Breaking Down the 10 Players with the Most NBA All-Star Selections

By Evan Chronis

January 9, 2020

  • While they pale in comparison to championships won, the number of NBA All-Star Game selections is one of the top markers when reflecting on the legendary careers of the sport's best players.

    The All-Star Game separates the great from the good, and the amount of selections a player corrals over their career only adds to their legacy. 

    Read: Top 5 NBA All-Star Game Performances

    But when players start collecting All-Star selections in the double-digits, their reputation surges from great to legendary. 

    In the lead up to NBA All-Star 2021, we're counting down the 10 players who have received the most NBA All-Star selections. 

    T8. Jerry West

    No. of Selections: 14

    Years Selected: 1961-74

    Best All-Star Game Performance: NBA All-Star 1970

    • 22 points
    • 5 rebounds
    • 5 assists

    T8. Dirk Nowitzki

    No. of Selections: 14

    Years Selected: 2002-12, 2014-15, 2019

    Best All-Star Game Performance: NBA All-Star 2010

    • 22 points
    • 4 rebounds
    • 2 assists

    T8. Karl Malone

    No. of Selections: 14

    Years Selected: 1988-98, 2000-02

    Best All-Star Game Performance: NBA All-Star 1989

    • 28 points
    • 9 rebounds
    • 3 assists
    • Named MVP

    T8. Michael Jordan

    No. of Selections: 14

    Years Selected: 1985-93, 1996-98, 2002-03

    Best All-Star Game Performance: NBA All-Star 1988

    • 40 points
    • 8 rebounds
    • 3 assists
    • 4 steals
    • Named MVP

    T4. Shaquille O'Neal

    No. of Selections: 15

    Years Selected: 1993-98, 2000-07, 2009

    Best All-Star Game Performance: NBA All-Star 2004

    • 24 points
    • 11 rebounds
    • 2 blocks
    • 2 steals
    • Named MVP

    T4. Kevin Garnett

    No. of Selections: 15

    Years Selected: 1997-98, 2000-11, 2013

    Best All-Star Game Performance: NBA All-Star 2003

    • 37 points
    • 9 rebounds
    • 3 assists 
    • 5 steals
    • Named MVP

    T4. Tim Duncan

    No. of Selections: 15

    Years Selected: 1998, 2000-11, 2013, 2015

    Best All-Star Game Performance: NBA All-Star 2000

    • 24 points
    • 14 rebounds
    • 4 assists
    • Named Co-MVP

    T3. Lebron James

    No. of Selections: 16

    Years Selected: 2005-20

    Best All-Star Game Performance: NBA All-Star 2011

    • 29 points
    • 12 rebounds
    • 10 assists

    2. Kobe Bryant

    No. of Selections: 18

    Years Selected: 1998, 2000-16

    Best All-Star Game Performance: NBA All-Star 2011

    • 37 points
    • 14 rebounds
    • 3 assists
    • 3 steals
    • Named MVP

    1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    No. of Selections: 19

    Years Selected: 1970-77, 1979-89

    Best All-Star Game Performance: NBA All-Star 1984

    • 25 points
    • 13 rebounds
    • 2 assists

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