In a single game, who NBA player has the most rebounds?

UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Bill Russell Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

These figures have withstood the test of time.

There has never been a basketball game in history—on hardwood or on a blacktop—that has concluded with every shot making it in.


No, there are air balls, rim shots, lip outs, and other similar events in all of these competitions, and the players who are willing to stand beneath the hoop in order to win the ball off the glass are just as crucial as the shooters on the other end.

But which players have distinguished themselves from the others throughout the NBA’s illustrious history by grabbing the most rebounds in a game?


Examine the official documents; the responses are unequivocal.



Here is a list of all the NBA players who have ever pulled down more than 40 rebounds in a single game, from Bean Town to La-la Land, from Philly to the Bay Area.

Player, Team, Against, Date, and Rebounds

Wilt ChamberlainPhiladelphia BullsBill Russell, #24/11/1960, Boston CelticsBoston Nationals vs. Syracuse Celtics5/2/1960 <51

Russell, BillCeltics of BostonThe Detroit PistonsNovember 3, 196549

Russell, BillCeltics of BostonPhiladelphia Bulls16/11/195749

Wilt ChamberlainPhiladelphia BullsLA Lakers 21 January 196145

Wilt ChamberlainPhiladelphia BullsNationals of SyracuseJune 2, 196045

Wilt ChamberlainThe Philadelphia 76ersCeltics of BostonJune 3, 196543

Russell, BillCeltics of BostonLos Angeles LakersJanuary 20, 196343

Wilt ChamberlainPhiladelphia BullsLos Angeles LakersAugust 12, 196143

Wilt ChamberlainPhiladelphia BullsCeltics of Boston 15/1/196043

Wilt ChamberlainPhiladelphia BullsKnicks of New YorkOctober 11, 195943

Wilt ChamberlainLos Angeles LakersCeltics of BostonJuly 3, 196942 Wilt ChamberlainThe Philadelphia 76ersBoston Celtics, 14 January 196642

Thurmond, NateWarriors of San FranciscoThe Detroit Pistons9/11/196542

Wilt Chamberlain

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