Team(s): Bulls
Playoff stats: 179 G, 33.4 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 5.7 APG, 28.6 PER
Signature game: 1997 NBA Finals, Game 5

We can probably go through this entire list of performances and really only scratch the surface of MJ's playoff greatness. It started in 1988 with "The Shot." In 1992, there was "The Shrug." In 1997, we got "The Flu Game." Finally, in 1998, he left fans wanting more after "The Final Shot."

It speaks to how transcendent Jordan became in the playoffs that none of these titles need further explanation; anyone who watches basketball immediately knows everything about each one of these games, and what Jordan did to separate himself above any other playoff performer in basketball history. Sidebar: Jordan's teams never faced a Game 7 in six Finals appearances.