As the NBA playoff 2018 continues, LeBron James keeps on breaking records every single night. Last Sunday night LeBron scored 32 points, 13 rebounds, and seven assists, helping the Cavs tie the match-up at 2-2 against the Indiana Pacers. James’ 32 points made us go back and check out the top 5 players with most playoffs 30-points games in NBA history.
5. Jerry West: 74 games
"Anything can happen with hard work and dedication"
– Jerry West pic.twitter.com/3cshuZDyqo
— Coach Mac (@BballCoachMac) April 20, 2018
Jerry Alan West was nicknamed “Mr. Clutch”, for his ability to make a big play in a clutch situation. Also called “The Logo”, in reference to his silhouette being incorporated into the NBA logo. Jerry West’s NBA career was highly successful, playing 74 playoffs 30-points games.
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 75 games
6× NBA champion.
2× NBA Finals MVP.
6× NBA Most Valuable Player.
19× NBA All-Star
Happy 71st Birthday, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar! 🎂 pic.twitter.com/mRTHFC22Zg
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) April 16, 2018
“Why judge anymore? When a man has broken records, won championships, endured tremendous criticism and responsibility, why judge? Let’s toast him as the greatest player ever.” Lakers coach Pat Riley once said. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is ranked as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
3. Kobe Bryant: 88 games
Here comes the Black Mamba! Kobe Bryant holds the NBA record for the most seasons playing with one franchise for an entire career. And he is the first guard in NBA history to play for at least 20 seasons. Scoring was never a big deal to Kobe as he even posted 60 points in his last NBA game.