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NBA Playoffs: Players with the most postseason games played in NBA history

Legacies are written and careers are made in the NBA Playoffs. Despite all the regular season accolades, every NBA player (past, present, and future) longs for postseason success.

Barring a few exceptions, repeated appearances in the postseason on good teams do eventually bring a player with great temperament a championship or two, or even more.

So, it should come as no surprise that the two players on top of this list for most playoff games played are seasoned veterans in Derek Fisher and Tim Duncan.

Fisher, a five-time NBA Champion who made the playoffs in all but two seasons of his 18-year NBA career, tops the charts with 259 playoff games, 193 of which came as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers (1996-2004; 2007-11). In the remaining 66 games, he represented the Oklahoma City Thunder (2011-14) in 50 while in the other 16, he was donning a Utah Jazz uniform (2006-07).

On the other hand, all of Duncan's 251 games in the postseason came while wearing the San Antonio Spurs jersey over a 19-year span (1997-2016).

Here's a look at the top 10 players on the most postseason games played list:

Rank Player Games Played
1 Derek Fisher 259
2 Tim Duncan 251
3 Robert Horry 244
4 LeBron James 239
5 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 237
6 Tony Parker 226
7 Kobe Bryant 220
8 Manu Ginobili 218
9 Shaquille O'Neal 216
10 Scottie Pippen 208

Three-time NBA Champion LeBron James is the only active player in the top 10 of this list. In fact, the second active player on this leaderboard is Udonis Haslem, who ranks 40th with his 147 postseason appearances.

If James has a deep playoff run with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020, he could possibly jump to the top of this chart.

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