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 2014-15 season
^ Active NBA player
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Not yet eligible for Hall of Fame consideration[3]
§ 2016 Hall of Fame Candidate with over 50 win shares*[4]
  • Win Shares - An estimate of the number of wins contributed by a player.
Rank Player Minutes
1 Abdul-Jabbar, KareemKareem Abdul-Jabbar* 57,446
2 Malone, KarlKarl Malone* 54,852
3 Kidd, JasonJason Kidd 50,111
4 Hayes, ElvinElvin Hayes* 50,000
5 Garnett, KevinKevin Garnett^ 49,862
6 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* 47,859
7 Stockton, JohnJohn Stockton* 47,764
8 Miller, ReggieReggie Miller* 47,619
9 Payton, GaryGary Payton* 47,117
10 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant^ 46,774
11 Havlicek, JohnJohn Havlicek* 46,471
12 Allen, RayRay Allen^ 46,344
13 Duncan, TimTim Duncan^ 45,832
14 Parish, RobertRobert Parish* 45,704
15 Malone, MosesMoses Malone* 45,071
16 Nowitzki, DirkDirk Nowitzki^ 44,885
17 Pierce, PaulPaul Pierce^ 44,372
18 Olajuwon, HakeemHakeem Olajuwon* 44,222
19 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* 43,886
20 Robinson, Clifford R.Clifford R. Robinson 42,561
21 Williams, BuckBuck Williams 42,464
22 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal 41,918
23 Pippen, ScottieScottie Pippen* 41,069
24 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* 41,011
25 Russell, BillBill Russell* 40,726
26 Ewing, PatrickPatrick Ewing* 40,594
27 Carter, VinceVince Carter^ 40,331
28 Oakley, CharlesCharles Oakley 40,280
29 Marion, ShawnShawn Marion^ 40,097
30 Thorpe, OtisOtis Thorpe 39,822
31 Miller, AndreAndre Miller^ 39,807
32 Greer, HalHal Greer* 39,788
33 Barkley, CharlesCharles Barkley* 39,330
34 Jackson, MarkMark Jackson 39,121
35 Bellamy, WaltWalt Bellamy* 38,940
36 Grant, HoraceHorace Grant 38,621
37 Terry, JasonJason Terry^ 38,597
38 Johnson, JoeJoe Johnson^ 38,483
39 Willis, KevinKevin Willis 38,362
40 Wilkins, DominiqueDominique Wilkins* 38,113
41 Nash, SteveSteve Nash 38,069
42 Wilkens, LennyLenny Wilkens* 38,064
43 English, AlexAlex English* 38,063
44 Finley, MichaelMichael Finley§ 37,996
45 Harper, DerekDerek Harper 37,786
46 Jamison, AntawnAntawn Jamison 37,638
47 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson§ 37,594
48 Drexler, ClydeClyde Drexler* 37,537
49 Sikma, JackJack Sikma 36,943
50 Mutombo, DikembeDikembe Mutombo* 36,791

