NBA all-time minutes leaders - total number of minutes played** (as of April 11th, 2018)

National Basketball Association all-time minutes leaders 1946-2018 This statistic shows the NBA all-time minutes played leaders from 1946 to 2018. As of April 11th, 2018 Dirk Nowitzki is third on the list with a total of 50,572 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 playerNumber of minutes played
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 57,446
Karl Malone 54,852
Dirk Nowitzki*50,572
Kevin Garnett50,418
Jason Kidd50,111
Elvin Hayes 50,000
Kobe Bryant48,637
Wilt Chamberlain 47,859
John Stockton47,764
Reggie Miller 47,619
Tim Duncan47,368
Gary Payton 47,117
John Havlicek 46,471
Ray Allen46,344
Paul Pierce45,880
Robert Parish 45,704
Moses Malone 45,071
LeBron James*44,297
Joe Johnson*44,233
Hakeem Olajuwon 44,222
Vince Carter*44,164
Oscar Robertson 43,886
Clifford Robinson42,561
Buck Williams42,464
Jason Terry*42,034
Shaquille O'Neal 41,918
Scottie Pippen41,069
Michael Jordan 41,011
Bill Russell40,726
Pau Gasol*40,641
Patrick Ewing 40,954
Charles Oakley40,280
Andre Miller40,268
Shawn Marion40,097
NBA playerNumber of minutes played
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 57,446
Karl Malone 54,852
Dirk Nowitzki*50,572
Kevin Garnett50,418
Jason Kidd50,111
Elvin Hayes 50,000
Kobe Bryant48,637
Wilt Chamberlain 47,859
John Stockton47,764
Reggie Miller 47,619
Tim Duncan47,368
Gary Payton 47,117
John Havlicek 46,471
Ray Allen46,344
Paul Pierce45,880
Robert Parish 45,704
Moses Malone 45,071
LeBron James*44,297
Joe Johnson*44,233
Hakeem Olajuwon 44,222
Vince Carter*44,164
Oscar Robertson 43,886
Clifford Robinson42,561
Buck Williams42,464
Jason Terry*42,034
Shaquille O'Neal 41,918
Scottie Pippen41,069
Michael Jordan 41,011
Bill Russell40,726
Pau Gasol*40,641
Patrick Ewing 40,954
Charles Oakley40,280
Andre Miller40,268
Shawn Marion40,097
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This statistic shows the NBA all-time minutes played leaders from 1946 to 2018. As of April 11th, 2018 Dirk Nowitzki is third on the list with a total of 50,572 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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April 2018
Region
North America, Canada, United States
Survey time period
April 11th, 2018
Supplementary notes
* Active players
** Minutes played in the regular season

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