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

At the top of the leaderboard for most career points in NBA Finals history is Jerry West, a two-time Hall of Famer and Los Angeles Lakers legend, with a career average of 30.53 points through 55 games on the championship stage.

His 265 points over seven games of the 1969 NBA Finals is the second most all-time and only 19 short of Elgin Baylor's all-time record of 284.

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Current Lakers star LeBron James is the only active player in the top 10, with 1,562 career points in The Finals, ranking second on the all-time leaderboard.

All-time points leaders in NBA Finals
Rank Player Finals career points Finals career average
1. Jerry West 1,679 30.53
2. LeBron James 1,562 28.40
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1,317 23.52
4. Michael Jordan 1,176 33.60
5. Elgin Baylor 1,161 26.39
6. Bill Russell 1,151 16.44
7. Sam Jones 1,143 17.86
8. Tom Heinsohn 1,037 19.94
9. John Havlicek 1,020 21.70
10. Magic Johnson 971 19.42

After James, the next active player on the all-time leaderboard is two-time league MVP and three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry, who is tied for 14th with Hall of Famer George Mikan at 741 points in the NBA Finals.

Other active players in the top 50 include Klay Thompson (508 points, 29th), Kevin Durant (455, 34th), Kawhi Leonard (362, 46th) and Kyrie Irving (360, 48th).

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