National Basketball Association all-time minutes leaders 1946-2020

This statistic shows the NBA all-time minutes played leaders from 1946 to 2020. As of February 2020, Dirk Nowitzki was third on the list with a total of 51,367 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.

NBA all-time minutes leaders - total number of minutes played** as of February 11, 2020

NBA playerNumber of minutes played
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 57,446
Karl Malone 54,852
Dirk Nowitzki51,367
Kevin Garnett50,412
Jason Kidd50,116
Elvin Hayes 50,000
Kobe Bryant48,643
Wilt Chamberlain 47,859
John Stockton47,766
Reggie Miller 47,620
LeBron James*47,971
Tim Duncan47,367
Gary Payton 47,117
John Havlicek 46,471
Ray Allen46,350
Vince Carter*46,234
Paul Pierce45,879
Robert Parish 45,704
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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Release date

February 2020


North America, Canada, United States

Survey time period

February 11, 2020

Supplementary notes

* Active players
** Minutes played in the regular season

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