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