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 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[2]
§ 1st time eligible for Hall of Fame in 2017 [3]
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.[4]
Rank Player Team(s)[5] Seasons[6] Games played
1 Parish, RobertRobert Parish* Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls 21 1,611
2 Abdul-Jabbar, KareemKareem Abdul-Jabbar*[7] Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers 20 1,560
3 Stockton, JohnJohn Stockton* Utah Jazz 19 1,504
4 Malone, KarlKarl Malone* Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers 19 1,476
5 Garnett, KevinKevin Garnett^ Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Minnesota Timberwolves 21 1,462
6 Willis, KevinKevin Willis Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, Houston, San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta, Dallas Mavericks 21 1,424
7 Duncan, TimTim Duncan San Antonio Spurs 19 1,392
8 Kidd, JasonJason Kidd Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, New Jersey Nets, Dallas, New York Knicks 19 1,391
9 Miller, ReggieReggie Miller* Indiana Pacers 18 1,389
10 Robinson, CliffCliff Robinson Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, New Jersey Nets 18 1,380
11 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers 20 1,346
12 Nowitzki, DirkDirk Nowitzki^ Dallas Mavericks 18 1,340
13 Payton, GaryGary Payton* Seattle SuperSonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat 17 1,335
14 Malone, MosesMoses Malone* Buffalo Braves, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia, San Antonio Spurs 19 1,329
15 Pierce, PaulPaul Pierce^ Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Clippers 18 1,318
16 Williams, BuckBuck Williams New Jersey Nets, Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks 17 1,307
17 Miller, AndreAndre 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
18 Hayes, ElvinElvin Hayes* San Diego/Houston Rockets, Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets, Houston 16 1,303
19 Allen, RayRay Allen Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat 18 1,300
20 Jackson, MarkMark Jackson New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets, Indiana, Toronto Raptors, New York, Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets 17 1,296
21 Fisher, DerekDerek Fisher Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, L.A. Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks, Oklahoma City 18 1,287
22 Perkins, SamSam Perkins Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle SuperSonics, Indiana Pacers 17 1,286
23 Terry, JasonJason Terry^ Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets 17 1,285
24 Oakley, CharlesCharles Oakley Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Chicago, Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets 19 1,282
25 Green, A. C.A. C. Green Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, L.A. Lakers, Miami Heat 16 1,278
26 Porter, TerryTerry Porter Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs 17 1,274
Carter, VinceVince Carter^ Toronto Raptors, New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies 18
28 Havlicek, JohnJohn Havlicek* Boston Celtics 16 1,270
29 Thorpe, OtisOtis Thorpe Kansas City/Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons, Vancouver Grizzlies, Sacramento, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets 17 1,257
30 Silas, PaulPaul Silas St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Seattle SuperSonics 16 1,254
31 Olajuwon, HakeemHakeem Olajuwon*[8] Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors 18 1,238
32 Nash, SteveSteve Nash Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix, Los Angeles Lakers 19 1,217
33 Ellis, DaleDale Ellis Dallas Mavericks, Seattle SuperSonics, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, Seattle 17 1,209
34 Howard, JuwanJuwan Howard Washington Bullets/Wizards, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, Dallas, Denver, Charlotte Bobcats, Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat 19 1,208
35 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal* Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics 19 1,207
36 Harper, DerekDerek Harper Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Dallas, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers 16 1,199
Johnson, Eddie A.Eddie A. Johnson Kansas City/Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics, Charlotte Hornets, Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets 17
38 Mutombo, DikembeDikembe Mutombo* Denver Nuggets, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets 18 1,196
39 English, AlexAlex English* Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks 15 1,193
40 Cummings, TerryTerry Cummings San Diego Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee, Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors 18 1,183
Ewing, PatrickPatrick Ewing* New York Knicks, Seattle SuperSonics, Orlando Magic 17
42 Pippen, ScottieScottie Pippen* Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Chicago 17 1,178
43 Edwards, JamesJames 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
44 Grant, HoraceHorace Grant Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic, Seattle SuperSonics, Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando, L.A. Lakers 17 1,165
45 Marion, ShawnShawn Marion Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers 16 1,163
46 Newman, JohnnyJohnny Newman Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, Cleveland, New Jersey, Dallas Mavericks 16 1,159
47 Rollins, TreeTree Rollins Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, 18 1,156
48 Kersey, JeromeJerome Kersey Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle SuperSonics, San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks 17 1,153
49 Johnson, JoeJoe Johnson^ Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat, Utah Jazz 15 1,143
50 Cage, MichaelMichael Cage Los Angeles Clippers, Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets 16 1,140
51 Schayes, DannyDanny Schayes Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic 18 1,138
52 Schrempf, DetlefDetlef Schrempf Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Seattle SuperSonics, Portland Trail Blazers 16 1,136
53 Divac, VladeVlade Divac Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets, Sacramento Kings, L.A. Lakers 16 1,134
54 Greer, HalHal Greer* Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers 15 1,122
55 Mahorn, RickRick Mahorn Washington Bullets, Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Detroit, Philadelphia 18 1,117
56 Thomas, KurtKurt 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
57 Wallace, RasheedRasheed Wallace Washington Bullets, Portland Trail Blazers, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks 16 1,109
58 Chambers, TomTom Chambers San Diego Clippers, Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets, Philadelphia 76ers 17 1,107
Horry, RobertRobert Horry Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs 16
Sikma, JackJack Sikma Seattle SuperSonics, Milwaukee Bucks 14
