When it comes to historic player performances, the conference playoffs get no love. You can name and debate the best regular seasons and the best NBA Finals efforts, but the best overall postseason run doesn’t spark the imagination quite the same way.

The same is true in terms of awards. The best regular seasons are rewarded with the MVP, and there’s an MVP of the NBA Finals, but save for the award Bill Simmons invented in “The Book of Basketball,” there’s nothing to honor the best playoff runs.

Which is what brings us here. Using my wins above replacement player (WARP) metric, we’ve ranked the best overall postseason performances dating to 1978, the first year the NBA tracked a full box score, including player turnovers. READ MORE http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23651740/ranking-50-greatest-individual-postseasons-modern-nba-history

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