NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals Per Game

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NBA/ABA

NBA/ABA Table
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. Rajon Rondo 1.82
36. Eddie Jordan 1.82
37. Norm Van Lier 1.81
  Doc Rivers 1.81
39. Billy Cunningham* 1.81
40. Larry Steele 1.79
41. Stephen Curry 1.79
42. Mike Gale 1.77
43. Metta World Peace 1.76
44. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
45. Micheal Williams 1.74
46. Larry Bird* 1.73
47. Monta Ellis 1.73
48. Russell Westbrook 1.73
49. Randy Smith 1.72
50. John Wall 1.71
51. Darwin Cook 1.71
52. Ron Harper 1.70
53. Eddie Jones 1.70
54. Brevin Knight 1.69
55. Ted McClain 1.67
56. LeBron James 1.67
57. Michael Adams 1.66
58. Dwyane Wade 1.65
59. Hersey Hawkins 1.65
60. Tim Hardaway 1.65
61. Eric Murdock 1.63
62. Derek Harper 1.63
63. Andre Iguodala 1.62
64. Jim Price 1.61
65. Gilbert Arenas 1.60
66. Phil Chenier 1.60
67. Chris Ford 1.60
68. Kerry Kittles 1.60
69. Anfernee Hardaway 1.60
70. Lester Conner 1.58
71. Terrell Brandon 1.58
72. Kendall Gill 1.57
73. Dudley Bradley 1.57
74. Lionel Hollins 1.56
75. Chris Mullin* 1.55
76. Norm Nixon 1.55
77. Muggsy Bogues 1.54
78. Charles Barkley* 1.54
79. Calvin Murphy* 1.53
80. Darrell Walker 1.51
81. Shawn Marion 1.51
82. Lucius Allen 1.51
83. Mike Conley 1.51
84. Foots Walker 1.51
85. Larry Hughes 1.50
86. Mario Chalmers 1.50
87. Trevor Ariza 1.50
88. Gary Grant 1.49
89. Rod Strickland 1.48
90. Freddie Lewis 1.47
91. Bobby Jones 1.47
92. Kevin Johnson 1.47
93. James Harden 1.47
94. Steve Francis 1.47
95. Darnell Valentine 1.47
96. Kenny Anderson 1.47
97. Jay Humphries 1.46
98. Kobe Bryant 1.44
99. Gerald Wallace 1.44
100. Chris Webber 1.44
101. Jrue Holiday 1.44
102. Jeff Hornacek 1.43
103. Tony Allen 1.43
104. Dave Twardzik 1.43
105. Rickey Green 1.42
106. Jamaal Tinsley 1.42
107. Latrell Sprewell 1.42
108. Tom Gugliotta 1.41
109. Karl Malone* 1.41
110. Kevin Porter 1.41
111. Thaddeus Young 1.41
112. David Robinson* 1.41
113. DeMarcus Cousins 1.40
114. Nick Anderson 1.39
115. M.L. Carr 1.39
116. Paul Pressey 1.38
117. Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
118. Lou Hudson 1.38
119. Kyle Lowry 1.37
120. John Lucas 1.37
121. Manu Ginobili 1.37
122. Ralph Simpson 1.37
123. Kevin Edwards 1.37
124. Pete Maravich* 1.36
125. John Drew 1.36
126. Sonny Parker 1.35
127. Fred Brown 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 Westphal 1.34
134. Reggie Williams 1.34
135. Rudy Gay 1.34
136. Allen Leavell 1.33
137. Gail Goodrich* 1.33
138. Paul Millsap 1.33
139. T.R. Dunn 1.33
140. Ricky Sobers 1.32
