Players who Have Lost the Most NBA Finals

List of players who played in at least 2 Finals, ordered by Finals lost.

Notes:
- This list includes players with at least 2 Finals played.
- The Finals included here are those in which the player was on the floor at least 1 second of 1 game. This doesn't take into account players who were injured or were on the bench but did not play at all.

= includes Finals in progress

Players who Have Lost the Most NBA Finals

Player
Finals Lost
Finals Played
Finals Won
Winning %
1. Jerry West 8 9 1 .111
2. Elgin Baylor 7 7 - .000
3. Larry Foust 5 5 - .000
LeBron James 5 8 3 .375
5. Keith Erickson 4 4 - .000
Rudy LaRusso 4 4 - .000
Steve Mix 4 4 - .000
Max Zaslofsky 4 4 - .000
Danny Ainge 4 6 2 .333
Wilt Chamberlain 4 6 2 .333
Mel Counts 4 6 2 .333
Magic Johnson 4 9 5 .556
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 4 10 6 .600
14. Nathaniel Clifton 3 3 - .000
Darryl Dawkins 3 3 - .000
Harry Gallatin 3 3 - .000
Tom Hawkins 3 3 - .000
Hot Rod Hundley 3 3 - .000
Darrall Imhoff 3 3 - .000
Caldwell Jones 3 3 - .000
Jim King 3 3 - .000
Jim Krebs 3 3 - .000
Karl Malone 3 3 - .000
Dick McGuire 3 3 - .000
Sam Perkins 3 3 - .000
Player
Finals Lost
Finals Played
Finals Won
Winning %
Bryon Russell 3 3 - .000
Brian Scalabrine 3 3 - .000
Eric Snow 3 3 - .000
Ernie Vandeweghe 3 3 - .000
Gene Wiley 3 3 - .000
LeRoy Ellis 3 4 1 .250
Julius Erving 3 4 1 .250
Gail Goodrich 3 4 1 .250
Cliff Hagan 3 4 1 .250
Richard Jefferson 3 4 1 .250
Kendrick Perkins 3 4 1 .250
Bob Pettit 3 4 1 .250
Andy Phillip 3 4 1 .250
Connie Simmons 3 4 1 .250
Wes Unseld 3 4 1 .250
Dick Barnett 3 5 2 .400
Dennis Johnson 3 6 3 .500
James Jones 3 6 3 .500
James Worthy 3 6 3 .500
Michael Cooper 3 8 5 .625
Derek Fisher 3 8 5 .625
47. Mahdi Abdul-Rahman 2 2 - .000
Al Attles 2 2 - .000
Henry Bibby 2 2 - .000
Vince Boryla 2 2 - .000
Player
Finals Lost
Finals Played
Finals Won
Winning %
Frankie Brian 2 2 - .000
Mark Bryant 2 2 - .000
Antoine Carr 2 2 - .000
Phil Chenier 2 2 - .000
Jason Collins 2 2 - .000
Wayne Cooper 2 2 - .000
Freddie Crawford 2 2 - .000
Marquis Daniels 2 2 - .000
Kevin Duckworth 2 2 - .000
Mike Dunleavy 2 2 - .000
Johnny Egan 2 2 - .000
Howard Eisley 2 2 - .000
Al Ferrari 2 2 - .000
Greg Foster 2 2 - .000
Bill Gabor 2 2 - .000
Dick Garrett 2 2 - .000
Si Green 2 2 - .000
Chick Halbert 2 2 - .000
Alex Hannum 2 2 - .000
Lucious Harris 2 2 - .000
Jeff Hornacek 2 2 - .000
Bob Houbregs 2 2 - .000
Mel Hutchins 2 2 - .000
Anthony Johnson 2 2 - .000
George Kaftan 2 2 - .000
Player
Finals Lost
