Michael Jordan has the best career PER, with a 27.9 rating.

highest career per by a nba player
Interpreted as:
highest career per with a minimum of 10000 minutes played by a NBA player
JordanJamesDavisO'NealRobinsonChamberlainJokicPettitDurantJohnstonPaulTownsHardenBarkleyAbdul-JabbarDuncanJohnsonCurryWhitesideMaloneAntetokounmpoOlajuwonBirdWadeLeonard27.927.427.126.426.226.22625.525.224.924.924.924.824.624.624.224.1242423.923.723.623.523.523.4
NAMEGPPERMINMPGPPGRPGAPGSPGBPGTPGFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%PTSREBASTSTLBLKTOVPF+/-
Michael JordanMichael Jordan107227.941,01138.330.16.25.32.30.82.711.422.949.70.51.732.76.88.283.532,2926,6725,6332,5148932,9242,7831438
LeBron JamesLeBron James131027.450,05638.227.07.47.41.60.73.59.819.550.41.54.434.55.87.973.335,3679,7519,6962,0639824,5922,3957126
Anthony DavisAnthony Davis56427.119,40134.423.910.22.31.42.31.98.917.351.40.51.631.25.67.079.913,4635,7691,2927751,3231,0971,322641
Shaquille O'NealShaquille O'Neal120726.441,91834.723.710.92.50.62.32.79.416.158.20.00.04.54.99.352.728,59613,0993,0267392,7323,3104,1464887
David RobinsonDavid Robinson98726.234,27134.721.110.62.51.43.02.47.514.451.80.00.125.06.18.373.620,79010,4972,4411,3882,9542,4172,8352454
Wilt ChamberlainWilt Chamberlain104526.247,85945.830.122.94.412.122.554.05.811.451.131,41923,9244,6432,075
Nikola JokicNikola Jokic4532613,54029.918.59.86.01.10.72.67.113.353.31.02.834.73.33.983.58,3604,4372,6975183131,1811,2761708
Bob PettitBob Pettit79225.530,69038.826.416.23.09.321.343.67.810.376.120,88012,8492,3692,529
Kevin DurantKevin Durant88425.232,46236.727.07.14.21.11.13.19.218.649.41.94.938.46.77.688.323,8836,2393,6819739862,7731,6883957
Neil JohnstonNeil Johnston51624.918,29835.519.411.32.56.414.444.46.68.676.810,0235,8561,2691,681
Chris PaulChris Paul109024.937,75734.618.34.59.42.10.12.46.513.747.21.43.737.14.14.787.319,9784,92310,2752,3321522,6212,6665456
Karl-Anthony TownsKarl-Anthony Towns40824.913,99634.322.911.63.00.81.42.68.516.252.71.53.939.44.35.183.59,3524,7381,2173175801,0641,366266
James HardenJames Harden87724.830,19834.425.15.56.51.60.53.77.416.744.42.87.736.37.58.785.822,0454,7945,7301,3674763,2552,3033523
Charles BarkleyCharles Barkley107324.639,33036.722.111.73.91.50.83.17.914.554.10.51.926.65.98.173.523,75712,5464,2151,6488883,3763,287532
Kareem Abdul-JabbarKareem Abdul-Jabbar156024.657,44636.824.611.23.60.92.62.710.218.155.90.00.05.64.36.072.138,38717,4405,6601,1603,1892,5274,657
Tim DuncanTim Duncan139224.247,36834.019.010.83.00.72.22.47.414.650.60.00.117.94.26.169.626,49615,0914,2251,0253,0203,3813,3048910
Magic JohnsonMagic Johnson90624.133,24536.719.57.211.21.90.43.96.913.252.00.41.230.35.56.584.817,7076,55910,1411,7243743,5062,050
Stephen CurryStephen Curry7622426,15134.324.24.66.51.70.23.18.317.447.73.78.643.33.84.290.718,4343,5034,9841,2821642,3921,8514914
Hassan WhitesideHassan Whiteside4462411,48325.713.311.30.70.62.31.65.59.558.10.00.130.82.23.660.35,9165,0293002491,0407031,16283
Karl MaloneKarl Malone147623.954,85237.225.010.13.61.40.83.19.217.851.60.10.227.46.68.974.236,92814,9685,2482,0851,1454,5244,5783010
Giannis AntetokounmpoGiannis Antetokounmpo58923.719,15032.520.99.14.51.21.32.87.614.453.20.62.228.75.07.071.712,3195,3712,6326927651,6651,7571600
Hakeem OlajuwonHakeem Olajuwon123823.644,22235.721.811.12.51.73.13.08.717.051.20.00.120.24.46.271.226,94613,7483,0582,1623,8303,6674,383564
Larry BirdLarry Bird89723.534,44338.424.310.06.31.70.83.19.619.349.60.71.937.64.45.088.621,7918,9745,6951,5567552,8162,279
Dwyane WadeDwyane Wade105423.535,77333.922.04.75.41.50.83.28.016.748.00.51.829.35.47.176.523,1654,9335,7011,6208853,3262,3282827
Kawhi LeonardKawhi Leonard57623.418,02531.319.26.42.91.80.61.66.914.049.31.53.938.43.94.585.811,0853,6891,6721,0133679339883689
StatMuse has season-level data for minutes played going back to the 1951-52 season.

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