List of National Basketball Association career playoff rebounding leaders

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This article provides a list of National Basketball Association players by total career playoff rebounds recorded.[1]

Statistics accurate as of the conclusion of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on June 15, 2014.
^ Active NBA player
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Not yet eligible for Hall of Fame consideration[2]
Rank Player Position(s) Team(s) played for (years)[3] Total rebounds Games played Rebounds per game
average[4]
1 Russell, BillBill Russell* C Boston Celtics (19571969) 4,104 165 24.9
2 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* C Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors (19601962, 1964)
Philadelphia 76ers (19651968)
Los Angeles Lakers (19691973)
3,913 160 24.5
3 Duncan, TimTim Duncan^ PF/C San Antonio Spurs (19981999, 20012014) 2,732 234 11.7
4 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal C Orlando Magic (19941996)
Los Angeles Lakers (19972004)
Miami Heat (20052007)
Phoenix Suns (2008)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2010)
Boston Celtics (2011)
2,508 216 11.6
5 Abdul-Jabbar, KareemKareem Abdul-Jabbar*[5] C Milwaukee Bucks (19701974)
Los Angeles Lakers (19771989)
2,481 237 10.5
6 Malone, KarlKarl Malone* PF Utah Jazz (19862003)
Los Angeles Lakers (2004)
2,062 193 10.7
7 Unseld, WesWes Unseld* C Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets (19691980) 1,777 119 14.9
8 Parish, RobertRobert Parish* C Golden State Warriors (1977)
Boston Celtics (19811993)
Charlotte Hornets (1995)
Chicago Bulls (1997)
1,765 184 9.6
9 Baylor, ElginElgin Baylor* PF/SF Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers (19591970) 1,724 134 12.9
10 Bird, LarryLarry Bird* SF/PF Boston Celtics (19801988, 19901992) 1,683 164 10.3
11 Rodman, DennisDennis Rodman* PF Detroit Pistons (19871992)
San Antonio Spurs (19941995)
Chicago Bulls (19961998)
1,676 169 9.9
12 Olajuwon, HakeemHakeem Olajuwon*[6] C Houston Rockets (19851991, 19931999)
Toronto Raptors (2002)
1,621 145 11.2
13 Pippen, ScottieScottie Pippen* SF Chicago Bulls (19881998)
Houston Rockets (1999)
Portland Trail Blazers (20002003)
1,583 208 7.6
14 Barkley, CharlesCharles Barkley* PF Philadelphia 76ers (19851987, 19891991)
Phoenix Suns (19931996)
Houston Rockets (19971999)
1,582 123 12.9
15 Garnett, KevinKevin Garnett^ PF/C Minnesota Timberwolves (19972004)
Boston Celtics (2008, 20102013)
Brooklyn Nets (2014)
1,534 143 10.7
16 Silas, PaulPaul Silas PF St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks (19651969)
Phoenix Suns (1970)
Boston Celtics (19731976)
Denver Nuggets (1977)
Seattle SuperSonics (19781980)
1,527 163 9.4
17 Johnson, Earvin "Magic"Earvin "Magic" Johnson* PG Los Angeles Lakers (19801991, 1996) 1,465 190 7.7
18 Grant, HoraceHorace Grant PF Chicago Bulls (19881994)
Orlando Magic (19951996, 1999)
Seattle SuperSonics (2000)
Los Angeles Lakers (2001)
Orlando Magic (2002)
1,457 170 8.6
19 Wallace, BenBen Wallace C/PF Detroit Pistons (20022006)
Chicago Bulls (2007)
Cleveland Cavaliers (20082009)
1,454 130 11.2
20 Oakley, CharlesCharles Oakley PF Chicago Bulls (19861988)
New York Knicks (19891998)
Toronto Raptors (20002001)
1,445 144 10.0
21 Ewing, PatrickPatrick Ewing* C New York Knicks (19882000)
Orlando Magic (2002)
1,435 139 10.3
22 Nowitzki, DirkDirk Nowitzki^ PF Dallas Mavericks (20012012, 2014) 1,370 135 10.1
23 Horry, RobertRobert Horry PF Houston Rockets (19931996)
Los Angeles Lakers (19972003)
San Antonio Spurs (20042008)
1,361 244 5.6
24 James, LeBronLeBron James^ SF Cleveland Cavaliers (20062010)
Miami Heat (20112014)
1,332 158 8.4
25 Bridges, BillBill Bridges PF St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks (19631971)
Los Angeles Lakers (19731974)
Golden State Warriors (1975)
1,305 113 11.5

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The National Basketball Association did not record rebounding statistics until the 1950–51 season.
  2. ^ A player is not eligible for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame until he has been fully retired for five calendar years or is deceased; player was not eligible for induction upon the commencement of the 2013–14 NBA season.
  3. ^ American Basketball Association (ABA) teams other than those admitted into the NBA in 1976 are not included; each year is linked to an article about that particular NBA season. The years listed are only ones in which the player played in a playoff game.
  4. ^ Average is rounded to the nearest tenth.
  5. ^ Known as Lew Alcindor prior to May 1, 1971.
  6. ^ Previously written as Akeem Olajuwon prior to official spelling change March 9, 1991.

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