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NBA Individual Regular Season Records for Minutes Played*

*Minutes played have been compiled since 1950-51.

Most seasons leading league, minutes played

8 Wilt Chamberlain
4 Elvin Hayes
3 Michael Jordan
3 Michael Finley
3 Kevin Durant

Most seasons leading league, minutes per game

9 Wilt Chamberlain
7 Allen Iverson
3 Michael Finley

Most consecutive seasons leading league, minutes played

5 Wilt Chamberlain 1959-60—1963-64
3 Wilt Chamberlain 1965-66—1967-68
3 Michael Jordan 1986-87—1988-89

Most consecutive seasons leading league, minutes per game

5 Wilt Chamberlain 1959-60—1963-64
4 Wilt Chamberlain 1965-66—1968-69
3 Allen Iverson 2001-02—2003-04
3 Allen Iverson 2005-06—2007-08

Most minutes played, career

57446 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
54852 Karl Malone
50111 Jason Kidd

Highest average, minutes per game, career

45.80 Wilt Chamberlain
42.29 Bill Russell
42.20 Oscar Robertson

Most minutes played, season

3882 Wilt Chamberlain 1961-62
3836 Wilt Chamberlain 1967-68
3806 Wilt Chamberlain 1962-63

Highest average, minutes per game, season

48.52 Wilt Chamberlain 1961-62
47.76 Wilt Chamberlain 1960-61
47.58 Wilt Chamberlain 1962-63

Most minutes played, rookie, season

3695 Elvin Hayes 1968-69
3534 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1969-70
3344 Walt Bellamy 1961-62

Highest average, minutes per game, rookie, season

46.36 Wilt Chamberlain 1959-60
45.06 Elvin Hayes 1968-69
43.10 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1969-70

Most minutes played, game

69 Dale Ellis Nov 9, 1989
68 Xavier McDaniel Nov 9, 1989
64 Norm Nixon Jan 29, 1980
64 Sleepy Floyd Feb 1, 1987