The only NBA players to have 15 games with 30+ points in a postseason are Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Hakeem Olajuwon.
Hakeem Olajuwon, Kobe Bryant, and Michael Jordan are three of the finest athletes that have ever lived. Each of these megastars honed a specific skill set and made use of it throughout their whole careers.
Kobe Bryant did not play collegiate basketball, unlike Michael Jordan. In 1996, he went straight from Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania to the NBA. Bryant outscored former St. Joseph’s player Carlin Warley (2,441) and NBA legend and Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain (2,359) to become the all-time best scorer in Southeastern Pennsylvania history, according to NBA.com.
Some of the most accomplished people we’ve ever seen are these three legends. In addition to many other achievements, they have a combined total of 44 All-Star appearances, 38 All-NBA selections, 7 MVPs, 13 championships, and 10 Finals MVPs.
Furthermore, only these three legends had at least 15 games with 30+ points in a single playoff run in NBA history.
MJ finished the 1992 postseason with a mind-blowing 34.5 PPG, Hakeem averaged 33 PPG and Bean finished the 2009 postseason with 30.2 PPG.
NBA Twitter responds to the astounding feat by Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Hakeem Olajuwon.
NBA After this statistic became widely known, Twitter erupted with comments.
Unsurprisingly, all three of those scorers went on to win championships during those seasons. This demonstrates how important these legends were to their teams.