List of National Basketball Association career minutes played leaders

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This article provides two lists:

A list of National Basketball Association players by total career regular season leaders in minutes played.
A progressive list of leaders, and records for minutes played showing how the record has increased through the years.[1]

Minutes Played Leaders[edit]

This is a list of National Basketball Association players by total career regular season leaders in minutes played.[2]

Statistics accurate as of the conclusion of the 2015–16 NBA regular season.
^ Active NBA player
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Not yet eligible for Hall of Fame consideration[3]
Rank Player Minutes
1 Abdul-Jabbar, KareemKareem Abdul-Jabbar* 57,446
2 Malone, KarlKarl Malone* 54,852
3 Garnett, KevinKevin Garnett 50,418
4 Kidd, JasonJason Kidd 50,111
5 Hayes, ElvinElvin Hayes* 50,000
6 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant 48,637
7 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* 47,859
8 Stockton, JohnJohn Stockton* 47,764
9 Miller, ReggieReggie Miller* 47,619
10 Duncan, TimTim Duncan 47,368
11 Nowitzki, DirkDirk Nowitzki^ 47,249
12 Payton, GaryGary Payton* 47,117
13 Havlicek, JohnJohn Havlicek* 46,471
14 Allen, RayRay Allen 46,344
15 Parish, RobertRobert Parish* 45,704
16 Pierce, PaulPaul Pierce^ 45,603
17 Malone, MosesMoses Malone* 45,071
18 Olajuwon, HakeemHakeem Olajuwon* 44,222
19 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* 43,886
20 Robinson, CliffordClifford Robinson 42,561
21 Williams, BuckBuck Williams 42,464
22 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal* 41,918
23 Carter, VinceVince Carter^ 41,336
24 Johnson, JoeJoe Johnson^ 41,186
25 Pippen, ScottieScottie Pippen* 41,069
26 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* 41,011
27 Russell, BillBill Russell* 40,726
28 Ewing, PatrickPatrick Ewing* 40,594
29 Oakley, CharlesCharles Oakley 40,280
30 Miller, AndreAndre Miller^ 40,268
31 Marion, ShawnShawn Marion 40,097
32 Terry, JasonJason Terry^ 39,855
33 Thorpe, OtisOtis Thorpe 39,822
34 Greer, HalHal Greer* 39,788
35 Barkley, CharlesCharles Barkley* 39,330
36 Jackson, MarkMark Jackson 39,121
37 Bellamy, WaltWalt Bellamy* 38,940
38 Grant, HoraceHorace Grant 38,621
39 James, LeBronLeBron James^ 38,478
40 Willis, KevinKevin Willis 38,362
41 Wilkins, DominiqueDominique Wilkins* 38,113
42 Nash, SteveSteve Nash 38,069
43 Wilkens, LennyLenny Wilkens* 38,064
44 English, AlexAlex English* 38,063
45 Finley, MichaelMichael Finley 37,996
46 Harper, DerekDerek Harper 37,786
47 Jamison, AntawnAntawn Jamison 37,638
48 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson* 37,594
49 Drexler, ClydeClyde Drexler* 37,537
50 Gasol, PauPau Gasol 37,202

Progressive list for minutes played[edit]

This is a progressive list of leaders and records for minutes played showing how the record has increased through the years.[1]

