The 25 Greatest Playoff Performers in NBA History

18. Charles Barkley

Team(s): 76ers, Suns, Rockets
Stats: 123 G, 23.0 PPG, 12.9 RPG, 3.9 APG, 24.2 PER
Playoff accolades: One NBA Finals Appearance
Playoff highlights

The only blemish on Sir Charles' playoff resume is the fact that he didn't win a title, which we admit is definitely a big strike against him. However, his performances in his 123 playoff games were those of someone who certainly deserved to be a champion, and indeed holds the 11th-best PER in NBA Playoff history. After escaping the Celtics, Pistons and Bulls, Chuck headed West to Phoenix. Barkley made his first Finals appearance in 1993, where he did his best to bring his Suns a title. After putting up 44 points and 24 rebounds in Game 7 to beat Seattle in the Western Conference Finals, he averaged 27-13-6 (including a triple-double in Game 4) against Chicago, but ultimately fell short in what would prove to be his only shot at a title.

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