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List of National Basketball Association career games played leaders

This is a list of basketball players who are the leaders in career games played in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1]

^ Active NBA player
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Not yet eligible for Hall of Fame consideration[2]
§ Eligible for Hall of Fame in 2020[3]
Statistics accurate through 2018–19 season.
Rank Player Team(s)[4] Seasons[5] Games played
1 Robert Parish* Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls 21 1,611
2 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*[6] Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers 20 1,560
3 Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks 21 1,522
4 John Stockton* Utah Jazz 19 1,504
5 Vince Carter^ Toronto Raptors, New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks 21 1,481
6 Karl Malone* Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers 19 1,476
7 Kevin Garnett§ Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Minnesota 21 1,462
8 Kevin Willis Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, Houston, San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta, Dallas Mavericks 21 1,424
9 Jason Terry Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks 19 1,410
10 Tim Duncan§ San Antonio Spurs 19 1,392
11 Jason Kidd* Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, New Jersey Nets, Dallas, New York Knicks 19 1,391
12 Reggie Miller* Indiana Pacers 18 1,389
13 Clifford Robinson Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, New Jersey Nets 18 1,380
14 Kobe Bryant§ Los Angeles Lakers 20 1,346
15 Paul Pierce Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Clippers 19 1,343
16 Gary Payton* Seattle SuperSonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat 17 1,335
17 Moses Malone* Buffalo Braves, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia, San Antonio Spurs 19 1,329
18 Jamal Crawford^ Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns 19 1,326
19 Buck Williams New Jersey Nets, Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks 17 1,307
20 Andre Miller§ Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver, Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs 17 1,304
21 Elvin Hayes* San Diego/Houston Rockets, Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets, Houston 16 1,303
22 Ray Allen* Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat 18 1,300
23 Mark Jackson New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets, Indiana, Toronto Raptors, New York, Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets 17 1,296
24 Derek Fisher Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, L.A. Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks, Oklahoma City 18 1,287
25 Sam Perkins Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle SuperSonics, Indiana Pacers 17 1,286
26 Charles Oakley Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Chicago, Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets 19 1,282
27 A. C. Green Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, L.A. Lakers, Miami Heat 16 1,278
28 Joe Johnson Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat, Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets 17 1,276
29 Terry Porter Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs 17 1,274
30 John Havlicek* Boston Celtics 16 1,270
31 Otis Thorpe Kansas City/Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons, Vancouver Grizzlies, Sacramento, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets 17 1,257
32 Tony Parker San Antonio Spurs, Charlotte Hornets 18 1,254
Paul Silas St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Seattle SuperSonics 16
34 Hakeem Olajuwon*[7] Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors 18 1,238
35 Pau Gasol^ Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers 18 1,226
36 Steve Nash* Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix, Los Angeles Lakers 19 1,217
37 Dale Ellis Dallas Mavericks, Seattle SuperSonics, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, Seattle 17 1,209
38 Juwan Howard Washington Bullets/Wizards, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, Dallas, Denver, Charlotte Bobcats, Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat 19 1,208
39 Shaquille O'Neal* Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics 19 1,207
40 Derek Harper Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Dallas, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers 16 1,199
Eddie A. Johnson Kansas City/Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics, Charlotte Hornets, Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets 17
42 LeBron James^ Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Cleveland, Los Angeles Lakers 16 1,198
43 Dikembe Mutombo* Denver Nuggets, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets 18 1,196
44 Alex English* Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks 15 1,193
45 Terry Cummings San Diego Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee, Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors 18 1,183
Patrick Ewing* New York Knicks, Seattle SuperSonics, Orlando Magic 17
47 Richard Jefferson New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets 17 1,181
48 Scottie Pippen* Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Chicago 17 1,178
49 Kyle Korver^ Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz, Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah, Milwaukee Bucks 16 1,174
50 James Edwards Los Angeles Lakers, Indiana Pacers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers, L.A. Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers, Chicago Bulls 19 1,168

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  1. ^ Does not include NBA Playoff games or games played in the American Basketball Association for players who played in the ABA prior to merging with the NBA.
  2. ^ A player is not eligible for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame until he has been fully retired for three calendar years.
  3. ^ "2020 Hall of Fame Candidates". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  4. ^ Listed in order of the player's career. Repeated teams indicate multiple stints with that team.
  5. ^ For active players, the number listed is the number of seasons that player has completed plus the current season.
  6. ^ Known as Lew Alcindor prior to May 1, 1971.
  7. ^ Previously written as Akeem Olajuwon prior to official spelling change March 9, 1991.

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