25 Greatest NBA Playoff Performers of All-Time

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Basketball: NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan (23) with head down on court during Game 5 vs Utah Jazz. Jordan had a stomach virus that caused a fever and dehydration. Salt Lake City, UT 6/11/1997 CREDIT: John W. McDonough (Photo by John W. McDonough /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images) (Set Number: X52984 )

Who are the 25 greatest NBA playoff performers of all-time?

The NBA playoffs create countless opportunities for the great and not-so-great to shine when the world is watching. Our Top 25 NBA Playoff performers of all time include some greats and no-so-greats who all have one thing in common – a championship. The ring remains the thing. No one on this list is without at least one NBA championship ring.

Of our Top 25, all but four won at least two championships. Not included here are great players who enjoyed longevity and playoff success but never won a title. Sorry. That means John Stockton, Karl Malone, Reggie Miller, Allen Iverson and Charles Barkley failed to make this cut. Great players all. Great playoff performers, too. But to crack the elite of the elite when it matters most, you have to win it all.

Among the numerous sources used for this piece was an excellent and purely statistical breakdown of the Top 100 NBA playoff performers of all time by Bleacher Report columnist Adam Fromal. Enjoy our list of Top 25 Playoff Legends and, as always, feel free to let us know what we got right and who we missed.

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