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NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Player Efficiency Rating

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NBA/ABA

Rank Player PER
1. Michael Jordan* 27.91
2. LeBron James 27.79
3. Shaquille O'Neal 26.43
4. David Robinson* 26.18
5. Wilt Chamberlain* 26.13
6. Chris Paul 25.59
7. Bob Pettit* 25.35
8. Dwyane Wade 25.29
9. Neil Johnston* 24.69
10. Charles Barkley* 24.63
11. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 24.58
12. Tim Duncan 24.56
13. Kevin Durant 24.53
14. Magic Johnson* 24.11
15. Karl Malone* 23.90
16. Hakeem Olajuwon* 23.59
17. Julius Erving* 23.58
18. Larry Bird* 23.50
19. Dirk Nowitzki 23.48
20. Kobe Bryant 23.36
21. Oscar Robertson* 23.17
22. Yao Ming 23.02
23. Kevin Garnett 22.92
24. Jerry West* 22.89
25. Elgin Baylor* 22.69
26. Tracy McGrady 22.13
27. Dwight Howard 22.09
28. Amar'e Stoudemire 22.03
29. Moses Malone* 22.00
30. Dolph Schayes* 21.98
31. John Stockton* 21.83
32. Bob Lanier* 21.69
33. Dominique Wilkins* 21.56
34. Clyde Lovellette* 21.55
35. Adrian Dantley* 21.51
36. Pau Gasol 21.49
37. Harry Gallatin* 21.48
38. Manu Ginobili 21.46
39. Artis Gilmore* 21.40
40. George Gervin* 21.38
41. Dan Issel* 21.37
42. Alonzo Mourning* 21.24
43. Carmelo Anthony 21.17
44. Clyde Drexler* 21.07
45. Rick Barry* 21.04
46. Patrick Ewing* 21.01
47. Chris Webber 20.94
48. Allen Iverson 20.92
49. Al Jefferson 20.84
50. John Drew 20.74
51. Bob McAdoo* 20.73
52. Elton Brand 20.72
53. Kevin Johnson 20.70
54. Chris Bosh 20.62
55. George Yardley* 20.51
56. Ed Macauley* 20.39
57. Paul Pierce 20.36
58. Larry Foust 20.19
59. Marques Johnson 20.11
60. John Brisker 20.11
61. Mel Daniels* 20.08
62. George McGinnis 20.05
63. Billy Cunningham* 20.04
64. Vince Carter 20.03
65. Kevin McHale* 20.02
66. LaMarcus Aldridge 19.98
67. Steve Nash 19.95
68. Larry Nance 19.92
69. David Thompson* 19.91
70. Connie Hawkins* 19.89
71. Alex English* 19.87
72. Walt Bellamy* 19.84
73. Cliff Hagan* 19.80
74. Bob Cousy* 19.76
75. Terrell Brandon 19.69
76. Carlos Boozer 19.66
77. Paul Arizin* 19.66
78. Mark Price 19.62
79. John Beasley 19.59
80. Gilbert Arenas 19.57
81. Zach Randolph 19.56
82. Sam Cassell 19.48
83. Michael Redd 19.48
84. Paul Westphal 19.43
85. Robert Parish* 19.22
86. David Lee 19.22
87. Bernard King* 19.18
88. Walt Frazier* 19.12
89. Deron Williams 19.12
90. Bailey Howell* 19.11
91. Tony Parker 19.08
92. Shawn Kemp 19.08
93. Walter Davis 19.07
94. Spencer Haywood 19.07
95. Shawn Marion 19.03
96. Grant Hill 19.03
97. Mark Aguirre 19.02
98. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 19.02
99. Paul Millsap 18.92
100. Gary Payton* 18.88
101. Bill Russell* 18.87
102. Larry Jones 18.87
103. Jerry Lucas* 18.86
104. David West 18.86
105. Brad Daugherty 18.85
106. Chauncey Billups 18.82
107. World B. Free 18.78
108. Chris Mullin* 18.78
109. Andrei Kirilenko 18.75
110. Zelmo Beaty 18.75
