Which NBA Player had the Most Playoff Turnovers During Their Career?

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The NBA Player With the Most Playoff Turnovers

The NBA Players with the Most turnovers in the playoffs during their career

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Not turning the ball over is especially important in the NBA playoffs, but with how much time some players have the ball in their hands, turnovers happen. Let’s take a look at the ten players with the most turnovers during the playoffs.

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10.Michael Jordan -546 Turnovers

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Michael Jordan is considered by many the greatest NBA players of all time, and it’s quite impressive for all the games he played he only had 546 turnovers.

9.Karl Malone -550 Turnovers

Karl Malone played in 193 playoff games during his career finishing with 550 turnovers. During the 1992-93 playoffs he averaged four turnovers a game. 

8.Dwyane Wade -583 Turnovers

Near the end of Dwyane Wade’s career, his turnover numbers decreased, but early in his career there were plenty. Each of his first four years in the league he averaged at least three turnovers. 

7.Tony Parker -594 Turnovers

Tony Parker averaged only 1.7 turnovers during his playoff career, but he played in 226 games which lands him on this list.

6.Scottie Pippen -602 Turnovers

During the regular season Scottie Pippen averaged 2.8 turnovers per game and in the playoffs that number bumped up a bit to 2.9. 

5.Tim Duncan -633 Turnovers

Tim Duncan averaged three assists per game and only 2.5 turnovers during the playoffs. 

4.Kobe Bryant -647 Turnovers

During the 2005-06 season, Kobe Bryant averaged 4.7 turnovers per game. Overall Bryant averaged 2.9 turnovers a game. 

3.Shaquille O’Neal -649 Turnovers

Shaq played in 216 games during his career averaging three turnovers per game. The later it got in his career the fewer the turnovers. 

2.Magic Johnson -696 Turnovers

Magic Johnson was a good passer, but he also had his fair share of turnovers. He averaged 3.7 turnovers a game. If he would have played longer he might have given James a run for the top spot.

1.LeBron James -866 Turnovers

LeBron James is the only active player on this list, so he will continue to hold this record by a wide margin. 

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