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NBA All-Time Leaders Quiz

Name the NBA's all-time leaders in scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals.
Through 2017-18
Last updated: September 03, 2018
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Karl Malone
Kobe Bryant
Michael Jordan
Wilt Chamberlain
Dirk Nowitzki
LeBron James
Shaquille O'Neal
Moses Malone
Elvin Hayes
Hakeem Olajuwon
Oscar Robertson
Dominique Wilkins
Tim Duncan
Paul Pierce
Rebounds
Wilt Chamberlain
Bill Russell
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Elvin Hayes
Moses Malone
Tim Duncan
Karl Malone
Robert Parish
Kevin Garnett
Nate Thurmond
Walt Bellamy
Wes Unseld
Hakeem Olajuwon
Dwight Howard
Shaquille O'Neal
Assists
John Stockton
Jason Kidd
Steve Nash
Mark Jackson
Magic Johnson
Oscar Robertson
Isiah Thomas
Gary Payton
Chris Paul
Andre Miller
LeBron James
Rod Strickland
Maurice Cheeks
Lenny Wilkens
Terry Porter
Blocks
Hakeem Olajuwon
Dikembe Mutombo
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Mark Eaton
Tim Duncan
David Robinson
Patrick Ewing
Shaquille O'Neal
Tree Rollins
Robert Parish
Alonzo Mourning
Marcus Camby
Ben Wallace
Shawn Bradley
Manute Bol
Steals
John Stockton
Jason Kidd
Michael Jordan
Gary Payton
Maurice Cheeks
Scottie Pippen
Clyde Drexler
Hakeem Olajuwon
Alvin Robertson
Karl Malone
Mookie Blaylock
Chris Paul
Allen Iverson
Derek Harper
Kobe Bryant
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level 80
May 1, 2012
I'm not really an NBA fan, but I've always been a sports fan in general and have always known the "big names" of the day, at least for the last 25 years or so. That said, I was completely shocked that Larry Bird didn't end up in the top 15 of any category at the end of his career.
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level 69
Apr 13, 2013
Or Charles Barkley. Or Elgin Baylor. Says something about the danger of relying too much on statistics, which recognize Mookie Blaylock and Shawn Bradley, over performance.
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level 28
Apr 19, 2013
well no, not really. they just didn't play long enough to get the highest totals. their per game averages speak for themselves.
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level 55
Apr 21, 2014
That's really not an accurate statement at all. Statistics accurately portray a number of things. Mookie Blaylock was, by far, a better defender than Larry Bird -- without question. Just because Larry Bird was a better all-around player and a legend, doesn't mean that the statistics are misleading. I'm not taking anything away from Bird. He was certainly one of the all-time greats, but, as far as steals go, Blaylock was, for his time, second only to Gary Payton for defensive point guards. .. Same thing goes for Bradley, he was one of the top shot blockers in his day. ... Bird wasn't an on-the-ball defender, nor was he a shot blocker. Faulting statistics for Bird not being on the list is like saying that baseball's ERA is misleading because Willie Mays isn't in the Top 15 of any major pitching stat.
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level 65
May 9, 2016
Charles Barkley played 16 seasons in the NBA. I'd say that longevity wasn't the issue.
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level 79
Apr 15, 2017
All of these statements are correct. Statistics are an accurate tool for evaluating skill level, but they also neglect a lot of intangible qualities that make the all-time greats great. Bird would probably be considered a top-10 all-time caliber star, but the fact that he does not make it into any category is amazing. He was a great scorer, but he was on teams that had so much talent, he didn't need to score 30 points per game. If the 3-point line were where it is now, he probably would be considerably higher in career points, but he still might not be on the list. That being said, Bird is an all-time great because he was clutch, and he was smart enough to know what his team needed him to do to win, and he made all of his teammates better every day. He was also smart enough to get out when he felt his talent wasn't up to his standards, and ended his career at a younger age than most of the guys on this list.
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level ∞
Apr 16, 2017
The 3-point line is in the same spot today as it was when Bird was playing. Bird's main reason for not appearing on these lists is the short length of his career. Per game, he posted an incredible 24.8/10/6.3 stat line with 1.7 steals to boot.
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level 53
Aug 20, 2018
Bird retired because of lower back issues, not because he planned to do so. He had a disk replaced, otherwise he would have retired some years earlier.
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level 22
Oct 5, 2015
me too the NBA wouldn't be the same without larry bird
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level 54
Mar 7, 2013
got 31 yeah, stockton and malone alone gave me 4.
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level 34
Mar 16, 2013
Julius Erving scored 30,026 points and is not on this list. this needs to be upgraded
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level ∞
Apr 18, 2013
No it doesn't. ABA stats don't count.
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level 73
Jun 14, 2013
I forget Barkley on EVERY NBA quiz that I do...the one time i actually remember to try him...he's not on there.
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level 73
Jul 11, 2017
over 4 years later...apparently I still feel the same way.
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level 2
Jun 28, 2013
51/52 Forgot Blaylock
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level 69
Apr 1, 2014
Ha! Threw in Bol for a laugh as time was running out for an undeserved point.
