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List of National Basketball Association career games played leaders

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This is a list of basketball players who have played at least 1,000 games[1] in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Statistics accurate as of April 10, 2019.
^ 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]
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 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 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
51 Horace Grant Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic, Seattle SuperSonics, Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando, L.A. Lakers 17 1,165
52 Shawn Marion Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers 16 1,163
53 Johnny Newman Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, Cleveland, New Jersey, Dallas Mavericks 16 1,159
54 Tree Rollins Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, 18 1,156
55 Jerome Kersey Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle SuperSonics, San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks 17 1,153
56 Michael Cage Los Angeles Clippers, Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets 16 1,140
57 Danny Schayes Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic 18 1,138
58 Detlef Schrempf Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Seattle SuperSonics, Portland Trail Blazers 16 1,136
59 Tyson Chandler^ Chicago Bulls, New Orleans(/Oklahoma City) Hornets, Charlotte Bobcats, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Dallas, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers 18 1,134
Vlade Divac* Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets, Sacramento Kings, L.A. Lakers 16
61 Hal Greer* Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers 15 1,122
62 Rick Mahorn Washington Bullets, Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Detroit, Philadelphia 18 1,117
63 Zach Randolph Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings 17 1,116
64 Kurt Thomas Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics, San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, Portland Trail Blazers, New York 18 1,110
65 Rasheed Wallace Washington Bullets, Portland Trail Blazers, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks 16 1,109
66 Andre Iguodala^ Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors 15 1,108
67 Jack Sikma* Seattle SuperSonics, Milwaukee Bucks 14 1,107
Tom Chambers San Diego Clippers, Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets, Philadelphia 76ers 17
Robert Horry Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs 16
70 Michael Finley Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics 15 1,103
71 Herb Williams Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, New York 18 1,102
72 Maurice Cheeks* Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, New Jersey Nets 15 1,101
73 Dennis Johnson* Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics 14 1,100
74 Zaza Pachulia^ Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons 16 1,098
75 Rod Strickland New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers, Washington Bullets/Wizards, Portland, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets 17 1,094
Dale Davis Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Indiana, Detroit Pistons 16
77 Mark West Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Cleveland, Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix 17 1,090
78 P. J. Brown New Jersey Nets, Miami Heat, Charlotte/New Orleans(/Oklahoma City) Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics 15 1,089
79 Ben Wallace Washington Bullets/Wizards, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit 16 1,088
80 Clyde Drexler* Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets 15 1,086
81 Dell Curry Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors 16 1,083
Antawn Jamison Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers 16
83 Lenny Wilkens* St. Louis Hawks, Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers 15 1,077
Jeff Hornacek Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz 14
85 Dominique Wilkins* Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, Orlando Magic 15 1,074
86 Byron Scott Los Angeles Lakers, Indiana Pacers, Vancouver Grizzlies, L.A. Lakers 14 1,073
Charles Barkley* Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets 16
88 Michael Jordan* Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards 15 1,072
89 Caldwell Jones Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs 14 1,068
Bill Laimbeer Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons 14
91 Tyrone Corbin San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Miami Heat, Atlanta, Sacramento, Toronto Raptors 16 1,065
92 Boris Diaw Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, Charlotte Bobcats, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz 14 1,064
Carmelo Anthony^ Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets 16
94 Olden Polynice Seattle SuperSonics, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, Seattle, Utah Jazz, L.A. Clippers 15 1,058
Elton Brand§ Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 17
96 Johnny Green New York Knicks, Baltimore Bullets, San Diego Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Cincinnati Royals/Kansas City-Omaha Kings 14 1,057
Manu Ginóbili San Antonio Spurs 16
98 Dwyane Wade Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami 16 1,054
Avery Johnson Seattle SuperSonics, Denver Nuggets, San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets, San Antonio, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio, Denver, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State 16
100 Don Nelson Chicago Zephyrs, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics 14 1,053
101 Shawn Kemp Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic 14 1,051
102 Rashard Lewis Seattle SuperSonics, Orlando Magic, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat 16 1,049
103 LeRoy Ellis Los Angeles Lakers, Baltimore Bullets, Portland Trail Blazers, L.A. Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers 14 1,048
104 Wilt Chamberlain* Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers 14 1,045
105 Elden Campbell Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets, Seattle SuperSonics, Detroit Pistons, New Jersey Nets, Detroit 15 1,044
Dwight Howard^ Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Washington Wizards 14
107 Walt Bellamy* Chicago Packers/Zephyrs/Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Jazz 14 1,043
Chauncey Billups Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, Denver, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit 17
109 Danny Ainge Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns 14 1,042
110 Oscar Robertson* Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks 14 1,040
111 David West New Orleans(/Oklahoma City) Hornets, Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors 15 1,034
112 Walter Davis Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver 15 1,033
113 Chet Walker* Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Bulls 13 1,032
Mike Miller Orlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat, Memphis, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets 17
115 Gail Goodrich* Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, L.A. Lakers, New Orleans Jazz 14 1,031
116 Joe Smith Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, Minnesota, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Cleveland, Atlanta Hawks, New Jersey Nets, Los Angeles Lakers 16 1,030
117 Reggie Theus Chicago Bulls, Kansas City/Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, New Jersey Nets 13 1,026
Grant Hill* Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers 18
119 Joe Dumars* Detroit Pistons 14 1,018
120 Tayshaun Prince§ Detroit Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies, Boston Celtics, Detroit, Minnesota Timberwolves 14 1,017
121 Antonio McDyess Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Denver, New York Knicks, Phoenix, Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs 15 1,015
122 Marvin Williams^ Atlanta Hawks, Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets 13 1,014
123 Trevor Ariza^ New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, New Orleans Hornets, Washington Wizards, Houston, Phoenix Suns, Washington 14 1,011
Jermaine O'Neal Portland Trail Blazers, Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors 18
125 Ron Harper Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers 15 1,009
126 Nazr Mohammed Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City 18 1,005
127 Grant Long Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta, Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies, Boston Celtics 15 1,003
128 Sam Lacey Cincinnati Royals/Kansas City(-Omaha) Kings, New Jersey Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers 13 1,002
Calvin Murphy* San Diego/Houston Rockets 13
130 Stacey Augmon Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Portland Trail Blazers, Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets, Orlando Magic 15 1,001
Mike Bibby Vancouver Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat, New York Knicks 14
132 Glen Rice Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers 15 1,000

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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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