NBA 2020-21: Dwight Howard surpasses legend Hakeem Olajuwon on all-time rebounds list

NBA 2020-21: Philadelphia 76ers center Dwight Howard moved into sole possession of 13th place on the NBA’s all-time rebounds list, surpassing Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon’s final tally of 13,748.

Howard, sure to play big minutes in the short-handed 76ers’ matchup with Denver Nuggets on Saturday afternoon, achieved the milestone in the first quarter with three rebounds.

Howard, playing in his 17th season, is one of seven 76ers playing vs. the Nuggets. The team has been hit by injuries and players in the Health and Safety Protocol because of COVID-19 exposure.

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The 35-year-old is averaging 6.3 boards this season.

Next up on the all-time list is Bullets great Wes Unseld, who grabbed 13,769 rebounds and who Howard probably will pass in the next few games.

NBA All-Time Rebounds Leaders:

RK PLAYER REB
1 Wilt Chamberlain 23,924
2 Bill Russell 21,620
3 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 17,440
4 Elvin Hayes 16,279
5 Moses Malone 16,212
6 Tim Duncan 15,091
7 Karl Malone 14,968
8 Robert Parish 14,715
9 Kevin Garnett 14,662
10 Nate Thurmond 14,464
11 Walt Bellamy 14,241
12 Wes Unseld 13,769
13 DWIGHT HOWARD 13,748
14 Hakeem Olajuwon 13,748
15 Shaquille O’Neal 13,099
16 Buck Williams 13,017
17 Jerry Lucas 12,942
18 Bob Pettit 12,849
19 Charles Barkley 12,546
20 Dikembe Mutombo 12,359
21 Paul Silas 12,357
22 Charles Oakley 12,205
23 Dennis Rodman 11,954
24 Kevin Willis 11,901
25 Patrick Ewing 11,607

 

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