Finals Played
Finals Won
Winning %
Adam Keefe 2 2 - .000
Kerry Kittles 2 2 - .000
Allen Leavell 2 2 - .000
Ray Lumpp 2 2 - .000
Todd MacCulloch 2 2 - .000
Kenyon Martin 2 2 - .000
Alfred McGuire 2 2 - .000
Tom Meschery 2 2 - .000
Chris Morris 2 2 - .000
Dikembe Mutombo 2 2 - .000
Greg Ostertag 2 2 - .000
Curtis Perry 2 2 - .000
Dave Piontek 2 2 - .000
Terry Porter 2 2 - .000
Robert Reid 2 2 - .000
Clifford Robinson 2 2 - .000
Frank Selvy 2 2 - .000
John Stockton 2 2 - .000
Nate Thurmond 2 2 - .000
John Tresvant 2 2 - .000
Keith Van Horn 2 2 - .000
Anderson Varejao 2 2 - .000
Aaron Williams 2 2 - .000
Buck Williams 2 2 - .000
Herb Williams 2 2 - .000
Player
Finals Lost
Finals Played
Finals Won
Winning %
George Yardley 2 2 - .000
Shandon Anderson 2 3 1 .333
Elden Campbell 2 3 1 .333
Maurice Cheeks 2 3 1 .333
Clyde Drexler 2 3 1 .333
Jerry Fleishman 2 3 1 .333
Happy Hairston 2 3 1 .333
Elvin Hayes 2 3 1 .333
Tom Henderson 2 3 1 .333
Lionel Hollins 2 3 1 .333
Kyrie Irving 2 3 1 .333
Bobby Jones 2 3 1 .333
Jerome Kersey 2 3 1 .333
Jason Kidd 2 3 1 .333
Rashard Lewis 2 3 1 .333
Johnny McCarthy 2 3 1 .333
Earl Monroe 2 3 1 .333
Jack Nichols 2 3 1 .333
Gary Payton 2 3 1 .333
Clint Richardson 2 3 1 .333
Pat Riley 2 3 1 .333
Dolph Schayes 2 3 1 .333
Paul Seymour 2 3 1 .333
Iman Shumpert 2 3 1 .333
J.R. Smith 2 3 1 .333
Player
Finals Lost
Finals Played
Finals Won
Winning %
Tristan Thompson 2 3 1 .333
Rasheed Wallace 2 3 1 .333
Ray Allen 2 4 2 .500
Chris Bosh 2 4 2 .500
Mario Chalmers 2 4 2 .500
Bob Dandridge 2 4 2 .500
Greg Kite 2 4 2 .500
Bob McAdoo 2 4 2 .500
Mike McGee 2 4 2 .500
Mike Miller 2 4 2 .500
Mychal Thompson 2 4 2 .500
Luke Walton 2 4 2 .500
Larry Bird 2 5 3 .600
A.C. Green 2 5 3 .600
Udonis Haslem 2 5 3 .600
Clyde Lovellette 2 5 3 .600
Kevin McHale 2 5 3 .600
Robert Parish 2 5 3 .600
Byron Scott 2 5 3 .600
Dwyane Wade 2 5 3 .600
Jamaal Wilkes 2 5 3 .600
Shaquille O'Neal 2 6 4 .667
Kurt Rambis 2 6 4 .667
Kobe Bryant 2 7 5 .714
150. Tony Allen 1 2 1 .500
Player
Finals Lost
Finals Played
Finals Won
Winning %
Chris Andersen 1 2 1 .500
Trevor Ariza 1 2 1 .500
Dennis Awtrey 1 2 1 .500
Greg Ballard 1 2 1 .500
Leandro Barbosa 1 2 1 .500
Harrison Barnes 1 2 1 .500
Rick Barry 1 2 1 .500
Chauncey Billups 1 2 1 .500
Andrew Bogut 1 2 1 .500
Matt Bonner 1 2 1 .500
Bob Boozer 1 2 1 .500
Carl Braun 1 2 1 .500
Bill Bridges 1 2 1 .500
Fred Brown 1 2 1 .500
Quinn Buckner 1 2 1 .500
Tony Campbell 1 2 1 .500
Carlos Clark 1 2 1 .500
Ian Clark 1 2 1 .500
Howie Dallmar 1 2 1 .500
Glen Davis 1 2 1 .500
Matthew Dellavedova 1 2 1 .500
