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NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Rebounds Per Game

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Members of the Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*).

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NBA/ABA

Rank Player RPG
1. Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89
2. Bill Russell* 22.45
3. Bob Pettit* 16.22
4. Jerry Lucas* 15.61
5. Nate Thurmond* 15.00
6. Mel Daniels* 14.91
7. Wes Unseld* 13.99
8. Walt Bellamy* 13.65
9. Dave Cowens* 13.63
10. Elgin Baylor* 13.55
11. Dennis Rodman* 13.12
12. Willis Reed* 12.94
13. Dwight Howard 12.85
14. Elvin Hayes* 12.49
15. Artis Gilmore* 12.29
16. Moses Malone* 12.26
17. Gus Johnson* 12.08
18. Dolph Schayes* 12.08
19. Bill Bridges 11.94
20. Mike Lewis 11.93
21. Harry Gallatin* 11.89
22. Charles Barkley* 11.69
23. Ira Harge 11.60
24. Swen Nater 11.55
25. Neil Johnston* 11.35
26. Walter Dukes 11.25
27. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 11.18
28. Red Kerr 11.15
29. Tim Duncan 11.11
30. Hakeem Olajuwon* 11.11
31. Julius Keye 11.01
32. Dave DeBusschere* 10.99
33. George McGinnis 10.97
34. Goose Ligon 10.88
35. Zelmo Beaty 10.87
36. Shaquille O'Neal 10.85
37. David Robinson* 10.64
38. Elmore Smith 10.61
39. Red Robbins 10.50
40. Gerald Govan 10.45
41. Billy Cunningham* 10.36
42. Happy Hairston 10.33
43. Dikembe Mutombo 10.33
44. Kevin Garnett 10.30
45. Spencer Haywood 10.28
46. Clyde Lee 10.28
47. Karl Malone* 10.14
48. Bob Lanier* 10.11
49. Trooper Washington 10.03
50. Larry Bird* 10.00
51. Buck Williams 9.96
52. Emeka Okafor 9.91
53. Bailey Howell* 9.88
54. Paul Silas 9.85
55. Larry Foust 9.84
56. Ray Scott 9.84
57. Patrick Ewing* 9.81
58. Marcus Camby 9.78
59. Chris Webber 9.78
60. Jack Sikma 9.77
61. David Lee 9.76
62. Bill Laimbeer 9.74
63. Arnie Risen* 9.73
64. Carlos Boozer 9.71
65. Sam Lacey 9.67
66. Ben Wallace 9.63
67. Brad Daugherty 9.54
68. Charles Oakley 9.52
69. Rony Seikaly 9.47
70. Clyde Lovellette* 9.46
71. Bob McAdoo* 9.45
72. Zach Randolph 9.43
73. Rudy LaRusso 9.42
74. Vern Mikkelsen* 9.41
75. Truck Robinson 9.41
76. Gene Moore 9.38
77. Derrick Coleman 9.26
78. Dan Roundfield 9.23
79. Pau Gasol 9.23
80. Larry Smith 9.20
81. Jack Coleman 9.18
82. Warren Davis 9.17
83. Dan Issel* 9.14
84. Robert Parish* 9.13
85. Tyson Chandler 9.13
86. Al Jefferson 9.12
87. Marvin Barnes 9.12
88. Maurice Lucas 9.11
89. Willie Naulls 9.09
90. Wayne Embry* 9.08
91. Tom Boerwinkle 9.05
92. Manny Leaks 8.96
93. Bob Netolicky 8.93
94. Larry Kenon 8.91
95. Shawn Marion 8.89
96. Ray Felix 8.88
97. Clifford Ray 8.87
98. Connie Hawkins* 8.85
99. Elton Brand 8.82
100. Tom Heinsohn* 8.79
101. Sidney Wicks 8.71
102. Chris Bosh 8.66
103. Tom Meschery 8.61
104. Paul Arizin* 8.60
105. Johnny Green 8.59
106. Randy Denton 8.59
107. Jim Washington 8.57
108. Tyrone Hill 8.56
109. Alonzo Mourning* 8.52
110. Julius Erving* 8.47
111. John Beasley 8.41
112. Shawn Kemp 8.41
113. Lamar Odom 8.39
114. Kevin Willis 8.36
115. Cliff Robinson 8.33
116. Leroy Ellis 8.31
117. Willie Wise 8.29
118. Amar'e Stoudemire 8.26
119. Anthony Mason 8.25
