NBA Career Playoff Scoring Leaders

Name the players who have scored the most points in NBA playoff history.
Through 2020
Quiz by pierroul
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Last updated: October 11, 2020
First submittedMay 10, 2017
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Points
Rings
Player
7,491
4
LeBron James
5,987
6
Michael Jordan
5,762
6
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
5,640
5
Kobe Bryant
5,250
4
Shaquille O'Neal
5,172
5
Tim Duncan
4,761
0
Karl Malone
4,457
1
Jerry West
4,045
4
Tony Parker
4,043
2
Kevin Durant
Points
Rings
Player
3,954
3
Dwyane Wade
3,897
3
Larry Bird
3,776
8
John Havlicek
3,755
2
Hakeem Olajuwon
3,701
5
Magic Johnson
3,663
1
Dirk Nowitzki
3,642
6
Scottie Pippen
3,623
0
Elgin Baylor
3,607
2
Wilt Chamberlain
3,182
3
Kevin McHale
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Level 69
May 27, 2017
I think it's weird that you've come out with this quiz now. James's points are going to increase with every game in the finals.
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Level ∞
May 27, 2017
The order isn't going to change though.
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Level 36
Jun 1, 2017
Everyone under Lebron has retired so what makes the difference?
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Level 71
Jun 1, 2017
Tony Parker hasn't retired yet--although he is looking like he might in the next few years. Nor has Dwyane Wade or Dirk Nowitzki.
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Level 49
Aug 6, 2019
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Level 17
Jun 1, 2017
I thought this was a fun quiz. Glad you made it.
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Level 43
Jun 1, 2017
I would have thought Bill Russell would be on here, even though he wasn't an amazing offensive player. With 11 rings, I would have thought he would have at least broken 3,000 points, but apparently not
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Level 20
Jun 1, 2017
I thought the same thing too
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Level 69
Jun 1, 2017
Russell was no offensive juggernaut. All-time great defensively though.
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Level 69
Oct 14, 2020
Also, less playoff rounds in those days = less games = less points.
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Level 69
Jun 1, 2017
Took me forever to think of Havlicek. I was like "Who on earth could have won eight times? Well, he must have played with Bill Russell..." and then I tried Cousy like three times before I thought of Hondo.
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Level 58
Jun 1, 2017
There were fewer playoff rounds when Russell played.
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Level 68
May 18, 2018
2:36. The last one I got was Baylor when I reached the "guessing famous players throughout history" stage of the quiz. LOL.
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Level 68
Jun 12, 2018
This quiz showed up on my "untaken" list so I just took it, but now I see I have taken it previously. Reporting this issue therefore.
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Level 82
Aug 30, 2018
The quiz was probably updated and reset, which moved it to your untaken list, even though you took it before it was reset.
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Level 46
Dec 13, 2018
I never realized Baylor had never won a ring. That's crazy.
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Level 43
Oct 15, 2020
Technically, Baylor DOES have a ring from the '71-'72 Lakers championship season (he retired midway through that season but still earned a ring).
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Level 53
Oct 16, 2020
IMO, the best small forward till Lebron. He gave you defense that the others don't.
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Level 38
Oct 16, 2020
no that isnt Elgin thats clearly Bird
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Level 49
Aug 6, 2019
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Level 67
Oct 14, 2020
Biggest surprises for me were Bill Russell missing out (he had 2,673) and Wilt Chamberlain barely making the list (I assumed he would've been much higher).
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Level 38
Oct 16, 2020
someone else said it already the playoffs were shorter back then, so less games, which equals less points