NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals

Active players are listed in bold.
* Indicates member of the Hall of Fame.

NBA/ABA

NBA/ABA Table
Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Julius Erving* 2272
8. Clyde Drexler* 2207
9. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
10. Alvin Robertson 2112
11. Karl Malone* 2085
12. Mookie Blaylock 2075
13. Allen Iverson* 1983
14. Derek Harper 1957
15. Kobe Bryant 1944
16. Chris Paul 1875
17. Isiah Thomas* 1861
18. Kevin Garnett 1859
19. Don Buse 1818
20. Shawn Marion 1759
21. Paul Pierce 1751
22. LeBron James 1731
23. Magic Johnson* 1724
24. Ron Harper 1716
25. Metta World Peace 1714
26. Fat Lever 1666
27. Charles Barkley* 1648
28. Gus Williams 1638
29. Hersey Hawkins 1622
30. Eddie Jones 1620
31. Rod Strickland 1616
32. Mark Jackson 1608
33. Terry Porter 1583
34. Doc Rivers 1563
35. Larry Bird* 1556
36. Doug Christie 1555
37. Andre Miller 1546
38. Nate McMillan 1544
39. Jason Terry 1541
40. Jeff Hornacek 1536
41. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
43. Andre Iguodala 1525
44. Kendall Gill 1519
45. Reggie Miller* 1505
46. Dwyane Wade 1491
47. Dennis Johnson* 1477
48. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
49. Ray Allen 1451
50. George McGinnis 1448
51. Jerome Kersey 1439
52. Tim Hardaway 1428
53. Randy Smith 1403
54. Vince Carter 1402
  Clifford Robinson 1402
56. David Robinson* 1388
57. Bobby Jones 1387
58. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
59. Monta Ellis 1377
60. Ben Wallace 1369
  Muggsy Bogues 1369
62. Derek Fisher 1352
63. Charles Oakley 1351
64. Mike Gale 1349
65. Rickey Green 1348
66. Quinn Buckner 1337
67. Manu Ginobili 1324
68. T.R. Dunn 1316
69. Latrell Sprewell 1294
70. Trevor Ariza 1293
71. Alvan Adams 1289
72. Vlade Divac 1288
73. George Gervin* 1283
74. David Wesley 1280
  Walter Davis 1280
76. John Lucas 1273
77. Kenny Anderson 1258
78. Terry Cummings 1255
79. Rajon Rondo 1253
80. Grant Hill 1248
81. Brevin Knight 1229
82. Tyrone Corbin 1228
83. Byron Scott 1224
84. Robert Parish* 1219
85. Mitch Richmond* 1211
86. Reggie Theus 1206
87. Gerald Wallace 1200
88. Moses Malone* 1199
  Grant Long 1199
90. Ray Williams 1198
91. Chris Webber 1197
92. Dan Majerle 1194
93. Norm Nixon 1187
94. Shawn Kemp 1185
95. Mike Bibby 1172
96. Calvin Murphy* 1165
97. Caron Butler 1163
98. Jack Sikma 1162
99. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
100. Robert Horry 1158
101. Jay Humphries 1153
102. Chris Ford 1152
  Dirk Nowitzki 1152
104. Fred Brown 1149
105. Horace Grant 1143
106. Terrell Brandon 1142
107. Sedale Threatt 1138
108. Tracy McGrady 1136
  Patrick Ewing* 1136
110. Darrell Armstrong 1133
  Danny Ainge 1133
112. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
113. Tony Allen 1123
114. Lindsey Hunter 1120
  Sleepy Floyd 1120
116. Russell Westbrook 1116
117. Rashard Lewis 1115
118. Nick Anderson 1114
119. Stephen Jackson 1109
120. Brian Taylor 1106
121. Sam Perkins 1105
122. Rick Barry* 1104
123. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
124. Larry Hughes 1092
125. Rasheed Wallace 1090
  Darrell Walker 1090
127. Paul Millsap 1089
128. Jamal Crawford 1087