Boris Diaw 1 2 1 .500
Kevin Durant 1 2 1 .500
Franklin Edwards 1 2 1 .500
Festus Ezeli 1 2 1 .500
Player
Finals Lost
Finals Played
Finals Won
Winning %
Michael Finley 1 2 1 .500
Channing Frye 1 2 1 .500
Joe Fulks 1 2 1 .500
Kevin Garnett 1 2 1 .500
Danny Green 1 2 1 .500
Kevin Grevey 1 2 1 .500
Darvin Ham 1 2 1 .500
Richard Hamilton 1 2 1 .500
Joe Hassett 1 2 1 .500
Kleggie Hermsen 1 2 1 .500
Eddie House 1 2 1 .500
Juwan Howard 1 2 1 .500
Phil Jackson 1 2 1 .500
Clay Johnson 1 2 1 .500
John Johnson 1 2 1 .500
Dahntay Jones 1 2 1 .500
Cory Joseph 1 2 1 .500
Ralph Kaplowitz 1 2 1 .500
Billy Kenville 1 2 1 .500
George King 1 2 1 .500
Kawhi Leonard 1 2 1 .500
Earl Lloyd 1 2 1 .500
Kevin Love 1 2 1 .500
Jerry Lucas 1 2 1 .500
Ed Macauley 1 2 1 .500
Player
Finals Lost
Finals Played
Finals Won
Winning %
Rick Mahorn 1 2 1 .500
Moses Malone 1 2 1 .500
Rodney McCray 1 2 1 .500
Jon McGlocklin 1 2 1 .500
Jack McMahon 1 2 1 .500
Jim McMillian 1 2 1 .500
Mark McNamara 1 2 1 .500
Slava Medvedenko 1 2 1 .500
Dean Meminger 1 2 1 .500
Darko Milicic 1 2 1 .500
Patty Mills 1 2 1 .500
Timofey Mozgov 1 2 1 .500
Jeff Mullins 1 2 1 .500
Angelo Musi 1 2 1 .500
Chuck Nevitt 1 2 1 .500
Dirk Nowitzki 1 2 1 .500
Wally Osterkorn 1 2 1 .500
Med Park 1 2 1 .500
Gary Phillips 1 2 1 .500
Paul Pierce 1 2 1 .500
Tayshaun Prince 1 2 1 .500
Mike Riordan 1 2 1 .500
Oscar Robertson 1 2 1 .500
Rajon Rondo 1 2 1 .500
Dick Schulz 1 2 1 .500
Player
Finals Lost
Finals Played
Finals Won
Winning %
George Senesky 1 2 1 .500
Chuck Share 1 2 1 .500
Jerry Sichting 1 2 1 .500
Jack Sikma 1 2 1 .500
Marreese Speights 1 2 1 .500
Tiago Splitter 1 2 1 .500
Larry Spriggs 1 2 1 .500
Jason Terry 1 2 1 .500
Andrew Toney 1 2 1 .500
Ronny Turiaf 1 2 1 .500
Jacque Vaughn 1 2 1 .500
Sam Vincent 1 2 1 .500
Ben Wallace 1 2 1 .500
Paul Westphal 1 2 1 .500
Gus Williams 1 2 1 .500
Larry Wright 1 2 1 .500
Joel Anthony 1 3 2 .667
Shane Battier 1 3 2 .667
Bill Bradley 1 3 2 .667
Shannon Brown 1 3 2 .667
Don Carlson 1 3 2 .667
M.L. Carr 1 3 2 .667
Norris Cole 1 3 2 .667
Jack Coleman 1 3 2 .667
Earl Cureton 1 3 2 .667
Player
Finals Lost
Finals Played
Finals Won
Winning %
Stephen Curry 1 3 2 .667
Dave DeBusschere 1 3 2 .667
Joe Dumars 1 3 2 .667
James Edwards 1 3 2 .667
Jordan Farmar 1 3 2 .667
Walt Frazier 1 3 2 .667
Pau Gasol 1 3 2 .667
Devean George 1 3 2 .667
Draymond Green 1 3 2 .667
Lindsey Hunter 1 3 2 .667
Andre Iguodala 1 3 2 .667
Tony Jaros 1 3 2 .667
Charles Johnson 1 3 2 .667
Vinnie Johnson 1 3 2 .667
Mitch Kupchak 1 3 2 .667
Bill Laimbeer 1 3 2 .667