Statistics accurate as of the conclusion of the 2015–16 NBA regular season.
^ Active NBA player
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Not yet eligible for Hall of Fame consideration[3]
§ 1st time eligible for Hall of Fame in 2017 [4]
Only players with at least 50 win shares are shown for 1st time eligible Hall of Fame consideration.
Win Shares is a player statistic which attempts to divvy up credit for team success to the individuals on the team.[5]
Team abbreviations Team(s) listed is the one player was on when he established the record.
ATL Atlanta Hawks DET Detroit Pistons NJN New Jersey Nets SAC Sacramento Kings
BOS Boston Celtics FTW Fort Wayne Pistons NOJ New Orleans Jazz SAS San Antonio Spurs
BRK Brooklyn Nets GSW Golden State Warriors NYK New York Knicks SDR San Diego Rockets
BUF Buffalo Braves HOU Houston Rockets OKC Oklahoma City Thunder SFW San Francisco Warriors
CAP Capital Bullets IND Indiana Pacers ORL Orlando Magic STL St. Louis Hawks
CHH Charlotte Hornets KCO Kansas City-Omaha Kings PHI Philadelphia 76ers SYR Syracuse Nationals
CHI Chicago Bulls LAL Los Angeles Lakers PHO Phoenix Suns UTA Utah Jazz
CLE Cleveland Cavaliers MIA Miami Heat PHW Philadelphia Warriors WAS Washington Wizards
DAL Dallas Mavericks MIL Milwaukee Bucks POR Portland Trail Blazers WSB Washington Bullets
DEN Denver Nuggets MIN Minnesota Timberwolves
Minutes played leader at the end of every season
Season Year-by-year leader MP Active player leader MP Career record MP Single-season record MP Season
1951-52 Paul Arizin*000PHW 2,939 Paul Arizin*000PHW 2,939 Paul Arizin*000PHW 2,939 Paul Arizin*000PHW 2,939 1951-52
1952-53 Neil Johnston*000PHW 3,166 Bob Cousy*000BOS 5,626 Bob Cousy*000BOS 5,626 Neil Johnston*000PHW 3,166 1952-53
1953-54 3,296 8,483 8,483 3,296 1953-54
1954-55 Paul Arizin*000PHW 2,953 Mel Hutchins000FTW 11,303 Mel Hutchins000FTW 11,303 1954-55
1955-56 Jack George000PHW 2,840 Bob Cousy*000BOS 13,997 Bob Cousy*000BOS 13,997 1955-56
1956-57 Dolph Schayes*000SYR 2,851 16,361 16,361 1956-57
1957-58 2,918 18,583 18,583 1957-58
1958-59 Bill Russell*000BOS 2,979 20,986 20,986 1958-59
1959-60 Gene Shue000DET 3,338 23,574 23,574 Gene Shue000DET 3,338 1959-60
1960-61 Wilt Chamberlain*
000PHW 1959-62
000SFW 1962-64
3,773 Dolph Schayes*000SYR 26,532 Dolph Schayes*000SYR 26,532 Wilt Chamberlain*000PHW 3,773 1960-61
1961-62 3,882 Bob Cousy*000BOS 28,156 Bob Cousy*000BOS 28,156 3,882 1961-62
1962-63 3,806 30,131 30,131 1962-63
1963-64 3,689 Dolph Schayes*000PHI 29,800 1963-64
1964-65 Bill Russell*000BOS 3,466 Bob Pettit*000STL 30,690 Bob Pettit*000STL 30,690 1964-65
1965-66 Wilt Chamberlain*000PHI 3,737 Bill Russell*000BOS 31,185 Bill Russell*000BOS 31,185 1965-66
1966-67 3,682 34,482 34,482 1966-67
1967-68 3,836 37,435 37,435 1967-68
1968-69 Elvin Hayes*000SDR 3,695 40,726 40,726 1968-69
1969-70 3,665 Wilt Chamberlain*000LAL 37,218 1969-70
1970-71 John Havlicek*000BOS 3,678 40,848 Wilt Chamberlain*000LAL 40,848 1970-71
1971-72 3,698 44,317 44,317 1971-72
1972-73 Tiny Archibald*000KCO 3,681 47,859 47,859 1972-73
1973-74 Elvin Hayes*000CAP 3,602 Oscar Robertson*000MIL 43,886 1973-74
1974-75 Bob McAdoo*000BUF 3,539 Walt Bellamy*000NOJ 38,940 1974-75
1975-76 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*000LAL 3,379 John Havlicek*000BOS 40,761 1975-76
