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NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals Per Game

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NBA/ABA

Rank Player SPG
1. Alvin Robertson 2.71
2. Micheal Ray Richardson 2.63
3. Fatty Taylor 2.40
4. Michael Jordan* 2.35
5. Mookie Blaylock 2.33
6. Chris Paul 2.32
7. Fat Lever 2.22
8. Slick Watts 2.20
9. John Stockton* 2.17
10. Allen Iverson* 2.17
11. Maurice Cheeks 2.10
12. Brian Taylor 2.06
13. Don Buse 2.04
14. Clyde Drexler* 2.03
15. Rick Barry* 1.99
16. Gus Williams 1.99
17. Julius Erving* 1.96
18. Scottie Pippen* 1.96
19. Johnny Moore 1.96
20. Nate McMillan 1.94
  Ron Lee 1.94
22. Jason Kidd 1.93
23. Magic Johnson* 1.90
24. Isiah Thomas* 1.90
25. George McGinnis 1.88
26. Doug Christie 1.88
27. Quinn Buckner 1.86
28. Rajon Rondo 1.84
29. Baron Davis 1.83
30. Gary Payton* 1.83
31. Ray Williams 1.83
32. Eddie Jordan 1.82
33. Doc Rivers 1.81
  Norm Van Lier 1.81
35. Larry Steele 1.79
36. Stephen Curry 1.79
37. Metta World Peace 1.77
38. Mike Gale 1.77
39. Monta Ellis 1.75
40. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
41. Russell Westbrook 1.74
42. Micheal Williams 1.74
43. Larry Bird* 1.73
44. Randy Smith 1.72
45. Darwin Cook 1.71
46. Ron Harper 1.70
47. Eddie Jones 1.70
48. John Wall 1.69
49. Brevin Knight 1.69
50. LeBron James 1.68
51. Ted McClain 1.67
52. Michael Adams 1.66
53. Dwyane Wade 1.65
54. Hersey Hawkins 1.65
55. Tim Hardaway 1.65
56. Andre Iguodala 1.64
57. Eric Murdock 1.63
58. Derek Harper 1.63
59. Jim Price 1.61
60. Gilbert Arenas 1.60
61. Phil Chenier 1.60
62. Chris Ford 1.60
63. Kerry Kittles 1.60
64. Anfernee Hardaway 1.60
65. Lester Conner 1.58
66. Terrell Brandon 1.58
67. Kendall Gill 1.57
68. Dudley Bradley 1.57
69. Lionel Hollins 1.56
70. Chris Mullin* 1.55
71. Norm Nixon 1.55
72. Muggsy Bogues 1.54
73. Charles Barkley* 1.54
74. Calvin Murphy* 1.53
75. Darrell Walker 1.51
76. Shawn Marion 1.51
77. Mike Conley 1.51
78. Lucius Allen 1.51
79. Foots Walker 1.51
80. Larry Hughes 1.50
81. Mario Chalmers 1.50
82. Gary Grant 1.49
83. Trevor Ariza 1.48
84. Rod Strickland 1.48
85. Bobby Jones 1.47
86. Kevin Johnson 1.47
87. Steve Francis 1.47
88. James Harden 1.47
89. Darnell Valentine 1.47
90. Kenny Anderson 1.47
91. Jay Humphries 1.46
92. Jrue Holiday 1.45
93. Kobe Bryant 1.44
94. Gerald Wallace 1.44
95. Chris Webber 1.44
96. Jeff Hornacek 1.43
97. Dave Twardzik 1.43
98. Rickey Green 1.42
99. Thaddeus Young 1.42
  Tony Allen 1.42
101. Jamaal Tinsley 1.42
102. Latrell Sprewell 1.42
103. Tom Gugliotta 1.41
104. Karl Malone* 1.41
105. DeMarcus Cousins 1.41
106. Kevin Porter 1.41
107. David Robinson* 1.41
108. Nick Anderson 1.39
109. M.L. Carr 1.39
110. Paul Pressey 1.38
111. Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
112. Manu Ginobili 1.37
113. John Lucas 1.37
114. Ralph Simpson 1.37
115. Kyle Lowry 1.37
116. Kevin Edwards 1.37
117. Pete Maravich* 1.36
118. John Drew 1.36
119. Sonny Parker 1.35
120. Fred Brown 1.35
121. David Wesley 1.35
