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Players who never missed Playoffs in their entire career.
« on: September 20, 2017, 09:23:35 PM »

Offline mr. dee

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Players who played even a single game in the season counts and that includes injured ones.

This is the underrated stats that people mention. And what's good is most on the list I found are Celtics players.

George Mikan - Minneapolis Lakers (7 seasons: 1949-1954, 1956)
Jim Polard - Minneapolis Lakers (7 seasons: 1949-1955)
Frank Ramsey - Boston Celtics (9 seasons: 1955, 1957-1964)
Tommy Heinsohn - Boston Celtics (9 seasons: 1957-1965)
Bill Russell - Boston Celtics (13 seasons: 1957-1969)
Sam Jones - Boston Celtics (12 seasons: 1958-1969)
KC Jones - Boston Celtics (9 seasons: 1959-1967)
Wilt Chamberlain - Philadelphia/San Fransisco Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers (13 seasons: 1960-1973)
Elgin Baylor - Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers (14 seasons: 1959-1972)
Jerry West - Los Angeles Lakers (14 seasons: 1961-1974)
Julius Erving - Philadelphia 76ers (11 seasons in  NBA: 1977-1987)
Larry Bird - Boston Celtics (13 seasons: 1980-1992)
Magic Johnson - Los Angeles Lakers (13 seasons: 1980-1991, 1996)
Sidney Moncrief - Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks (11 seasons: 1980-1989, 1991)
Kevin McHale  - Boston Celtics (13 seasons: 1981-1993)
Clyde Drexler - Portland Trailblazers, Houston Rockets (15 seasons: 1984-1998)
Reggie Lewis - Boston Celtics (6 seasons: 1988-1993)
John Stockton - Utah Jazz (19 seasons: 1985-2003)
Karl Malone - Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers (19 seasons: 1986-2004)
Mario Elie - Golden State Warriors, Portland TrailBlazers, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns (11 seasons: 1991-2001)
Robert Horry - Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs (16 seasons: 1993-2008)
Tim Duncan - San Antonio Spurs (19 seasons: 1997-2016)
Glen Davis - Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Clippers (9 seasons: 2008-2015)

Among the active players, only these names have the record so far. Players under rookie contracts don't count:

Manu Ginobili - San Antonio Spurs (15 seasons: 2003-)
Tony Parker - San Antonio Spurs (16 seasons: 2002-)
Al Horford - Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics (10 seasons: 2008-)
Patty Mills - San Antonio Spurs (8 seasons: 2010-)
Jeff Teague - Atlanta Hawks, Indiana Pacers (8 seasons: 2010-)
James Harden - OKC Thunder, Houston Rockets (8 seasons: 2010-)
Kawhi Leonard - San Antonio Spurs (6 seasons: 2012-)
Draymond Green - Golden State Warriors (5 seasons: 2013-)

Role player or star, it is pretty impressive that Horford belong in such company.

EDIT: Added players noted by posters.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2017, 12:09:23 AM by mr. dee »

Re: Players who never missed Playoffs in their entire career.
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 10:07:51 PM »

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Note that LeBron James is 2 or 3 wins away his first two seasons from being on that list as well.

Re: Players who never missed Playoffs in their entire career.
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 10:17:06 PM »

Offline GC003332

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Julius Erving is another one

16 out of 16 , 5 in the ABA and 11 with the 76ers in the NBA

Jerry West also

Lakers made the playoffs all 14 seasons he played for them.

Re: Players who never missed Playoffs in their entire career.
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2017, 10:35:22 PM »

Offline crimson_stallion

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You can also add:

*Karl Malone (1985/86 - 2003/04, 19 seasons)

*John Stockton (1984/85 - 2002/03, 19 seasons)

* Clyde Drexler (1983-84 - 1997-98, 15 seasons)

* Grant Hil (1994/95 - 2002/03 and 2004/05-2012/13, 18 seasons) - 03/04 doesn't count, he missed the entire season due to injury
« Last Edit: September 20, 2017, 10:42:30 PM by crimson_stallion »

Re: Players who never missed Playoffs in their entire career.
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 11:01:37 PM »

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Re: Players who never missed Playoffs in their entire career.
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2017, 11:11:33 PM »

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Re: Players who never missed Playoffs in their entire career.
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2017, 11:13:20 PM »

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After 18 months with their Bigs, the Littles were: 46% less likely to use illegal drugs, 27% less likely to use alcohol, 52% less likely to skip school, 37% less likely to skip a class

Re: Players who never missed Playoffs in their entire career.
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2017, 11:21:02 PM »

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Robert Horry
Mario Elie
Sidney Moncrief
Marcus Smart

Still under rookie contract.

Re: Players who never missed Playoffs in their entire career.
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2017, 11:37:05 PM »

Offline mr. dee

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You can also add:

*Karl Malone (1985/86 - 2003/04, 19 seasons)

*John Stockton (1984/85 - 2002/03, 19 seasons)

* Clyde Drexler (1983-84 - 1997-98, 15 seasons)

* Grant Hil (1994/95 - 2002/03 and 2004/05-2012/13, 18 seasons) - 03/04 doesn't count, he missed the entire season due to injury

Grant Hill missed the playoffs in his rookie year and was out of it for 2 years in Orlando.

