List of National Basketball Association career playoff turnovers leaders

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This is a list of National Basketball Association players by total career playoff turnovers recorded.[1]

Statistics accurate as of the conclusion of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on June 15, 2014.
^ 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) Team(s) played for (years)[3] Total turnovers Games played Turnovers per game
average[4]
1 Johnson, Earvin "Magic"Earvin "Magic" Johnson* PG Los Angeles Lakers (19801991, 1996) 696 190 3.66
2 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal C Orlando Magic (19921996)
Los Angeles Lakers (19972004)
Miami Heat (20052007)
Phoenix Suns (2008)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2010)
Boston Celtics (2011)
649 216 3.00
3 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant^ SG Los Angeles Lakers (19972004, 20062012) 647 220 2.94
4 Duncan, TimTim Duncan^ PF/C San Antonio Spurs (19981999, 20012014) 616 234 2.63
5 Pippen, ScottieScottie Pippen* SF Chicago Bulls (19881998)
Houston Rockets (1999)
Portland Trail Blazers (20002003)
602 208 2.89
6 Malone, KarlKarl Malone* PF Utah Jazz (19862003)
Los Angeles Lakers (2004)
550 193 2.85
7 Parker, TonyTony Parker^ PG San Antonio Spurs (20022014) 549 196 2.80
8 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* SG Chicago Bulls (19851993, 19951998) 546 179 3.05
9 James, LeBronLeBron James^ SF Cleveland Cavaliers (20062010)
Miami Heat (20112014)
543 158 3.44
10 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade^ SG Miami Heat (20042007, 20092014) 524 152 3.45
11 Stockton, JohnJohn Stockton* PG Utah Jazz (19852003) 517 182 2.84
12 Bird, LarryLarry Bird* SF/PF Boston Celtics (19801988, 19901992) 506 164 3.09
13 Johnson, DennisDennis Johnson* PG Seattle SuperSonics (19781980)
Phoenix Suns (19811983)
Boston Celtics (19841990)
480 180 2.67
14 Pierce, PaulPaul Pierce^ SF Boston Celtics (20022005, 20082013)
Brooklyn Nets (2014)
460 148 3.11
15 Kidd, JasonJason Kidd PG Phoenix Suns (19972001)
New Jersey Nets (20022007)
Dallas Mavericks (20082012)
New York Knicks (2013)
450 158 2.85
16 Abdul-Jabbar, KareemKareem Abdul-Jabbar*[5] C Milwaukee Bucks (1970–1974)[6]
Los Angeles Lakers (1977)[6]
Los Angeles Lakers (19781989)
447 169 2.64
17 Ginóbili, ManuManu Ginóbili^ SG San Antonio Spurs (20032008, 20102014) 441 180 2.45
18 Olajuwon, HakeemHakeem Olajuwon*[7] C Houston Rockets (19851991, 19931999)
Toronto Raptors (2002)
424 145 2.92
19 Drexler, ClydeClyde Drexler* SG Portland Trail Blazers (19841994)
Houston Rockets (19951998)
397 145 2.74
20 Erving, JuliusJulius Erving* SF Philadelphia 76ers (1977)[6]
Philadelphia 76ers (19781987)
396 122 3.25
21 Nash, SteveSteve Nash^ PG Phoenix Suns (19971998)
Dallas Mavericks (20012004)
Phoenix Suns (20052008, 2010)
Los Angeles Lakers (2013)
383 120 3.19
22 Thomas, IsiahIsiah Thomas* PG Detroit Pistons (19841992) 369 111 3.32
23 Parish, RobertRobert Parish* C Golden State Warriors (1977)[6]
Boston Celtics (19811993)
Charlotte Hornets (1995)
Chicago Bulls (1997)
365 174 2.10
24 Johnson, KevinKevin Johnson PG Phoenix Suns (19891998, 2000) 354 105 3.37
25 Barkley, CharlesCharles Barkley* PF Philadelphia 76ers (19851987, 19891991)
Phoenix Suns (19931996)
Houston Rockets (19971999)
353 123 2.87

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The National Basketball Association did not record turnover statistics until the 1977–78 season.
  2. ^ A player is not eligible for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame until he has been fully retired for five calendar years or is deceased; player was not eligible for induction upon the commencement of the 2013–14 NBA season.
  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. ^ Average is rounded to the nearest hundredth and its calculation does not include games played in seasons before turnovers were officially recorded.
  5. ^ Known as Lew Alcindor prior to May 1, 1971.
  6. ^ a b c d Turnovers were not yet recorded during the player's tenure with this team and season(s).
  7. ^ Previously written as Akeem Olajuwon prior to official spelling change March 9, 1991.

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