61 Finley, MichaelMichael Finley Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics 15 1,103
62 Williams, HerbHerb Williams Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, New York 18 1,102
63 Cheeks, MauriceMaurice Cheeks Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, New Jersey Nets 15 1,101
64 Johnson, DennisDennis Johnson* Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics 14 1,100
Crawford, JamalJamal Crawford^ Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers 16
66 Davis, DaleDale Davis Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Indiana, Detroit Pistons 16 1,094
Strickland, RodRod Strickland New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers, Washington Bullets/Wizards, Portland, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets 17
68 West, MarkMark West Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Cleveland, Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix 17 1,090
69 Brown, P. J.P. J. Brown New Jersey Nets, Miami Heat, Charlotte/New Orleans(/Oklahoma City) Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics 15 1,089
70 Wallace, BenBen Wallace§ Washington Bullets/Wizards, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit 16 1,088
71 Drexler, ClydeClyde Drexler* Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets 15 1,086
72 Curry, DellDell Curry Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors 16 1,083
Jamison, AntawnAntawn Jamison Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers 16
74 Jefferson, RichardRichard Jefferson^ New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers 15 1,082
75 Parker, TonyTony Parker^ San Antonio Spurs 15 1,080
76 Hornacek, JeffJeff Hornacek Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz 14 1,077
Wilkens, LennyLenny Wilkens* St. Louis Hawks, Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers 15
78 Wilkins, DominiqueDominique Wilkins* Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, Orlando Magic 15 1,074
79 Barkley, CharlesCharles Barkley* Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets 16 1,073
Scott, ByronByron Scott Los Angeles Lakers, Indiana Pacers, Vancouver Grizzlies, L.A. Lakers 14
81 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards 15 1,072
82 Jones, CaldwellCaldwell Jones Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs 14 1,068
Laimbeer, BillBill Laimbeer Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons 14
84 Corbin, TyroneTyrone 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
85 Polynice, OldenOlden Polynice Seattle SuperSonics, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, Seattle, Utah Jazz, L.A. Clippers 15 1,058
Brand, EltonElton Brand^ Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers 17
87 Green, JohnnyJohnny Green New York Knicks, Baltimore Bullets, San Diego Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Cincinnati Royals/Kansas City-Omaha Kings 14 1,057
88 Gasol, PauPau Gasol^ Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs 15 1,055
89 Johnson, AveryAvery 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
90 Nelson, DonDon Nelson Chicago Zephyrs, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics 14 1,053
91 Kemp, ShawnShawn Kemp Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic 14 1,051
92 Lewis, RashardRashard Lewis Seattle SuperSonics, Orlando Magic, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat 16 1,049
93 Ellis, LeRoyLeRoy Ellis Los Angeles Lakers, Baltimore Bullets, Portland Trail Blazers, L.A. Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers 14 1,048
94 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers 14 1,045
95 Campbell, EldenElden Campbell Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets, Seattle SuperSonics, Detroit Pistons, New Jersey Nets, Detroit 15 1,044
96 Bellamy, WaltWalt Bellamy* Chicago Packers/Zephyrs/Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Jazz 14 1,043
Billups, ChaunceyChauncey Billups Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, Denver, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit 17
98 Ainge, DannyDanny Ainge Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns 14 1,042
99 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks 14 1,040
100 Davis, WalterWalter Davis Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver 15 1,033
101 Walker, ChetChet Walker* Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Bulls 13 1,032
102 Goodrich, GailGail Goodrich* Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, L.A. Lakers, New Orleans Jazz 14 1,031
103 Smith, JoeJoe 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
104 Hill, GrantGrant Hill Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers 19 1,026
Theus, ReggieReggie Theus Chicago Bulls, Kansas City/Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, New Jersey Nets 13
106 Dumars, JoeJoe Dumars* Detroit Pistons 14 1,018
107 Prince, TayshaunTayshaun Prince^ Detroit Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies, Boston Celtics, Detroit, Minnesota Timberwolves 14 1,017
108 McDyess, AntonioAntonio McDyess Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Denver, New York Knicks, Phoenix, Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs 15 1,015
109 O'Neal, JermaineJermaine O'Neal Portland Trail Blazers, Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors 18 1,011
Miller, MikeMike Miller^ Orlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat, Memphis, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets 16
111 Harper, RonRon Harper Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers 15 1,009
112 Mohammed, NazrNazr Mohammed^ Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder 18 1,005
113 Long, GrantGrant Long Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta, Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies, Boston Celtics 15 1,003
114 Lacey, SamSam Lacey Cincinnati Royals/Kansas City(-Omaha) Kings, New Jersey Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers 13 1,002
Murphy, CalvinCalvin Murphy* San Diego/Houston Rockets 13
116 Augmon, StaceyStacey Augmon Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Portland Trail Blazers, Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets, Orlando Magic 15 1,001
Bibby, MikeMike Bibby§ Vancouver Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat, New York Knicks 14
118 Rice, GlenGlen 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 four calendar years or is deceased; player was not eligible for induction upon the commencement of the 2016–17 NBA season.
  3. ^ "2017 Hall of Fame Candidates". Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "NBA Win Shares". Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  5. ^ Listed in order of the player's career. Repeated teams indicate multiple stints with that team.
  6. ^ For active players, the number listed is the number of seasons that player has completed plus the current season.
  7. ^ Known as Lew Alcindor prior to May 1, 1971.
  8. ^ Previously written as Akeem Olajuwon prior to official spelling change March 9, 1991.

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