In this list, we will tell you about those players who stayed in the National Basketball league for relatively a long period of time, who had the longest careers and who played the most numbers of game in NBA history.
1. Robert Parish (1976-1997)
Robert Parish played most number of games and seasons than any other player in NBA history. He started his professional career in 1976 with the Golden State Warriors and played the final season in 1997 for Chicago Bulls. During his remarkable career spanning over 21 years, he played 1,611 games.
2. Kareem Abdul Jabbar (1969-1989)
In his astonishing 20 year career, Kareem Abdul Jabbar played 1,560 games and became the all-time leading scorer in NBA history by scoring 38,387 points. He played the first 6 seasons of his career with Milwaukee Bucks and spent the rest with Los Angeles Lakers.
3. John Stockton (1984-2003)
In NBA, players usually don’t stick to a single team throughout their career but John Stockton remained loyal to Utah Jazz for 19 years. He played all of his 1,504 games with Utah Jazz. He was regarded as one of the best point guards of all time and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.
4. Karl Malone (1985-2004)
Karl Malone spent 19 years in NBA, mainly staying with Utah Jazz and having a formidable pairing with the teammate John Stockton. He played his final season in 2003 with the Los Angeles Lakers and appeared in 1,476 games during his entire career.
5. Kevin Willis (1984-2007)
Kevin Willis started playing professional basketball at the age of 22 and continued until his retirement at the age of 44. He played with 8 teams in his 21 years extended career but his longest stint was with the Atlanta Hawks where he stayed around 10 years. Overall, he played 1,424 games.
6. Reggie Miller (1987-2005)
Reggie Miller played his entire 18-year NBA career and all 1,389 games with the Indiana Pacers. He was known for his precision three point field goal shooting and his performances against the New York Knicks earned him the nickname of “Knick Killer.
7. Clifford R. Robinson (1989-2007)
Clifford Robinson spent 18 years in NBA, mainly as a member of Portland Trail Blazers. He played a total number of 1,380 games for 5 different teams. In 2007, he was among those only two players who were drafted in 80s and still active in the league. The name of the other player was the Kevin Willis.
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