'Un-clutch' playoff performances

These players struggled the most on the biggest stage; who could join them?

Updated: May 3, 2012, 1:20 PM ET
By Neil Paine | Basketball-Reference.com
John StarksNathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty ImagesJohn Starks takes the No. 1 spot on our list of "un-clutch" playoff performances.

There have been plenty of great playoff performances over the past 26 seasons, and ranking them is largely an academic exercise. (When flashing ring No. 5, does Kobe Bryant really care where his infamous 6-for-24 Game 7 places statistically?) Still, it's the kind of debate that sports fans live for, and it makes for a fun project as we start these 2012 playoffs.

Neil Paine writes for FiveThirtyEight, the data-supported sports, politics and culture site coming soon from ESPN.