2009 NBA Best Individual Playoff Drama

I stumbled upon this pretty alluring NBA.com video which showcases a few video clips which vary in extraordinary playoff performances in which players faced special or difficult circumstances. The way these particular players responded in terms of playing performance earned them a nomination for individual drama in a playoff game.

What’s your vote?

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YES! In the midst of the Tony the Tiger Woods scandal, how could we forget the amazing Kobe Bryant who too had his fair share of problems off of the hardwood? Namely his marital situation in which he had an alleged affair during the year of 2004.

I would definitely have to pick Clip No. 2 in which Kobe showed UP to the 2004 West Semi-Finals game 4 against the San Antonio Spurs 2 1/2 hrs. early after pleading not guilty in court; spending the whole day in Colorado. He then went to torch the Spurs for 42 pts with 15 of them in the 4th quarter.
P.S. Oh… did I mention that HOUSE that he put on his wife’s finger!? ($4MILLION)!

“I would NEVER be silly enough to be blasphemous, but this guy is GREAT.

He’s not Michael Jordan, but he close.

He in the backseat.”

– Sir Charles

Oh and while I’m at it I figured I’d throw in this bonus of leaders in each statistical category of this past decade…OH! & by the way I deem it pretty interesting to point out that that Mr. Bryant aka 4C’hips in 10yrs leads darn near every category & if he doesn’t he SURE lies in the Top3!

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Via NBA.com

All-Decade: By the Numbers

It was a decade that started with the Lakers winning a title and ended the same way. In between, the NBA served up 10 years worth of highlights, spectacular plays and individual drama. From now until All-Star Weekend, TNT will look back at the decade’s signature moments and give you a chance to vote on the best. TNT All-Decade NBA will showcase the results on Sat., Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. ET.

For this vote, the best individual playoff drama of the past decade. Here’s a look at some postseason numbers:

Championships
1 L.A. Lakers 4
2 San Antonio 3
3 Boston 1
4 Detroit 1
5 Miami 1
Playoff Games Played
1 Derek Fisher 149
2 Robert Horry 149
3 Kobe Bryant 147
4 Shaquille O’Neal 137
5 Bruce Bowen 135
6 Lindsey Hunter 135
7 Tim Duncan 134
8 Chauncey Billups 133
9 Rasheed Wallace 132
10 Ben Wallace 132
Playoff Minutes
1 Kobe Bryant 6,221
2 Shaquille O’Neal 5,310
3 Tim Duncan 5,261
4 Chauncey Billups 4,965
5 Richard Hamilton 4,799
6 Rasheed Wallace 4,657
7 Ben Wallace 4,525
8 Tony Parker 4,459
9 Tayshaun Prince 4,410
10 Derek Fisher 4,221

Postseason Wins
1 L.A. Lakers 98
2 San Antonio 83
3 Detroit 73
4 Dallas 47
5 New Jersey 43
6 Miami 42
7 Boston 39
8 Cleveland 36
9 Indiana 36
10 Phoenix 33
Playoff Points
1 Kobe Bryant 4,053
2 Shaquille O’Neal 3,359
3 Tim Duncan 3,143
4 Dirk Nowitzki 2,472
5 Richard Hamilton 2,467
6 Chauncey Billups 2,357
7 Tony Parker 2,300
8 Rasheed Wallace 1,907
9 Allen Iverson 1,883
10 LeBron James 1,761
Playoff Rebounds
1 Tim Duncan 1,739
2 Shaquille O’Neal 1,717
3 Ben Wallace 1,454
4 Dirk Nowitzki 1,069
5 Rasheed Wallace 922
6 Kobe Bryant 802
7 Jason Kidd 796
8 Kevin Garnett 778
9 Robert Horry 778
10 Shawn Marion 706
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