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. 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. Baron Davis 1.83
29. Gary Payton* 1.83
30. Ray Williams 1.83
31. Eddie Jordan 1.82
32. Rajon Rondo 1.81
33. Norm Van Lier 1.81
  Doc Rivers 1.81
35. Larry Steele 1.79
36. Stephen Curry 1.79
37. Mike Gale 1.77
38. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
39. Metta World Peace 1.74
40. John Wall 1.74
41. Micheal Williams 1.74
42. Larry Bird* 1.73
43. Russell Westbrook 1.72
  Monta Ellis 1.72
45. Randy Smith 1.72
46. Darwin Cook 1.71
47. Ron Harper 1.70
48. Eddie Jones 1.70
49. Brevin Knight 1.69
50. Ted McClain 1.67
51. Paul George 1.67
52. LeBron James 1.67
53. Michael Adams 1.66
54. Hersey Hawkins 1.65
55. Tim Hardaway 1.65
56. Dwyane Wade 1.64
57. Eric Murdock 1.63
58. Derek Harper 1.63
59. Jim Price 1.61
60. Andre Iguodala 1.60
61. Gilbert Arenas 1.60
62. Phil Chenier 1.60
63. Chris Ford 1.60
64. Kerry Kittles 1.60
65. Anfernee Hardaway 1.60
66. Lester Conner 1.58
67. Terrell Brandon 1.58
68. Kendall Gill 1.57
69. Dudley Bradley 1.57
70. Lionel Hollins 1.56
71. Chris Mullin* 1.55
72. Norm Nixon 1.55
73. Muggsy Bogues 1.54
74. Charles Barkley* 1.54
75. Calvin Murphy* 1.53
76. Darrell Walker 1.51
77. Shawn Marion 1.51
78. Lucius Allen 1.51
79. Foots Walker 1.51
80. Trevor Ariza 1.50
81. Larry Hughes 1.50
82. Mario Chalmers 1.50
83. Mike Conley 1.50
84. Gary Grant 1.49
85. Rod Strickland 1.48
86. Bobby Jones 1.47
87. Kevin Johnson 1.47
88. Steve Francis 1.47
89. Darnell Valentine 1.47
90. Kenny Anderson 1.47
91. Jay Humphries 1.46
92. James Harden 1.46
93. Kobe Bryant 1.44
94. Gerald Wallace 1.44
95. Chris Webber 1.44
96. Jrue Holiday 1.44
97. Tony Allen 1.44
98. Thaddeus Young 1.43
99. Jeff Hornacek 1.43
100. Dave Twardzik 1.43
101. Rickey Green 1.42
102. Jamaal Tinsley 1.42
103. Latrell Sprewell 1.42
104. Tom Gugliotta 1.41
105. Karl Malone* 1.41
106. Kevin Porter 1.41
107. Kemba Walker 1.41
108. DeMarcus Cousins 1.41
109. David Robinson* 1.41
110. Nick Anderson 1.39
111. M.L. Carr 1.39
112. Kyle Lowry 1.38
113. Paul Pressey 1.38
114. Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
115. John Lucas 1.37
116. Ralph Simpson 1.37
117. Kevin Edwards 1.37
118. Manu Ginobili 1.37
119. Pete Maravich* 1.36
120. John Drew 1.36
121. Sonny Parker 1.35
122. Fred Brown 1.35
123. David Wesley 1.35
  Darrell Armstrong 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 1.34
130. Tyreke Evans 1.33
131. Allen Leavell 1.33
132. Paul Millsap 1.33
133. Gail Goodrich* 1.33
134. T.R. Dunn 1.33
135. Ricky Sobers 1.32
136. Caron Butler 1.32
137. Winston Garland 1.32
138. Ron Boone 1.32
139. Paul Pierce 1.32
140. Dee Brown 1.32
141. Sam Lacey 1.31
142. Alvan Adams 1.30
143. Marko Jaric 1.30
144. Bonzi Wells 1.30
145. John Williams 1.30
146. Corey Brewer 1.30
147. Stephen Jackson 1.29
148. Raymond Felton 1.29
149. Marques Johnson 1.29
150. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
151. Pooh Richardson 1.28
152. Kevin Garnett 1.27
153. Brandon Jennings 1.27
154. Jo Jo White* 1.27
155. Bobby Phills 1.27
156. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
157. Larry Kenon 1.27
158. Reggie Lewis 1.26
159. Ben Wallace 1.26
160. Bob Dandridge 1.26
161. Bob Wilkerson 1.25
162. Dan Majerle 1.25
163. Doug Collins 1.25
164. Jerome Kersey 1.25
165. George Gervin* 1.25
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. Phil Ford 1.22