129. Lester Conner 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
132. Josh Smith 1083
133. Kevin Johnson 1082
134. Michael Adams 1081
135. Buck Williams 1080
136. Tom Gugliotta 1079
137. Derrick McKey 1072
138. Raymond Felton 1068
139. Alex English* 1067
140. Johnny Newman 1064
141. Sam Cassell 1058
142. Lionel Hollins 1053
143. Chauncey Billups 1051
144. Michael Cage 1050
145. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
146. Antawn Jamison 1048
147. Darwin Cook 1044
148. James Worthy* 1041
149. Joe Johnson 1038
150. Thaddeus Young 1036
151. A.C. Green 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
153. Mickey Johnson 1025
  Tim Duncan 1025
155. Mike Conley 1024
156. Stephon Marbury 1022
  Paul Westphal 1022
158. Carmelo Anthony 1018
159. Johnny Moore 1017
160. Rudy Gay 1008
161. Avery Johnson 1007
162. John Drew 1004
163. Danny Manning 1000
164. Sam Lacey 999
165. Paul Pressey 997
166. Michael Finley 996
167. Jason Richardson 995
168. Foots Walker 992
  Tony Parker 992
170. Craig Ehlo 989
171. Shane Battier 988
172. Dell Curry 985
173. Stephen Curry 984
174. Nene Hilario 979
175. Vernon Maxwell 975
  Eric Snow 975
177. Stacey Augmon 974
  Dale Ellis 974
179. Kyle Lowry 973
  Robert Reid 973
181. Kirk Hinrich 972
182. Marcus Camby 967
  Rick Fox 967
184. Slick Watts 961
185. Kevin Willis 958
  Glen Rice 958
187. Brent Barry 955
188. Damon Stoudamire 953
189. Mike Woodson 952
  Larry Kenon 952
191. Jim Paxson 951
  John Starks 951
193. Adrian Dantley* 944
194. Dan Issel* 943
195. Dudley Bradley 940
  Elton Brand 940
197. Gerald Henderson 939
  M.L. Carr 939
199. Fatty Taylor 935
200. Jason Williams 933
201. Darrell Griffith 931
202. Allen Leavell 929
203. Vern Fleming 926
204. Sidney Moncrief 924
205. Spud Webb 922
206. Chris Morris 917
  James Posey 917
  Christian Laettner 917
209. Dwight Howard 913
210. Aaron McKie 912
  John Long 912
  P.J. Brown 912
213. World B. Free 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
215. Gerald Wilkins 907
216. Joe Dumars* 902
217. Steve Nash 899
  Devin Harris 899
219. Kenyon Martin 893
220. Marques Johnson 888
221. Greg Anthony 887
222. Corey Brewer 885
  Tom Chambers 885
224. Gilbert Arenas 884
  Steve Mix 884
226. J.R. Smith 880
  Clarence Weatherspoon 880
228. Cuttino Mobley 878
  Purvis Short 878
230. Greg Ballard 877
231. Bryon Russell 874
232. Earl Watson 873
  James Harden 873
234. Larry Nance 872
235. Mario Chalmers 871
236. Jerry Stackhouse 869
  Ron Lee 869
238. Rodney Rogers 868
239. Bernard King* 866
240. Elvin Hayes* 864
241. Luol Deng 863
242. Deron Williams 861
243. Mark Price 860
244. Otis Birdsong 858
  Al Harrington 858
246. Detlef Schrempf 856
247. Bo Outlaw 855
248. Vinnie Johnson 852
249. Lamar Odom 848
250. Scott Wedman 846
  Larry Steele 846
  Steve Francis 846

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Clyde Drexler* 2207
8. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
9. Alvin Robertson 2112
10. Karl Malone* 2085
11. Mookie Blaylock 2075
12. Allen Iverson* 1983
13. Derek Harper 1957
14. Kobe Bryant 1944
15. Chris Paul 1875
16. Isiah Thomas* 1861
17. Kevin Garnett 1859
18. Shawn Marion 1759
