List of National Basketball Association career playoff blocks leaders

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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 2016 NBA Playoffs.
^ Active NBA player
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Not yet eligible for Hall of Fame consideration[2]
§ 1st time eligible for Hall of Fame in 2017 [3]
Only players with at least 50 win shares are shown for 1st time eligible Hall of Fame consideration.
Win Shares is a player statistic which attempts to divvy up credit for team success to the individuals on the team.[4]
Rank Player Position(s) Team(s) played for (years)[5] Total blocks Games played[6] Blocks per game
average[7]
1 Duncan, TimTim Duncan PF/C San Antonio Spurs (19981999, 20012016) 568 251 2.26
2 Abdul-Jabbar, KareemKareem Abdul-Jabbar*[8] C Milwaukee Bucks (1970–1973)[9]
Milwaukee Bucks (1974)
Los Angeles Lakers (19771989)
476 196 2.43
3 Olajuwon, HakeemHakeem Olajuwon*[10] C Houston Rockets (19851991, 19931999)
Toronto Raptors (2002)
472 145 3.26
4 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille 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 Robinson, DavidDavid Robinson* C San Antonio Spurs (19901991, 19931996, 19982003) 312 123 2.54
6 Parish, RobertRobert Parish* C Golden State Warriors (1977)
Boston Celtics (19811993)
Charlotte Hornets (1995)
Chicago Bulls (1997)
309 184 1.68
7 Ewing, PatrickPatrick Ewing* C New York Knicks (19882000)
Orlando Magic (2002)
303 139 2.18
8 McHale, KevinKevin McHale* PF Boston Celtics (19811993) 281 169 1.66
9 Mutombo, DikembeDikembe 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
10 Wallace, BenBen Wallace§ C/PF Detroit Pistons (20022006)
Chicago Bulls (2007)
Cleveland Cavaliers (20082009)
250 130 1.92
11 Erving, JuliusJulius Erving* SF Philadelphia 76ers (19771987) 239 141 1.70
12 Howard, DwightDwight Howard^ C Orlando Magic (20072011)
Los Angeles Lakers (2013)
Houston Rockets (20142016)
229 89 2.57
13 Horry, RobertRobert Horry PF Houston Rockets (19931996)
Los Angeles Lakers (19972003)
San Antonio Spurs (20042008)
225 244 0.92
Wallace, RasheedRasheed Wallace PF/C Portland Trail Blazers (19972003)
Detroit Pistons (20042009)
Boston Celtics (2010)
177 1.27
14 Jones, CaldwellCaldwell Jones C Philadelphia 76ers (19771982)
Chicago Bulls (1985)
Portland Trail Blazers (19861989)
San Antonio Spurs (1990)
223 119 1.87
15 -(T) Hayes, ElvinElvin Hayes* PF/C San Diego Rockets (1969)[9]
Baltimore Bullets (1973)[9]
Capital/Washington Bullets (19741980)
Houston Rockets (1982)
222 85 2.61
15 -(T) Ibaka, SergeSerge Ibaka^ PF Oklahoma City Thunder (20102014, 2016) 222 88 2.54
18 Gasol, PauPau Gasol^ PF/C Memphis Grizzlies (20042006)
Los Angeles Lakers (20082013)
Chicago Bulls (2015)
217 115 1.89
19 Mourning, AlonzoAlonzo Mourning* C Charlotte Hornets (1993, 1995)
Miami Heat (19962001, 20052007)
215 95 2.26
20 Eaton, MarkMark Eaton C Utah Jazz (19841993) 210 74 2.84
21 -(T) Garnett, KevinKevin Garnett^ PF/C Minnesota Timberwolves (19972004)
Boston Celtics (2008, 20102013)
Brooklyn Nets (2014)
186 143 1.30
21 -(T) James, LeBronLeBron James^ SF Cleveland Cavaliers (20062010, 20152016)
Miami Heat (20112014)
186 199 0.93
23 Pippen, ScottieScottie Pippen* SF Chicago Bulls (19881998)
Houston Rockets (1999)
Portland Trail Blazers (20002003)
185 208 0.89
24 Grant, HoraceHorace Grant PF Chicago Bulls (19881994)
Orlando Magic (19951996, 1999)
Seattle SuperSonics (2000)
Los Angeles Lakers (2001, 2004)
Orlando Magic (2002)
173 170 1.02
25 O'Neal, JermaineJermaine O'Neal PF/C Portland Trail Blazers (19972000)
Indiana Pacers (20012006)
Miami Heat (20092010)
Boston Celtics (2011)
Golden State Warriors (2014)
167 97 1.72

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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 four calendar years (reduced from five in 2015); player was not eligible for induction upon the commencement of the 2016–17 NBA season.
  3. ^ "2017 Hall of Fame Candidates". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "NBA Win Shares". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Average is rounded to the nearest hundredth and its calculation does not include games played in seasons before steals were officially recorded.
  8. ^ Previously known as Lew Alcindor prior to an official name change on May 1, 1971.
  9. ^ a b c Blocked shots were not yet recorded during the player's tenure with this team and playoff appearance(s).
  10. ^ Previously written as Akeem Olajuwon prior to an official spelling change on March 9, 1991.

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