4. Shaquille O'Neal

Forget the acrimonious ending, petty spats, missed free throws, injuries and expanding waistline. Instead, focus on 15 games between 1999 and 2002. With the championship at stake, O'Neal averaged a staggering 35.9 points, 15.2 rebounds and 2.9 blocks in leading L.A. to a 12-3 record against Indiana, Philadelphia and New Jersey in three Finals. The Big Closer. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)