NBA All-Time Leaders Quiz

Try to name the NBA's all-time leaders in scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals.
Through 2019–20
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Last updated: August 15, 2020
First submittedApril 28, 2012
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Karl Malone
LeBron James
Kobe Bryant
Michael Jordan
Dirk Nowitzki
Wilt Chamberlain
Shaquille O'Neal
Moses Malone
Elvin Hayes
Hakeem Olajuwon
Oscar Robertson
Dominique Wilkins
Tim Duncan
Carmelo Anthony
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
Chris Paul
LeBron James
Isiah Thomas
Gary Payton
Andre Miller
Rod Strickland
Maurice Cheeks
Russell Westbrook
Rajon Rondo
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
Dwight Howard
Shawn Bradley
Steals
John Stockton
Jason Kidd
Michael Jordan
Gary Payton
Maurice Cheeks
Scottie Pippen
Chris Paul
Clyde Drexler
Hakeem Olajuwon
Alvin Robertson
Karl Malone
Mookie Blaylock
Allen Iverson
Derek Harper
LeBron James
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Level 85
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 71
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 62
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 70
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 ∞
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 55
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 49
Aug 6, 2019
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Level 56
Mar 7, 2013
got 31 yeah, stockton and malone alone gave me 4.
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Level 45
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 72
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 72
Jul 11, 2017
over 4 years later...apparently I still feel the same way.
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Level 74
Apr 1, 2014
Ha! Threw in Bol for a laugh as time was running out for an undeserved point.
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Level 59
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 28
Nov 26, 2014
100% with 0:34 to go.
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Level 14
Jan 28, 2015
Update Kobe passing Jordan
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Level 38
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 80
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 65
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 21
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 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 50
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 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 83
Sep 8, 2020
@texasforever, I think you commented about LeBron too soon.
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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 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 80
Sep 7, 2017
The description needs to be updated to be accurate.
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Level 62
May 17, 2017
The most avid NBA fans among you should take my NBA Stats Leaders by Year quiz.
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Level 80
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 85
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 55
Jul 23, 2018
I cannot believe Rodman is not on the all-time rebounds list.
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Level 24
Mar 7, 2019
LeBron just passed Jordan in points scored
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Level 49
Aug 6, 2019
Guys. I have a new quiz "NBA Top 10 League Leaders of the 2010s" for all NBA fans out there. I have many unique quizzes in my profile you gotta try these hard quizzes. Thanks more power jetpunk!. https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/342321/nba-top-10-league-leaders-of-the-2010s
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Level 67
Oct 29, 2019
If anything, this quiz shows how overrated Larry Bird was.
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Level 78
Nov 5, 2019
I hated Larry Bird as much as any self-respecting Lakers fan, but the idea that he was somehow overrated is nuts.

Bird could do it all. As a rookie, he went to a team that had finished with the 2nd-worst record in the NBA and led them to the best record in the NBA. Three NBA Championships, 3 League MVP awards, 12 All-Star Game appearances and 10 All-NBA selections followed.

If you look at the all-time Top 50 in Rebounds-per-Game, the all-time Top 50 in Assists-per-Game and all-time Top 25 Points-per-Game, 15 players in NBA history appear in at least 2 of those lists. But only 1 player appears in all 3. Care to guess who that is? I'll give you a hint: you think he's overrated. SMH.

And if you add in the all-time Top 50 in Steals-per-Game, 3 players appear in at least 3 of all 4 lists. But only 1 appears in all 4. Guess who? Here's another hint: he's from French Lick, IN.
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Level 65
Sep 8, 2020
Yeah, per-game statistics are more telling than aggregate statistics. Bird didn't play enough to amass the numbers these guys did, but he outpaced just about everyone in the games he actually played.
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Level 26
Mar 6, 2020
Update LeBron passing Kobe
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Level 80
Sep 8, 2020
Your quiz is broken. Lonzo Ball didn't work for any of these categories. I was told that he was the greatest basketball player ever. By his father (and ESPN).
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Level 65
Sep 8, 2020
I guess you're just not a Big Baller (TM).
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Level 59
Sep 8, 2020
Thanks for accepting Hakeem because my spelling of Olajuwan didn't work and I thought for sure he was on here.
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Level 65
Sep 29, 2020
Lots of players can specialize in one area and make one of the categories on this list. However, it takes a truly rare talent to make more than one of the categories. I only see one player listed on four of the five lists-- Olajuwon. Maybe he doesn't get the credit he deserves...
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Level 64
Oct 7, 2020
RIP Kobe