NBA All-Star 2020

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

Evan Chronis

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 2020, we're counting down the 10 players who have received the most NBA All-Star selections. 

T7. 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

T7. 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

T7. 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

T7. 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

T3. 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

T3. Lebron James

No. of Selections: 15

Years Selected: 2005-19

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

  • 29 points
  • 12 rebounds
  • 10 assists

T3. 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

T3. 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

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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