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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. Fatty Taylor 2.40
4. Chris Paul 2.39
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. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
30. Larry Bird* 1.73
31. Dwyane Wade 1.73
32. Randy Smith 1.72
33. Andre Iguodala 1.71
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. Chris Mullin* 1.55
43. Shawn Marion 1.54
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. Latrell Sprewell 1.42
54. Karl Malone* 1.41
55. David Robinson* 1.41
56. Paul Pierce 1.40
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 1.29
66. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
67. Larry Kenon 1.27
68. Ben Wallace 1.26
69. Jerome Kersey 1.25
70. George Gervin* 1.25
71. Andre Miller 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 2.39
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. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
25. Larry Bird* 1.73
26. Dwyane Wade 1.73
27. Randy Smith 1.72
28. Andre Iguodala 1.71
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. Chris Mullin* 1.55
37. Shawn Marion 1.54
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. Latrell Sprewell 1.42
46. Karl Malone* 1.41
47. David Robinson* 1.41
48. Paul Pierce 1.40
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 1.29
55. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
56. Ben Wallace 1.26
57. Jerome Kersey 1.25
58. Andre Miller 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