111. Stephon Marbury 18.74
112. Sidney Moncrief 18.69
113. Sam Jones* 18.68
114. Scottie Pippen* 18.63
115. Tim Hardaway 18.61
116. Vern Mikkelsen* 18.60
117. Willis Reed* 18.57
118. Ray Allen 18.56
119. Gus Williams 18.51
120. Zydrunas Ilgauskas 18.49
121. Pete Maravich* 18.38
122. Kiki Vandeweghe 18.37
123. Reggie Miller* 18.36
124. Steve Francis 18.35
125. Alvan Adams 18.32
126. Terry Cummings 18.29
127. Donnie Freeman 18.21
128. Bill Sharman* 18.21
129. Billy Knight 18.17
130. Bobby Jones 18.16
131. Antawn Jamison 18.14
132. Isiah Thomas* 18.11
133. Kevin Martin 18.10
134. Willie Wise 18.08
135. Marvin Barnes 18.05
136. Derrick Coleman 18.01
137. Calvin Murphy* 18.00
138. Tiny Archibald* 17.99
139. Rod Strickland 17.98
140. Red Robbins 17.97
141. Dan Roundfield 17.95
142. Calvin Natt 17.94
143. Josh Smith 17.91
144. Jason Kidd 17.91
145. Jermaine O'Neal 17.89
146. Corey Maggette 17.88
147. Rik Smits 17.85
148. Tom Heinsohn* 17.83
149. Baron Davis 17.82
150. Fat Lever 17.82
151. Donald Sidle 17.82
152. Marcus Camby 17.81
153. Jack Twyman* 17.78
154. Fred Brown 17.75
155. Ricky Pierce 17.74
156. Elvin Hayes* 17.73
157. James Worthy* 17.73
158. Vlade Divac 17.72
159. Jeff Hornacek 17.67
160. Mike Lewis 17.65
161. Dave Bing* 17.63
162. Andre Miller 17.62
163. Chet Walker* 17.60
164. Mitch Richmond* 17.59
165. Swen Nater 17.57
166. Brad Miller 17.55
167. Bob Verga 17.54
168. John Havlicek* 17.53
169. Glenn Robinson 17.50
170. Mack Calvin 17.44
171. Lou Hudson 17.43
172. George Thompson 17.40
173. Bob Netolicky 17.39
174. Anfernee Hardaway 17.38
175. Nene Hilario 17.38
176. Toni Kukoc 17.35
177. Ray Williams 17.32
178. Jack Sikma 17.29
179. Randy Denton 17.29
180. Richie Guerin* 17.26
181. Jose Calderon 17.24
182. Detlef Schrempf 17.22
183. Danny Granger 17.21
184. Dikembe Mutombo 17.21
185. Roger Brown* 17.21
186. Earl Monroe* 17.20
187. Antonio McDyess 17.19
188. Terry Porter 17.18
189. Peja Stojakovic 17.12
190. Johnny Green 17.11
191. Rajon Rondo 17.11
192. Ruben Patterson 17.09
193. Mehmet Okur 17.08
194. Jimmy Jones 17.07
195. Jason Terry 17.06
196. Larry Kenon 17.05
197. Alvin Robertson 17.02
198. Dave Cowens* 17.02
199. Levern Tart 17.01
200. Rasheed Wallace 17.01
201. Cliff Robinson 17.00
202. Emeka Okafor 16.99
203. Devin Harris 16.99
204. James Silas 16.96
205. Micheal Ray Richardson 16.95
206. Danny Manning 16.93
207. Rudy Tomjanovich 16.93
208. Ray Felix 16.93
209. Christian Laettner 16.93
210. Purvis Short 16.88
211. Mickey Johnson 16.88
212. Andrew Bogut 16.82
213. Thaddeus Young 16.80
214. Monta Ellis 16.80
215. Mookie Blaylock 16.79
216. Keith Van Horn 16.78
217. Red Kerr 16.77
218. Rashard Lewis 16.77
219. Lenny Wilkens* 16.76
220. Donyell Marshall 16.75
221. Rolando Blackman 16.75
222. Cincinnatus Powell 16.74
223. Bob Dandridge 16.71
224. Mike Mitchell 16.71
225. Gail Goodrich* 16.70
226. Eddie Jones 16.70
227. Tom Owens 16.69
