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NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals Per Game

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Active players are listed in bold.
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. Jerry West* 2.61
4. Fatty Taylor 2.40
5. Michael Jordan* 2.35
6. Mookie Blaylock 2.33
7. Chris Paul 2.33
8. Fat Lever 2.22
9. Slick Watts 2.20
10. John Stockton* 2.17
11. Allen Iverson 2.17
12. Jerry Sloan* 2.15
13. Joe Caldwell 2.13
14. Maurice Cheeks 2.10
15. Brian Taylor 2.06
16. Don Buse 2.04
17. Clyde Drexler* 2.03
18. Rick Barry* 1.99
19. Gus Williams 1.99
20. Julius Erving* 1.96
21. Scottie Pippen* 1.96
22. Johnny Moore 1.96
23. Nate McMillan 1.94
  Ron Lee 1.94
25. Jason Kidd 1.93
26. Magic Johnson* 1.90
27. Isiah Thomas* 1.90
28. Walt Frazier* 1.90
29. George McGinnis 1.88
30. Doug Christie 1.88
31. Quinn Buckner 1.86
32. Baron Davis 1.83
33. Gary Payton* 1.83
34. Ray Williams 1.83
35. Eddie Jordan 1.82
36. Rajon Rondo 1.82
37. Doc Rivers 1.81
  Norm Van Lier 1.81
39. Billy Cunningham* 1.81
40. Larry Steele 1.79
41. Metta World Peace 1.79
42. Stephen Curry 1.77
43. Mike Gale 1.77
44. Russell Westbrook 1.75
45. Monta Ellis 1.75
46. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
47. Micheal Williams 1.74
48. Larry Bird* 1.73
49. Randy Smith 1.72
50. Darwin Cook 1.71
51. Ron Harper 1.70
52. Eddie Jones 1.70
53. LeBron James 1.69
54. Brevin Knight 1.69
55. Ted McClain 1.67
56. Dwyane Wade 1.67
57. Michael Adams 1.66
58. Hersey Hawkins 1.65
  Andre Iguodala 1.65
60. Tim Hardaway 1.65
61. Eric Murdock 1.63
62. Derek Harper 1.63
63. Jim Price 1.61
64. Gilbert Arenas 1.60
65. Phil Chenier 1.60
66. Chris Ford 1.60
67. Kerry Kittles 1.60
68. Anfernee Hardaway 1.60
69. Lester Conner 1.58
70. Terrell Brandon 1.58
71. Kendall Gill 1.57
72. Dudley Bradley 1.57
73. Lionel Hollins 1.56
74. Chris Mullin* 1.55
75. Norm Nixon 1.55
76. Muggsy Bogues 1.54
77. Charles Barkley* 1.54
78. Calvin Murphy* 1.53
79. Mike Conley 1.52
80. Darrell Walker 1.51
81. Shawn Marion 1.51
82. Lucius Allen 1.51
83. Foots Walker 1.51
84. Larry Hughes 1.50
85. Mario Chalmers 1.49
86. Gary Grant 1.49
87. Rod Strickland 1.48
88. Freddie Lewis 1.47
89. Bobby Jones 1.47
90. Kevin Johnson 1.47
91. Steve Francis 1.47
92. Darnell Valentine 1.47
93. Kenny Anderson 1.47
94. Jay Humphries 1.46
95. Trevor Ariza 1.46
96. Kobe Bryant 1.46
97. Gerald Wallace 1.44
98. Chris Webber 1.44
99. James Harden 1.44
100. Jeff Hornacek 1.43
101. Dave Twardzik 1.43
102. Rickey Green 1.42
103. Jrue Holiday 1.42
104. Jamaal Tinsley 1.42
105. Latrell Sprewell 1.42
106. Tom Gugliotta 1.41
107. Karl Malone* 1.41
108. Thaddeus Young 1.41
109. Kevin Porter 1.41
110. David Robinson* 1.41
111. Tony Allen 1.40
112. Nick Anderson 1.39
113. M.L. Carr 1.39
114. Paul Pressey 1.38
115. Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
116. Lou Hudson 1.38
117. Manu Ginobili 1.38
118. Corey Brewer 1.37
119. John Lucas 1.37
120. Ralph Simpson 1.37
