Stats: 153 G, 29.1 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 6.3 APG, 23.1 PER
Playoff accolades: 1x NBA Champion (in nine appearances), 1x Finals MVP
By the time he finally won his first championship in 1972, West was already one of the most decorated players in NBA history. He had even become the only man to be named MVP of the Finals in a losing effort, grabbing the honor in 1969 when he averaged 37.9 points per game (including 42 in Game 7) in a loss against the Celtics. His lifetime 29.1 points per game average in the playoff ranks him third all-time just behind Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson, but West did it while taking at least three fewer shots per game and making nine Finals appearances.