228. Josh Howard 16.69
229. Andre Iguodala 16.68
230. Gus Johnson* 16.68
231. Drew Gooden 16.65
232. Orlando Woolridge 16.62
233. Doc Rivers 16.61
234. Dave Robisch 16.59
235. Michael Adams 16.57
236. Reggie Theus 16.56
237. Luis Scola 16.55
238. Lamar Odom 16.53
239. Jim Eakins 16.52
240. Tom Chambers 16.51
241. Nate Thurmond* 16.51
242. Jamaal Wilkes* 16.51
243. Randy Smith 16.50
244. Maurice Cheeks 16.50
245. Jerry Stackhouse 16.48
246. Happy Hairston 16.48
247. Gerald Wallace 16.47
248. Richard Hamilton 16.47
249. Otis Birdsong 16.45
250. Joe Barry Carroll 16.45

NBA

Rank Player PER
1. Michael Jordan* 27.91
2. LeBron James 27.79
3. Shaquille O'Neal 26.43
4. David Robinson* 26.18
5. Wilt Chamberlain* 26.13
6. Chris Paul 25.59
7. Bob Pettit* 25.35
8. Dwyane Wade 25.29
9. Neil Johnston* 24.69
10. Charles Barkley* 24.63
11. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 24.58
12. Tim Duncan 24.56
13. Kevin Durant 24.53
14. Magic Johnson* 24.11
15. Karl Malone* 23.90
16. Hakeem Olajuwon* 23.59
17. Larry Bird* 23.50
18. Dirk Nowitzki 23.48
19. Kobe Bryant 23.36
20. Oscar Robertson* 23.17
21. Yao Ming 23.02
22. Kevin Garnett 22.92
23. Jerry West* 22.89
24. Elgin Baylor* 22.69
25. Moses Malone* 22.31
26. Tracy McGrady 22.13
27. Dwight Howard 22.09
28. Amar'e Stoudemire 22.03
29. Dolph Schayes* 21.98
30. Julius Erving* 21.97
31. John Stockton* 21.83
32. George Gervin* 21.74
33. Bob Lanier* 21.69
34. Dominique Wilkins* 21.56
35. Clyde Lovellette* 21.55
36. Adrian Dantley* 21.51
37. Pau Gasol 21.49
38. Harry Gallatin* 21.48
39. Manu Ginobili 21.46
40. Alonzo Mourning* 21.24
41. Carmelo Anthony 21.17
42. Clyde Drexler* 21.07
43. Patrick Ewing* 21.01
44. Dan Issel* 20.99
45. Chris Webber 20.94
46. Allen Iverson 20.92
47. Al Jefferson 20.84
48. John Drew 20.74
49. Bob McAdoo* 20.73
50. Elton Brand 20.72
51. Kevin Johnson 20.70
52. Chris Bosh 20.62
53. George Yardley* 20.51
54. Ed Macauley* 20.39
55. Paul Pierce 20.36
56. Larry Foust 20.19
57. Rick Barry* 20.16
58. Artis Gilmore* 20.16
59. Marques Johnson 20.11
60. Vince Carter 20.03
61. Kevin McHale* 20.02
62. LaMarcus Aldridge 19.98
63. Steve Nash 19.95
64. Larry Nance 19.92
65. Alex English* 19.87
66. Walt Bellamy* 19.84
67. Bob Cousy* 19.76
68. Terrell Brandon 19.69
69. David Thompson* 19.68
70. Carlos Boozer 19.66
71. Paul Arizin* 19.66
72. Mark Price 19.62
73. Gilbert Arenas 19.57
74. Zach Randolph 19.56
75. Cliff Hagan* 19.50
76. Sam Cassell 19.48
77. Michael Redd 19.48
78. Paul Westphal 19.43
79. Billy Cunningham* 19.38
80. Robert Parish* 19.22
81. David Lee 19.22
82. Bernard King* 19.18
83. Walt Frazier* 19.12
84. Deron Williams 19.12
85. Bailey Howell* 19.11
86. Tony Parker 19.08
87. Shawn Kemp 19.08
88. Walter Davis 19.07
89. Shawn Marion 19.03
90. Grant Hill 19.03
91. Mark Aguirre 19.02
92. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 19.02
93. Paul Millsap 18.92
94. Gary Payton* 18.88
