Which NBA Player had the Most Blocks in the Playoffs During Their Career?
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The Top Ten NBA Player's with the Most Blocks During Their Career
The Most Playoff Blocks in NBA History
Rim protectors are important in the NBA, especially during the playoffs. Let’s take a look at the ten players with the most blocks in the playoffs in a career.
10. Dikembe Mutombo -251 Blocks
Dikembe Mutombo is known for his famous finger wave, and he got to do that 251 times during the playoffs. Mutombo has the second-highest average per game, sitting at 2.5.
9. Serge Ibaka -275 Blocks
The only active player that is on the list is Serge Ibaka who has had 275 blocks during his career. If he continues to play a few more years, no reason he shouldn’t move up at least a few spots in this list.
8. Kevin McHale -281 Blocks
Kevin McHale is tied for lowest blocks per game for anyone in the top ten. McHale averaged 1.7 blocks per game during the playoffs.
7. Patrick Ewing -303 Blocks
Patrick Ewing was also a great scorer, but he led the Knicks to a lot of playoff wins because of his ability to swat the ball.
6. Robert Parish -309 Blocks
A lot of people forget about Robert Parish because he wasn’t an elite scorer, but he still had 309 blocks during the playoffs. His shot blocking ability was a a big reason why he made the Hall of Fame.
5. David Robinson -312 Blocks
David Robinson was one half of the Twin Towers with Tim Duncan with the San Antonio Spurs. In 123 games during the playoffs, Robinson blocked 312 shots.
4. Shaquille O’Neal -459 Blocks
When Shaq was patrolling the paint, there were not many who would stay out of the paint because they knew their shot was going to be sent into the stands.
3. Hakeem Olajuwon -472 Blocks
Hakeem Olajuwon played in only 145 playoff games, but he still had 472 blocks. If he would have played in more playoff games, there is no reason he wouldn’t be number one on the list.
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -476 Blocks
Kareem-Abdul-Jabbar averaged 2.4 blocks during every playoff game that he appeared in for the Los Angeles Lakers.
1. Tim Duncan -568 Blocks
Tim Duncan holds the NBA record for Blocks during the postseason, and it’s really not even close. One of the big reasons though that he has the record is he also played the most games of anyone on this list. Duncan played 251 games, and the next highest was 216.