120. Otis Thorpe 8.25
121. Caldwell Jones 8.23
122. Vlade Divac 8.22
123. Otto Moore 8.17
124. Jim Chones 8.16
125. Bob Boozer 8.15
126. Horace Grant 8.11
127. Joe Graboski 8.07
128. Rudy Tomjanovich 8.07
129. Tom Gola* 8.05
130. Dirk Nowitzki 8.04
131. Larry Nance 7.99
132. Billy Paultz 7.97
133. Donald Sidle 7.97
134. Randolph Mahaffey 7.96
135. Dave Greenwood 7.94
136. Mark Eaton 7.93
137. Samuel Dalembert 7.88
138. Dale Davis 7.87
139. Josh Smith 7.86
140. Chris Kaman 7.84
141. Troy Murphy 7.83
142. James Donaldson 7.83
143. P.J. Brown 7.72
144. Antoine Walker 7.72
145. Wil Jones 7.67
146. Joe Barry Carroll 7.67
147. Cincinnatus Powell 7.65
148. Darrall Imhoff 7.61
149. Darnell Hillman 7.61
150. Michael Cage 7.58
151. Antawn Jamison 7.53
152. Antonio McDyess 7.53
153. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 7.52
154. Benoit Benjamin 7.51
155. Oscar Robertson* 7.50
156. Larry Johnson 7.50
157. Clarence Weatherspoon 7.48
158. Antonio Davis 7.48
159. Gar Heard 7.47
160. Drew Gooden 7.46
161. Jerry Sloan* 7.44
162. Brian Grant 7.44
163. Jim Fox 7.44
164. Mychal Thompson 7.43
165. Udonis Haslem 7.43
166. Vin Baker 7.42
167. A.C. Green 7.41
168. Rich Jones 7.40
169. Zydrunas Ilgauskas 7.34
170. Kevin McHale* 7.33
171. Tom Gugliotta 7.33
172. Terry Cummings 7.29
173. Jim Eakins 7.27
174. Magic Johnson* 7.24
175. LeBron James 7.21
176. David West 7.20
177. Jermaine O'Neal 7.18
178. Reggie Evans 7.16
179. Mickey Johnson 7.15
180. Brad Miller 7.14
181. Erick Dampier 7.10
182. Chet Walker* 7.09
183. Byron Beck 7.04
184. Alvan Adams 7.02
185. Rich Kelley 6.98
186. Mike Green 6.93
187. Mike Gminski 6.91
188. Armen Gilliam 6.89
189. Kenyon Martin 6.89
190. John Drew 6.88
191. Jeff Foster 6.87
192. Marvin Webster 6.84
193. Tom Owens 6.82
194. Bob Dandridge 6.81
195. LaSalle Thompson 6.79
196. Doug Moe 6.77
197. Hot Rod Williams 6.76
198. Rick Barry* 6.73
199. Olden Polynice 6.72
200. Christian Laettner 6.69
201. Warren Jabali 6.68
202. Rasheed Wallace 6.68
203. Dominique Wilkins* 6.67
204. Donyell Marshall 6.66
205. Tim Bassett 6.66
206. Dave Robisch 6.64
207. Rodney McCray 6.62
208. Cliff Hagan* 6.62
209. Kurt Thomas 6.60
210. Jack Twyman* 6.59
211. Stew Johnson 6.59
212. Carmelo Anthony 6.53
213. George Johnson 6.51
214. Joe Smith 6.38
215. Scottie Pippen* 6.36
216. Bill Cartwright 6.34
217. Shawn Bradley 6.33
218. Tom Sanders* 6.33
219. John Havlicek* 6.30
220. Cedric Maxwell 6.30
221. Alton Lister 6.29
222. Arthur Becker 6.29
223. Jason Kidd 6.27
224. Rick Mahorn 6.23
225. Michael Jordan* 6.22
226. Roger Brown* 6.21
227. Wayne Cooper 6.19
228. Detlef Schrempf 6.18
229. Jamaal Wilkes* 6.18
230. Chris Dudley 6.16
231. Juwan Howard 6.15
232. Clyde Drexler* 6.15
233. Grant Long 6.14
234. Xavier McDaniel 6.11
235. Bobby Jones 6.10
236. Ervin Johnson 6.09
237. Wayman Tisdale 6.09
238. Rik Smits 6.09
239. Tom Chambers 6.06
240. Grant Hill 6.01
241. Sam Perkins 5.96
242. Paul Pierce 5.94
243. Herb Williams 5.91
244. Dave Corzine 5.91
245. Elden Campbell 5.86
246. Tree Rollins 5.84
247. Bernard King* 5.79
248. Jerry West* 5.76
249. Adrian Dantley* 5.71
250. Tracy McGrady 5.62

