All-Time NBA Leaders

Here you will find lists of the top five scorers, rebounders, assist leaders, shot blockers, three-point shot makers, steals leaders and winningest coaches in NBA history.  Both Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (points, rebounds and blocks) and Jason Kidd (assists, three-pointers and steals) are in the top five in three of those six statistical categories.  John Stockton is the NBA’s all-time leader in both assists and steals.

At a minimum, this page will be updated after each season and whenever there is movement on a list.

Last updated April 17, 2015

Top Five Scorers in NBA History

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Player Points Career
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38,387 1969-1989
2. Karl Malone 36,928 1985-2004
3. Kobe Bryant 32,482 1996-Present
4. Michael Jordan 32,292 1984-1993, 1995-1998 and 2001-2003
5. Wilt Chamberlain 31,419 1959-1973

 

Top Five Rebounders in NBA History

 

Player Rebounds Career
1. Wilt Chamberlain 23,924 1959-1973
2. Bill Russell 21,620 1956-1969
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 17,440 1969-1989
4. Elvin Hayes 16,279 1968-1984
5. Moses Malone 16,212 1976-1995

 

Top Five Assist Leaders in NBA History

 

Player Assists Career
1. John Stockton 15,806 1984-2003
2. Jason Kidd 12,091 1994-2013
3. Steve Nash 10,335 1996-Present
4. Mark Jackson 10,334 1987-2004
5. Magic Johnson 10,141 1979-1991 and 1996

 

Top Five Shot Blockers in NBA History

 

Player Blocks Career
1. Hakeem Olajuwon 3,830 1984-2002
2. Dikembe Mutombo 3,289 1991-2009
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 3,189 1969-1989
4. Mark Eaton 3,064 1982-1993
5. David Robinson 2,954 1989-2003

 

Top Five Three-Point Shot Makers in NBA History

 

Player Three-Pointers Made Career
1. Ray Allen 2,973 1996-Present
2. Reggie Miller 2,560 1987-2005
3. Jason Terry 2,076 1999-Present
4. Paul Pierce 2,053 1998-Present
5. Jason Kidd 1,988 1994-2013

 

Top Five Steals Leaders in NBA History

 

Player Steals Career
1. John Stockton 3,265 1984-2003
2. Jason Kidd 2,684 1994-2013
3. Michael Jordan 2,514 1984-1993, 1995-1998 and 2001-2003
4. Gary Payton 2,445 1990-2007
5. Maurice Cheeks 2,310 1978-1993

 

Top Five Winningest Coaches in NBA History

 

Coach Wins Career
1. Don Nelson 1,335 1976-1987, 1988-1996, 1997-2005 and 2006-2010
2. Lenny Wilkins 1,332 1969-1972, 1974-1976, 1977-1985, 1986-2003 and 2004-2005
3. Jerry Sloan 1,221 1979-1982 and 1988-2011
4. Pat Riley 1,210 1981-1990, 1991-2003 and 2005-2008
5. Phil Jackson 1,155 1989-1998, 1999-2004 and 2005-2011

 

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All-Time NBA Playoff Leaders

Here NBA fans can find lists of the top five scorers, rebounders, assist leaders, shot blockers, three-point shot makers, steals leaders and winningest coaches in NBA Playoff history.  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tim Duncan and Shaquille O’Neal are all among the playoff leaders in points, rebounds and blocks.  Each list includes a link to an article that …

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