The 25 Most Clutch Players in NBA Finals History

1. Michael Jordan

Career Playoff Stats: 33.4 PPG 6.4 RPG 5.7 APG
Finals Stats: 33.6 PPG 6.0 RPG 4.0 RPG
Finals Appearances: 6
Championships: 6
Finals MVPs Won: 6 (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998)
Where do we start? Switching hands in mid-air against the Lakers in '91? Six straight threes against the Blazers in '92? The pass to Paxson against the Suns in '93? Beating the Sonics on Father's Day in '96? The "Flu Game" against the Jazz in '97? Or "The Shot" against the Jazz in '98? How about never facing a Game 7 in six Finals appearances?

Michael Jordan lived in the clutch. He got better when shit was real. MJ has the highest ppg average in the playoffs in history. After leading the Bulls to their first 3-peat, he retired and came back to add another 3-peat. If he would've never left the first time and the band didn't break up after the second string of chips, the Bulls had potential to bring in at least a couple more. MJ, His Airness, The GOAT, whatever you want to call him, he is the most clutch player in NBA Finals history.

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