1 Dennis Rodman
Dennis Keith Rodman is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association.
The Worm was tenacious. He knew he couldn't shoot a ball to save his life so he makes up for it in his ruthless, aggressive, addiction to getting the ball back and giving it to his scorers. Dennis Rodman was beyond a shadow of a doubt one of the best defenders shot blockers and rebounders ever even with his shorter height. He was a lion
In the modern era Dennis played against 29 other teams. Wilt and Russell played against 8 teams. And also more talent, more athleticism during rodmans time and Shaq was playing duncan Hakeem I mean he played against so many great centers and he out rebounded them all
He was absolutely the best. He made rebounding an art form and made the Hall of Fame primarily on those skills alone. Traveling to North Korea? He means no harm. Rodman craves attention. Always has, always will.
2 Wilt Chamberlain
Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain was an American basketball player. He was born on August 21, 1936 in Philadelphia and died on October 12, 1999 in Los Angeles due to heart failure.
Wilt Chamberlain set the books by scoring the most points scored in a single game (100), most rebounds in a game (55), and most consecutive field goals (18).
He played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors,... read more
He's statistically the most prolific rebounder of all time, both on average (per game) and career total. He also holds the most rebounds in a single game record, and he set that record while playing against the second most prolific rebounder in history.
Wilt played against HOF centers every night, not in the post-expansion NBA where most centers were stiffs.
He played against the second-best rebounder ever [Bill Russell] over 130 times.
Wilt would eat Dennis Rodman for breakfast, and today's weak-sister centers like Noah or the Lopez brothers would simply run and hide when he walked on the court.
The NBA's current best rebounder is slow, white, unathletic 6-7 Kevin Love, how pathetic.
Wilt Chamberlain would chew up and spit out tiny pieces of Dennis Rodman.
Chamberlain set the NBA record of 55 rebounds in a game against possibly the best defender of all time, Bill Russell.
3 Bill Russell
William Felton "Bill" Russell was an American retired professional basketball player. Russell played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association from 1956 to 1969.
4 Moses Malone
Moses Eugene Malone was an American basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association from 1974 through 1995. The center was named the NBA Most Valuable Player three times and was a 12-time NBA All-Star and an eight-time All-NBA selection. ...read more.
One of the best all time. Not a lot of help in houston.
5 Nate Thurmond
Nathaniel Thurmond was an American basketball player who spent the majority of his 14-year career in the National Basketball Association with the Golden State Warriors. He played the center and power forward positions.
6 Elvin Hayes
Elvin Ernest Hayes is an American retired professional basketball player and radio analyst for his alma-mater Houston Cougars.
7 Bob Pettit
Robert Lee Pettit Jr. is an American retired professional basketball player. He played 11 seasons in the NBA.
8 Hakeem Olajuwon
Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon, formerly known as Akeem Olajuwon, is a Nigerian-American retired professional basketball player.
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9 Jerry Lucas
Come on guys, get real. Jerry Lucas outrebounded Walt Bellamy in college and in the pros and always. He was pound per pound the best rebounder ever. Look at his numbers per playing minutes and tell me why he is not 3rd to Chamberlain and Russell! He even outrebounded Russell for one entire year! If you want this list to have crediblity you need Jerry Lucas way up high or the list is messed up and NOT REAL!
Lucas is one of 3 players to avg. 20 pts and 20 rebounds in a season Eat your heart out Rodman.
Lucas was the best rebounder I ever saw play.
10 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers.
11 Walt Bellamy
12 Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is a retired American professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. He is known for his fun, friendly personality, and is one of the most beloved athletes of all time.
Shaq is a good rebounder.
13 Kevin Garnett
Kevin Maurice Garnett is a former professional basketball player who played for 21 seasons in the National Basketball Association, for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics, and Brooklyn Nets.
14 Wes Unseld
He should be higher
15 Dwight Howard
Dwight David Howard is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association.
Most underrated rebounder of all time.
Deserves to be higher than Kevin Garnett.
16 Javale McGee
JaVale Lindy McGee is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.
Haha this list just lost every bit of credibility possible. Attention avid NBA fans looking for an entertaining read on a reputable site, LEAVE NOW! Basic homerism wouldn't even explain this level of ignorance.
17 Charles Barkley
Charles Wade Barkley is an American retired professional basketball player and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.
18 Elgin Baylor
In the top 10 every full season that he played. Averaged 20 a game one season at only 6'5''.. Had over 30 rebounds in a game 3 times. Had a game with 71 points scored and 25 rebounds. Absolutely in the top 5 all-time.
19 Andre Drummond
Andre Jamal Drummond is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association.
20 Brian Scalabrine
Brian David Scalabrine is an American former professional basketball player who is currently a television analyst for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.
If you are trying to tell me that anyone is better than the white mamba himself at anything, then you have never had the privilege to witness a scalabrine game
21 Michael Jordan
Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.
22 Larry Bird
Larry Joe Bird is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. Bird is a 3x champ, 1x ROTY, 1x Finals MVP, 3x 3PT Contest winner, all with the Boston Celtics. (1979-1992)
23 Draymond Green
Draymond Jamal Green Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.
24 Tim Duncan
Timothy Theodore "Tim" Duncan is an American professional basketball player who has played his entire career for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.
25 Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.
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