List of National Basketball Association career playoff blocks leaders

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This article provides two lists:

A list of National Basketball Association players by total career playoff blocked shots recorded.
A progressive list of blocked shots leaders showing how the record increased through the years.

Playoff blocked shots leaders[edit]

This is a list of National Basketball Association players by total career playoff leaders in blocking shots.[1]

Statistics accurate as of the conclusion of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on June 8, 2018.
^ Active NBA player
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Not yet eligible for Hall of Fame consideration[2]
Rank Player Position(s) Playoff team(s) played for (years)[3] Total blocks Games played[4] Blocks per game
average[5]
1 Tim Duncan C/PF San Antonio Spurs (19981999, 20012016) 568 251 2.26
2 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*[6] C Milwaukee Bucks (1970–1973)[7]
Milwaukee Bucks (1974)
Los Angeles Lakers (19771989)
476 196 2.43
3 Hakeem Olajuwon*[8] C Houston Rockets (19851991, 19931999)
Toronto Raptors (2002)
472 145 3.26
4 Shaquille O'Neal* C Orlando Magic (19941996)
Los Angeles Lakers (19972004)
Miami Heat (20052007)
Phoenix Suns (2008)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2010)
Boston Celtics (2011)
459 216 2.13
5 David Robinson* C San Antonio Spurs (19901991, 19931996, 19982003) 312 123 2.54
6 Robert Parish* C Golden State Warriors (1977)
Boston Celtics (19811993)
Charlotte Hornets (1995)
Chicago Bulls (1997)
309 184 1.68
7 Patrick Ewing* C New York Knicks (19882000)
Orlando Magic (2002)
303 139 2.18
8 Kevin McHale* PF Boston Celtics (19811993) 281 169 1.66
9 Serge Ibaka^ PF Oklahoma City Thunder (20102014, 2016)
Toronto Raptors (20172018)
252 109 2.31
10 Dikembe Mutombo* C Denver Nuggets (19941995)
Atlanta Hawks (19971999)
Philadelphia 76ers (20012002)
New Jersey Nets (2003)
New York Knicks (2004)
Houston Rockets (2005, 20072009)
251 101 2.49
11 Ben Wallace C/PF Detroit Pistons (20022006)
Chicago Bulls (2007)
Cleveland Cavaliers (20082009)
250 130 1.92
12 Julius Erving* SF Philadelphia 76ers (19771987) 239 141 1.70
13 Dwight Howard^ C Orlando Magic (20072011)
Los Angeles Lakers (2013)
Houston Rockets (20142016)
Atlanta Hawks (2017)
234 95 2.46
14 Pau Gasol^ C/PF Memphis Grizzlies (20042006)
Los Angeles Lakers (20082013)
Chicago Bulls (2015)
San Antonio Spurs (20172018)
233 136 1.71
15 LeBron James^ SF Cleveland Cavaliers (20062010, 20152018)
Miami Heat (20112014)
232 239 0.97
16 Robert Horry PF/SF Houston Rockets (19931996)
Los Angeles Lakers (19972003)
San Antonio Spurs (20042008)
225 244 0.92
Rasheed Wallace PF/C Portland Trail Blazers (19972003)
Detroit Pistons (20042009)
Boston Celtics (2010)
177 1.27
18 Caldwell Jones C/PF Philadelphia 76ers (19771982)
Chicago Bulls (1985)
Portland Trail Blazers (19861989)
San Antonio Spurs (1990)
223 119 1.87
19 Elvin Hayes* PF/C San Diego Rockets (1969)[7]
Baltimore Bullets (1973)[7]
Capital/Washington Bullets (19741980)
Houston Rockets (1982)
222 85 2.61
20 Alonzo Mourning* C Charlotte Hornets (1993, 1995)
Miami Heat (19962001, 20052007)
215 95 2.26
21 Mark Eaton C Utah Jazz (19841993) 210 74 2.84
22 Kevin Garnett PF/C Minnesota Timberwolves (19972004)
Boston Celtics (2008, 20102013)
Brooklyn Nets (2014)
186 143 1.30
23 Scottie Pippen* SF Chicago Bulls (19881998)
Houston Rockets (1999)
Portland Trail Blazers (20002003)
185 208 0.89
24 Dwyane Wade^ SG Miami Heat (20042007, 20092014, 2016, 2018)
Chicago Bulls (2017)
175 177 0.99
25 Horace Grant PF Chicago Bulls (19881994)
Orlando Magic (19951996, 1999)
Seattle SuperSonics (2000)
Los Angeles Lakers (2001, 2004)
Orlando Magic (2002)
173 170 1.02

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The National Basketball Association did not record blocked shot statistics until the 1973–74 season.
  2. ^ A player is not eligible for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame until he has been fully retired for three calendar years.
  3. ^ American Basketball Association (ABA) teams other than those admitted into the NBA in 1976 are not included; each year is linked to an article about that particular NBA season. The years listed are only ones in which the player played in a playoff game.
  4. ^ Games played in prior seasons where blocked shots were not recorded are not included in total games played nor are they used in calculating the per game average.
  5. ^ Average is rounded to the nearest hundredth and its calculation does not include games played in seasons before steals were officially recorded.
  6. ^ Previously known as Lew Alcindor prior to an official name change on May 1, 1971.
  7. ^ a b c Blocked shots were not yet recorded during the player's tenure with this team and playoff appearance(s).
  8. ^ Previously written as Akeem Olajuwon prior to an official spelling change on March 9, 1991.

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