Kawhi Leonard youngest NBA Finals MVP since Tim Duncan in 1999

Kawhi Leonard youngest NBA Finals MVP since Tim Duncan in 1999

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SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 15: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs pulls down a rebound against the Miami Heat during Game Five of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 15, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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by Nate Scott / USA TODAY Sports

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Posted on June 16, 2014 at 6:45 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- Kawhi Leonard won the NBA Finals MVP Sunday evening at the tender age of 22.

He is the third youngest player to ever receive the award and the youngest in 15 years.

The guy who did it younger than him 15 years ago? That would be Tim Duncan, who won NBA Finals MVP at age 22 in his first title with coach Gregg Popovich.

Leonard was 7 years old at the time.

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