141. Paul Pierce 1.32
142. Caron Butler 1.32
143. Winston Garland 1.32
144. Corey Brewer 1.32
145. Ron Boone 1.32
146. Dee Brown 1.32
147. Sam Lacey 1.31
148. Alvan Adams 1.30
149. Marko Jaric 1.30
150. Herm Gilliam 1.30
151. Bonzi Wells 1.30
152. John Williams 1.30
153. Raymond Felton 1.30
154. Brandon Jennings 1.29
155. Stephen Jackson 1.29
156. Marques Johnson 1.29
157. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
158. Pooh Richardson 1.28
159. Butch Beard 1.27
160. Kevin Garnett 1.27
161. Jo Jo White* 1.27
162. Bobby Phills 1.27
163. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
164. Larry Kenon 1.27
165. Reggie Lewis 1.26
166. Ben Wallace 1.26
167. Bob Dandridge 1.26
168. Bob Wilkerson 1.25
169. Lenny Wilkens* 1.25
170. Dave Bing* 1.25
171. Dan Majerle 1.25
172. Doug Collins 1.25
173. Jerome Kersey 1.25
174. George Gervin* 1.25
175. Fred Carter 1.25
176. Terry Porter 1.24
177. Mitch Richmond* 1.24
178. Mark Jackson 1.24
179. Walter Davis 1.24
180. Ronnie Brewer 1.24
181. Otis Birdsong 1.23
182. Charlie Ward 1.23
183. Eric Money 1.23
184. Chris Morris 1.23
185. Phil Ford 1.22
186. Brian Winters 1.22
187. Jeff Teague 1.22
188. Steve Mix 1.22
189. Darrell Griffith 1.22
190. Grant Hill 1.22
191. Josh Smith 1.22
192. Antoine Walker 1.22
  Kevin Durant 1.22
194. Jim Paxson 1.21
195. Rafer Alston 1.21
196. Mike Woodson 1.21
197. Tracy McGrady 1.21
198. Stephon Marbury 1.21
199. John Havlicek* 1.21
200. Sidney Moncrief 1.20
201. Glenn Robinson 1.20
202. Bob Gross 1.20
203. Sedale Threatt 1.20
204. Grant Long 1.20
205. Lindsey Hunter 1.20
206. Alvin Williams 1.19
207. Don Chaney 1.19
208. Mark Price 1.19
209. Andre Miller 1.19
210. Curtis Perry 1.18
211. Jason Williams 1.18
  Charles Johnson 1.18
213. Michael Cooper 1.18
214. Larry Jones 1.18
215. Kenyon Martin 1.18
216. Reggie Theus 1.18
  Cuttino Mobley 1.18
218. Greg Anthony 1.17
219. Armond Hill 1.17
220. Mike Bibby 1.17
221. Sleepy Floyd 1.17
222. Tom Henderson 1.17
223. Jason Terry 1.17
224. Ty Lawson 1.16
225. Jason Richardson 1.16
226. Ruben Patterson 1.16
227. T.J. Ford 1.16
228. Tyrone Corbin 1.15
229. Eric Snow 1.15
230. Nene Hilario 1.15
231. Greg Monroe 1.15
232. Aaron McKie 1.15
233. Kyle Macy 1.15
234. Derrick McKey 1.14
235. Dave Cowens* 1.14
236. Johnny Dawkins 1.14
237. Byron Scott 1.14
238. Vernon Maxwell 1.14
239. Don Adams 1.14
240. Vlade Divac 1.14
241. John Bagley 1.14
242. Mickey Johnson 1.13
243. Craig Ehlo 1.13
244. Spud Webb 1.13
245. Danny Manning 1.13
246. Lionel Simmons 1.13
247. Nate Williams 1.13
248. Shawn Kemp 1.13
249. Eddie Johnson 1.13
250. Tiny Archibald* 1.13

