named Finals MVP each of the last two years -- ruled out for at least the first game of the series with the Raptors, the prevailing expectation is that Curry will finally be able to cross off the label that has so far eluded him to this point in his decorated career.

Caesar's Palace lists Curry as the favorite to take home Finals MVP, with Toronto's Kawhi Leonard not far behind. 

In somewhat of a surprise, Andre Iguodala isn't listed among the top favorites. Like Durant, he was named Finals MVP over Curry in 2015, mainly for his defensive contributions.

In any case, if Curry wants the award, then the Warriors better win the championship. Jerry West remains the only player in NBA history to be named Finals MVP on the losing team.

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Of course, as Curry has maintained throughout the Warriors' ongoing dynasty, he'd rather accomplish team goals than individual ones. It's safe to say if Golden State wins the title, that'll be satisfactory enough for him.