NBA

Rank Player RPG
1. Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89
2. Bill Russell* 22.45
3. Bob Pettit* 16.22
4. Jerry Lucas* 15.61
5. Nate Thurmond* 15.00
6. Wes Unseld* 13.99
7. Walt Bellamy* 13.65
8. Dave Cowens* 13.63
9. Elgin Baylor* 13.55
10. Dennis Rodman* 13.12
11. Willis Reed* 12.94
12. Dwight Howard 12.85
13. Gus Johnson* 12.70
14. Elvin Hayes* 12.49
15. Moses Malone* 12.20
16. Dolph Schayes* 12.08
17. Bill Bridges 11.94
18. Harry Gallatin* 11.89
19. Charles Barkley* 11.69
20. Neil Johnston* 11.35
21. Walter Dukes 11.25
22. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 11.18
23. Red Kerr 11.15
24. Tim Duncan 11.11
25. Hakeem Olajuwon* 11.11
26. Dave DeBusschere* 10.99
27. Shaquille O'Neal 10.85
28. Swen Nater 10.83
29. David Robinson* 10.64
30. Elmore Smith 10.61
31. Ray Scott 10.46
32. Zelmo Beaty 10.44
33. Happy Hairston 10.33
34. Dikembe Mutombo 10.33
35. Kevin Garnett 10.30
36. Clyde Lee 10.28
37. Billy Cunningham* 10.15
38. Karl Malone* 10.14
39. Bob Lanier* 10.11
40. Artis Gilmore* 10.08
41. Larry Bird* 10.00
42. Buck Williams 9.96
43. Emeka Okafor 9.91
44. Bailey Howell* 9.88
45. Paul Silas 9.85
46. Larry Foust 9.84
47. Patrick Ewing* 9.81
48. George McGinnis 9.80
49. Marcus Camby 9.78
50. Chris Webber 9.78
51. Jack Sikma 9.77
52. David Lee 9.76
53. Bill Laimbeer 9.74
54. Arnie Risen* 9.73
55. Dan Roundfield 9.71
56. Carlos Boozer 9.71
57. Sam Lacey 9.67
58. Ben Wallace 9.63
59. Brad Daugherty 9.54
60. Charles Oakley 9.52
61. Rony Seikaly 9.47
62. Clyde Lovellette* 9.46
63. Bob McAdoo* 9.45
64. Zach Randolph 9.43
65. Rudy LaRusso 9.42
66. Vern Mikkelsen* 9.41
67. Truck Robinson 9.41
68. Spencer Haywood 9.26
69. Derrick Coleman 9.26
70. Pau Gasol 9.23
71. Larry Smith 9.20
72. Jack Coleman 9.18
73. Robert Parish* 9.13
74. Tyson Chandler 9.13
75. Al Jefferson 9.12
76. Willie Naulls 9.09
77. Wayne Embry* 9.08
78. Tom Boerwinkle 9.05
79. Shawn Marion 8.89
80. Ray Felix 8.88
81. Clifford Ray 8.87
82. Elton Brand 8.82
83. Maurice Lucas 8.80
84. Tom Heinsohn* 8.79
85. Sidney Wicks 8.71
86. Chris Bosh 8.66
87. Tom Meschery 8.61
88. Paul Arizin* 8.60
89. Johnny Green 8.59
90. Jim Washington 8.57
91. Tyrone Hill 8.56
92. Alonzo Mourning* 8.52
93. Shawn Kemp 8.41
94. Lamar Odom 8.39
95. Kevin Willis 8.36
96. Jim Chones 8.34
97. Cliff Robinson 8.33
98. Leroy Ellis 8.31
99. Amar'e Stoudemire 8.26
100. Anthony Mason 8.25
101. Otis Thorpe 8.25
102. Vlade Divac 8.22
103. Otto Moore 8.17
104. Bob Boozer 8.15
105. Horace Grant 8.11
106. Joe Graboski 8.07
107. Rudy Tomjanovich 8.07
108. Tom Gola* 8.05
109. Dirk Nowitzki 8.04
110. Larry Nance 7.99
111. Dan Issel* 7.95
112. Dave Greenwood 7.94
113. Mark Eaton 7.93
114. Samuel Dalembert 7.88
115. Dale Davis 7.87
116. Josh Smith 7.86
117. Chris Kaman 7.84
118. Troy Murphy 7.83
119. James Donaldson 7.83
120. P.J. Brown 7.72
121. Antoine Walker 7.72
122. Joe Barry Carroll 7.67
123. Darrall Imhoff 7.61
124. Michael Cage 7.58
125. Antawn Jamison 7.53
126. Antonio McDyess 7.53
127. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 7.52
128. Benoit Benjamin 7.51
129. Oscar Robertson* 7.50
130. Larry Johnson 7.50
131. Clarence Weatherspoon 7.48
132. Antonio Davis 7.48
133. Gar Heard 7.47
134. Drew Gooden 7.46
135. Jerry Sloan* 7.44
136. Brian Grant 7.44
137. Jim Fox 7.44
138. Mychal Thompson 7.43
139. Udonis Haslem 7.43
140. Vin Baker 7.42
141. A.C. Green 7.41
142. Zydrunas Ilgauskas 7.34
143. Kevin McHale* 7.33
144. Tom Gugliotta 7.33
145. Terry Cummings 7.29
146. Magic Johnson* 7.24
147. LeBron James 7.21
148. David West 7.20
149. Jermaine O'Neal 7.18
150. Caldwell Jones 7.18
151. Reggie Evans 7.16
152. Mickey Johnson 7.15
153. Brad Miller 7.14
154. Erick Dampier 7.10
155. Chet Walker* 7.09
156. Alvan Adams 7.02
157. Rich Kelley 6.98
158. Mike Gminski 6.91
159. Armen Gilliam 6.89
160. Kenyon Martin 6.89
161. John Drew 6.88
162. Jeff Foster 6.87
163. Cliff Hagan* 6.87
164. Bob Dandridge 6.81
165. LaSalle Thompson 6.79
166. Hot Rod Williams 6.76
167. Olden Polynice 6.72
168. Julius Erving* 6.70
169. Christian Laettner 6.69
170. Rasheed Wallace 6.68
171. Dominique Wilkins* 6.67
172. Donyell Marshall 6.66
173. Rodney McCray 6.62
174. Kurt Thomas 6.60
175. Jack Twyman* 6.59
176. Carmelo Anthony 6.53
177. George Johnson 6.51
178. Rick Barry* 6.51
179. Joe Smith 6.38
180. Scottie Pippen* 6.36
181. Bill Cartwright 6.34
182. Shawn Bradley 6.33
183. Tom Sanders* 6.33
184. John Havlicek* 6.30
185. Cedric Maxwell 6.30
186. Alton Lister 6.29
187. Jason Kidd 6.27
188. Rick Mahorn 6.23
189. Michael Jordan* 6.22
190. Wayne Cooper 6.19
191. Detlef Schrempf 6.18
192. Jamaal Wilkes* 6.18
193. Chris Dudley 6.16
194. Juwan Howard 6.15
195. Clyde Drexler* 6.15
196. Grant Long 6.14
197. Xavier McDaniel 6.11
198. Ervin Johnson 6.09
199. Wayman Tisdale 6.09
200. Rik Smits 6.09
201. Tom Chambers 6.06
202. Grant Hill 6.01
203. Sam Perkins 5.96
204. Paul Pierce 5.94
205. Herb Williams 5.91
206. Dave Corzine 5.91
207. Elden Campbell 5.86
208. Tree Rollins 5.84
209. Bernard King* 5.79
210. Jerry West* 5.76
211. Adrian Dantley* 5.71
212. Tracy McGrady 5.62
213. Al Harrington 5.59
214. Jerome Kersey 5.50
215. Alex English* 5.48
216. Kobe Bryant 5.30
217. Rashard Lewis 5.18
218. James Edwards 5.14
219. Hal Greer* 5.05
220. Danny Schayes 4.98
221. Don Nelson* 4.93
222. Mark West 4.91
223. Vince Carter 4.88
224. Robert Horry 4.76
225. Tyrone Corbin 4.74
226. Lenny Wilkens* 4.67
227. Clifford Robinson 4.57
228. Ray Allen 4.06
229. Gary Payton* 3.95

