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NBA Individual Regular Season Records for Steals*

*Steals have been compiled since 1973-74.

Most seasons leading league, steals

5 Chris Paul
4 Micheal Ray Richardson
3 Michael Jordan
3 Alvin Robertson

Most seasons leading league, steals per game

6 Chris Paul
3 Micheal Ray Richardson
3 Michael Jordan
3 Alvin Robertson
3 Allen Iverson

Most consecutive seasons leading league, steals

3 Micheal Ray Richardson 1979-80—1981-82
2 Rickey Green 1982-83—1983-84
2 Alvin Robertson 1985-86—1986-87
2 Chris Paul 2007-08—2008-09
2 Chris Paul 2010-11—2011-12

Most consecutive seasons leading league, steals per game

4 Chris Paul 2010-11—2013-14
3 Allen Iverson 2000-01—2002-03
2 Magic Johnson 1980-81—1981-82
2 Alvin Robertson 1985-86—1986-87
2 Mookie Blaylock 1996-97—1997-98
2 Chris Paul 2007-08—2008-09

Most steals, career

3265 John Stockton
2684 Jason Kidd
2514 Michael Jordan

Highest average, steals per game, career

2.71 Alvin Robertson
2.63 Micheal Ray Richardson
2.41 Chris Paul

Most steals, season

301 Alvin Robertson 1985-86
281 Don Buse 1976-77
265 Micheal Ray Richardson 1979-80

Highest average, steals per game, season

3.67 Alvin Robertson 1985-86
3.47 Don Buse 1976-77
3.43 Magic Johnson 1980-81

Most steals, rookie, season

211 Dudley Bradley 1979-80
209 Ron Harper 1986-87
205 Mark Jackson 1987-88

Highest average, steals per game, rookie, season

2.57 Dudley Bradley 1979-80
2.55 Ron Harper 1986-87
2.50 Mark Jackson 1987-88

Most steals, game

11 Larry Kenon Dec 26, 1976
11 Kendall Gill Apr 3, 1999
10 Jerry West Dec 7, 1973
10 Larry Steele Nov 16, 1974
10 Fred Brown Dec 3, 1976
10 Gus Williams Feb 22, 1978
10 Eddie Jordan Mar 23, 1979
10 Johnny Moore Mar 6, 1985
10 Fat Lever Mar 9, 1985
10 Clyde Drexler Jan 10, 1986
10 Alvin Robertson Feb 18, 1986
10 Alvin Robertson Nov 22, 1986
10 Ron Harper Mar 10, 1987
10 Michael Jordan Jan 29, 1988
10 Alvin Robertson Jan 11, 1989
10 Alvin Robertson Nov 19, 1990
10 Kevin Johnson Dec 9, 1993
10 Clyde Drexler Nov 1, 1996
10 Mookie Blaylock Apr 14, 1998
10 Michael Finley Jan 23, 2001
10 Brandon Roy Jan 24, 2009

Most steals, one half

8 Quinn Buckner Nov 27, 1976
8 Fred Brown Dec 3, 1976
8 Gus Williams Jan 23, 1979
8 Eddie Jordan Oct 23, 1979
8 Dudley Bradley Nov 10, 1980
8 Rob Williams Feb 17, 1983
8 Fat Lever Mar 9, 1985
8 Michael Jordan Nov 9, 1988
8 Clyde Drexler Nov 1, 1996
8 Doug Christie Apr 2, 1997
8 Michael Finley Jan 23, 2001 1st Half
8 Rafer Alston Feb 10, 2007 2nd Half

Most steals, one quarter

8 Fat Lever Mar 9, 1985
7 Quinn Buckner Nov 27, 1976
7 Alvin Robertson Mar 25, 1988
7 Michael Adams Nov 26, 1993
7 Tom Gugliotta Feb 21, 1995