19. Paul Pierce 1751
20. LeBron James 1731
21. Magic Johnson* 1724
22. Ron Harper 1716
23. Metta World Peace 1714
24. Fat Lever 1666
25. Charles Barkley* 1648
26. Gus Williams 1638
27. Hersey Hawkins 1622
28. Eddie Jones 1620
29. Rod Strickland 1616
30. Mark Jackson 1608
31. Terry Porter 1583
32. Doc Rivers 1563
33. Larry Bird* 1556
34. Doug Christie 1555
35. Andre Miller 1546
36. Nate McMillan 1544
37. Jason Terry 1541
38. Jeff Hornacek 1536
39. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
41. Andre Iguodala 1525
42. Kendall Gill 1519
43. Julius Erving* 1508
44. Reggie Miller* 1505
45. Dwyane Wade 1491
46. Dennis Johnson* 1477
47. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
48. Ray Allen 1451
49. Jerome Kersey 1439
50. Tim Hardaway 1428
51. Randy Smith 1403
52. Vince Carter 1402
  Clifford Robinson 1402
54. David Robinson* 1388
55. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
56. Monta Ellis 1377
57. Ben Wallace 1369
  Muggsy Bogues 1369
59. Derek Fisher 1352
60. Charles Oakley 1351
61. Rickey Green 1348
62. Quinn Buckner 1337
63. Manu Ginobili 1324
64. T.R. Dunn 1316
65. Latrell Sprewell 1294
66. Trevor Ariza 1293
67. Alvan Adams 1289
68. Vlade Divac 1288
69. David Wesley 1280
  Walter Davis 1280
71. John Lucas 1273
72. Kenny Anderson 1258
73. Terry Cummings 1255
74. Rajon Rondo 1253
75. Grant Hill 1248
76. Brevin Knight 1229
77. Tyrone Corbin 1228
78. Byron Scott 1224
79. Robert Parish* 1219
80. Mitch Richmond* 1211
81. Reggie Theus 1206
82. Gerald Wallace 1200
83. Grant Long 1199
84. Ray Williams 1198
85. Chris Webber 1197
86. Dan Majerle 1194
87. Norm Nixon 1187
88. Shawn Kemp 1185
89. Mike Bibby 1172
90. Calvin Murphy* 1165
91. Caron Butler 1163
92. Jack Sikma 1162
93. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
  Don Buse 1160
95. Robert Horry 1158
96. Jay Humphries 1153
97. Dirk Nowitzki 1152
  Chris Ford 1152
99. Fred Brown 1149
100. Horace Grant 1143
101. Terrell Brandon 1142
102. Sedale Threatt 1138
103. Tracy McGrady 1136
  Patrick Ewing* 1136
105. Darrell Armstrong 1133
  Danny Ainge 1133
107. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
108. Tony Allen 1123
109. Sleepy Floyd 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
111. Russell Westbrook 1116
112. Rashard Lewis 1115
113. Nick Anderson 1114
114. Stephen Jackson 1109
115. Sam Perkins 1105
116. Rick Barry* 1104
117. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
118. Larry Hughes 1092
119. Rasheed Wallace 1090
  Darrell Walker 1090
121. Moses Malone* 1089
  Paul Millsap 1089
123. Jamal Crawford 1087
124. Lester Conner 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
127. Josh Smith 1083
128. Kevin Johnson 1082
129. Michael Adams 1081
130. Buck Williams 1080
131. Tom Gugliotta 1079
132. Derrick McKey 1072
133. Raymond Felton 1068
134. Alex English* 1067
135. Johnny Newman 1064
136. Sam Cassell 1058
137. Lionel Hollins 1053
138. Chauncey Billups 1051
139. Bobby Jones 1050
  Michael Cage 1050
141. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
142. Antawn Jamison 1048
143. Darwin Cook 1044
144. James Worthy* 1041
145. Joe Johnson 1038
146. Thaddeus Young 1036
147. Michael Cooper 1033
