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NBA Finals: Who is the all-time leader in career assists?

Hall of Famer and Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson headlines the all-time leaderboard for most career assists in the NBA Finals.

Considered among the greatest point guards in NBA history, Johnson is one of only seven players to have appeared in at least 50 Finals games. Given his recurring presence on the big stage and exceptional playmaking skills, it comes as no surprise that he sits at the top.

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The only active player in the top 10 is another Laker great in LeBron James, whose 430 career assists ranks second to Johnson on the all-time leaderboard.

All-time assists leaders in NBA Finals
Rank Player Finals career assists Finals career average
1. Magic Johnson 584 11.68
2. LeBron James 430 7.82
3. Jerry West 306 5.56
4. Bill Russell 265 3.79
5. Bob Cousy 239 5.69
6. Dennis Johnson 228 6.16
7. Michael Jordan 209 5.97
8. Scottie Pippen 207 5.91
9. John Havlicek 195 4.45
10. Kobe Bryant 187 5.05
Larry Bird 187 6.03

The next active players behind James are Golden State Warriors duo and three-time champions Draymond Green and Stephen Curry. Green's 182 career assists in The Finals ranks 12th on the all-time assists leaderboard, while Curry comes in at 15th with 174.

The only other active player in the top 30 is Rajon Rondo, whose 126 assists in three Finals appearances ranks 24th all-time.

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