NBA

NBA Table
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. Ron Lee 1.94
  Nate McMillan 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. Rajon Rondo 1.82
31. Eddie Jordan 1.82
32. Doc Rivers 1.81
  Norm Van Lier 1.81
34. Julius Erving* 1.80
35. Larry Steele 1.79
36. Don Buse 1.79
37. Stephen Curry 1.79
38. Metta World Peace 1.76
39. George McGinnis 1.75
40. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
41. Micheal Williams 1.74
42. Larry Bird* 1.73
43. Monta Ellis 1.73
44. Russell Westbrook 1.73
45. Randy Smith 1.72
46. John Wall 1.71
47. Darwin Cook 1.71
48. Ron Harper 1.70
49. Eddie Jones 1.70
50. Brevin Knight 1.69
51. LeBron James 1.67
52. Michael Adams 1.66
53. Dwyane Wade 1.65
54. Hersey Hawkins 1.65
55. Tim Hardaway 1.65
56. Eric Murdock 1.63
57. Derek Harper 1.63
58. Andre Iguodala 1.62
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. Lucius Allen 1.51
78. Mike Conley 1.51
79. Foots Walker 1.51
80. Larry Hughes 1.50
81. Mario Chalmers 1.50
82. Trevor Ariza 1.50
83. Gary Grant 1.49
84. Rod Strickland 1.48
85. Kevin Johnson 1.47
86. James Harden 1.47
87. Steve Francis 1.47
88. Darnell Valentine 1.47
89. Kenny Anderson 1.47
90. Jay Humphries 1.46
91. Kobe Bryant 1.44
92. Gerald Wallace 1.44
93. Chris Webber 1.44
94. Jrue Holiday 1.44
95. Jeff Hornacek 1.43
96. Tony Allen 1.43
97. Rickey Green 1.42
98. Jamaal Tinsley 1.42
99. Latrell Sprewell 1.42
100. Tom Gugliotta 1.41
101. Karl Malone* 1.41
102. Kevin Porter 1.41
103. Thaddeus Young 1.41
104. David Robinson* 1.41
105. DeMarcus Cousins 1.40
106. Nick Anderson 1.39
107. Paul Pressey 1.38
108. Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
109. Lou Hudson 1.38
110. Kyle Lowry 1.37
111. John Lucas 1.37
112. Manu Ginobili 1.37
113. Kevin Edwards 1.37
114. Pete Maravich* 1.36
115. John Drew 1.36
116. Bobby Jones 1.36
117. Sonny Parker 1.35
118. Fred Brown 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 Westphal 1.34
127. Reggie Williams 1.34
128. Rudy Gay 1.34
129. Allen Leavell 1.33
130. Gail Goodrich* 1.33
131. Paul Millsap 1.33
132. T.R. Dunn 1.33
133. Ricky Sobers 1.32
134. Paul Pierce 1.32
135. Caron Butler 1.32
136. Winston Garland 1.32
137. Corey Brewer 1.32
138. Dee Brown 1.32
139. Sam Lacey 1.31
140. Alvan Adams 1.30
141. Marko Jaric 1.30
142. Herm Gilliam 1.30
143. Bonzi Wells 1.30
144. John Williams 1.30
145. Raymond Felton 1.30
146. Brandon Jennings 1.29
147. Stephen Jackson 1.29
148. Charlie Scott 1.29
149. Marques Johnson 1.29
150. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
151. Pooh Richardson 1.28
152. Butch Beard 1.27
153. Kevin Garnett 1.27
154. Jo Jo White* 1.27
155. Bobby Phills 1.27
156. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
157. Reggie Lewis 1.26
158. Ben Wallace 1.26
159. Bob Dandridge 1.26
160. Bob Wilkerson 1.25
161. Lenny Wilkens* 1.25
162. Dave Bing* 1.25
163. Dan Majerle 1.25
164. Doug Collins 1.25
165. Jerome Kersey 1.25
166. Fred Carter 1.25
167. Connie Hawkins* 1.24
168. Terry Porter 1.24
169. Mitch Richmond* 1.24
170. Mark Jackson 1.24
171. Walter Davis 1.24
172. Ronnie Brewer 1.24
173. Otis Birdsong 1.23
174. Charlie Ward 1.23
175. Eric Money 1.23
176. Chris Morris 1.23
177. Phil Ford 1.22
178. Brian Winters 1.22
179. Jeff Teague 1.22
180. Steve Mix 1.22
181. Darrell Griffith 1.22
182. Grant Hill 1.22
183. Josh Smith 1.22
184. Kevin Durant 1.22
  Antoine Walker 1.22
186. Jim Paxson 1.21
187. Rafer Alston 1.21
188. Mike Woodson 1.21
189. Tracy McGrady 1.21
190. Stephon Marbury 1.21
191. John Havlicek* 1.21
192. Sidney Moncrief 1.20
193. Glenn Robinson 1.20
194. Bob Gross 1.20
195. Sedale Threatt 1.20
196. Grant Long 1.20
197. Lindsey Hunter 1.20
198. Alvin Williams 1.19
199. Mark Price 1.19
200. George Gervin* 1.19
201. Andre Miller 1.19
202. Curtis Perry 1.18
203. Jason Williams 1.18
  Charles Johnson 1.18
205. Michael Cooper 1.18
206. Kenyon Martin 1.18
207. Reggie Theus 1.18
  Cuttino Mobley 1.18
209. Greg Anthony 1.17
210. Don Chaney 1.17
211. Armond Hill 1.17
212. Mike Bibby 1.17
213. Sleepy Floyd 1.17
214. Tom Henderson 1.17
215. Jason Terry 1.17
216. Ty Lawson 1.16
217. Jason Richardson 1.16
218. Ruben Patterson 1.16
219. T.J. Ford 1.16
220. Tyrone Corbin 1.15
221. Eric Snow 1.15
222. Nene Hilario 1.15
223. Greg Monroe 1.15
224. Aaron McKie 1.15
225. Billy Cunningham* 1.15
226. Kyle Macy 1.15
227. Derrick McKey 1.14
228. Dave Cowens* 1.14
229. Johnny Dawkins 1.14
230. Byron Scott 1.14
231. Vernon Maxwell 1.14
232. Vlade Divac 1.14
233. John Bagley 1.14
234. Mickey Johnson 1.13
235. Craig Ehlo 1.13
236. Spud Webb 1.13
237. Danny Manning 1.13
238. Lionel Simmons 1.13
239. Nate Williams 1.13
240. Shawn Kemp 1.13
241. Eddie Johnson 1.13
242. Tiny Archibald* 1.13
243. James Worthy* 1.12
244. Wesley Matthews 1.12
245. Derek Anderson 1.12
246. Jim McMillian 1.12
247. Darren Collison 1.12
248. Ray Allen 1.12
249. Glen Gondrezick 1.11
250. Devin Harris 1.11

ABA

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

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