  A.C. Green 1033
149. Mickey Johnson 1025
  Tim Duncan 1025
151. Mike Conley 1024
152. Paul Westphal 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
154. Carmelo Anthony 1018
155. Johnny Moore 1017
156. Rudy Gay 1008
157. Avery Johnson 1007
158. John Drew 1004
159. Danny Manning 1000
160. Sam Lacey 999
161. Paul Pressey 997
162. Michael Finley 996
163. Jason Richardson 995
164. Tony Parker 992
  Foots Walker 992
166. Craig Ehlo 989
167. Shane Battier 988
168. Dell Curry 985
169. Stephen Curry 984
170. Nene Hilario 979
171. Eric Snow 975
  Vernon Maxwell 975
173. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
175. Robert Reid 973
  Kyle Lowry 973
177. Kirk Hinrich 972
178. Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
180. Slick Watts 961
181. Kevin Willis 958
  Glen Rice 958
183. Brent Barry 955
184. Damon Stoudamire 953
185. Mike Woodson 952
186. Jim Paxson 951
  John Starks 951
188. Adrian Dantley* 944
189. George Gervin* 941
190. Elton Brand 940
  Dudley Bradley 940
192. Gerald Henderson 939
193. Jason Williams 933
194. Darrell Griffith 931
195. Allen Leavell 929
196. Vern Fleming 926
197. Sidney Moncrief 924
198. George McGinnis 923
199. Spud Webb 922
200. James Posey 917
  Christian Laettner 917
  Chris Morris 917
203. Dwight Howard 913
204. John Long 912
  Aaron McKie 912
  P.J. Brown 912
207. World B. Free 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
209. Gerald Wilkins 907
210. Joe Dumars* 902
211. Steve Nash 899
  Devin Harris 899
213. Kenyon Martin 893
214. Marques Johnson 888
215. Greg Anthony 887
216. Tom Chambers 885
  Corey Brewer 885
218. Gilbert Arenas 884
  Steve Mix 884
220. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
  J.R. Smith 880
222. Purvis Short 878
  Cuttino Mobley 878
224. Greg Ballard 877
225. Bryon Russell 874
226. Earl Watson 873
  James Harden 873
228. Larry Nance 872
229. Mario Chalmers 871
230. Ron Lee 869
  Jerry Stackhouse 869
232. Rodney Rogers 868
233. Bernard King* 866
234. Elvin Hayes* 864
235. Luol Deng 863
236. Deron Williams 861
237. Mark Price 860
238. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
240. Detlef Schrempf 856
241. Bo Outlaw 855
242. Vinnie Johnson 852
243. Lamar Odom 848
244. Scott Wedman 846
  Steve Francis 846
  Larry Steele 846
247. Mike Gale 840
  Otis Thorpe 840
249. Kevin Durant 838
250. Eric Murdock 830
  Kevin Porter 830

ABA

ABA Table
Rank Player STL
1. Fatty Taylor 803
2. Julius Erving* 764
3. Don Buse 658
4. Ted McClain 638
5. Ralph Simpson 549
6. George McGinnis 525
7. Mike Gale 509
8. Brian Taylor 500
9. Ron Boone 403
10. Joe Caldwell 385
11. Warren Jabali 384
12. James Silas 356
13. Freddie Lewis 355
14. Mack Calvin 346
15. George Gervin* 342
16. Bobby Jones 337
17. Chuck Williams 319
18. Bo Lamar 300
19. Wil Jones 297
20. Larry Kenon 277
  Gene Littles 277
22. Billy Cunningham* 275
23. Bird Averitt 256
24. Dave Twardzik 254
25. Dan Issel* 245
26. Rich Jones 239
27. Coby Dietrick 238
28. Louie Dampier* 236
29. John Williamson 223
  Darnell Hillman 223
31. George Karl 221
32. Marvin Barnes 220
33. Billy Knight 207
34. Caldwell Jones 205
35. Len Elmore 203
36. Mike Green 200
37. Willie Wise 197