1976-77 Elvin Hayes*000WSB 3,364 43,674 1976-77
1977-78 Truck Robinson000NOJ 3,638 46,471 1977-78
1978-79 Moses Malone*000HOU 3,390 Elvin Hayes*
000WSB 1978-81
000HOU 1981-84
37,558 1978-79
1979-80 Norm Nixon000LAL 3,226 40,741 1979-80
1980-81 Adrian Dantley*000UTA 3,417 43,672 1980-81
1981-82 Moses Malone*000HOU 3,398 46,704 1981-82
1982-83 Isiah Thomas*000DET 3,093 49,006 Elvin Hayes*000HOU 49,006 1982-83
1983-84 Jeff Ruland000WSB 3,082 50,000 50,000 1983-84
1984-85 Buck Williams000NJN 3,182 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*
000LAL
48,373 1984-85
1985-86 Maurice Cheeks000PHI 3,270 51,002 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*000LAL 51,002 1985-86
1986-87 Michael Jordan*000CHI 3,281 53,443 53,443 1986-87
1987-88 3,311 55,751 55,751 1987-88
1988-89 3,255 57,446 57,446 1988-89
1989-90 Rodney McCray000SAC 3,238 Moses Malone*
000ATL 1989-91
000MIL 1991-93
000PHI 1993–94
000SAS 1994–95
39,777 1989-90
1990-91 Chris Mullin*000GSW 3,315 41,689 1990-91
1991-92 3,346 44,200 1991-92
1992-93 Larry Johnson000CHH 3,323 44,304 1992-93
1993-94 Latrell Sprewell000GSW 3,533 44,922 1993-94
1994-95 Vin Baker000MIL 3,361 45,071 1994-95
1995-96 Anthony Mason000NYK 3,457 Robert Parish*
000CHH 1995–96
000CHI 1996-97
45,298 1995-96
1996-97 Glen Rice000CHH 3,362 45,704 1996-97
1997-98 Michael Finley000DAL 3,394 Buck Williams000NYK 42,464 1997-98
1998-99 Jason Kidd000PHO 2,060 Karl Malone*
000UTA 1998-2003
000LAL 2003–04
41,661 1998-99
1999-00 Michael Finley000DAL 3,464 44,608 1999-00
2000-01 3,443 47,503 2000-01
2001-02 Antoine Walker000BOS 3,406 50,543 2001-02
2002-03 Allen Iverson*000PHI 3,485 53,479 2002-03
2003-04 Joe Johnson^000PHO 3,331 54,852 2003-04
2004-05 LeBron James^000CLE 3,388 Reggie Miller*000IND 47,619 2004-05
2005-06 Gilbert Arenas§000WAS 3,384 Gary Payton*000MIA 45,614 2005-06
2006-07 LeBron James^000CLE 3,190 47,117 2006-07
2007-08 Allen Iverson*000DEN 3,424 Jason Kidd
000NJN 2007–08
000DAL 2008–12
000NYK 2012–13
38,269 2007-08
2008-09 Andre Iguodala^000PHI 3,269 41,155 2008-09
2009-10 Kevin Durant^000OKC 3,239 44,036 2009-10
2010-11 Monta Ellis^000GSW 3,227 46,689 2010-11
2011–12 Kevin Durant^000OKC 2,546 48,068 2011–12
2012–13 Damian Lillard^000POR 3,167 50,111 2012–13
2013–14 Kevin Durant^000OKC 3,122 Kevin Garnett
000BRK 2013–15
000MIN 2015–16
48,910 2013–14
2014–15 James Harden^000HOU 2,981 49,862 2014–15
2015–16 3,125 50,418 2015–16
Season Year-by-year leader MP Active player leader MP Career record MP Single-season record MP Season


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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NBA Progressive Leaders and Records for Minutes Played". Basketball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ "NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Minutes Played". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b A player is not eligible for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame until he has been fully retired for four calendar years (reduced from five in 2015); player was not eligible for induction upon the commencement of the 2016–17 NBA season.
  4. ^ "2017 Hall of Fame Candidates". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ "NBA Win Shares". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 8, 2016. 

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