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NBA Finals: Who is the all-time leader for career rebounds?

Bill Russell, one of the NBA's greatest players, is the all-time leader for career rebounds in Finals history. He pulled down a total of 1718 rebounds over the span of 70 games - the most played in Finals history.

Wilt Chamberlain, ranks second with 862 career rebounds - far fewer than Russell's - but his Finals average of 24.63 is higher than Russell's 23.54.

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LeBron James, the only active player in the top 10 with 561 career rebounds, ranks fourth all-time.

Rank Player Career rebounds Finals average
1. Bill Russell 1718 23.54
2. Wilt Chamberlain 862 24.63
3. Elgin Baylor 593 13.48
4. LeBron James 561 10.2
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 507 9.05
6. Tom Heinsohn 473 9.09
7. Tim Duncan 452 13.29
8. Bob Pettit 416 16.64
9. Magic Johnson 397 7.94
10. Shaquille O'Neal 393 13.1

The next active player, after James, on the all-time charts is Draymond Green, who ranks 21st with 252 career rebounds.

There are only two other active players in the Top 50 all-time in Tristan Thompson (tied 33rd, 199) and Kawhi Leonard (45th, 169).

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