The NBA Playoffs are where legends are born, as one great game or one good series can propel a player into stardom.

Players such as LeBron James and Michael Jordan are known for turning it up when the playoffs roll around, even more so if they make the NBA Finals, and that’s why they’re considered legends of the sport.

But sometimes, no matter how hard a player can try, the other team can just be too talented and it can be impossible to overcome the insane odds stacked against them. In these situations, maybe due to a loss or the unimportance of a particular game, certain players’ performances can be forgotten to the history books, never to be spoken of again. These are 10 of the best NBA playoff performances that have been forgotten over time.

10. Charles Barkley – 44 Points And 24 Rebounds vs. Seattle Supersonics, Game 7 1993 WCF

 

9. Russell Westbrook – 43 Points, 7 Rebounds And 5 Assists vs. Miami Heat, Game 4 2012 NBA Finals

 

8. Rajon Rondo – 53 Minutes, 44 Points, 10 Assists And 8 Rebounds vs. Miami Heat, Game 2 2012 ECF

 

7. Kobe Bryant – 48 Minutes, 48 Points And 16 Rebounds vs. Sacramento Kings, Game 4 2001 Western Conference Semis

6. Dirk Nowitzki – 50 Points vs. Phoenix Suns, Game 5 2006 WCF

 

5. LeBron James – 45 Points, 7 Rebounds, 6 Assists And Game-Winner vs. Washington Wizards, Game 5 2006 Eastern Conference First Round

 

4. Allen Iverson – 55 Points And 8 Assists vs. New Orleans Hornets, Game 1 2003 Eastern Conference First Round

 

3. LeBron James – 40 Points, 18 Rebounds And 9 Assists vs. Indiana Pacers, Game 4 2012 Eastern Conference Semis

 

2. Carmelo Anthony – 42 Points, 17 Rebounds And 6 Assists vs. Boston Celtics, Game 2 2011 Eastern Conference First Round

 

1. Shaquille O’Neal – 28 Points, 20 Rebounds, 9 Assists And 8 Blocks vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Game 2 2001 NBA Finals

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