1969 – Boston beat L.A., 4-3
What he’s doing: West is now a executive board member of the Golden State Warriors after a long and successful career in the front offices of the Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies. His responsibilities call on him to report directly to the owners on everything from basketball operations to marketing. While the Lakers general manager, L.A. won eight championships. In 2011, he came out with a blockbuster autobiography, “West on West,” with coauthor Jonathan
Coleman in which he for the first time revealed his long battle with depression. West, who lives in Bel Air, Calif, near Los Angeles, is the only player from a losing team to be named MVP of the NBA Finals.