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 end of the games of April 15, 2015.
^ Active NBA player
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Not yet eligible for Hall of Fame consideration[3]
§ 2016 Hall of Fame Candidate with over 50 win shares*[4]
  • Win Shares - An estimate of the number of wins contributed by a player.
Team abbreviations Team(s) listed is the one player was on when he established the record.
ATL Atlanta Hawks DET Detroit Pistons MIN Minnesota Timberwolves SAC Sacramento Kings
BOS Boston Celtics FTW Fort Wayne Pistons NJN New Jersey Nets SAS San Antonio Spurs
BRK Brooklyn Nets GSW Golden State Warriors NOJ New Orleans Jazz SDR San Diego Rockets
BUF Buffalo Braves HOU Houston Rockets NYK New York Knicks SFW San Francisco Warriors
CAP Capital Bullets IND Indiana Pacers OKC Oklahoma City Thunder 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
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 2939 Paul Arizin*000PHW 2939 Paul Arizin*000PHW 2939 Paul Arizin*000PHW 2939 1951-52
1952-53 Neil Johnston*000PHW 3166 Bob Cousy*000BOS 5626 Bob Cousy*000BOS 5626 Neil Johnston*000PHW 3166 1952-53
1953-54 3296 8483 8483 3296 1953-54
1954-55 Paul Arizin*000PHW 2953 Mel Hutchins000FTW 11303 Mel Hutchins000FTW 11303 1954-55
1955-56 Jack George000PHW 2840 Bob Cousy*000BOS 13997 Bob Cousy*000BOS 13997 1955-56
1956-57 Dolph Schayes*000SYR 2851 16361 16361 1956-57
1957-58 2918 18583 18583 1957-58
1958-59 Bill Russell*000BOS 2979 20986 20986 1958-59
1959-60 Gene Shue000DET 3338 23574 23574 Gene Shue000DET 3338 1959-60
1960-61 Wilt Chamberlain*
000PHW 1959-62
000SFW 1962-64
3773 Dolph Schayes*000SYR 26532 Dolph Schayes*000SYR 26532 Wilt Chamberlain*000PHW 3773 1960-61
1961-62 3882 Bob Cousy*000BOS 28156 Bob Cousy*000BOS 28156 3882 1961-62
1962-63 3806 30131 30131 1962-63
1963-64 3689 Dolph Schayes*000PHI 29800 1963-64
1964-65 Bill Russell*000BOS 3466 Bob Pettit*000STL 30690 Bob Pettit*000STL 30690 1964-65
1965-66 Wilt Chamberlain*000PHI 3737 Bill Russell*000BOS 31185 Bill Russell*000BOS 31185 1965-66
1966-67 3682 34482 34482 1966-67
1967-68 3836 37435 37435 1967-68
1968-69 Elvin Hayes*000SDR 3695 40726 40726 1968-69
1969-70 3665 Wilt Chamberlain*000LAL 37218 1969-70
1970-71 John Havlicek*000BOS 3678 40848 Wilt Chamberlain*000LAL 40848 1970-71
1971-72 3698 44317 44317 1971-72
1972-73 Tiny Archibald*000KCO 3681 47859 47859 1972-73
1973-74 Elvin Hayes*000CAP 3602 Oscar Robertson*000MIL 43886 1973-74
1974-75 Bob McAdoo*000BUF 3539 Walt Bellamy*000NOJ 38940 1974-75
1975-76 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*000LAL 3379 John Havlicek*000BOS 40761 1975-76
1976-77 Elvin Hayes*000WSB 3364 43674 1976-77
1977-78 Truck Robinson000NOJ 3638 46471 1977-78
1978-79 Moses Malone*000HOU 3390 Elvin Hayes*
000WSB 1978-81
000HOU 1981-84
37558 1978-79
1979-80 Norm Nixon000LAL 3226 40741 1979-80
1980-81 Adrian Dantley*000UTA 3417 43672 1980-81
1981-82 Moses Malone*000HOU 3398 46704 1981-82
1982-83 Isiah Thomas*000DET 3093 49006 Elvin Hayes*000HOU 49006 1982-83
1983-84 Jeff Ruland000WSB 3082 50000 50000 1983-84
1984-85 Buck Williams000NJN 3182 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*
000LAL
48373 1984-85
1985-86 Maurice Cheeks000PHI 3270 51002 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*000LAL 51002 1985-86
1986-87 Michael Jordan*000CHI 3281 53443 53443 1986-87
1987-88 3311 55751 55751 1987-88
1988-89 3255 57446 57446 1988-89
1989-90 Rodney McCray000SAC 3238 Moses Malone*
000ATL 1989-91
000MIL 1991-93
000PHI 1993–94
000SAS 1994–95
39777 1989-90
1990-91 Chris Mullin*000GSW 3315 41689 1990-91
1991-92 3346 44200 1991-92
1992-93 Larry Johnson000CHH 3323 44304 1992-93
1993-94 Latrell Sprewell000GSW 3533 44922 1993-94
1994-95 Vin Baker000MIL 3361 45071 1994-95
1995-96 Anthony Mason000NYK 3457 Robert Parish*000CHH
000CHI 1996-97
45298 1995-96
1996-97 Glen Rice000CHH 3362 45704 1996-97
1997-98 Michael Finley §000DAL 3394 Buck Williams000NYK 42464 1997-98
1998-99 Jason Kidd 000PHO 2060 Karl Malone*
000UTA 1998-2003
000LAL 2003–04
41661 1998-99
1999-00 Michael Finley §000DAL 3464 44608 1999-00
2000-01 3443 47503 2000-01
2001-02 Antoine Walker000BOS 3406 50543 2001-02
2002-03 Allen Iverson §000PHI 3485 53479 2002-03
2003-04 Joe Johnson^000PHO 3331 54852 2003-04
2004-05 LeBron James^000CLE 3388 Reggie Miller*000IND 47619 2004-05
2005-06 Gilbert Arenas 000WAS 3384 Gary Payton*000MIA 45614 2005-06
2006-07 LeBron James^000CLE 3190 47117 2006-07
2007-08 Allen Iverson §000DEN 3424 Jason Kidd
000NJN 2007–08
000DAL 2008–12
000NYK 2012–13
38269 2007-08
2008-09 Andre Iguodala^000PHI 3269 41155 2008-09
2009-10 Kevin Durant^000OKC 3239 44036 2009-10
2010-11 Monta Ellis^000GSW 3227 46689 2010-11
2011–12 Kevin Durant^000OKC 2546 48068 2011–12
2012–13 Damian Lillard^000POR 3167 50111 2012–13
2013–14 Kevin Durant^000OKC 3122 Kevin Garnett^
000BRK 2013–15
000MIN 2015
48910 2013–14
2014–15 James Harden^000HOU 2981 49862 2014–15
Season Year-by-year leader MP Active player leader MP Career record MP Single-season record MP Season

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NBA Progressive Leaders and Records for Minutes Played". Basketball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Minutes Played". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  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 five calendar years or is deceased; player was not eligible for induction upon the commencement of the 2015–16 NBA season.
  4. ^ a b "2016 Hall of Fame Candidates". Basketball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 

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