Who Has the Most Career Turnovers in NBA History?

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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Oct 15, 2022, 5:02 PM

Turnovers weren’t tracked as an official NBA stat until 1977-78. Over the last five decades, players have racked up literally thousands of turnovers, including some of the best players in NBA history like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Jason Kidd.

Who Has the Most Turnovers in NBA History?

LeBron James has the most career turnovers in NBA history.

This is a negative, but it’s also a testament to his incredibly high usage rate throughout his career. In addition, it shows just how durable James has been, as he’s logged 1,366 games with high minutes per game across his career.

Player Total Turnovers Games Played Turnovers Per Game
LeBron James 4,788 1,366 3.51
Karl Malone 4,524 1,476 3.07
John Stockton 4,244 1,504 2.82
Russell Westbrook 4,188 1,021 4.1
Kobe Bryant 4,010 1,346 2.98
Jason Kidd 4,003 1,391 2.88
Moses Malone 3,804 1,247 3.05
Isiah Thomas 3,682 979 3.76
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,667 1,238 2.96

 

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