List of National Basketball Association career games played leaders

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This is a list of basketball players who have played at least 1,000 games[1] in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Statistics accurate as of October 21, 2018.
^ Active NBA player
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Not yet eligible for Hall of Fame consideration[2]
§ 1st time eligible for Hall of Fame in 2019[3]
Rank Player Team(s)[4] Seasons[5] Games played
1 Robert Parish* Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls 21 1,611
2 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*[6] Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers 20 1,560
3 John Stockton* Utah Jazz 19 1,504
4 Karl Malone* Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers 19 1,476
5 Dirk Nowitzki^ Dallas Mavericks 20 1,471
6 Kevin Garnett Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Minnesota 21 1,462
7 Kevin Willis Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, Houston, San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta, Dallas Mavericks 21 1,424
8 Jason Terry^ Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks 19 1,410
9 Vince Carter^ Toronto Raptors, New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks 21 1,408
10 Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs 19 1,392
11 Jason Kidd* Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, New Jersey Nets, Dallas, New York Knicks 19 1,391
12 Reggie Miller* Indiana Pacers 18 1,389
13 Clifford Robinson Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, New Jersey Nets 18 1,380
14 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers 20 1,346
15 Paul Pierce Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Clippers 19 1,343
16 Gary Payton* Seattle SuperSonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat 17 1,335
17 Moses Malone* Buffalo Braves, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia, San Antonio Spurs 19 1,329
18 Buck Williams New Jersey Nets, Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks 17 1,307
19 Andre Miller Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver, Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs 17 1,304
20 Elvin Hayes* San Diego/Houston Rockets, Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets, Houston 16 1,303
21 Ray Allen* Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat 18 1,300
22 Mark Jackson New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets, Indiana, Toronto Raptors, New York, Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets 17 1,296
23 Derek Fisher Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, L.A. Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks, Oklahoma City 18 1,287
24 Sam Perkins Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle SuperSonics, Indiana Pacers 17 1,286
25 Charles Oakley Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Chicago, Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets 19 1,282
26 A. C. Green Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, L.A. Lakers, Miami Heat 16 1,278
27 Joe Johnson^ Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat, Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets 17 1,276
28 Terry Porter Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs 17 1,274
29 John Havlicek* Boston Celtics 16 1,270
30 Jamal Crawford^ Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns 19 1,263
31 Otis Thorpe Kansas City/Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons, Vancouver Grizzlies, Sacramento, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets 17 1,257
32 Paul Silas St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Seattle SuperSonics 16 1,254
33 Hakeem Olajuwon*[7] Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors 18 1,238
34 Steve Nash* Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix, Los Angeles Lakers 19 1,217
35 Dale Ellis Dallas Mavericks, Seattle SuperSonics, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, Seattle 17 1,209
36 Juwan Howard Washington Bullets/Wizards, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, Dallas, Denver, Charlotte Bobcats, Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat 19 1,208
37 Shaquille O'Neal* Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics 19 1,207
38 Tony Parker^ San Antonio Spurs, Charlotte Hornets 18 1,201
39 Derek Harper Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Dallas, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers 16 1,199
Eddie A. Johnson Kansas City/Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics, Charlotte Hornets, Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets 17
41 Pau Gasol^ Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs 18 1,198
42 Dikembe Mutombo* Denver Nuggets, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets 18 1,196
43 Alex English* Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks 15 1,193
44 Terry Cummings San Diego Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee, Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors 18 1,183
Patrick Ewing* New York Knicks, Seattle SuperSonics, Orlando Magic 17
46 Richard Jefferson New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets 17 1,181
47 Scottie Pippen* Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Chicago 17 1,178
48 James Edwards Los Angeles Lakers, Indiana Pacers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers, L.A. Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers, Chicago Bulls 19 1,168
49 Horace Grant Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic, Seattle SuperSonics, Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando, L.A. Lakers 17 1,165
50 Shawn Marion§ Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers 16 1,163
51 Johnny Newman Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, Cleveland, New Jersey, Dallas Mavericks 16 1,159
52 Tree Rollins Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, 18 1,156
53 Jerome Kersey Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle SuperSonics, San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks 17 1,153
54 LeBron James^ Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Cleveland, Los Angeles Lakers 16 1,145
55 Michael Cage Los Angeles Clippers, Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets 16 1,140
56 Danny Schayes Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic 18 1,138
57 Detlef Schrempf Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Seattle SuperSonics, Portland Trail Blazers 16 1,136
58 Vlade Divac Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets, Sacramento Kings, L.A. Lakers 16 1,134
59 Hal Greer* Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers 15 1,122
60 Rick Mahorn Washington Bullets, Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Detroit, Philadelphia 18 1,117
61 Zach Randolph^ Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings 17 1,116
62 Kurt Thomas Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics, San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, Portland Trail Blazers, New York 18 1,110
63 Rasheed Wallace Washington Bullets, Portland Trail Blazers, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks 16 1,109
64 Tom Chambers San Diego Clippers, Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets, Philadelphia 76ers 17 1,107
Robert Horry Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs 16
Jack Sikma Seattle SuperSonics, Milwaukee Bucks 14
67 Kyle Korver^ Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz, Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers 16 1,106
