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 2.29
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. Norm Van Lier 1.81
  Doc Rivers 1.81
34. Rajon Rondo 1.80
35. Stephen Curry 1.79
36. Larry Steele 1.79
37. Mike Gale 1.77
38. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
39. John Wall 1.74
40. Micheal Williams 1.74
41. Metta World Peace 1.74
42. Larry Bird* 1.73
43. