Years: 1987-2000
Teams: Cavaliers, Suns
If professional basketball players were teflon robots that never got injured the Trail Blazers would be in the Western Conference Finals right now on the coattails of Brandon Roy and Greg Oden, and Kevin Johnson would be in the Hall of Fame. The author of one of the all-time greatest dunks in Playoffs history, Johnson nearly won a title in Phoenix with Charles Barkley in 1993. But what's often forgotten is that KJ led the Suns to consecutive trips to the Western Conference Finals in '89 and '90 (schooling a still-in-his-prime Magic Johnson along the way) at the ripe old ages of 22 and 23, averaging better than 20 points and 10 assists in his first two trips to the Playoffs. He's one of only three players to average 20 points and 10 assists for three consecutive seasons (the others are named Isiah and Oscar), and one of only three players to average 20 and 12 for a season (the others are named Isiah and Magic).