121. Kevin Edwards 1.37
122. Pete Maravich* 1.36
123. John Drew 1.36
124. Kyle Lowry 1.35
125. Sonny Parker 1.35
126. Fred Brown 1.35
127. Brandon Jennings 1.35
128. Darrell Armstrong 1.35
  David Wesley 1.35
130. Tyreke Evans 1.35
131. Gar Heard 1.34
132. Dennis Johnson* 1.34
133. Paul Pierce 1.34
134. Paul Westphal 1.34
135. Reggie Williams 1.34
136. Raymond Felton 1.33
137. Caron Butler 1.33
138. Allen Leavell 1.33
139. Gail Goodrich* 1.33
140. T.R. Dunn 1.33
141. Ricky Sobers 1.32
142. Winston Garland 1.32
143. Ron Boone 1.32
144. Dee Brown 1.32
145. Rudy Gay 1.31
146. Sam Lacey 1.31
147. Alvan Adams 1.30
148. Marko Jaric 1.30
149. Herm Gilliam 1.30
150. Bonzi Wells 1.30
151. John Williams 1.30
152. Paul Millsap 1.29
153. Stephen Jackson 1.29
154. Marques Johnson 1.29
155. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
156. Pooh Richardson 1.28
157. Butch Beard 1.27
158. Kevin Garnett 1.27
159. Jo Jo White* 1.27
160. Bobby Phills 1.27
161. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
162. Larry Kenon 1.27
163. Reggie Lewis 1.26
164. Ben Wallace 1.26
165. Bob Dandridge 1.26
166. Bob Wilkerson 1.25
167. Lenny Wilkens* 1.25
168. Dave Bing* 1.25
169. Dan Majerle 1.25
170. Doug Collins 1.25
171. Jerome Kersey 1.25
172. George Gervin* 1.25
173. Fred Carter 1.25
174. Terry Porter 1.24
175. Mitch Richmond* 1.24
176. Mark Jackson 1.24
177. Walter Davis 1.24
178. Ronnie Brewer 1.24
179. Otis Birdsong 1.23
180. Charlie Ward 1.23
181. Eric Money 1.23
182. Chris Morris 1.23
183. Josh Smith 1.23
184. Phil Ford 1.22
185. Kevin Durant 1.22
186. Brian Winters 1.22
187. Steve Mix 1.22
188. Darrell Griffith 1.22
189. Grant Hill 1.22
190. Antoine Walker 1.22
191. Jim Paxson 1.21
192. Rafer Alston 1.21
193. Mike Woodson 1.21
194. Tracy McGrady 1.21
195. Stephon Marbury 1.21
196. John Havlicek* 1.21
197. Sidney Moncrief 1.20
198. Glenn Robinson 1.20
199. Bob Gross 1.20
200. Sedale Threatt 1.20
201. Grant Long 1.20
202. Lindsey Hunter 1.20
203. Andre Miller 1.19
204. Alvin Williams 1.19
205. Jason Terry 1.19
206. Don Chaney 1.19
207. Mark Price 1.19
208. Jeff Teague 1.19
209. Ty Lawson 1.19
210. Curtis Perry 1.18
211. Charles Johnson 1.18
  Jason Williams 1.18
213. Michael Cooper 1.18
214. Larry Jones 1.18
215. Nene Hilario 1.18
216. Kenyon Martin 1.18
217. Reggie Theus 1.18
  Cuttino Mobley 1.18
219. Greg Anthony 1.17
220. Armond Hill 1.17
221. Mike Bibby 1.17
222. Sleepy Floyd 1.17
223. Tom Henderson 1.17
224. Jason Richardson 1.16
225. Greg Monroe 1.16
226. Ruben Patterson 1.16
227. T.J. Ford 1.16
228. Tyrone Corbin 1.15
229. Eric Snow 1.15
230. Aaron McKie 1.15
231. Kyle Macy 1.15
232. Derrick McKey 1.14
233. Dave Cowens* 1.14
234. Johnny Dawkins 1.14
235. Byron Scott 1.14
236. Vernon Maxwell 1.14
237. Don Adams 1.14
238. Vlade Divac 1.14
239. John Bagley 1.14
240. Mickey Johnson 1.13
241. Craig Ehlo 1.13
242. Wesley Matthews 1.13
  Spud Webb 1.13
244. Danny Manning 1.13
245. Lionel Simmons 1.13
246. Nate Williams 1.13
247. Shawn Kemp 1.13
248. Eddie Johnson 1.13