176. Brian Winters 1.22
177. Steve Mix 1.22
178. Darrell Griffith 1.22
179. Grant Hill 1.22
180. Josh Smith 1.22
181. Antoine Walker 1.22
182. Jeff Teague 1.21
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. Sidney Moncrief 1.20
189. Kevin Durant 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. Alvin Williams 1.19
196. Don Chaney 1.19
197. Mark Price 1.19
198. Andre Miller 1.19
199. Jason Williams 1.18
  Charles Johnson 1.18
201. Michael Cooper 1.18
202. Kenyon Martin 1.18
203. Cuttino Mobley 1.18
  Reggie Theus 1.18
205. Greg Anthony 1.17
206. Armond Hill 1.17
207. Mike Bibby 1.17
208. Sleepy Floyd 1.17
209. Tom Henderson 1.17
210. Jason Richardson 1.16
211. Ty Lawson 1.16
212. Jason Terry 1.16
213. Ruben Patterson 1.16
214. T.J. Ford 1.16
215. Tyrone Corbin 1.15
216. Eric Snow 1.15
217. Aaron McKie 1.15
218. Nene Hilario 1.15
219. Kyle Macy 1.15
220. Greg Monroe 1.14
221. Derrick McKey 1.14
222. Dave Cowens* 1.14
223. Johnny Dawkins 1.14
224. Byron Scott 1.14
225. Vernon Maxwell 1.14
226. Vlade Divac 1.14
227. John Bagley 1.14
228. Mickey Johnson 1.13
229. Craig Ehlo 1.13
230. Spud Webb 1.13
231. Danny Manning 1.13
232. Lionel Simmons 1.13
233. Wesley Matthews 1.13
234. Nate Williams 1.13
235. Shawn Kemp 1.13
236. Eddie Johnson 1.13
237. Tiny Archibald* 1.13
238. James Worthy* 1.12
239. Derek Anderson 1.12
240. Ray Allen 1.12
241. Glen Gondrezick 1.11
242. Phil Smith 1.11
243. Larry Drew 1.11
244. Kirk Hinrich 1.11
245. Randy Brown 1.10
246. Thabo Sefolosha 1.10
247. Todd Day 1.10
248. John Starks 1.10
249. Darren Collison 1.10
  Lonnie Shelton 1.10

NBA

NBA Table
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. Baron Davis 1.83
25. Gary Payton* 1.83
26. Ray Williams 1.83
27. Eddie Jordan 1.82
28. Rajon Rondo 1.81
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. George McGinnis 1.75
36. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
37. Metta World Peace 1.74
38. John Wall 1.74
39. Micheal Williams 1.74
40. Larry Bird* 1.73
41. Monta Ellis 1.72
  Russell Westbrook 1.72
43. Randy Smith 1.72
44. Darwin Cook 1.71
45. Ron Harper 1.70
46. Eddie Jones 1.70
47. Brevin Knight 1.69
48. Paul George 1.67
49. LeBron James 1.67
50. Michael Adams 1.66
51. Hersey Hawkins 1.65
52. Tim Hardaway 1.65
53. Dwyane Wade 1.64
54. Eric Murdock 1.63
55. Derek Harper 1.63
56. Jim Price 1.61
57. Andre Iguodala 1.60
58. Gilbert Arenas 1.60
59. Phil Chenier 1.60
60. Chris Ford 1.60
61. Kerry Kittles 1.60
62. Anfernee Hardaway 1.60
63. Lester Conner 1.58
64. Terrell Brandon 1.58
65. Kendall Gill 1.57
66. Dudley Bradley 1.57
67. Lionel Hollins 1.56
68. Chris Mullin* 1.55
69. Norm Nixon 1.55
70. Muggsy Bogues 1.54
71. Charles Barkley* 1.54
72. Calvin Murphy* 1.53
73. Darrell Walker 1.51
74. Shawn Marion 1.51
75. Lucius Allen 1.51
76. Foots Walker 1.51
77. Trevor Ariza 1.50
78. Larry Hughes 1.50
79. Mario Chalmers 1.50
80. Mike Conley 1.50
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. James Harden 1.46
89. Kobe Bryant 1.44
90. Gerald Wallace 1.44
91. Chris Webber 1.44
92. Jrue Holiday 1.44
93. Tony Allen 1.44
94. Thaddeus Young 1.43
95. Jeff Hornacek 1.43
96. Rickey Green 1.42
97. Jamaal Tinsley 1.42
98. Latrell Sprewell 1.42
99. Tom Gugliotta 1.41
100. Karl Malone* 1.41
101. Kevin Porter 1.41
102. Kemba Walker 1.41
103. DeMarcus Cousins 1.41
104. David Robinson* 1.41
105. Nick Anderson 1.39
106. Kyle Lowry 1.38
107. Paul Pressey 1.38
108. Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
109. John Lucas 1.37
110. Kevin Edwards 1.37
111. Manu Ginobili 1.37
112. Pete Maravich* 1.36
113. John Drew 1.36
114. Bobby Jones 1.36
115. Sonny Parker 1.35
116. Fred Brown 1.35
117. David Wesley 1.35
  Darrell Armstrong 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 1.34
126. Tyreke Evans 1.33
127. Allen Leavell 1.33
128. Paul Millsap 1.33
129. Gail Goodrich* 1.33
130. T.R. Dunn 1.33
131. Ricky Sobers 1.32
132. Caron Butler 1.32
133. Winston Garland 1.32
134. Paul Pierce 1.32
135. Dee Brown 1.32
136. Sam Lacey 1.31
137. Alvan Adams 1.30
138. Marko Jaric 1.30
139. Bonzi Wells 1.30
140. John Williams 1.30
141. Corey Brewer 1.30
142. Stephen Jackson 1.29
143. Raymond Felton 1.29
144. Charlie Scott 1.29
145. Marques Johnson 1.29
146. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
147. Pooh Richardson 1.28
148. Kevin Garnett 1.27
149. Brandon Jennings 1.27
150. Jo Jo White* 1.27
151. Bobby Phills 1.27
152. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
153. Reggie Lewis 1.26
154. Ben Wallace 1.26
155. Bob Dandridge 1.26
156. Bob Wilkerson 1.25
157. Dan Majerle 1.25
158. Doug Collins 1.25
159. Jerome Kersey 1.25
160. Terry Porter 1.24
161. Mitch Richmond* 1.24
162. Mark Jackson 1.24
163. Walter Davis 1.24
164. Ronnie Brewer 1.24
165. Otis Birdsong 1.23
166. Charlie Ward 1.23
167. Eric Money 1.23
168. Chris Morris 1.23
169. Phil Ford 1.22
170. Brian Winters 1.22
171. Steve Mix 1.22
172. Darrell Griffith 1.22
173. Grant Hill 1.22
174. Josh Smith 1.22
175. Antoine Walker 1.22
176. Jeff Teague 1.21
177. Jim Paxson 1.21
178. Rafer Alston 1.21
179. Mike Woodson 1.21
180. Tracy McGrady 1.21
181. Stephon Marbury 1.21
182. Sidney Moncrief 1.20
183. Kevin Durant 1.20
184. Glenn Robinson 1.20
185. Bob Gross 1.20
186. Sedale Threatt 1.20
187. Grant Long 1.20
188. Lindsey Hunter 1.20
189. Alvin Williams 1.19
190. Mark Price 1.19
191. George Gervin* 1.19
192. Andre Miller 1.19
193. Charles Johnson 1.18
  Jason Williams 1.18
195. Michael Cooper 1.18
196. Kenyon Martin 1.18
197. Cuttino Mobley 1.18
  Reggie Theus 1.18
199. Greg Anthony 1.17
200. Don Chaney 1.17
201. Armond Hill 1.17
202. Mike Bibby 1.17
203. Sleepy Floyd 1.17
204. Tom Henderson 1.17
205. Jason Richardson 1.16
206. Ty Lawson 1.16
207. Jason Terry 1.16
208. Ruben Patterson 1.16
209. T.J. Ford 1.16
210. Tyrone Corbin 1.15
211. Eric Snow 1.15
212. Aaron McKie 1.15
213. Nene Hilario 1.15
214. Kyle Macy 1.15
215. Greg Monroe 1.14
216. Derrick McKey 1.14
217. Dave Cowens* 1.14
218. Johnny Dawkins 1.14
219. Byron Scott 1.14
220. Vernon Maxwell 1.14
221. Vlade Divac 1.14
222. John Bagley 1.14
223. Mickey Johnson 1.13
224. Craig Ehlo 1.13
225. Spud Webb 1.13
226. Danny Manning 1.13
227. Lionel Simmons 1.13
228. Wesley Matthews 1.13
229. Nate Williams 1.13
230. Shawn Kemp 1.13
231. Eddie Johnson 1.13
232. Tiny Archibald* 1.13
233. James Worthy* 1.12
234. Derek Anderson 1.12
235. Ray Allen 1.12
236. Glen Gondrezick 1.11
237. Phil Smith 1.11
238. Larry Drew 1.11
239. Kirk Hinrich 1.11
240. Randy Brown 1.10
241. Thabo Sefolosha 1.10
242. Todd Day 1.10
243. John Starks 1.10
244. Darren Collison 1.10
  Lonnie Shelton 1.10
246. Jerry Reynolds 1.10
247. Robert Pack 1.10
248. Devin Harris 1.10
249. Greg Ballard 1.09
250. Danny Ainge 1.09

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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