List of National Basketball Association career rebounding leaders

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This is a list of National Basketball Association players by total career regular season rebounds recorded.[1]

Statistics accurate as of the conclusion of the 2013–14 NBA season on April 16, 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 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* C Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors (19591965)
Philadelphia 76ers (19651968)
Los Angeles Lakers (19681973)
23,924 1,045 22.9
2 Russell, BillBill Russell* C Boston Celtics (19561969) 21,620 963 22.5
3 Abdul-Jabbar, KareemKareem Abdul-Jabbar*[5] C Milwaukee Bucks (19691975)
Los Angeles Lakers (19751989)
17,440 1,560 11.2
4 Hayes, ElvinElvin Hayes* PF San Diego/Houston Rockets (19681972)
Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets (19721981)
Houston Rockets (19811984)
16,279 1,303 12.5
5 Malone, MosesMoses Malone* C Buffalo Braves (1976)
Houston Rockets (19761982)
Philadelphia 76ers (19821986)
Washington Bullets (19861988)
Atlanta Hawks (19881991)
Milwaukee Bucks (19911993)
Philadelphia 76ers (1993–1994)
San Antonio Spurs (1994–1995)
16,212 1,329 12.2
6 Malone, KarlKarl Malone* PF Utah Jazz (19852003)
Los Angeles Lakers (2003–2004)
14,968 1,476 10.1
7 Parish, RobertRobert Parish* C Golden State Warriors (19761980)
Boston Celtics (19801994)
Charlotte Hornets (19941996)
Chicago Bulls (1996–1997)
14,715 1,611 9.1
8 Thurmond, NateNate Thurmond* C/PF San Francisco/Golden State Warriors (19631974)
Chicago Bulls (19741975)
Cleveland Cavaliers (19751977)
14,464 964 15.0
9 Bellamy, WaltWalt Bellamy* C Chicago Packers/Zephyrs//Baltimore Bullets (19611965)
New York Knicks (19651968)
Detroit Pistons (19681970)
Atlanta Hawks (19701974)
New Orleans Jazz (1974)
14,241 1,043 13.7
10 Garnett, KevinKevin Garnett^ PF/C Minnesota Timberwolves (19952007)
Boston Celtics (20072013)
Brooklyn Nets (2013–present)
14,201 1,377 10.3
11 Duncan, TimTim Duncan^ PF/C San Antonio Spurs (1997–present) 13,940 1,254 11.1
12 Unseld, WesWes Unseld* C/PF Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets (19681981) 13,769 984 14.0
13 Olajuwon, HakeemHakeem Olajuwon*[6] C Houston Rockets (19842001)
Toronto Raptors (2001–2002)
13,748 1,238 11.1
14 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal C Orlando Magic (19921996)
Los Angeles Lakers (19962004)
Miami Heat (20042008)
Phoenix Suns (20082009)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2009–2010)
Boston Celtics (2010–2011)
13,099 1,207 10.9
15 Williams, BuckBuck Williams PF New Jersey Nets (19811989)
Portland Trail Blazers (19891996)
New York Knicks (19961998)
13,017 1,307 10.0
16 Lucas, JerryJerry Lucas* PF Cincinnati Royals (19631969)
San Francisco Warriors (19691971)
New York Knicks (19711974)
12,942 829 15.6
17 Pettit, BobBob Pettit* PF Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks (19541965) 12,849 792 16.2
18 Barkley, CharlesCharles Barkley* PF Philadelphia 76ers (19841992)
Phoenix Suns (19921996)
Houston Rockets (19962000)
12,546 1,073 11.7
19 Mutombo, DikembeDikembe Mutombo C Denver Nuggets (19911996)
Atlanta Hawks (19962001)
Philadelphia 76ers (20012002)
New Jersey Nets (2002–2003)
New York Knicks (2003–2004)
Houston Rockets (20042009)
12,359 1,196 10.3
20 Silas, PaulPaul Silas PF St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks (19641969)
Phoenix Suns (19691972)
Boston Celtics (19721976)
Denver Nuggets (1976–1977)
Seattle SuperSonics (19771980)
12,357 1,254 9.9
21 Oakley, CharlesCharles Oakley PF Chicago Bulls (19851988)
New York Knicks (19881998)
Toronto Raptors (19992001)
Chicago Bulls (2001–2002)
Washington Wizards (2002–2003)
Houston Rockets (2004)
12,205 1,282 9.5
22 Rodman, DennisDennis Rodman* PF Detroit Pistons (19861993)
San Antonio Spurs (19931995)
Chicago Bulls (19951998)
Los Angeles Lakers (1999)
Dallas Mavericks (2000)
11,954 911 13.1
23 Willis, KevinKevin Willis PF/C Atlanta Hawks (19841994)
Miami Heat (19941996)
Golden State Warriors (1996)
Houston Rockets (19961998)
Toronto Raptors (19992001)
Denver Nuggets (2001)
Houston Rockets (2001–2002)
San Antonio Spurs (20022004)
Atlanta Hawks (2004–2005)
Dallas Mavericks (2007)
11,901 1,424 8.4
24 Ewing, PatrickPatrick Ewing* C New York Knicks (19852000)
Seattle SuperSonics (2000–2001)
Orlando Magic (2001–2002)
11,607 1,183 9.8
