Playoff stats: 190 G, 19.5 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 12.3 APG, 23.0 PER
Signature game: 1980 NBA Finals, Game 6
With five rings and three Finals MVP awards, Magic Johnson was obviously doing something right come playoff time. His knack for delivering when the Lakers most needed him started early on in his career when he was asked to fill in at center for the injured Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the road for Game 6 of the 1980 Finals. T
he then-20 year old responded with 42 points, 15 rebounds, and seven assists to win the title and MVP award. After some bumps along the way, he reasserted himself with the famed "junior, junior skyhook" in Game 5 of the 1987 Finals in Boston, effectively ending the Celtics dynasty and besting his rival Larry Bird for the second consecutive time on basketball's biggest stage.