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NBA All-Time Statistical Leaders

Try to name the NBA's all-time leaders in scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals.
Through 2023–24
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Blocks and steals were not recorded until 1973–74
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Last updated: April 15, 2024
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First submittedApril 28, 2012
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LeBron James
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Karl Malone
Kobe Bryant
Michael Jordan
Dirk Nowitzki
Wilt Chamberlain
Kevin Durant
Shaquille O'Neal
Carmelo Anthony
Moses Malone
Elvin Hayes
Hakeem Olajuwon
Oscar Robertson
Dominique Wilkins
Rebounds
Wilt Chamberlain
Bill Russell
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Elvin Hayes
Moses Malone
Tim Duncan
Karl Malone
Robert Parish
Kevin Garnett
Dwight Howard
Nate Thurmond
Walt Bellamy
Wes Unseld
Hakeem Olajuwon
Shaquille O'Neal
Assists
John Stockton
Jason Kidd
Chris Paul
LeBron James
Steve Nash
Mark Jackson
Magic Johnson
Oscar Robertson
Russell Westbrook
Isiah Thomas
Gary Payton
Andre Miller
Rod Strickland
Rajon Rondo
James Harden
Blocks
Hakeem Olajuwon
Dikembe Mutombo
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Mark Eaton
Tim Duncan
David Robinson
Patrick Ewing
Shaquille O'Neal
Tree Rollins
Robert Parish
Alonzo Mourning
Marcus Camby
Dwight Howard
Ben Wallace
Shawn Bradley
Steals
John Stockton
Jason Kidd
Chris Paul
Michael Jordan
Gary Payton
Maurice Cheeks
Scottie Pippen
LeBron James
Clyde Drexler
Hakeem Olajuwon
Alvin Robertson
Karl Malone
Mookie Blaylock
Allen Iverson
Derek Harper
80 Comments
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Level 91
May 1, 2012
I'm not really an NBA fan, but I've always been a sports fan in general and have always known the "big names" of the day, at least for the last 25 years or so. That said, I was completely shocked that Larry Bird didn't end up in the top 15 of any category at the end of his career.
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Level 67
Apr 13, 2013
Or Charles Barkley. Or Elgin Baylor. Says something about the danger of relying too much on statistics, which recognize Mookie Blaylock and Shawn Bradley, over performance.
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Level 68
Apr 21, 2014
That's really not an accurate statement at all. Statistics accurately portray a number of things. Mookie Blaylock was, by far, a better defender than Larry Bird -- without question. Just because Larry Bird was a better all-around player and a legend, doesn't mean that the statistics are misleading. I'm not taking anything away from Bird. He was certainly one of the all-time greats, but, as far as steals go, Blaylock was, for his time, second only to Gary Payton for defensive point guards. .. Same thing goes for Bradley, he was one of the top shot blockers in his day. ... Bird wasn't an on-the-ball defender, nor was he a shot blocker. Faulting statistics for Bird not being on the list is like saying that baseball's ERA is misleading because Willie Mays isn't in the Top 15 of any major pitching stat.
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Level 77
May 9, 2016
Charles Barkley played 16 seasons in the NBA. I'd say that longevity wasn't the issue.
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Level ∞
Apr 16, 2017
The 3-point line is in the same spot today as it was when Bird was playing. Bird's main reason for not appearing on these lists is the short length of his career. Per game, he posted an incredible 24.8/10/6.3 stat line with 1.7 steals to boot.
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Level 15
Feb 19, 2023
Update please, LeBron is number 1 in scoring
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Level 51
Aug 20, 2018
Bird retired because of lower back issues, not because he planned to do so. He had a disk replaced, otherwise he would have retired some years earlier.
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Level 46
Aug 6, 2019
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Level 62
Mar 7, 2013
got 31 yeah, stockton and malone alone gave me 4.
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Level 46
Mar 16, 2013
Julius Erving scored 30,026 points and is not on this list. this needs to be upgraded
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Level ∞
Apr 18, 2013
NBA not ABA.
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Level 77
Jun 14, 2013
I forget Barkley on EVERY NBA quiz that I do...the one time i actually remember to try him...he's not on there.
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Level 77
Jul 11, 2017
over 4 years later...apparently I still feel the same way.
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Level 84
Apr 1, 2014
Ha! Threw in Bol for a laugh as time was running out for an undeserved point.
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Level 62
Apr 20, 2014
I'm somewhat surprised far fewer people got Moses Malone than Karl Malone. Why didn't they just type "Malone?' Also surprised about Alvin vs. Oscar Robertson--fewer people got the latter, but he's the one I was aiming for when I typed "Robertson." I used to be into basketball--not so much now, but Oscar Robertson is a legend.
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Level 22
Nov 26, 2014
100% with 0:34 to go.
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Level 10
Jan 28, 2015
Update Kobe passing Jordan
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Level 34
Feb 13, 2015
Surprising the best rebounder of all time isn't on here.