  Darrell Armstrong 1.35
123. Tyreke Evans 1.35
124. Corey Brewer 1.35
125. Gar Heard 1.34
126. Dennis Johnson* 1.34
127. Paul Westphal 1.34
128. Reggie Williams 1.34
129. Rudy Gay 1.33
130. Allen Leavell 1.33
131. Paul Pierce 1.33
132. Gail Goodrich* 1.33
133. T.R. Dunn 1.33
134. Ricky Sobers 1.32
135. Caron Butler 1.32
136. Winston Garland 1.32
137. Ron Boone 1.32
138. Dee Brown 1.32
139. Paul Millsap 1.32
140. Raymond Felton 1.31
141. Sam Lacey 1.31
142. Brandon Jennings 1.31
143. Alvan Adams 1.30
144. Marko Jaric 1.30
145. Bonzi Wells 1.30
146. John Williams 1.30
147. Stephen Jackson 1.29
148. Marques Johnson 1.29
149. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
150. Pooh Richardson 1.28
151. Kevin Garnett 1.27
152. Jo Jo White* 1.27
153. Bobby Phills 1.27
154. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
155. Larry Kenon 1.27
156. Reggie Lewis 1.26
157. Ben Wallace 1.26
158. Bob Dandridge 1.26
159. Bob Wilkerson 1.25
160. Dan Majerle 1.25
161. Doug Collins 1.25
162. Jerome Kersey 1.25
163. George Gervin* 1.25
164. Terry Porter 1.24
165. Mitch Richmond* 1.24
166. Mark Jackson 1.24
167. Walter Davis 1.24
168. Ronnie Brewer 1.24
169. Otis Birdsong 1.23
170. Charlie Ward 1.23
171. Eric Money 1.23
172. Chris Morris 1.23
173. Phil Ford 1.22
174. Brian Winters 1.22
175. Steve Mix 1.22
176. Darrell Griffith 1.22
177. Grant Hill 1.22
178. Josh Smith 1.22
179. Antoine Walker 1.22
180. Jim Paxson 1.21
181. Rafer Alston 1.21
182. Mike Woodson 1.21
183. Tracy McGrady 1.21
184. Stephon Marbury 1.21
185. Kevin Durant 1.21
186. Sidney Moncrief 1.20
187. Glenn Robinson 1.20
188. Bob Gross 1.20
189. Sedale Threatt 1.20
190. Grant Long 1.20
191. Lindsey Hunter 1.20
192. Alvin Williams 1.19
193. Don Chaney 1.19
194. Mark Price 1.19
195. Andre Miller 1.19
196. Jason Williams 1.18
  Charles Johnson 1.18
198. Jeff Teague 1.18
199. Michael Cooper 1.18
200. Kenyon Martin 1.18
201. Jason Terry 1.18
202. Reggie Theus 1.18
  Cuttino Mobley 1.18
204. Greg Anthony 1.17
205. Armond Hill 1.17
206. Mike Bibby 1.17
207. Sleepy Floyd 1.17
208. Tom Henderson 1.17
209. Nene Hilario 1.17
210. Ty Lawson 1.17
211. Jason Richardson 1.16
212. Ruben Patterson 1.16
213. T.J. Ford 1.16
214. Tyrone Corbin 1.15
215. Eric Snow 1.15
216. Aaron McKie 1.15
217. Kyle Macy 1.15
218. Derrick McKey 1.14
219. Dave Cowens* 1.14
220. Johnny Dawkins 1.14
221. Greg Monroe 1.14
222. Byron Scott 1.14
223. Vernon Maxwell 1.14
224. Vlade Divac 1.14
225. John Bagley 1.14
226. Mickey Johnson 1.13
227. Craig Ehlo 1.13
228. Spud Webb 1.13
229. Danny Manning 1.13
230. Lionel Simmons 1.13
231. Nate Williams 1.13
232. Shawn Kemp 1.13
233. Eddie Johnson 1.13
234. Tiny Archibald* 1.13
235. James Worthy* 1.12
236. Derek Anderson 1.12
237. Wesley Matthews 1.12
238. Devin Harris 1.12
239. Ray Allen 1.12
240. Glen Gondrezick 1.11
241. Phil Smith 1.11
242. Darren Collison 1.11
243. Larry Drew 1.11
244. Kirk Hinrich 1.11
245. Randy Brown 1.10
246. Todd Day 1.10
247. John Starks 1.10
248. Lonnie Shelton 1.10
249. Jerry Reynolds 1.10
