NBA: Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and the Most Rebounds in a Season

Wilt Chamberlain (r.) and Bill Russell - The Greatest Rebounders In NBA History

Wilt Chamberlain (r.) and Bill Russell – The Greatest Rebounders In NBA History

Talk about complete and utter domination of the game, the boards and the record books. Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell are unquestionably the greatest rebounders in NBA history, and here’s another stat to prove it.

They own the all-time single-season leaderboard for total rebounds – we’re talking 19 of the top 20 slots.

Chamberlain is the only baller to breach the 2,000-rebound barrier. He did it twice and also holds the top seven marks for rebounds in a single campaign. Russell takes the next five spots in a row. Together, they are the only players to record 1,700 boards or more in a season – and they did it 17 times.

Jerry Lucas is the only other player to eke into the top 20 below.

The closest modern player to these numbers? Dennis Rodman crashed the glass for 1,530 rebounds in 1991-92.

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PLAYER REBOUNDS SEASON TEAM
1. Wilt Chamberlain 2,149 1960-61  Philadelphia Warriors
2. Wilt Chamberlain 2,052 1961-62  Philadelphia Warriors
3. Wilt Chamberlain 1,957 1966-67  Philadelphia 76ers
4. Wilt Chamberlain 1,952 1967-68  Philadelphia 76ers
5. Wilt Chamberlain 1,946 1962-63  San Francisco Warriors
6. Wilt Chamberlain 1,943 1965-66  Philadelphia 76ers
7. Wilt Chamberlain 1,941 1959-60  Philadelphia Warriors
8. Bill Russell 1,930 1963-64  Boston Celtics
9. Bill Russell 1,878 1964-65  Boston Celtics
10. Bill Russell 1,868 1960-61  Boston Celtics
11. Bill Russell 1,843 1962-63  Boston Celtics
12. Bill Russell 1,790 1961-62  Boston Celtics
13. Wilt Chamberlain 1,787 1963-64  San Francisco Warriors
14. Bill Russell 1,779 1965-66  Boston Celtics
15. Bill Russell 1,778 1959-60  Boston Celtics
16. Wilt Chamberlain 1,712 1968-69  Los Angeles Lakers
17. Bill Russell 1,700 1966-67  Boston Celtics
18. Wilt Chamberlain 1,673 1964-65  S.F. Warriors / Philadelphia 76ers
19. Jerry Lucas 1,668 1965-66  Cincinnati Royals
20. Bill Russell 1,612 1958-59  Boston Celtics

Photo: basketball-reference.com

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