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 a high school photo of 2021 NBA Finals’ starter Jrue Holiday when he was at Campbell Hall (North Hollywood). 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 during the pandemic of doing a list of World Series alums from 2020 back to 1968, we also 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. The list has been updated again through the 2023 NBA Finals.

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