MIAMI – Cedric Maxwell was watching the NBA Finals on Sunday night when he suddenly realized he could soon be welcoming San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green into an elite and obscure club he has been the only member of for three decades.
Maxwell is the only NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award winner that was never an All-Star after he led the Boston Celtics to a 1981 championship. He is also one of only two Finals MVP winners eligible for the Hall of Fame but not voted in (the other being JoJo White). Green's record 3-point shooting prowess in the 2013 NBA Finals has put him in position to be an even more obscure MVP winner than Maxwell if the Spurs win it all.
"I'm rooting for Danny Green," Maxwell told Yahoo! Sports in a phone interview on Monday. "He's out of the same mold that I was … If he makes it, I'll have someone else in my troop."
Maxwell averaged 12.5 points per game during his NBA career and 15.2 points during the 1980-81 season. Bird was the big star of that CelticsRead More »from Danny Green's rise from role player to NBA Finals juggernaut isn't the first of its kind