38. Johnny Neumann 189
39. Billy Paultz 180
40. Artis Gilmore* 178
41. Stew Johnson 176
42. Bill Melchionni 172
43. Kevin Joyce 170
44. Al Smith 169
45. Maurice Lucas 164
  George Carter 164
47. Billy Shepherd 163
48. Dave Robisch 162
49. Ronald Thomas 160
50. Mike Barr 158
51. Jim Eakins 156
52. Bill Keller 155
  Byron Beck 155
54. Jimmy Jones 154
55. Jimmy O'Brien 152
56. Tim Bassett 149
57. Wendell Ladner 140
58. Gerald Govan 139
59. Ed Manning 137
60. David Thompson* 136
61. Goo Kennedy 133
62. Gus Gerard 132
63. M.L. Carr 127
64. Collis Jones 126
65. Randy Denton 121
66. John Roche 120
  Al Skinner 120
68. George Thompson 117
  Mike Jackson 117
  Charles Edge 117
71. Jan Van Breda Kolff 113
  Donnie Freeman 113
73. Moses Malone* 110
  Marv Roberts 110
75. Travis Grant 106
  Swen Nater 106
77. Ticky Burden 103
  Roger Brown* 103
79. Tom Owens 101
80. Kim Hughes 98
81. Mel Daniels* 96
82. Chuck Terry 91
83. Joe Hamilton 88
  George Adams 88
85. Barry Parkhill 87
86. Claude Terry 85
87. Darrell Elston 82
88. David Vaughn 79
  Steve Jones 79
90. Larry Finch 78
91. Mel Bennett 77
92. Patrick McFarland 76
93. Cincinnatus Powell 73
  Lloyd Batts 73
95. Bruce Seals 72
96. Red Robbins 71
97. Jim Bradley 69
98. Lee Davis 68
99. Don Chaney 66
100. Bob Warren 65
101. Fly Williams 64
102. Mike D'Antoni 63
103. Zelmo Beaty* 62
104. George Irvine 60
105. Jim Chones 59
106. Jimmy Foster 58
107. Larry Miller 57
108. Glen Combs 56
109. Billy Harris 55
  Rick Mount 55
111. Willie Long 54
112. Billy Schaeffer 52
113. Don Adams 51
  Wilbert Robinson 51
115. Scott English 50
  Mark Olberding 50
117. Julius Keye 44
  Mike Flynn 44
119. Wali Jones 42
120. Jim O'Brien 41
121. Lionel Billingy 40
  Willard Sojourner 40
123. Walter Simon 38
124. Monte Towe 37
  Bob Netolicky 37
126. Johnny Baum 36
127. Charles Jordan 33
128. Roger Brown 31
  Dan Roundfield 31
  Steve Green 31
131. Gene Moore 30
132. Ronnie Robinson 25
133. Allan Bristow 24
134. Flynn Robinson 23
135. Dennis Wuycik 22
136. Oliver Taylor 20
137. Roy Ebron 16
  Jim Ard 16
  Henry Ward 16
140. Rudy Hackett 15
141. Clyde Dickey 14
  Tom Ingelsby 14
  Hank Williams 14
144. George Lehmann 13
  Lamar Green 13
  Donald Washington 13
  Simmie Hill 13
148. Harry Rogers 12
  Aulcie Perry 12
  George Bucci 12
151. Jerry Chambers 11
  Jimmy Conner 11
153. Allen Murphy 10
  Milt Williams 10
155. Marvin Webster 9
  Terry Driscoll 9
  Goose Ligon 9
158. Bill Higgins 8
  Jim McDaniels 8
160. John Beasley 7
  Art Williams 7
162. Wayne Pack 6
  Jerry Pender 6
  Bernie Fryer 6
  William Franklin 6
166. Sam Cash 5
  Rick Darnell 5
  Ron King 5
  Joby Wright 5
170. Collis Temple 4
  Gary Gregor 4
  Greg Lee 4
  Ken Smith 4
  Bob Nash 4
  Paul Stovall 4
176. Nathaniel Barnett 3
  Skeeter Swift 3
  Bob Arnzen 3
179. Kenneth Gardner 2
  Joe Reaves 2
  Dwaine Dillard 2
  Rich Rinaldi 2
  Bill Newton 2
184. Bernie Williams 1
  Roy McPipe 1
  Bob Lackey 1
187. Mo Layton 0
  Skip Wise 0
  Billy James 0
  Erwin Mueller 0
  Dennis Van Zant 0
  Reggie Royals 0
  Paul Ruffner 0
  Larry Cannon 0
  Mike Lewis 0
  Jimmie Baker 0
  Stan Love 0
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