ABA

Rank Player RPG
1. Artis Gilmore* 17.07
2. Mel Daniels* 15.12
3. Caldwell Jones 13.08
4. Swen Nater 13.06
5. George McGinnis 12.92
6. Julius Erving* 12.10
7. Mike Lewis 11.93
8. Zelmo Beaty 11.65
9. Ira Harge 11.60
10. Billy Paultz 11.10
11. Larry Kenon 11.08
12. Julius Keye 11.01
13. Goose Ligon 10.88
14. Dan Issel* 10.85
15. Red Robbins 10.50
16. Gerald Govan 10.45
17. Trooper Washington 10.03
18. Manny Leaks 9.89
19. Gene Moore 9.38
20. Warren Davis 9.17
21. Willie Wise 9.10
22. Randy Denton 9.05
23. Bob Netolicky 8.93
24. Dave Robisch 8.42
25. John Beasley 8.41
26. Darnell Hillman 8.37
27. Wil Jones 8.17
28. Donald Sidle 7.97
29. Randolph Mahaffey 7.96
30. Jim Eakins 7.89
31. Cincinnatus Powell 7.65
32. Tom Owens 7.65
33. Rich Jones 7.52
34. Byron Beck 7.44
35. Les Hunter 7.15
36. George Carter 6.78
37. Doug Moe 6.77
38. Warren Jabali 6.68
39. Stew Johnson 6.59
40. Arthur Becker 6.29
41. Roger Brown* 6.21
42. Walter Simon 5.00
43. Ron Boone 4.99
44. Jimmy Jones 4.87
45. Freddie Lewis 3.88