In this article, let’s cover the the players with the most NBA appearances of all time.
NBA is a massive league when it comes to basketball. Players from across the world aspire to play in the NBA. It’s also an amazing watch for the fans, watching their favorite superstars battle it out between the hoops.
Needless to say, players in the NBA make a lot of appearances for various teams throughout their career. But which players have made the most NBA appearances of all time?
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Stockton is a ten-time NBA All-Star and 1993’s All-Star Game MVP. He played 19 seasons for the Utah Jazz and appeared in 1,504 NBA games. In honor of his performance and loyalty to the team, Utah Jazz has also retired his jersey number 12.
John Stockton was an exceptional player from beyond the arc. He was a player with incredible three-point shooting and impressive playmaking skills. Throughout his career, Stockton averaged 13.1 points, 10.5 assists and 2.7 rebounds.
Dirk Nowitzki has one of the best NBA careers of all time. He is the 2011 NBA Champion, 2011 NBA Finals MVP and 2007’s NBA Most Valuable Player. Not only has he made the All-NBA First-Team four times, he’s been in 14 NBA All-Star teams as well. Throughout his career, he has played 1,522 games for the Dallas Mavericks.
Nowitzki was a very athletic player. His skillset was very versatile. From outside scoring to mid-range to rebounding and to sheer strength, Nowitzki had everything in his arsenal. He has recorded a career 20.7 points per game, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists.
At the third spot, we have Vince Carter. Carter has played 22 seasons for various teams, and has recorded 1,541 appearances in the NBA for the Toronto Raptors, New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks.
Carter is well known across the NBA fanbase for being an avid dunker, an outstanding playmaker and finisher. He averaged 16.7 points per game with 4.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists.
The legend, and the six-time NBA Champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is at the second spot with 1,560 games in 20 seasons. Kareem has played for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. He has been awarded with the MVP award six times, and been in the All-Star team 19 times.
Kareem is arguably one of the best centers NBA has ever had. Layups, dunks, hooks, fades, mid range shots, interior defense, rebounding, you name it and he’s got it. After all, Abdul-Jabbar averaged 24.6 points per game with 11.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists.
The four-time NBA Champion Robert Parish stands at the top of this list with a whopping 1,611 career games in 21 seasons. Parish played for four teams, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls.
Boston Celtics have even retired the 00 jersey number with respect for Parish. Robert was also an excellent center. He averaged 14.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game throughout his career.
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