95. Bill Russell* 18.87
96. Jerry Lucas* 18.86
97. David West 18.86
98. Brad Daugherty 18.85
99. Chauncey Billups 18.82
100. World B. Free 18.78
101. Chris Mullin* 18.78
102. Andrei Kirilenko 18.75
103. Stephon Marbury 18.74
104. Sidney Moncrief 18.69
105. Sam Jones* 18.68
106. Scottie Pippen* 18.63
107. Tim Hardaway 18.61
108. Vern Mikkelsen* 18.60
109. Willis Reed* 18.57
110. Ray Allen 18.56
111. George McGinnis 18.55
112. Gus Williams 18.51
113. Zydrunas Ilgauskas 18.49
114. Pete Maravich* 18.38
115. Kiki Vandeweghe 18.37
116. Reggie Miller* 18.36
117. Steve Francis 18.35
118. Alvan Adams 18.32
119. Terry Cummings 18.29
120. Bill Sharman* 18.21
121. Antawn Jamison 18.14
122. Isiah Thomas* 18.11
123. Kevin Martin 18.10
124. Dan Roundfield 18.08
125. Derrick Coleman 18.01
126. Calvin Murphy* 18.00
127. Tiny Archibald* 17.99
128. Rod Strickland 17.98
129. Calvin Natt 17.94
130. Josh Smith 17.91
131. Jason Kidd 17.91
132. Jermaine O'Neal 17.89
133. Corey Maggette 17.88
134. Bobby Jones 17.88
135. Rik Smits 17.85
136. Tom Heinsohn* 17.83
137. Baron Davis 17.82
138. Fat Lever 17.82
139. Marcus Camby 17.81
140. Jack Twyman* 17.78
141. Fred Brown 17.75
142. Spencer Haywood 17.74
143. Ricky Pierce 17.74
144. Elvin Hayes* 17.73
145. James Worthy* 17.73
146. Vlade Divac 17.72
147. Billy Knight 17.68
148. Jeff Hornacek 17.67
149. Dave Bing* 17.63
150. Andre Miller 17.62
151. Chet Walker* 17.60
152. Mitch Richmond* 17.59
153. Larry Kenon 17.58
154. Brad Miller 17.55
155. John Havlicek* 17.53
156. Glenn Robinson 17.50
157. Lou Hudson 17.43
158. Anfernee Hardaway 17.38
159. Nene Hilario 17.38
160. Toni Kukoc 17.35
161. Ray Williams 17.32
162. Jack Sikma 17.29
163. Richie Guerin* 17.26
164. Jose Calderon 17.24
165. Detlef Schrempf 17.22
166. Danny Granger 17.21
167. Dikembe Mutombo 17.21
168. Earl Monroe* 17.20
169. Connie Hawkins* 17.20
170. Antonio McDyess 17.19
171. Terry Porter 17.18
172. Peja Stojakovic 17.12
173. Johnny Green 17.11
174. Rajon Rondo 17.11
175. Ruben Patterson 17.09
176. Mehmet Okur 17.08
177. Jason Terry 17.06
178. Zelmo Beaty 17.05
179. Alvin Robertson 17.02
180. Dave Cowens* 17.02
181. Rasheed Wallace 17.01
182. Cliff Robinson 17.00
183. Emeka Okafor 16.99
184. Devin Harris 16.99
185. Micheal Ray Richardson 16.95
186. Danny Manning 16.93
187. Rudy Tomjanovich 16.93
188. Ray Felix 16.93
189. Christian Laettner 16.93
190. Purvis Short 16.88
191. Mickey Johnson 16.88
192. Gus Johnson* 16.85
193. Andrew Bogut 16.82
194. Thaddeus Young 16.80
195. Monta Ellis 16.80
196. Mookie Blaylock 16.79
197. Keith Van Horn 16.78
198. Red Kerr 16.77
199. Rashard Lewis 16.77
200. Lenny Wilkens* 16.76
201. Donyell Marshall 16.75
202. Rolando Blackman 16.75
203. Bob Dandridge 16.71
204. Mike Mitchell 16.71
205. Gail Goodrich* 16.70
206. Eddie Jones 16.70
207. Josh Howard 16.69
208. Andre Iguodala 16.68
209. Drew Gooden 16.65
210. Orlando Woolridge 16.62
211. Doc Rivers 16.61
