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NBA Individual Regular Season Records for Total Rebounds*

*Total rebounds have been compiled since 1950-51.

Most seasons leading league, total rebounds

11 Wilt Chamberlain
6 Dwight Howard
5 Moses Malone

Most seasons leading league, rebounds per game

11 Wilt Chamberlain
7 Dennis Rodman
6 Moses Malone

Most consecutive seasons leading league, total rebounds

5 Dwight Howard 2005-06—2009-10
4 Wilt Chamberlain 1959-60—1962-63
4 Wilt Chamberlain 1965-66—1968-69

Most consecutive seasons leading league, rebounds per game

7 Dennis Rodman 1991-92—1997-98
5 Moses Malone 1980-81—1984-85
4 Wilt Chamberlain 1959-60—1962-63
4 Wilt Chamberlain 1965-66—1968-69
4 Kevin Garnett 2003-04—2006-07

Most total rebounds, career

23924 Wilt Chamberlain
21620 Bill Russell
17440 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Highest average, rebounds per game, career

22.89 Wilt Chamberlain
22.45 Bill Russell
16.22 Bob Pettit

Most total rebounds, season

2149 Wilt Chamberlain 1960-61
2052 Wilt Chamberlain 1961-62
1957 Wilt Chamberlain 1966-67

Highest average, rebounds per game, season

27.20 Wilt Chamberlain 1960-61
26.96 Wilt Chamberlain 1959-60
25.65 Wilt Chamberlain 1961-62

Most total rebounds, rookie, season

1941 Wilt Chamberlain 1959-60
1500 Walt Bellamy 1961-62
1491 Wes Unseld 1968-69

Highest average, rebounds per game, rookie, season

26.96 Wilt Chamberlain 1959-60
19.65 Bill Russell 1956-57
18.99 Walt Bellamy 1961-62

Most seasons, 1,000 or more rebounds

13 Wilt Chamberlain
12 Bill Russell
9 Walt Bellamy
9 Bob Pettit
9 Elvin Hayes

Most total rebounds, game

55 Wilt Chamberlain Nov 4, 1960
51 Bill Russell Feb 5, 1960
49 Bill Russell Nov 16, 1957
49 Bill Russell Mar 11, 1965

Most total rebounds, rookie, game

45 Wilt Chamberlain Feb 6, 1960
43 Wilt Chamberlain Nov 10, 1959
42 Wilt Chamberlain Jan 15, 1960
42 Wilt Chamberlain Jan 25, 1960

Most total rebounds, one half

32 Bill Russell Nov 16, 1957
31 Wilt Chamberlain Nov 24, 1960
28 Bill Russell Feb 6, 1960

Most total rebounds, one quarter

18 Nate Thurmond Feb 28, 1965
17 Bill Russell Nov 16, 1957
17 Bill Russell Dec 12, 1958
17 Bill Russell Feb 5, 1960
17 Wilt Chamberlain Feb 6, 1960