NBA & ABA Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Minutes Played

Active players are listed in bold.
* Indicates member of the Hall of Fame.

Table
Season Lg Player MP Tm
2015-16 NBA James Harden 3125 HOU
2014-15 NBA James Harden 2981 HOU
2013-14 NBA Kevin Durant 3122 OKC
2012-13 NBA Damian Lillard 3167 POR
2011-12 NBA Kevin Durant 2546 OKC
2010-11 NBA Monta Ellis 3227 GSW
2009-10 NBA Kevin Durant 3239 OKC
2008-09 NBA Andre Iguodala 3269 PHI
2007-08 NBA Allen Iverson* 3424 DEN
2006-07 NBA LeBron James 3190 CLE
2005-06 NBA Gilbert Arenas 3384 WAS
2004-05 NBA LeBron James 3388 CLE
2003-04 NBA Joe Johnson 3331 PHO
2002-03 NBA Allen Iverson* 3485 PHI
2001-02 NBA Antoine Walker 3406 BOS
2000-01 NBA Michael Finley 3443 DAL
1999-00 NBA Michael Finley 3464 DAL
1998-99 NBA Jason Kidd 2060 PHO
1997-98 NBA Michael Finley 3394 DAL
1996-97 NBA Glen Rice 3362 CHH
1995-96 NBA Anthony Mason 3457 NYK
1994-95 NBA Vin Baker 3361 MIL
1993-94 NBA Latrell Sprewell 3533 GSW
1992-93 NBA Larry Johnson 3323 CHH
1991-92 NBA Chris Mullin* 3346 GSW
1990-91 NBA Chris Mullin* 3315 GSW
1989-90 NBA Rodney McCray 3238 SAC
1988-89 NBA Michael Jordan* 3255 CHI
1987-88 NBA Michael Jordan* 3311 CHI
1986-87 NBA Michael Jordan* 3281 CHI
1985-86 NBA Maurice Cheeks 3270 PHI
1984-85 NBA Buck Williams 3182 NJN
1983-84 NBA Jeff Ruland 3082 WSB
1982-83 NBA Isiah Thomas* 3093 DET
1981-82 NBA Moses Malone* 3398 HOU
1980-81 NBA Adrian Dantley* 3417 UTA
1979-80 NBA Norm Nixon 3226 LAL
1978-79 NBA Moses Malone* 3390 HOU
1977-78 NBA Truck Robinson 3638 NOJ
1976-77 NBA Elvin Hayes* 3364 WSB
1975-76 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 3379 LAL
  ABA Don Buse 3380 INA
1974-75 NBA Bob McAdoo* 3539 BUF
  ABA Artis Gilmore* 3493 KEN
1973-74 NBA Elvin Hayes* 3602 CAP
  ABA Artis Gilmore* 3502 KEN
1972-73 NBA Tiny Archibald* 3681 KCO
  ABA Dan Issel* 3531 KEN
1971-72 NBA John Havlicek* 3698 BOS
  ABA Artis Gilmore* 3666 KEN
1970-71 NBA John Havlicek* 3678 BOS
  ABA Gerald Govan 3698 MMP
1969-70 NBA Elvin Hayes* 3665 SDR
  ABA Spencer Haywood* 3808 DNR
1968-69 NBA Elvin Hayes* 3695 SDR
  ABA Louie Dampier* 3326 KEN
1967-68 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 3836 PHI
  ABA Jimmy Jones 3255 NOB
1966-67 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 3682 PHI
1965-66 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 3737 PHI
1964-65 NBA Bill Russell* 3466 BOS
1963-64 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 3689 SFW
1962-63 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 3806 SFW
1961-62 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 3882 PHW
1960-61 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 3773 PHW
1959-60 NBA Gene Shue 3338 DET
    Wilt Chamberlain* 3338 PHW
1958-59 NBA Bill Russell* 2979 BOS
1957-58 NBA Dolph Schayes* 2918 SYR
1956-57 NBA Dolph Schayes* 2851 SYR
1955-56 NBA Jack George 2840 PHW
1954-55 NBA Paul Arizin* 2953 PHW
1953-54 NBA Neil Johnston* 3296 PHW
1952-53 NBA Neil Johnston* 3166 PHW
1951-52 NBA Paul Arizin* 2939 PHW
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