NBA Fans React To New, Odd-Looking Conference Finals MVP Trophies

NBA Fans React To New, Odd-Looking Conference Final MVP Trophies

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  • The NBA has revamped its trophies for the postseason.
  • The league also introduced all-new trophies that will be awarded to Conference Finals MVPs.
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Celebrating its 75th season this year, the NBA decided to make some changes to its various awards, and even created an all-new trophy for Conference Finals MVPs.

The six trophies were designed in collaboration with artist Victor Solomon and Tiffany & Co. They’re each named after NBA legends who “helped shape the league and represent the standards of postseason excellence,” according to the league.

The Larry O’Brien trophy, the league’s championship trophy, got a bit of a facelift. The net and ball configuration has been shifted forward, to symbolize the league looking ahead to the future. Plus, starting this year, the name of each NBA champion will be etched on the bottom of the trophy, among other changes.

The new Larry O’Brien trophy isn’t the one that has caught people’s attention, however, it’s the newly introduced Conference Finals MVP trophies that are getting a reaction from fans.

The Larry Bird Trophy will be awarded to the Eastern Conference Finals MVP each season moving forward, while the Western Conference Finals MVP will be handed the Earvin “Magic” Johnson trophy.

“Each Conference Finals MVP trophy raises a sterling silver ball, similar to the conference champion trophies.  The trophy bears a 24k gold vermeil net in its support structure, mirroring the new Finals MVP trophy, and stands 14 inches tall and weighs approximately five pounds,” according to the NBA.

NBA Fans React To New Conference Finals MVP Trophies