The 25 Greatest Playoff Performers in NBA History

9. Kobe Bryant

Team(s): Lakers
Stats: 220 G, 25.6 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 4.7 APG, 22.4 PER
Playoff accolades: 5x NBA Champion (in seven Finals appearances), 2x Finals MVP
Playoff highlights

With five rings, Kobe is one of the most decorated superstar players in NBA playoff history. He has played in more playoff games (220) than anyone other than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and at just 17 games shy of Kareem's mark could very well pass him within the next year. Kobe has been his typical productive self in those games, and is currently just 347 total points shy of Michael Jordan's all-time record for scoring in the playoffs. At his typical scoring rate, he would pass MJ within just 14 more playoff games. Whether Kobe becomes the all-time most prolific playoff performer will ultimately be up to him and how many years he wants to play after rehabbing his Achilles' injury this offseason.

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