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Top 5: Players with most appearances in NBA finals

What are the top five players with most appearances in NBA finals?

Given the team’s dominance in the 1950s and 1960s, it’s no surprise to see a couple of Celtics legends stand alone when it comes to playing in the NBA Finals. Bill Russell and Sam Jones are the only players who have ever punched their tickets to the series more than 10 times.

As for the current Warriors, Andre Iguodala has bragging rights over Curry, Green and Thompson because he played for the Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals, giving him seven total appearances. Golden State’s “Big Three” is part of a “Six-Timers Club” that includes Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Tim Duncan and Shaquille O’Neal.

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Players with most appearances in NBA finals

NameGPPPGRPGFG%PtsReb
Bill Russell7016.424.545.611511718
Sam Jones6417.94.946.11143312
LeBron James5528.410.248.41562561
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar5623.59.152.31317507
Magic Johnson5019.47.951.6971397

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Bill Russell

Bill Russell is the player with the most games in NBA finals ever, with 12 in his bag.

Sam Jones

Sam Jones is the player with the second most appearances in NBA finals, appearing 11 times in the finals.

LeBron James

LeBron James has appeared in NBA finals 10 times with 28.4 points per game.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Jabbar appeared 10 times in NBA finals averaging 23.5 points per game.

Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson is the fifth player with the most NBA finals appearances in NBA history.

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Varun Sharma
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Varun is a huge NBA and F1 fanatic, which is also the reason why he is here. Pursuing a career in cloud computing and DevOps, he's always keen and eager to learn new things.
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