Mark Landsberger 1 3 2 .667
Shaun Livingston 1 3 2 .667
Cedric Maxwell 1 3 2 .667
D.J. Mbenga 1 3 2 .667
James Michael McAdoo 1 3 2 .667
Norm Nixon 1 3 2 .667
Lamar Odom 1 3 2 .667
Hakeem Olajuwon 1 3 2 .667
Josh Powell 1 3 2 .667
Player
Finals Lost
Finals Played
Finals Won
Winning %
Arnie Risen 1 3 2 .667
Isiah Thomas 1 3 2 .667
Klay Thompson 1 3 2 .667
Sasha Vujacic 1 3 2 .667
Wally Walker 1 3 2 .667
Bill Walton 1 3 2 .667
Scott Wedman 1 3 2 .667
Rick Fox 1 4 3 .750
Brian Shaw 1 4 3 .750
Paul Silas 1 4 3 .750
Manu Ginobili 1 5 4 .800
Horace Grant 1 5 4 .800
Vern Mikkelsen 1 5 4 .800
Tony Parker 1 5 4 .800
John Salley 1 5 4 .800
Bill Sharman 1 5 4 .800
Tim Duncan 1 6 5 .833
Slater Martin 1 6 5 .833
Don Nelson 1 6 5 .833
Dennis Rodman 1 6 5 .833
Bob Cousy 1 7 6 .857
Frank Ramsey 1 8 7 .875
Tom Heinsohn 1 9 8 .889
Sam Jones 1 11 10 .909
Bill Russell 1 12 11 .917
Player
Finals Lost
Finals Played
Finals Won
Winning %
301. Mark Aguirre - 2 2 1.000
Brent Barry - 2 2 1.000
Ron Bonham - 2 2 1.000
Andrew Bynum - 2 2 1.000
Don Chaney - 2 2 1.000
Dave Cowens - 2 2 1.000
Walt Davis - 2 2 1.000
Arnie Ferrin - 2 2 1.000
Gene Guarilia - 2 2 1.000
Lew Hitch - 2 2 1.000
Craig Hodges - 2 2 1.000
Jim Holstein - 2 2 1.000
Bailey Howell - 2 2 1.000
Steve Kuberski - 2 2 1.000
Cliff Levingston - 2 2 1.000
Mark Madsen - 2 2 1.000
Wes Matthews - 2 2 1.000
James Posey - 2 2 1.000
Willis Reed - 2 2 1.000
David Robinson - 2 2 1.000
Malik Rose - 2 2 1.000
Herm Schaefer - 2 2 1.000
Dick Schnittker - 2 2 1.000
Whitey Skoog - 2 2 1.000
Kenny Smith - 2 2 1.000
Player
Finals Lost
Finals Played
Finals Won
Winning %
Mike Smrek - 2 2 1.000
John Thompson - 2 2 1.000
Beno Udrih - 2 2 1.000
Bill Wennington - 2 2 1.000
Jo Jo White - 2 2 1.000
B.J. Armstrong - 3 3 1.000
Bruce Bowen - 3 3 1.000
Randy Brown - 3 3 1.000
Jud Buechler - 3 3 1.000
Bill Cartwright - 3 3 1.000
Sam Cassell - 3 3 1.000
Gene Conley - 3 3 1.000
Mario Elie - 3 3 1.000
Bob Harrison - 3 3 1.000
Gerald Henderson - 3 3 1.000
Stacey King - 3 3 1.000
Toni Kukoc - 3 3 1.000
Luc Longley - 3 3 1.000
Willie Naulls - 3 3 1.000
John Paxson - 3 3 1.000
Will Perdue - 3 3 1.000
Scott Williams - 3 3 1.000
Pep Saul - 4 4 1.000
Ron Harper - 5 5 1.000
Steve Kerr - 5 5 1.000
Player
Finals Lost
Finals Played
Finals Won
Winning %
Jim Loscutoff - 5 5 1.000
George Mikan - 5 5 1.000
Jim Pollard - 5 5 1.000
Larry Siegfried - 5 5 1.000
Michael Jordan - 6 6 1.000
Scottie Pippen - 6 6 1.000
Robert Horry - 7 7 1.000
John Havlicek - 8 8 1.000
K.C. Jones - 8 8 1.000
Tom Sanders - 8 8 1.000