All-Time NBA Finals Alums

Kawhi Leonard, the MVP of the NBA Finals twice, is shown at left on the free throw line while playing for M.L. King High of Riverside. At right is San Diego Horizon Christian’s Jared Dudley of the 2020 World Champion Los Angeles Lakers. Photos: Scott Kurtz &

This is our list of every player from a California high school who has been on a roster for a team that has been in the NBA Finals championship series. Go through the names for what also is a trip through NBA Finals history.


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Inspired by just having done a list of World Series alums from 2020 back to 1968 and by the Los Angeles Dodgers joining the Los Angeles Lakers as a world champion, we decided to go back through all of the NBA Finals since the first one in 1950 and compile a list of California high school players who’ve been on the roster for each of the two finalists.

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