212. Michael Adams 16.57
213. Reggie Theus 16.56
214. Luis Scola 16.55
215. Lamar Odom 16.53
216. Tom Chambers 16.51
217. Nate Thurmond* 16.51
218. Jamaal Wilkes* 16.51
219. Randy Smith 16.50
220. Maurice Cheeks 16.50
221. Jerry Stackhouse 16.48
222. Happy Hairston 16.48
223. Gerald Wallace 16.47
224. Richard Hamilton 16.47
225. Otis Birdsong 16.45
226. Joe Barry Carroll 16.45
227. Dana Barros 16.44
228. Armen Gilliam 16.42
229. Rudy Gay 16.41
230. Kenny Anderson 16.41
231. Cedric Maxwell 16.37
232. Archie Clark 16.36
233. Campy Russell 16.35
234. Jason Richardson 16.35
235. Terry Dischinger 16.34
236. Darrell Armstrong 16.34
237. Larry Johnson 16.33
238. Jeff Mullins 16.31
239. Mike Gminski 16.31
240. Hersey Hawkins 16.31
241. Maurice Lucas 16.28
242. Willie Naulls 16.26
243. Vin Baker 16.25
244. Steve Mix 16.25
245. Sidney Wicks 16.23
246. Glen Rice 16.23
247. Elmore Smith 16.23
248. Joe Johnson 16.20
249. Mike Conley 16.18
250. Kelly Tripucka 16.17

ABA

Rank Player PER
1. Julius Erving* 26.36
2. Rick Barry* 23.76
3. Artis Gilmore* 23.51
4. George McGinnis 22.06
5. Dan Issel* 21.81
6. Zelmo Beaty 21.50
7. George Gervin* 20.32
8. Mel Daniels* 20.13
9. Larry Jones 19.68
10. John Beasley 19.59
11. Donnie Freeman 18.50
12. Willie Wise 18.49
13. Dave Robisch 18.39
14. George Thompson 18.17
15. Red Robbins 17.97
16. Mack Calvin 17.94
17. Billy Paultz 17.91
18. Donald Sidle 17.82
19. Randy Denton 17.74
20. Mike Lewis 17.65
21. Jimmy Jones 17.64
22. Bob Verga 17.63
23. Caldwell Jones 17.48
24. Bob Netolicky 17.39
25. Ralph Simpson 17.28
26. Roger Brown* 17.21
27. Levern Tart 17.01
28. James Silas 17.00
29. Jim Eakins 16.79
30. Cincinnatus Powell 16.74
31. Tom Owens 16.62
32. Manny Leaks 16.56
33. Ron Boone 16.37
34. Byron Beck 16.35
35. Arthur Becker 16.34
36. Julian Hammond 16.29
37. Warren Jabali 16.25
38. Doug Moe 16.20
39. Larry Kenon 16.12
40. Goose Ligon 15.88
41. Gene Moore 15.81
42. Louie Dampier 15.70
43. Darel Carrier 15.58
44. Warren Davis 15.44
45. Wayne Hightower 15.40
46. Freddie Lewis 15.11
47. George Carter 15.06
48. Bill Keller 15.02
49. Stew Johnson 15.00
50. Lee Davis 14.97
51. Les Hunter 14.89
52. Joe Caldwell 14.88
53. Trooper Washington 14.78
54. Brian Taylor 14.76
55. Walter Simon 14.57
56. Johnny Neumann 14.49
57. Ronald Franz 14.25
58. Rich Jones 14.23
59. Glen Combs 14.20
60. Wil Jones 14.07
61. Bill Melchionni 14.01
62. Darnell Hillman 13.96
63. Steve Jones 13.88
64. Don Buse 13.80
65. Chuck Williams 13.74
66. Larry Miller 13.50
67. Gene Littles 13.47
68. Joe Hamilton 13.34
69. Ted McClain 13.26
70. Bob Warren 13.10
71. George Lehmann 13.02
72. Wendell Ladner 12.50
73. Marv Roberts 12.48
74. Ira Harge 12.48
75. John Roche 12.40
76. Randolph Mahaffey 12.35
77. Mike Gale 11.87
78. Larry Brown* 11.35
79. Charles Williams 11.04
80. Al Smith 10.86
81. Julius Keye 10.85
82. Fatty Taylor 10.45
83. Gerald Govan 10.24
84. Lonnie Wright 10.13