- Statistics accurate as of April 10, 2019.
|^||Active NBA player|
|*||Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame|
|†||Not yet eligible for Hall of Fame consideration|
|§||Eligible for Hall of Fame in 2020|
- List of National Basketball Association career minutes played leaders
- List of National Basketball Association seasons played leaders
- List of NBA players who have spent their entire career with one franchise
- List of oldest and youngest National Basketball Association players
- Does not include NBA Playoff games or games played in the American Basketball Association for players who played in the ABA prior to merging with the NBA.
- A player is not eligible for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame until he has been fully retired for three calendar years.
- "2020 Hall of Fame Candidates". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
- Listed in order of the player's career. Repeated teams indicate multiple stints with that team.
- For active players, the number listed is the number of seasons that player has completed plus the current season.
- Known as Lew Alcindor prior to May 1, 1971.
- Previously written as Akeem Olajuwon prior to official spelling change March 9, 1991.