Team(s): Lakers
Stats: 143 G, 21.1 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 3.2 APG, 18.3 PER
Playoff accolades: 3x NBA Champion (in seven Finals appearances), 1x Finals MVP
Playoff highlights

It's a safe bet that if your nickname is "Big Game James," you're probably making this list. The understated Worthy may not have had the pedigree of Kareem or the flash of Magic, but he was just as essential a part of the "Showtime" Lakers of the mid-1980s. His 23.7 points per game against the Celtics in the 1985 Finals helped the Lakers avenge their loss the previous season, and his 36 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists in Game 7 of the 1988 Finals versus Detroit brought another title to L.A. and cemented Worthy's legendary status.