Power Ranking the Postseason's Biggest Ball Hogs

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Power Ranking the Postseason's Biggest Ball Hogs
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The “ball hog” is one of the most acrimonious labels that can be placed on a player. It indicates a player who places individual statistical success over the success of the team. Particularly in the postseason, it becomes even worse.

It can be a bit of an unfair label. Players like Kobe Bryant and even Michael Jordan have “hogged” their way into championships if you quantify ball-hogging as simply taking a lot of shots.

Sometimes the hoggery is by design. Players are asked to be looking for their shot first. Would the 2001 Philadelphia 76ers have even gotten to the finals without Allen Iverson taking an unseemly amount of shots? Being a volume shooter doesn’t necessarily make you a ball hog.

Here we identify the biggest ball hogs so far this postseason, and grade them accordingly. 

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