Players I forgot to mention:

Elgin Baylor - Los Angeles Lakers (14 seasons: 1959-72)
Jerry West - Los Angeles Lakers (14 seasons: 1961-74)

Current players:

Draymond Green - Golden State Warriors (5 seasons: 2013-17)

Re: Players who never missed Playoffs in their entire career.
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2017, 02:43:21 AM »

Offline crimson_stallion

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Grant Hill missed the playoffs in his rookie year and was out of it for 2 years in Orlando.

You are correct, I stand. Corrected. :(

lol no idea how I missed that

Re: Players who never missed Playoffs in their entire career.
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2017, 06:24:11 AM »

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Tom Hawkins
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Billy Paultz
Mike Riordan
Jack Coleman
Alvin Scott
Jack McMahon
Arvydas Sabonis
Marc Iavaroni
Kyle Macy
Ed Conlin
George Yardley
Bob Davies
George King
Freddie Crawford
Bob Brannum
Leo Barnhorst
Bob Harris
Fred Schaus
Jerry Fleishman
Arnie Johnson
Ray Lumpp

This list is getting less and less impressive  ;)
« Last Edit: September 21, 2017, 07:45:26 AM by bdm860 »

After 18 months with their Bigs, the Littles were: 46% less likely to use illegal drugs, 27% less likely to use alcohol, 52% less likely to skip school, 37% less likely to skip a class

Re: Players who never missed Playoffs in their entire career.
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2017, 08:52:27 AM »

Offline mr. dee

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Danny Green
J.J. Redick
Jeff Ayres
Slater Martin
Andy Phillip
Bobby Jones
Archie Clark
Tom Hawkins
Al Bianchi
Arnie Risen
Billy Paultz
Mike Riordan
Jack Coleman
Alvin Scott
Jack McMahon
Arvydas Sabonis
Marc Iavaroni
Kyle Macy
Ed Conlin
George Yardley
Bob Davies
George King
Freddie Crawford
Bob Brannum
Leo Barnhorst
Bob Harris
Fred Schaus
Jerry Fleishman
Arnie Johnson
Ray Lumpp

This list is getting less and less impressive  ;)

Nice find. TP

Re: Players who never missed Playoffs in their entire career.
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2017, 08:59:43 AM »

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Danny Green
J.J. Redick
Jeff Ayres
Slater Martin
Andy Phillip
Bobby Jones
Archie Clark
Tom Hawkins
Al Bianchi
Arnie Risen
Billy Paultz
Mike Riordan
Jack Coleman
Alvin Scott
Jack McMahon
Arvydas Sabonis
Marc Iavaroni
Kyle Macy
Ed Conlin
George Yardley
Bob Davies
George King
Freddie Crawford
Bob Brannum
Leo Barnhorst
Bob Harris
Fred Schaus
Jerry Fleishman
Arnie Johnson
Ray Lumpp

This list is getting less and less impressive  ;)
Danny Green didn't play in the playoffs his first season (the one with Cleveland).  I didn't check anyone else, but if the first guy listed is wrong, I suspect some others are as well.
Ohio State 2014/15 National Champions.

Re: Players who never missed Playoffs in their entire career.
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2017, 09:41:45 AM »

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Danny Green
J.J. Redick
Jeff Ayres
Slater Martin
Andy Phillip
Bobby Jones
Archie Clark
Tom Hawkins
Al Bianchi
Arnie Risen
Billy Paultz
Mike Riordan
Jack Coleman
Alvin Scott
Jack McMahon
Arvydas Sabonis
Marc Iavaroni
Kyle Macy
Ed Conlin
George Yardley
Bob Davies
George King
Freddie Crawford
Bob Brannum
Leo Barnhorst
Bob Harris
Fred Schaus
Jerry Fleishman
Arnie Johnson
Ray Lumpp

This list is getting less and less impressive  ;)
Danny Green didn't play in the playoffs his first season (the one with Cleveland).  I didn't check anyone else, but if the first guy listed is wrong, I suspect some others are as well.

It doesn't matter if he played, he made the playoffs. 

https://basketball.realgm.com/nba/teams/Cleveland-Cavaliers/5/Rosters/Playoff/2010

At least that's the way I interpret this "fact", considering guys like David Robinson get dinged here for missing the playoffs when he played only 6 games.  It's about the team you're on making the playoffs, at least in my interpretation.

But I'd love for you to point out one of these other one's that you suspect are wrong though.  ;)
« Last Edit: September 22, 2017, 09:48:14 AM by bdm860 »

After 18 months with their Bigs, the Littles were: 46% less likely to use illegal drugs, 27% less likely to use alcohol, 52% less likely to skip school, 37% less likely to skip a class

Re: Players who never missed Playoffs in their entire career.
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2017, 05:19:18 AM »

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Oh look, Glen Davis mentioned alongside names such as Russell, Wilt, etc.