The 25 Greatest Playoff Performers in NBA History

11. LeBron James

Team(s): Cavs, Heat
Stats: 124 G, 28.2 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 6.8 APG, 27.1 PER
Playoff accolades: 1x NBA Champion (in three Finals appearances), 1x Finals MVP
Playoff highlights

While he has finally put to rest all the talk about him being a choke artist, LeBron James probably still doesn't get the credit he deserves for his incredible playoff performances. He has scored more playoff points than anyone in history before their 29th birthday, and is also sixth in rebounding and fourth in assists. He has had some individual performances (the 48 in Detroit in 2007 and 2012's Game 6 dismantling of the Celtics in Boston come immediately to mind) that have even managed to exceed the ludicrously high expectations placed on him. Given his youth, talent, and the incredible wealth of star players who want to play with him, there's no reason to doubt that all the playoff record books will need to be rewritten by the time LeBron is done playing.

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