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level 50
Apr 20, 2014
I'm somewhat surprised far fewer people got Moses Malone than Karl Malone. Why didn't they just type "Malone?' Also surprised about Alvin vs. Oscar Robertson--fewer people got the latter, but he's the one I was aiming for when I typed "Robertson." I used to be into basketball--not so much now, but Oscar Robertson is a legend.
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level 68
Apr 20, 2014
more people got karl malone than they did jordan? would have thought that jordan would have been the most guessed...someone that has no clue about basketball, still knows jordan
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level 74
Apr 18, 2015
I read an article once trying to make the case that Karl Malone was the greatest basketball player of all time over Jordan. But I'm pretty sure the author of said article is the only person who ever thought that.
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level 67
Sep 23, 2018
I doubt even Karl Malone thinks that.
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level 21
Nov 26, 2014
100% with 0:34 to go.
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level 20
Dec 6, 2014
Update for Dirk passing Olajuwon on scoring. Oh, wait a little bit for Kobe to pass Jordan too. He's within 100 points.
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level 14
Jan 28, 2015
Update Kobe passing Jordan
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level 40
Feb 13, 2015
Surprising the best rebounder of all time isn't on here. Had a hard time with the blockers... the ones I got happened to be rebounders (bigger names).
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level 74
Apr 18, 2015
Who's the best? I was surprised Dennis Rodman didn't make it. If you look at the number of rebounds players have had divided by the number of minutes they have been on the court, Rodman is #5. But #1 is Bill Russell, who is 2nd on the above list. Russell made over 1 rebound for every two minutes that he spent playing. The only guy to even come close to that was Chamberlain, and he also shows up on the above list. So who do you think is the best?
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level 66
Jul 29, 2015
Rodman was a tenacious rebounder for sure. I can only assume that's who shplody was referring to.
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level 67
Sep 23, 2018
I wonder how many more rebounds Rodman would have gotten if he didn't get suspended, fouled out, or otherwise kicked out of games so much.
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level 22
Feb 19, 2015
Why isn't Bird on here?
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level 67
Sep 23, 2018
Presumably because he wasn't high enough in any one of those statistics to make the list.
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level 17
May 25, 2015
Kind of hard to believe that so many people forgot all of these all time greats.
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level 74
Jun 4, 2015
Unless, like me, they don't watch basketball and only got this quiz by clicking on Random Quiz. I typed the only names I remembered hearing from news broadcasts and then just typed random common names which gave me a total score of 14. (Those random names gave me Harper, Bradley, Williams, Jackson, Miller, Thomas, and two Robertsons.)
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level 74
May 12, 2016
Still surprised that Pistol Pete didn't make the list, though. He is one I remember. Hubby says Maravich's bad knees may have cut his career too short to make the list.
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level 32
Nov 14, 2015
duncan is now 7th n rebounds
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level 32
Nov 14, 2015
chris paul is now 15th all time assist
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level 51
Dec 22, 2015
Makes me kind of happy that LeBron isn't in any of these! It also seemed funny how each player's personality seems to have an impact on their category - like Duncan, Nash, and Johnson, 3 of the most widely-considered "nice" guys in the NBA to be assist leaders. :)
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level 28
Mar 4, 2016
well lebron will be in top 15 in points and assists, and possibly steals. so don't be too happy too long.
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level 8
Jul 22, 2016
First of all, LeBron is the 3rd greatest player of all time. Hes 2 rings away from #1 all-time. Right now he is 11th All-Time in scoring. He is on track to become #1 all time. Right now he is also 18th All-Time assists. He is on track to become at least 10th all time. He is also 24th in steals. He is on track to become top 15 in those also.
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level 64
May 8, 2016
Tagline says "Can you the..." missing a "name"
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level 8
Jul 22, 2016
At the start of next season you will have to swap out Havlicek because Paul Pierce is only 79 points away from him, he will probably move up to at least 11th scoring all-time this year, thats only 600 points away.
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level 7
Oct 1, 2016
Elvin Hayes was the hardest
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level 28
Nov 6, 2016
Lebron James passed Hakeem Olajuwon a few days ago
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level ∞
Nov 7, 2016
Cool. Will update at the end of this season.
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level 28
Jan 7, 2017
45/52
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level 18
Apr 8, 2017
Please update that list, those stats are from 2 years ago at least
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level ∞
Apr 13, 2017
We update this quiz at the end of every season. It is now current.
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level 74
Sep 7, 2017
The description needs to be updated to be accurate.
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level 59
May 17, 2017
The most avid NBA fans among you should take my NBA Stats Leaders by Year quiz.
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level 79
Apr 14, 2018
Please don't give Oscar Robertson when we type in "Robinson". Or, if you insist on that, give us Alvin Robertson too.
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level 80
Apr 16, 2018
Seconded. The same thing bothered me with counting Schmidt when we typed in Smith on baseball quizzes, but at least there, it's not *not* counting some other Schmidt. And I think you recently rectified that situation to boot.
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level ∞
Apr 17, 2018
Okay, this has been changed.
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level 49
Jul 23, 2018
I cannot believe Rodman is not on the all-time rebounds list.
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level 46
Dec 1, 2018
*UPDATE* LeBron James just moved to 5th in scoring!
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