68 Michael Finley Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics 15 1,103
69 Herb Williams Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, New York 18 1,102
70 Maurice Cheeks* Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, New Jersey Nets 15 1,101
71 Dennis Johnson* Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics 14 1,100
72 Dale Davis Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Indiana, Detroit Pistons 16 1,094
Rod Strickland New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers, Washington Bullets/Wizards, Portland, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets 17
74 Mark West Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Cleveland, Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix 17 1,090
75 P. J. Brown New Jersey Nets, Miami Heat, Charlotte/New Orleans(/Oklahoma City) Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics 15 1,089
76 Ben Wallace Washington Bullets/Wizards, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit 16 1,088
77 Clyde Drexler* Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets 15 1,086
78 Dell Curry Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors 16 1,083
Antawn Jamison Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers 16
80 Tyson Chandler^ Chicago Bulls, New Orleans(/Oklahoma City) Hornets, Charlotte Bobcats, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Dallas, Phoenix Suns 18 1,081
81 Jeff Hornacek Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz 14 1,077
Lenny Wilkens* St. Louis Hawks, Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers 15
83 Dominique Wilkins* Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, Orlando Magic 15 1,074
84 Charles Barkley* Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets 16 1,073
Byron Scott Los Angeles Lakers, Indiana Pacers, Vancouver Grizzlies, L.A. Lakers 14
86 Michael Jordan* Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards 15 1,072
87 Caldwell Jones Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs 14 1,068
Bill Laimbeer Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons 14
89 Tyrone Corbin San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Miami Heat, Atlanta, Sacramento, Toronto Raptors 16 1,065
90 Boris Diaw Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, Charlotte Bobcats, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz 14 1,064
91 Elton Brand Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 17 1,058
Olden Polynice Seattle SuperSonics, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, Seattle, Utah Jazz, L.A. Clippers 15
93 Carmelo Anthony^ Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets 16 1,057
Manu Ginóbili San Antonio Spurs 16
Johnny Green New York Knicks, Baltimore Bullets, San Diego Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Cincinnati Royals/Kansas City-Omaha Kings 14
96 Avery Johnson Seattle SuperSonics, Denver Nuggets, San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets, San Antonio, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio, Denver, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State 16 1,054
97 Don Nelson Chicago Zephyrs, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics 14 1,053
98 Shawn Kemp Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic 14 1,051
99 Rashard Lewis Seattle SuperSonics, Orlando Magic, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat 16 1,049
100 LeRoy Ellis Los Angeles Lakers, Baltimore Bullets, Portland Trail Blazers, L.A. Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers 14 1,048
101 Wilt Chamberlain* Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers 14 1,045
102 Elden Campbell Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets, Seattle SuperSonics, Detroit Pistons, New Jersey Nets, Detroit 15 1,044
103 Walt Bellamy* Chicago Packers/Zephyrs/Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Jazz 14 1,043
Chauncey Billups Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, Denver, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit 17
105 Danny Ainge Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns 14 1,042
Andre Iguodala^ Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors 15
107 Oscar Robertson* Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks 14 1,040
108 Dwight Howard^ Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Washington Wizards 14 1,035
109 David West New Orleans(/Oklahoma City) Hornets, Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors 15 1,034
110 Walter Davis Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver 15 1,033
111 Mike Miller Orlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat, Memphis, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets 17 1,032
Zaza Pachulia^ Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons 16
Chet Walker* Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Bulls 13
114 Gail Goodrich* Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, L.A. Lakers, New Orleans Jazz 14 1,031
115 Joe Smith Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, Minnesota, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Cleveland, Atlanta Hawks, New Jersey Nets, Los Angeles Lakers 16 1,030
116 Grant Hill* Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers 18 1,026
Reggie Theus Chicago Bulls, Kansas City/Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, New Jersey Nets 13
118 Joe Dumars* Detroit Pistons 14 1,018
119 Tayshaun Prince Detroit Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies, Boston Celtics, Detroit, Minnesota Timberwolves 14 1,017
120 Antonio McDyess Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Denver, New York Knicks, Phoenix, Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs 15 1,015
121 Jermaine O'Neal Portland Trail Blazers, Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors 18 1,011
122 Ron Harper Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers 15 1,009
123 Nazr Mohammed Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City 18 1,005
124 Grant Long Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta, Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies, Boston Celtics 15 1,003
125 Sam Lacey Cincinnati Royals/Kansas City(-Omaha) Kings, New Jersey Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers 13 1,002
Calvin Murphy* San Diego/Houston Rockets 13
127 Stacey Augmon Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Portland Trail Blazers, Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets, Orlando Magic 15 1,001
Mike Bibby Vancouver Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat, New York Knicks 14
129 Glen Rice Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers 15 1,000

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  1. ^ Does not include NBA Playoff games or games played in the American Basketball Association for players who played in the ABA prior to merging with the NBA.
  2. ^ A player is not eligible for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame until he has been fully retired for three calendar years.
  3. ^ "2019 Hall of Fame Candidates". Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  4. ^ Listed in order of the player's career. Repeated teams indicate multiple stints with that team.
  5. ^ For active players, the number listed is the number of seasons that player has completed plus the current season.
  6. ^ Known as Lew Alcindor prior to May 1, 1971.
  7. ^ Previously written as Akeem Olajuwon prior to official spelling change March 9, 1991.

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