The Most Shots Taken in NBA History (Regular Season)

Will Kobe Bryant Wind Up Taking The Most Shots In NBA History? It's Possible.

Will Kobe Bryant Wind Up Taking The Most Shots In NBA History? It’s Possible.

Only two players in NBA history have hoisted up over 25,000 shots: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.

Michael Jordan, active Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and, a bit of a surprise, Elvin Hayes, round out the top five – all (and the only other cagers) with over 24,000 field goal attempts.

It all depends on his health, but Bryant should surpass Jordan and Malone. Kobe has another two years inked after 2013-14 and has thrown up the rock at least 1,500 times in a season 10 times.

It is conceivable, though unlikely, that Bryant could become the all-time field-goal attempt leader, too, if he plays on after this contract. He’ll be 38 at the start of 2016-17. Let’s see how it all plays out, but first Kobe needs to get back on the court.

PLAYER FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 28,307
2. Karl Malone 26,210
3. Michael Jordan 24,537
4. Kobe Bryant* 24,374
5. Elvin Hayes 24,272
6. John Havlicek 23,930
7. Wilt Chamberlain 23,497
8. Dominique Wilkins 21,589
9. Alex English 21,036
10. Hakeem Olajuwon 20,991
11. Kevin Garnett* 20,700
12. Elgin Baylor 20,171
13. Allen Iverson 19,906
14. Oscar Robertson 19,620
15. Shaquille O’Neal 19,457
16. Dirk Nowitzki 19,372
17. Patrick Ewing 19,241
18. Moses Malone 19,225
19. Jerry West 19,032
20. Tim Duncan* 18,825

* Active as of 2013-14 season

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