Had a hard time with the blockers... the ones I got happened to be rebounders (bigger names).

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Level 82
Apr 18, 2015
Who's the best? I was surprised Dennis Rodman didn't make it. If you look at the number of rebounds players have had divided by the number of minutes they have been on the court, Rodman is #5. But #1 is Bill Russell, who is 2nd on the above list. Russell made over 1 rebound for every two minutes that he spent playing. The only guy to even come close to that was Chamberlain, and he also shows up on the above list. So who do you think is the best?
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Level 66
Jul 29, 2015
Rodman was a tenacious rebounder for sure. I can only assume that's who shplody was referring to.
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Level 66
Sep 23, 2018
I wonder how many more rebounds Rodman would have gotten if he didn't get suspended, fouled out, or otherwise kicked out of games so much.
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Level 58
Apr 20, 2024
The Draymond Green of the 90's.
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Level 22
Feb 19, 2015
Why isn't Bird on here?
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Level 66
Sep 23, 2018
Presumably because he wasn't high enough in any one of those statistics to make the list.
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Level 77
Apr 10, 2023
Shocking, right? Regularly in the conversation for greatest SF of all time and isn't in the top 15 of any meaningful statistical category. Due to injuries, he just didn't have the longevity that many of these guys had. He played in 897 games which is good enough for like 260th all time. What's also shocking is that Magic only played in 9 more games than that, but is 7 all-time in assists.
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Level 29
Nov 14, 2015
duncan is now 7th n rebounds
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Level 29
Nov 14, 2015
chris paul is now 15th all time assist
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Level 60
Dec 22, 2015
Makes me kind of happy that LeBron isn't in any of these! It also seemed funny how each player's personality seems to have an impact on their category - like Duncan, Nash, and Johnson, 3 of the most widely-considered "nice" guys in the NBA to be assist leaders. :)
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Level 8
Jul 22, 2016
First of all, LeBron is the 3rd greatest player of all time. Hes 2 rings away from #1 all-time. Right now he is 11th All-Time in scoring. He is on track to become #1 all time. Right now he is also 18th All-Time assists. He is on track to become at least 10th all time. He is also 24th in steals. He is on track to become top 15 in those also.
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Level 89
Sep 8, 2020
@texasforever, I think you commented about LeBron too soon.
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Level 55
Mar 7, 2021
he will never pass jordan, even if he gets to 6 rings
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Level 89
Apr 21, 2021
@callofduty45, The original comment here wasn't about Lebron being considered better than Jordan. Just about being on the list of all time leaders in these categories.
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Level 36
Apr 17, 2024
Tim Duncan isn't even on the assists list
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Level 60
May 8, 2016
Tagline says "Can you the..." missing a "name"
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Level 8
Jul 22, 2016
At the start of next season you will have to swap out Havlicek because Paul Pierce is only 79 points away from him, he will probably move up to at least 11th scoring all-time this year, thats only 600 points away.
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Level 14
Apr 8, 2017
Please update that list, those stats are from 2 years ago at least
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Level ∞
Apr 13, 2017
We update this quiz at the end of every season. It is now current.
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Level 85
Sep 7, 2017
The description needs to be updated to be accurate.
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Level 65
May 17, 2017
The most avid NBA fans among you should take my NBA Stats Leaders by Year quiz.
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Level 87
Apr 14, 2018
Please don't give Oscar Robertson when we type in "Robinson". Or, if you insist on that, give us Alvin Robertson too.
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Level 91
Apr 16, 2018
Seconded. The same thing bothered me with counting Schmidt when we typed in Smith on baseball quizzes, but at least there, it's not *not* counting some other Schmidt. And I think you recently rectified that situation to boot.
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Level ∞
Apr 17, 2018
Okay, this has been changed.
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Level 58
Jul 23, 2018
I cannot believe Rodman is not on the all-time rebounds list.
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Level 23
Mar 7, 2019
LeBron just passed Jordan in points scored
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Level 46
Aug 6, 2019
Guys. I have a new quiz "NBA Top 10 League Leaders of the 2010s" for all NBA fans out there. I have many unique quizzes in my profile you gotta try these hard quizzes. Thanks more power jetpunk!. https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/342321/nba-top-10-league-leaders-of-the-2010s
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Level 65
Oct 29, 2019
If anything, this quiz shows how overrated Larry Bird was.
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Level 84
Nov 5, 2019
I hated Larry Bird as much as any self-respecting Lakers fan, but the idea that he was somehow overrated is nuts.

