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

Legends like Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain would have almost certainly been near the top of this list, but blocks have only been recorded since the 1973-74 season.

As a result, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, with his 10 trips to the NBA Finals, comfortably sits atop the leaderboard for most blocks in NBA Finals history.

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LeBron James, the only active player in the top 10 with 46 career blocks in the Finals, ranks sixth on the all-time leaderboard. James also ranks second all-time in points scored, 3-pointers made, steals and assists in the Finals.

All-time blocks leaders in NBA Finals
Rank Player Blocks
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 116
2. Tim Duncan 81
3. Shaquille O'Neal 62
T-4. Robert Parish 54
T-4. Hakeem Olajuwon 54
6. LeBron James 46
7. Kevin McHale 44
8. Robert Horry 43
9. Caldwell Jones 42
10. Julius Erving 40
T-11. Dennis Johnson 39
T-11. Scottie Pippen 39
T-13. Elvin Hayes 35
T-13. Darryl Dawkins 35
T-13. Horace Grant 35

After James, the next active player is Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, who ranks 22nd all-time with 28 blocks in the Finals.

Other active players in the top 30 include two of Green's former teammates in Andre Iguodala (ranked 28th with 25 blocks) and Kevin Durant (ranked 30th with 23 blocks).

Dwight Howard (ranked 32nd with 22 blocks), Danny Green (ranked 33rd with 21 blocks), Serge Ibaka (ranked 36th with 20 blocks), Tristan Thompson (ranked 43rd with 18 blocks) and Kawhi Leonard (ranked 47th with 16 blocks) round out the top 50 among active players.

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