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NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals Per Game

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Members of the Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*).

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NBA/ABA

Rank Player SPG
1. Alvin Robertson 2.71
2. Micheal Ray Richardson 2.63
3. Chris Paul 2.41
4. Fatty Taylor 2.40
5. Michael Jordan* 2.35
6. Mookie Blaylock 2.33
7. Fat Lever 2.22
8. John Stockton* 2.17
9. Allen Iverson 2.17
10. Maurice Cheeks 2.10
11. Brian Taylor 2.06
12. Don Buse 2.04
13. Clyde Drexler* 2.03
14. Gus Williams 1.99
15. Julius Erving* 1.96
16. Scottie Pippen* 1.96
17. Nate McMillan 1.94
18. Jason Kidd 1.93
19. Magic Johnson* 1.90
20. Isiah Thomas* 1.90
21. George McGinnis 1.88
22. Doug Christie 1.88
23. Quinn Buckner 1.86
24. Baron Davis 1.83
25. Gary Payton* 1.83
26. Metta World Peace 1.81
27. Doc Rivers 1.81
28. Mike Gale 1.77
29. Dwyane Wade 1.76
30. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
31. Larry Bird* 1.73
32. Andre Iguodala 1.73
33. Randy Smith 1.72
34. LeBron James 1.71
35. Ron Harper 1.70
36. Eddie Jones 1.70
37. Ted McClain 1.67
38. Hersey Hawkins 1.65
39. Tim Hardaway 1.65
40. Derek Harper 1.63
41. Kendall Gill 1.57
42. Shawn Marion 1.57
43. Chris Mullin* 1.55
44. Muggsy Bogues 1.54
45. Charles Barkley* 1.54
46. Rod Strickland 1.48
47. Bobby Jones 1.47
48. Kobe Bryant 1.47
49. Kenny Anderson 1.47
50. Jeff Hornacek 1.43
51. Dave Twardzik 1.43
52. Rickey Green 1.42
53. Paul Pierce 1.42
54. Latrell Sprewell 1.42
55. Karl Malone* 1.41
56. David Robinson* 1.41
57. M.L. Carr 1.39
58. John Lucas 1.37
59. Ralph Simpson 1.37
60. David Wesley 1.35
61. Dennis Johnson* 1.34
62. T.R. Dunn 1.33
63. Ron Boone 1.32
64. Alvan Adams 1.30
65. Kevin Garnett 1.30
66. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
67. Larry Kenon 1.27
68. Andre Miller 1.27
69. Ben Wallace 1.26
70. Jerome Kersey 1.25
71. George Gervin* 1.25
72. Terry Porter 1.24
73. Mark Jackson 1.24
74. Walter Davis 1.24
75. Jason Terry 1.23
76. Vlade Divac 1.14
77. Ray Allen 1.12
78. Vince Carter 1.11
79. Reggie Miller* 1.08
80. Terry Cummings 1.06
81. Charles Oakley 1.05
82. Derek Fisher 1.05
83. Clifford Robinson 1.02
84. Billy Knight 1.02
85. Dan Issel* 0.97
86. Coby Dietrick 0.92
87. Dan Roundfield 0.85
88. Moses Malone* 0.82
89. Maurice Lucas 0.79
90. Artis Gilmore* 0.56
91. Caldwell Jones 0.53

NBA

Rank Player SPG
1. Alvin Robertson 2.71
2. Micheal Ray Richardson 2.63
3. Chris Paul 2.41
4. Michael Jordan* 2.35
5. Mookie Blaylock 2.33
6. Fat Lever 2.22
7. John Stockton* 2.17
8. Allen Iverson 2.17
9. Maurice Cheeks 2.10
10. Clyde Drexler* 2.03
11. Gus Williams 1.99
12. Scottie Pippen* 1.96
13. Nate McMillan 1.94
14. Jason Kidd 1.93
15. Magic Johnson* 1.90
16. Isiah Thomas* 1.90
17. Doug Christie 1.88
18. Quinn Buckner 1.86
19. Baron Davis 1.83
20. Gary Payton* 1.83
21. Metta World Peace 1.81
22. Doc Rivers 1.81
23. Julius Erving* 1.80
24. Dwyane Wade 1.76
25. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
26. Larry Bird* 1.73
27. Andre Iguodala 1.73
28. Randy Smith 1.72
29. LeBron James 1.71
30. Ron Harper 1.70
31. Eddie Jones 1.70
32. Hersey Hawkins 1.65
33. Tim Hardaway 1.65
34. Derek Harper 1.63
35. Kendall Gill 1.57
36. Shawn Marion 1.57
37. Chris Mullin* 1.55
38. Muggsy Bogues 1.54
39. Charles Barkley* 1.54
40. Rod Strickland 1.48
41. Kobe Bryant 1.47
42. Kenny Anderson 1.47
43. Jeff Hornacek 1.43
44. Rickey Green 1.42
45. Paul Pierce 1.42
46. Latrell Sprewell 1.42
47. Karl Malone* 1.41
48. David Robinson* 1.41
49. John Lucas 1.37
50. David Wesley 1.35
51. Dennis Johnson* 1.34
52. T.R. Dunn 1.33
53. Alvan Adams 1.30
54. Kevin Garnett 1.30
55. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
56. Andre Miller 1.27
57. Ben Wallace 1.26
58. Jerome Kersey 1.25
59. Terry Porter 1.24
60. Mark Jackson 1.24
61. Walter Davis 1.24
62. Jason Terry 1.23
63. Vlade Divac 1.14
64. Ray Allen 1.12
65. Vince Carter 1.11
66. Reggie Miller* 1.08
67. Terry Cummings 1.06
68. Charles Oakley 1.05
69. Derek Fisher 1.05
70. Clifford Robinson 1.02

ABA

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