Bird could do it all. As a rookie, he went to a team that had finished with the 2nd-worst record in the NBA and led them to the best record in the NBA. Three NBA Championships, 3 League MVP awards, 12 All-Star Game appearances and 10 All-NBA selections followed.

If you look at the all-time Top 50 in Rebounds-per-Game, the all-time Top 50 in Assists-per-Game and all-time Top 25 Points-per-Game, 15 players in NBA history appear in at least 2 of those lists. But only 1 player appears in all 3. Care to guess who that is? I'll give you a hint: you think he's overrated. SMH.

And if you add in the all-time Top 50 in Steals-per-Game, 3 players appear in at least 3 of all 4 lists. But only 1 appears in all 4. Guess who? Here's another hint: he's from French Lick, IN.

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Level 67
Sep 8, 2020
Yeah, per-game statistics are more telling than aggregate statistics. Bird didn't play enough to amass the numbers these guys did, but he outpaced just about everyone in the games he actually played.
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Level 29
Mar 6, 2020
Update LeBron passing Kobe
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Level 78
Sep 8, 2020
Your quiz is broken. Lonzo Ball didn't work for any of these categories. I was told that he was the greatest basketball player ever. By his father (and ESPN).
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Level 67
Sep 8, 2020
I guess you're just not a Big Baller (TM).
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Level 67
Sep 8, 2020
Thanks for accepting Hakeem because my spelling of Olajuwan didn't work and I thought for sure he was on here.
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Level 68
Sep 29, 2020
Lots of players can specialize in one area and make one of the categories on this list. However, it takes a truly rare talent to make more than one of the categories. I only see one player listed on four of the five lists-- Olajuwon. Maybe he doesn't get the credit he deserves...
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Level 65
Oct 7, 2020
RIP Kobe
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Level 37
Jan 28, 2021
Melo recently passed duncan in points
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Level 21
Feb 17, 2021
Carmelo is 12th
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Level 70
Mar 30, 2021
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Level 71
Apr 5, 2021
This quiz is really out of date. First, Carmelo Anthony is now ahead of Olajuwon in points. Second, Paul is ahead of Robertson in assists. Third, Westbrook is ahead of Cheeks in assists.
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Level ∞
May 17, 2021
We update after every season.
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Level 42
Jun 7, 2021
nice quiz but for me dinkebe motumbo is the strogest blocker but not arguing with anything
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Level 69
Oct 6, 2022
I mean that's just statistically false
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Level 64
Aug 27, 2021
13 of the people on this list were first overall draft picks, and 20 were MVP's
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Level 64
Nov 3, 2021
Is this quiz updated after every season or during the season?
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Level ∞
Nov 3, 2021
After every season.
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Level 63
Nov 3, 2021
interesting that 75 total spots (top 15 in each category) are comprised of only 50 different players.
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Level 64
Nov 5, 2021
Only 33 of the 75 75th Anniversary Team players are in this quiz, implying that 17 people in this quiz are not in the top 75 and 42 of the top 75 players are not in this quiz.
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Level 85
Apr 27, 2023
A few of these guys are on there more for longevity than exceptional talent - Tree Rollins, Robert Parish, and Derek Harper were all very good players, but not all-timers.

There are a few specialists - Ben Wallace, Camby, Alvin Robertson, and Mookie Blaylock - who excelled at one thing but were average elsewhere (fun fact - Mookie Blaylock was the original name of the band Pearl Jam)

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Level 85
Aug 18, 2022
think something's wrong with the light blue background
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Level 60
Oct 26, 2022
Russel Westbrook is still active, he has no background
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Level 71
Dec 26, 2022
Wonder how high KD will be in points after this year... just reached 15th
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Level 67
Feb 8, 2023
Lebron is first now at points
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Level 53
Feb 9, 2023
Time to update
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Level 22
Feb 12, 2023
Need an update for LeBron
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Level 37
Mar 7, 2023
Update for Lebron James passing kareem
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Level 60
Apr 25, 2023
Updated.
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Level 18
Jan 9, 2024
crazy how barkley aint in rebounding but he was so good at it
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Level 27
Apr 15, 2024
Bryant doesn't work.
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Level ∞
Apr 15, 2024
Yes it does
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Level 27
Apr 25, 2024
Whoops, I misspelled
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Level 77
Apr 16, 2024
Can we put some respect on Olajuwon's name? I don't think people realized just how revolutionary his game was at the time. He's the only player to be in the top 15 in 4 of the 5 of these categories and the only center in the steals category. In fact, if you extrapolate that steals category out further, he's the only 7 footer in the top 67. The only other center in the top 67 was Garnett who technically played PF most of his career. The Dream tends to get overlooked in a lot of conversations, but the man was a revolutionary talent and probably the only big man from the 90s whos game would perfectly translate to today's higher pace, inside-out NBA without much effort.