National Basketball Association all-time minutes leaders 1946-2019

NBA all-time minutes leaders - total number of minutes played** (as of March 18, 2019)

National Basketball Association all-time minutes leaders 1946-2019 This statistic shows the NBA all-time minutes played leaders from 1946 to 2019. As of March 19, 2019, 2019, Dirk Nowitzki is third on the list with a total of 51,096 minutes played in regular season NBA games. He became only the sixth player in NBA history to play more than 50,000 NBA regular season minutes in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers in February 2018.
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NBA all-time minutes leaders - total number of minutes played** (as of March 18, 2019)

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NBA playerNumber of minutes played
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 57,446
Karl Malone 54,852
Dirk Nowitzki*51,096
Kevin Garnett50,412
Jason Kidd50,116
Elvin Hayes 50,000
Kobe Bryant48,643
Wilt Chamberlain 47,859
John Stockton47,766
Reggie Miller 47,620
Tim Duncan47,367
Gary Payton 47,117
John Havlicek 46,471
Ray Allen46,350
LeBron James*46,097
Paul Pierce45,879
Robert Parish 45,704
Vince Carter*45,281
Moses Malone 45,071
Joe Johnson44,233
Hakeem Olajuwon 44,218
Oscar Robertson 43,886
Clifford Robinson42,560
Buck Williams42,470
Jason Terry42,034
Shaquille O'Neal 41,917
Scottie Pippen41,068
Michael Jordan 41,010
Pau Gasol*41,001
Bill Russell40,726
NBA playerNumber of minutes played
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 57,446
Karl Malone 54,852
Dirk Nowitzki*51,096
Kevin Garnett50,412
Jason Kidd50,116
Elvin Hayes 50,000
Kobe Bryant48,643
Wilt Chamberlain 47,859
John Stockton47,766
Reggie Miller 47,620
Tim Duncan47,367
Gary Payton 47,117
John Havlicek 46,471
Ray Allen46,350
LeBron James*46,097
Paul Pierce45,879
Robert Parish 45,704
Vince Carter*45,281
Moses Malone 45,071
Joe Johnson44,233
Hakeem Olajuwon 44,218
Oscar Robertson 43,886
Clifford Robinson42,560
Buck Williams42,470
Jason Terry42,034
Shaquille O'Neal 41,917
Scottie Pippen41,068
Michael Jordan 41,010
Pau Gasol*41,001
Bill Russell40,726
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This statistic shows the NBA all-time minutes played leaders from 1946 to 2019. As of March 19, 2019, 2019, Dirk Nowitzki is third on the list with a total of 51,096 minutes played in regular season NBA games. He became only the sixth player in NBA history to play more than 50,000 NBA regular season minutes in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers in February 2018.
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