NBA Players With Most Playoff Rebounds

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Darius Songaila loses the fight for a rebound against Tim Duncan during a game between the San Antonio Spurs and Washington Wizards.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Nov 20, 2023, 10:21 PM
  • Here’s a list of NBA players with the most playoff rebounds.
  • Bill Russell leads with 4,104.
  • LeBron James is the only active player in the top-10 list.

NBA odds are way more exciting when paired with props or a bet that is not directly limited to the outcome of a game. Aside from points, rebounds are among the most popular statistical categories fans are betting on in BetMGM’s online sportsbook, especially if the target number is being hit.

The excitement about this type of online betting is being elevated during the NBA playoffs as teams and players are at their highest competitive level. Throughout the postseason history, we’ve witnessed incredible rebounding performances from superstars, which greatly helped their teams win games and even championships.

It’s no surprise that most of the players in the top-10 list who grabbed the most rebounds in the postseason feature the big men in the paint. Their combination of height, athleticism and timing have made them leaders in this category. 11-time NBA Champion Bill Russell leads the list with 4,104 career playoff rebounds. The Celtics legend accumulated this number in 165 games.

Second on the list is Wilt Chamberlain, who, despite having the fewest games played at 160, still managed to rack up 3,913 rebounds. This feat is strong proof that Chamberlain is not just a dominant scorer but also a monster rebounder. Following Russell and Chamberlain on the list are Tim Duncan, Shaquille O’Neal, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Duncan, who played the entirety of his career with the San Antonio Spurs, had 2,859 rebounds, while O’Neal and Abdul-Jabbar corralled 2,508 and 2,481 rebounds, respectively. Rounding out the top-10 list are LeBron James (2,391), Karl Malone (2,062), Wes Unseld (1,777), Robert Parish (1,765), and Elgin Baylor (1,724).

NBA Players With Most Playoff Rebounds

Player NameTotal Playoff Games PlayedTotal Rebounds
Bill Russell1654,104
Wilt Chamberlain1603,913
Tim Duncan2512,859
Shaquille O’Neal2162,508
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar2372,481
LeBron James2662,391
Karl Malone1932,062
Wes Unseld1191,777
Robert Parish1841,765
Elgin Baylor1341,724

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.