249. Tiny Archibald* 1.13
250. James Worthy* 1.12
  Devin Harris 1.12

NBA

Rank Player SPG
1. Alvin Robertson 2.71
2. Micheal Ray Richardson 2.63
3. Jerry West* 2.61
4. Michael Jordan* 2.35
5. Mookie Blaylock 2.33
6. Chris Paul 2.33
7. Fat Lever 2.22
8. Slick Watts 2.20
9. John Stockton* 2.17
10. Allen Iverson 2.17
11. Jerry Sloan* 2.15
12. Maurice Cheeks 2.10
13. Clyde Drexler* 2.03
14. Rick Barry* 1.99
15. Gus Williams 1.99
16. Scottie Pippen* 1.96
17. Johnny Moore 1.96
18. Nate McMillan 1.94
  Ron Lee 1.94
20. Jason Kidd 1.93
21. Magic Johnson* 1.90
22. Isiah Thomas* 1.90
23. Walt Frazier* 1.90
24. Doug Christie 1.88
25. Quinn Buckner 1.86
26. Mike Gale 1.85
27. Baron Davis 1.83
28. Gary Payton* 1.83
29. Ray Williams 1.83
30. Eddie Jordan 1.82
31. Rajon Rondo 1.82
32. Norm Van Lier 1.81
  Doc Rivers 1.81
34. Julius Erving* 1.80
35. Larry Steele 1.79
36. Metta World Peace 1.79
37. Don Buse 1.79
38. Stephen Curry 1.77
39. Russell Westbrook 1.75
40. George McGinnis 1.75
41. Monta Ellis 1.75
42. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
43. Micheal Williams 1.74
44. Larry Bird* 1.73
45. Randy Smith 1.72
46. Darwin Cook 1.71
47. Ron Harper 1.70
48. Eddie Jones 1.70
49. LeBron James 1.69
50. Brevin Knight 1.69
51. Dwyane Wade 1.67
52. Michael Adams 1.66
53. Hersey Hawkins 1.65
  Andre Iguodala 1.65
55. Tim Hardaway 1.65
56. Eric Murdock 1.63
57. Derek Harper 1.63
58. Jim Price 1.61
59. Gilbert Arenas 1.60
60. Phil Chenier 1.60
61. Chris Ford 1.60
62. Kerry Kittles 1.60
63. Anfernee Hardaway 1.60
64. Lester Conner 1.58
65. Terrell Brandon 1.58
66. Kendall Gill 1.57
67. Dudley Bradley 1.57
68. Lionel Hollins 1.56
69. Chris Mullin* 1.55
70. Norm Nixon 1.55
71. Muggsy Bogues 1.54
72. Charles Barkley* 1.54
73. Calvin Murphy* 1.53
74. Mike Conley 1.52
75. Darrell Walker 1.51
76. Shawn Marion 1.51
77. Lucius Allen 1.51
78. Foots Walker 1.51
79. Larry Hughes 1.50
80. Mario Chalmers 1.49
81. Gary Grant 1.49
82. Rod Strickland 1.48
83. Kevin Johnson 1.47
84. Steve Francis 1.47
85. Darnell Valentine 1.47
86. Kenny Anderson 1.47
87. Jay Humphries 1.46
88. Trevor Ariza 1.46
89. Kobe Bryant 1.46
90. Gerald Wallace 1.44
91. Chris Webber 1.44
92. James Harden 1.44
93. Jeff Hornacek 1.43
94. Rickey Green 1.42
95. Jrue Holiday 1.42
96. Jamaal Tinsley 1.42
97. Latrell Sprewell 1.42
98. Tom Gugliotta 1.41
99. Karl Malone* 1.41
100. Thaddeus Young 1.41
101. Kevin Porter 1.41
102. David Robinson* 1.41
103. Tony Allen 1.40
104. Nick Anderson 1.39
105. Paul Pressey 1.38
106. Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
107. Lou Hudson 1.38
108. Manu Ginobili 1.38
109. Corey Brewer 1.37
110. John Lucas 1.37
111. Kevin Edwards 1.37
112. Pete Maravich* 1.36
113. John Drew 1.36
114. Bobby Jones 1.36
115. Kyle Lowry 1.35
116. Sonny Parker 1.35
117. Fred Brown 1.35
118. Brandon Jennings 1.35
119. Darrell Armstrong 1.35
  David Wesley 1.35
121. Tyreke Evans 1.35
122. Gar Heard 1.34
123. M.L. Carr 1.34
124. Dennis Johnson* 1.34
125. Larry Kenon 1.34
126. Paul Pierce 1.34