250. Robert Pack 1.10

NBA

Rank Player SPG
1. Alvin Robertson 2.71
2. Micheal Ray Richardson 2.63
3. Michael Jordan* 2.35
4. Mookie Blaylock 2.33
5. Chris Paul 2.32
6. Fat Lever 2.22
7. Slick Watts 2.20
8. John Stockton* 2.17
9. Allen Iverson* 2.17
10. Maurice Cheeks 2.10
11. Clyde Drexler* 2.03
12. Rick Barry* 1.99
13. Gus Williams 1.99
14. Scottie Pippen* 1.96
15. Johnny Moore 1.96
16. Ron Lee 1.94
  Nate McMillan 1.94
18. Jason Kidd 1.93
19. Magic Johnson* 1.90
20. Isiah Thomas* 1.90
21. Doug Christie 1.88
22. Quinn Buckner 1.86
23. Mike Gale 1.85
24. Rajon Rondo 1.84
25. Baron Davis 1.83
26. Gary Payton* 1.83
27. Ray Williams 1.83
28. Eddie Jordan 1.82
29. Doc Rivers 1.81
  Norm Van Lier 1.81
31. Julius Erving* 1.80
32. Larry Steele 1.79
33. Don Buse 1.79
34. Stephen Curry 1.79
35. Metta World Peace 1.77
36. Monta Ellis 1.75
37. George McGinnis 1.75
38. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
39. Russell Westbrook 1.74
40. Micheal Williams 1.74
41. Larry Bird* 1.73
42. Randy Smith 1.72
43. Darwin Cook 1.71
44. Ron Harper 1.70
45. Eddie Jones 1.70
46. John Wall 1.69
47. Brevin Knight 1.69
48. LeBron James 1.68
49. Michael Adams 1.66
50. Dwyane Wade 1.65
51. Hersey Hawkins 1.65
52. Tim Hardaway 1.65
53. Andre Iguodala 1.64
54. Eric Murdock 1.63
55. Derek Harper 1.63
56. Jim Price 1.61
57. Gilbert Arenas 1.60
58. Phil Chenier 1.60
59. Chris Ford 1.60
60. Kerry Kittles 1.60
61. Anfernee Hardaway 1.60
62. Lester Conner 1.58
63. Terrell Brandon 1.58
64. Kendall Gill 1.57
65. Dudley Bradley 1.57
66. Lionel Hollins 1.56
67. Chris Mullin* 1.55
68. Norm Nixon 1.55
69. Muggsy Bogues 1.54
70. Charles Barkley* 1.54
71. Calvin Murphy* 1.53
72. Darrell Walker 1.51
73. Shawn Marion 1.51
74. Mike Conley 1.51
75. Lucius Allen 1.51
76. Foots Walker 1.51
77. Larry Hughes 1.50
78. Mario Chalmers 1.50
79. Gary Grant 1.49
80. Trevor Ariza 1.48
81. Rod Strickland 1.48
82. Kevin Johnson 1.47
83. Steve Francis 1.47
84. James Harden 1.47
85. Darnell Valentine 1.47
86. Kenny Anderson 1.47
87. Jay Humphries 1.46
88. Jrue Holiday 1.45
89. Kobe Bryant 1.44
90. Gerald Wallace 1.44
91. Chris Webber 1.44
92. Jeff Hornacek 1.43
93. Rickey Green 1.42
94. Tony Allen 1.42
  Thaddeus Young 1.42
96. Jamaal Tinsley 1.42
97. Latrell Sprewell 1.42
98. Tom Gugliotta 1.41
99. Karl Malone* 1.41
100. DeMarcus Cousins 1.41
101. Kevin Porter 1.41
102. David Robinson* 1.41
103. Nick Anderson 1.39
104. Paul Pressey 1.38
105. Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
106. Manu Ginobili 1.37
107. John Lucas 1.37
108. Kyle Lowry 1.37
109. Kevin Edwards 1.37
110. Pete Maravich* 1.36
111. John Drew 1.36
112. Bobby Jones 1.36
113. Sonny Parker 1.35
114. Fred Brown 1.35
115. Darrell Armstrong 1.35
  David Wesley 1.35
117. Tyreke Evans 1.35
118. Corey Brewer 1.35
119. Gar Heard 1.34
120. M.L. Carr 1.34
121. Dennis Johnson* 1.34
122. Larry Kenon 1.34
123. Paul Westphal 1.34
124. Reggie Williams 1.34
125. Rudy Gay 1.33
126. Allen Leavell 1.33
127. Paul Pierce 1.33
128. Gail Goodrich* 1.33