25 Baylor, ElginElgin Baylor* SF/PF Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers (19581971) 11,463 846 13.5
26 Schayes, DolphDolph Schayes* PF Syracuse Nationals (1949–1950)[7]
Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers (19501964)
11,256 932 12.1
27 Bridges, BillBill Bridges PF St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks (19621971)
Philadelphia 76ers (19711972)
Los Angeles Lakers (19721974)
Golden State Warriors (1975)
11,054 926 11.9
28 Sikma, JackJack Sikma C Seattle SuperSonics (19771986)
Milwaukee Bucks (19861991)
10,816 1,107 9.8
29 Robinson, DavidDavid Robinson* C San Antonio Spurs (19892003) 10,497 987 10.6
30 Wallace, BenBen Wallace C/PF Washington Bullets/Wizards (19961999)
Orlando Magic (1999–2000)
Detroit Pistons (20002006)
Chicago Bulls (20062008)
Cleveland Cavaliers (20082009)
Detroit Pistons (20092012)
10,482 1,088 9.6
31 Cowens, DaveDave Cowens* C Boston Celtics (19701980)
Milwaukee Bucks (1982–1983)
10,444 766 13.6
32 Laimbeer, BillBill Laimbeer C Cleveland Cavaliers (19801982)
Detroit Pistons (19821993)
10,400 1,068 9.7
33 Thorpe, OtisOtis Thorpe PF/C Kansas City/Sacramento Kings (19841988)
Houston Rockets (19881995)
Portland Trail Blazers (1995)
Detroit Pistons (19951997)
Vancouver Grizzlies (1997–1998)
Sacramento Kings (1998)
Washington Wizards (1999)
Miami Heat (1999–2000)
Charlotte Hornets (2000–2001)
10,370 1,257 8.2
34 Kerr, Johnny "Red"Johnny "Red" Kerr C Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers (19541965)
Baltimore Bullets (1965–1966)
10,092 905 11.2
35 Marion, ShawnShawn Marion^ SF Phoenix Suns (19992008)
Miami Heat (20082009)
Toronto Raptors (2009)
Dallas Mavericks (2009–present)
9,899 1,106 9.0
36 Howard, DwightDwight Howard^ C Orlando Magic (20042012)
Los Angeles Lakers (2012–2013)
Houston Rockets (2013–present)
9,883 768 12.9
37 Lanier, BobBob Lanier* C Detroit Pistons (19701980)
Milwaukee Bucks (19801984)
9,698 959 10.1
38 Lacey, SamSam Lacey C Cincinnati Royals/Kansas City(-Omaha) Kings (19701981)
New Jersey Nets (1981–1982)
Cleveland Cavaliers (1982–1983)
9,687 1,002 9.7
39 DeBusschere, DaveDave DeBusschere* SF Detroit Pistons (19621968)
New York Knicks (19681974)
9,618 875 11.0
40 Nowitzki, DirkDirk Nowitzki^ PF Dallas Mavericks (1999–present) 9,594 1,188 8.1
41 Camby, MarcusMarcus Camby PF/C Toronto Raptors (19961998)
New York Knicks (19992002)
Denver Nuggets (20032008)
Los Angeles Clippers (20082010)
Portland Trail Blazers (20102012)
Houston Rockets (2012)
New York Knicks (2012–2013)
9,513 973 9.8
42 Green, A. C.A. C. Green PF/C Los Angeles Lakers (19851993)
Phoenix Suns (19931996)
Dallas Mavericks (19961999)
Los Angeles Lakers (1999–2000)
Miami Heat (2000–2001)
9,473 1,278 7.4
43 Grant, HoraceHorace Grant PF Chicago Bulls (19871994)
Orlando Magic (19941999)
Seattle SuperSonics (1999–2000)
Los Angeles Lakers (2000–2001)
Orlando Magic (20012002)
Los Angeles Lakers (2003–2004)
9,443 1,165 8.1
44 Howell, BaileyBailey Howell* PF Detroit Pistons (19591964)
Baltimore Bullets (19641966)
Boston Celtics (19661970)
Philadelphia 76ers (1970–1971)
9,383 951 9.9
45 Divac, VladeVlade Divac C Los Angeles Lakers (19891996)
Charlotte Hornets (19961998)
Sacramento Kings (19992004)
Los Angeles Lakers (2004–2005)
9,326 1,134 8.2
46 Gilmore, ArtisArtis Gilmore* C Chicago Bulls (19761982)
San Antonio Spurs (19821987)
Chicago Bulls (1987)
Boston Celtics (1988)
9,161 909 10.1
47 Green, JohnnyJohnny Green PF/C New York Knicks (19591965)
Baltimore Bullets (19651967)
San Diego Rockets (1967–1968)
Philadelphia 76ers (19681969)
Cincinnati Royals/Kansas City-Omaha Kings (19691973)
9,083 1,057 8.6
48 Bird, LarryLarry Bird* SF/PF Boston Celtics (19791992) 8,974 897 10.0
49 Brand, EltonElton Brand^ PF Chicago Bulls (19992001)
Los Angeles Clippers (20012008)
Philadelphia 76ers (20082012)
Dallas Mavericks (2012–2013)
Atlanta Hawks (2013–present)
8,877 1,005 8.8
50 Kemp, ShawnShawn Kemp PF/C Seattle SuperSonics (19891997)
Cleveland Cavaliers (19972000)
Portland Trail Blazers (20002002)
Orlando Magic (2002–2003)
8,834 1,051 8.4

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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.
  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.
  7. ^ Rebounds were not yet recorded during the player's tenure with this team and season(s).

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