Boston MVPs through the years
"Larry Legend" won three straight MVP awards, from 1984 to 1986, along with two NBA Finals MVP awards in 1984 and 1986. He was one of the most dominant players in the league during the stretch - averaging nearly a triple-double for all three years. In 1984, Bird averaged 28.7 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 6.6 assists as the Celtics won the NBA title. He wasn't much different statistically in 1985 and 1986. Some say that the 1986 Celtics, with the original "Big Three" and Bill Walton coming off the bench, was one of the greatest teams of all time. Bird led that team to the title and won the Finals MVP averaging 26, 9, and 8.