129. T.R. Dunn 1.33
130. Ricky Sobers 1.32
131. Caron Butler 1.32
132. Winston Garland 1.32
133. Dee Brown 1.32
134. Paul Millsap 1.32
135. Raymond Felton 1.31
136. Sam Lacey 1.31
137. Brandon Jennings 1.31
138. Alvan Adams 1.30
139. Marko Jaric 1.30
140. Bonzi Wells 1.30
141. John Williams 1.30
142. Stephen Jackson 1.29
143. Charlie Scott 1.29
144. Marques Johnson 1.29
145. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
146. Pooh Richardson 1.28
147. Kevin Garnett 1.27
148. Jo Jo White* 1.27
149. Bobby Phills 1.27
150. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
151. Reggie Lewis 1.26
152. Ben Wallace 1.26
153. Bob Dandridge 1.26
154. Bob Wilkerson 1.25
155. Dan Majerle 1.25
156. Doug Collins 1.25
157. Jerome Kersey 1.25
158. Terry Porter 1.24
159. Mitch Richmond* 1.24
160. Mark Jackson 1.24
161. Walter Davis 1.24
162. Ronnie Brewer 1.24
163. Otis Birdsong 1.23
164. Charlie Ward 1.23
165. Eric Money 1.23
166. Chris Morris 1.23
167. Phil Ford 1.22
168. Brian Winters 1.22
169. Steve Mix 1.22
170. Darrell Griffith 1.22
171. Grant Hill 1.22
172. Josh Smith 1.22
173. Antoine Walker 1.22
174. Jim Paxson 1.21
175. Rafer Alston 1.21
176. Mike Woodson 1.21
177. Tracy McGrady 1.21
178. Stephon Marbury 1.21
179. Kevin Durant 1.21
180. Sidney Moncrief 1.20
181. Glenn Robinson 1.20
182. Bob Gross 1.20
183. Sedale Threatt 1.20
184. Grant Long 1.20
185. Lindsey Hunter 1.20
186. Alvin Williams 1.19
187. Mark Price 1.19
188. George Gervin* 1.19
189. Andre Miller 1.19
190. Jason Williams 1.18
  Charles Johnson 1.18
192. Jeff Teague 1.18
193. Michael Cooper 1.18
194. Kenyon Martin 1.18
195. Jason Terry 1.18
196. Reggie Theus 1.18
  Cuttino Mobley 1.18
198. Greg Anthony 1.17
199. Don Chaney 1.17
200. Armond Hill 1.17
201. Mike Bibby 1.17
202. Sleepy Floyd 1.17
203. Tom Henderson 1.17
204. Nene Hilario 1.17
205. Ty Lawson 1.17
206. Jason Richardson 1.16
207. Ruben Patterson 1.16
208. T.J. Ford 1.16
209. Tyrone Corbin 1.15
210. Eric Snow 1.15
211. Aaron McKie 1.15
212. Kyle Macy 1.15
213. Derrick McKey 1.14
214. Dave Cowens* 1.14
215. Johnny Dawkins 1.14
216. Greg Monroe 1.14
217. Byron Scott 1.14
218. Vernon Maxwell 1.14
219. Vlade Divac 1.14
220. John Bagley 1.14
221. Mickey Johnson 1.13
222. Craig Ehlo 1.13
223. Spud Webb 1.13
224. Danny Manning 1.13
225. Lionel Simmons 1.13
226. Nate Williams 1.13
227. Shawn Kemp 1.13
228. Eddie Johnson 1.13
229. Tiny Archibald* 1.13
230. James Worthy* 1.12
231. Derek Anderson 1.12
232. Wesley Matthews 1.12
233. Devin Harris 1.12
234. Ray Allen 1.12
235. Glen Gondrezick 1.11
236. Phil Smith 1.11
237. Darren Collison 1.11
238. Larry Drew 1.11
239. Kirk Hinrich 1.11
240. Randy Brown 1.10
241. Todd Day 1.10
242. John Starks 1.10
243. Lonnie Shelton 1.10
244. Jerry Reynolds 1.10
245. Robert Pack 1.10
246. Greg Ballard 1.09
247. Danny Ainge 1.09
248. Damon Stoudamire 1.09
249. Bob Lanier* 1.09
250. Reggie Miller* 1.08

ABA

Rank Player SPG
1. Don Buse 2.73
2. Fatty Taylor 2.59
3. Julius Erving* 2.37
4. Ted McClain 2.04