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.
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4dKayla Johnson, ESPN.com editor