Best Rebounders In NBA History

The Top Ten

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.

Best in the history because of rebound rate, a stat that counts how many rebounds he got according to the minutes he played, and the number of rebounds available (missed shots of both teams)

His average equals Chamberlain and Russel's best years

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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

He is number one because of his height as 6'7 and he grab ball with the 7footers guys. And hard work. To get the ball.. Wilt. Is to tall and also bill... That's why for me rodman is the first in the list

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 . ...read more.

This is legit crazy. Dude in his last year at age 36 he averaged 18.6 rebounds per game. Seriously and he is not number 1?

Dennis rodman is pretty good with rebounding but wilt literally is a beast with grabbing a rebound. HE NEEDS TO BE NUMBER 1!

uve got to be kidding me? wilt has to be number one.... wilt= rebounding machine...

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 is an American retired professional basketball player. Russell played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association from 1956 to 1969.

I think you guys have good opinions but I give it to russlle

He was pretty krappin amazing

24.9 reb per game in nba playoffs

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.

Definitely the best offensive rebounder ever

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.

Charles barkley then nate Thurmond

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.

The best people come on

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!
Louis

Lucas is one of 3 players to avg. 20 pts and 20 rebounds in a season Eat your heart out Rodman.

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.

The best player of all time

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The Contenders

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 an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association.
14 Wes Unseld

He should be higher

15 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.

Shaqtin a fool

16 Dwight Howard Dwight David Howard is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association.

4 seasons leading in rebounds, in this modern era. Come on guys, D12 deserves to be higher

Most underrated rebounder of all time.
Deserves to be higher than Kevin Garnett.

17 Elgin Baylor

At 6’ 5 he averaged over 13.5 rebounds per game and one of the games all time leaders in points per game.

He was the best maker ever rebounding scoring defense

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.

18 Charles Barkley Charles Wade Barkley is an American retired professional basketball player and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.

Should be higher on this list

19 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

Danny Fortson

20 Michael Jordan Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.
21 Andre Drummond Andre Jamal Drummond is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association.

HE is savage

22 Draymond Green Draymond Jamal Green Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.

He's a beast

23 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)

The BEST, no question.

24 Russell Westbrook Russell Westbrook Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association.

Trip double king!

25 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.

He may be old but he is the best current. Player in the nba

26 Karl Malone Karl Anthony Malone is an American retired professional basketball player. Nicknamed "The MailMan", Malone played the power forward position and spent his first 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Utah Jazz and formed a formidable duo with his teammate John Stockton.

Michael Jordan and Baylor over the mailman in rebounding? Your kidding

Michael Jordan did not rebound he hogged the ball

Michael Jordán is not the best player Of all time he is a pathetic ball hog

27 Dolph Schayes

He is in my top 20

28 Ben Wallace Ben Camey Wallace is an American retired professional basketball player. A native of Alabama, Wallace attended Cuyahoga Community College and Virginia Union University and signed with the Washington Bullets as an undrafted free agent in 1996. In his NBA career, Wallace played with the Washington Bullets/Wizards, ...read more.

At his prime he was an automatic 6 points 15 rebounds 4 blocks 2 steals. 4 time DPOY

29 DeAndre Jordan Hyland DeAndre Jordan, Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.
30 Bill Laimbeer
31 Yao Ming Yao Ming is a Chinese basketball executive and retired professional basketball player who played for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association and the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.
32 Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant (1978 - 2020) was an American retired professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Kobe Bryant has won 5 NBA championships with the Lakers and was the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history. ...read more.
33 Chuck Nevitt
34 David Robinson David Maurice Robinson is an American former professional basketball player, who played center for the San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball Association for his entire career.

Most definitely top 20, who made this joke of a list?

35 Oscar Robertson Oscar Palmer Robertson, nicknamed "The Big O", is an American retired National Basketball Association player who played for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks.
36 Rudy Gobert Rudy Gobert-Bourgarel Is a professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the French national basketball team in the international competitions. Standing at 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall with a wingspan of 7 ft 9 (2.36 m) long, he plays at ...read more.
37 Myles Turner
38 Hassan Whiteside Hassan Niam Whiteside is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.
39 Patrick Ewing Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a Jamaican-American retired Hall of Fame basketball player and current head coach of the Georgetown University men's basketball team.
40 Kevin Durant Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He has played for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, and the Nets. He was MVP of the 2017 and 2018 NBA Finals.
41 Kevin McHale
42 Dominique Wilkins Jacques Dominique Wilkins is an American retired professional basketball player who primarily played for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association.
43 Anthony Davis Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association.
44 Dirk Nowitzki Dirk Werner Nowitzki is a German professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association.
45 DeMarcus Cousins DeMarcus Amir Cousins is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.
46 Pau Gasol Pau Gasol Sáez is a Spanish professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.
47 Karl-Anthony Towns Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. is a Dominican-American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats.
48 Joel Embiid Joel Hans Embiid is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association.
49 Kristaps Porzingis Kristaps Porzingis is a Latvian professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. He is 7 ft 3 in tall, and plays both the power forward and center positions.
50 Lamarcus Aldridge LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.
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