Can You Match the NBA Star to His All-Time Record?

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By: John Miller

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About This Quiz

Countless players grind their way through obscure NBA careers -- only a few create a statistical legacy that lands them at the top of pro basketball's record boards. Can you match these NBA legends to their all-time records?

Robert Parish

The ungainly-looking Robert Parish might not seem like a candidate for the NBA's most durable player. But he is -- he played 1,611 games, more than anyone else.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

For 20 seasons, few players could challenge the scoring dominance of Abdul-Jabbar, who played for the Lakers. He's still the record holder in terms of scoring, with 38,387 points.

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Ray Allen

Ray Allen was deadly from long range -- he made 2,973 three-pointers in his career, including some unforgettable game winners.

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Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain was a rebound machine. He grabbed 23,924 boards in his long career, more than 2,000 more than second-place Bill Russell.

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John Stockton

Stockton was the wily star point guard for the Utah Jazz during their heady days in the '90s. He finished with 3,265 steals, more than Jason Kidd and Michael Jordan.

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Karl Malone

Malone played close to the paint for much of his career, and he got hacked on a lot of his shots. That's one reason he attempted the most-ever free throws (13,188), far more than Moses Malone (11,864).

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Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant's fans wax poetic about his fierce competitiveness and gloss over his shortcomings … like his penchant for chucking bricks by the dozens. He missed 14,481 field goal attempts and finished with a 44.7% field goal percentage.

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Hakeem Olajuwon

Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon rejected shots with regularity thanks in large part to his 7-foot frame. He holds the all-time record for blocks (3,830) and no active player has a prayer of catching him.

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Steve Nash

Point guard Steve Nash fits the stereotype that guards are the best free throw shooters. His laser focus helped him nail the best free throw percentage in history (90.4%).

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DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan is 6'11 and plays down low, and he's deadly accurate from short range. His field goal percentage is well above 67%, best in league history.

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Moses Malone

Do you need second-chance shots to fuel your offense? You need Moses Malone. He had 7,382 offensive rebounds. By comparison, second-place Artis Gilmore had only 4,816.

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Steve Kerr

Kerr used his three-point shooting ability to great effect during Chicago's championship days of the '90s. He still owns the best three-point shooting percentage ever (45%).

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Abdul-Jabbar scored more points than anyone in NBA history. He also made more field goals than anyone else, with 15,837 swishes.

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Michael Jordan

Jordan was an on-floor commander during his career, often shooting the ball far more often than his teammates. The result is the highest points-per-game average ever (30.12) a hair more than Wilt Chamberlain (30.07).

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Magic Johnson

Johnson was "Magic" for a reason -- he could see two or three moves ahead during an offensive attack. Then he'd use his deft passing skills to chalk up more assists per game (11.19) than anyone in league history.

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Mark Eaton

Eaton was a 7'4 giant who dismantled many shots during his career -- he averaged 3.5 blocks per game. He was primarily a defensive force, as he averaged just 6 points per game during 11 seasons.

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Wilt Chamberlain

Chamberlain never rode the pine. If he was in uniform, he was playing in the game. He averaged nearly 46 minutes per game during his epic career.

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Mark Price

Price played his best days in Cleveland as a point guard. He was nearly automatic from the free throw line in the playoffs, where he averaged better than 94%.

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Alvin Robertson

Robertson starred for the Spurs in the '80s and '90s and gained a reputation for fierce defense. He finished with the highest steals-per-game average (2.71) ever.

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Ray Allen

Ray Allen made more three-pointers than anyone … partly because he shot more than anyone else. He attempted 7,429 bombs during his career.

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Michael Jordan

When the spotlight shined brightest, Jordan was at his best. In the playoffs, he averaged 33.45 points per game. That's nearly 4ppg better than second-place Allen Iverson (29.73).

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John Stockton

Stockton saw the court like no one else, creating shots for his teammates at an unprecedented rate -- he had 15,806 assists. That's nearly 4,000 more than Jason Kidd.

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Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain was 7'1", a monster who towered over most players of his era. That's one reason he averaged nearly 23 rebounds per game, about half a rebound better than Bill Russell.

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Bill Russell

In the postseason, center Bill Russell used his long arms to grab rebounds by the dozens. He finished with the most playoff rebounds (4,104) in history.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

You don't play 20 years of pro ball without committing a few fouls here and there. Abdul-Jabbar put the smackdown on a lot of people who drove the lane -- he finished with 4,657 personal fouls.

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Kobe Bryant

Bryant never hesitated to shoot, even in the playoffs, where he attempted 4,499 shots. That's more even than Abdul-Jabbar. LeBron James will likely own this record very soon.

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DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan is the most reliable shooter in NBA history. In the playoffs, his field goal percentage hovers above 66%.

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LeBron James

James' aggressiveness means he's fouled a lot during the playoffs. To date, he's made more than 1,460 free throws, and it's likely he'll make a lot more before he's done.

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Karl Malone

Malone was a dynamic power forward who led the Jazz to the top of the league. But he also threw the ball away a lot -- he had 4,524 turnovers in his career.

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Bob Hansen

Hansen was a shooting guard who played in the '80s and '90s, and from downtown, his shot percentage was (literally) a coin flip. In the playoffs, he averaged exactly 50% from three-point land.

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