127. Paul Westphal 1.34
128. Reggie Williams 1.34
129. Raymond Felton 1.33
130. Caron Butler 1.33
131. Allen Leavell 1.33
132. Gail Goodrich* 1.33
133. T.R. Dunn 1.33
134. Ricky Sobers 1.32
135. Winston Garland 1.32
136. Dee Brown 1.32
137. Rudy Gay 1.31
138. Sam Lacey 1.31
139. Alvan Adams 1.30
140. Marko Jaric 1.30
141. Herm Gilliam 1.30
142. Bonzi Wells 1.30
143. John Williams 1.30
144. Paul Millsap 1.29
145. Stephen Jackson 1.29
146. Charlie Scott 1.29
147. Marques Johnson 1.29
148. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
149. Pooh Richardson 1.28
150. Butch Beard 1.27
151. Kevin Garnett 1.27
152. Jo Jo White* 1.27
153. Bobby Phills 1.27
154. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
155. Reggie Lewis 1.26
156. Ben Wallace 1.26
157. Bob Dandridge 1.26
158. Bob Wilkerson 1.25
159. Lenny Wilkens* 1.25
160. Dave Bing* 1.25
161. Dan Majerle 1.25
162. Doug Collins 1.25
163. Jerome Kersey 1.25
164. Fred Carter 1.25
165. Connie Hawkins* 1.24
166. Terry Porter 1.24
167. Mitch Richmond* 1.24
168. Mark Jackson 1.24
169. Walter Davis 1.24
170. Ronnie Brewer 1.24
171. Otis Birdsong 1.23
172. Charlie Ward 1.23
173. Eric Money 1.23
174. Chris Morris 1.23
175. Josh Smith 1.23
176. Phil Ford 1.22
177. Kevin Durant 1.22
178. Brian Winters 1.22
179. Steve Mix 1.22
180. Darrell Griffith 1.22
181. Grant Hill 1.22
182. Antoine Walker 1.22
183. Jim Paxson 1.21
184. Rafer Alston 1.21
185. Mike Woodson 1.21
186. Tracy McGrady 1.21
187. Stephon Marbury 1.21
188. John Havlicek* 1.21
189. Sidney Moncrief 1.20
190. Glenn Robinson 1.20
191. Bob Gross 1.20
192. Sedale Threatt 1.20
193. Grant Long 1.20
194. Lindsey Hunter 1.20
195. Andre Miller 1.19
196. Alvin Williams 1.19
197. Jason Terry 1.19
198. Mark Price 1.19
199. Jeff Teague 1.19
200. George Gervin* 1.19
201. Ty Lawson 1.19
202. Curtis Perry 1.18
203. Jason Williams 1.18
  Charles Johnson 1.18
205. Michael Cooper 1.18
206. Nene Hilario 1.18
207. Kenyon Martin 1.18
208. Reggie Theus 1.18
  Cuttino Mobley 1.18
210. Greg Anthony 1.17
211. Don Chaney 1.17
212. Armond Hill 1.17
213. Mike Bibby 1.17
214. Sleepy Floyd 1.17
215. Tom Henderson 1.17
216. Jason Richardson 1.16
217. Greg Monroe 1.16
218. Ruben Patterson 1.16
219. T.J. Ford 1.16
220. Tyrone Corbin 1.15
221. Eric Snow 1.15
222. Aaron McKie 1.15
223. Billy Cunningham* 1.15
224. Kyle Macy 1.15
225. Derrick McKey 1.14
226. Dave Cowens* 1.14
227. Johnny Dawkins 1.14
228. Byron Scott 1.14
229. Vernon Maxwell 1.14
230. Vlade Divac 1.14
231. John Bagley 1.14
232. Mickey Johnson 1.13
233. Craig Ehlo 1.13
234. Wesley Matthews 1.13
  Spud Webb 1.13
236. Danny Manning 1.13
237. Lionel Simmons 1.13
238. Nate Williams 1.13
239. Shawn Kemp 1.13
240. Eddie Johnson 1.13
241. Tiny Archibald* 1.13
242. James Worthy* 1.12
  Devin Harris 1.12
244. Derek Anderson 1.12
245. Kirk Hinrich 1.12
246. Jim McMillian 1.12
247. Ray Allen 1.12
248. Glen Gondrezick 1.11
249. Phil Smith 1.11
250. Larry Drew 1.11

ABA

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