Playoff stats: 164 G, 23.8 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 6.5 APG, 21.4 PER
Signature game: 1988 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 7
Larry Bird's entire career was an exercise in clutch shooting, as the Celtics' forward made the game-winning shot look like the simplest of tasks. He was at his best in the playoffs, playing some of his most unforgettable games when the stakes were highest. His Finals averages were off the charts: 27 points and 14 boards in the 1984 Finals against the Lakers, and a near triple-double 24 points, 9.7 rebounds and 9.5 assists in 1986 against the Rockets.
There were, of course, individual games like his duel with Dominique Wilkins in Game 7 of the 1988 Eastern Conference Semifinals that reminded us, as Brent Musburger so eloquently put it, "what greatness is all about."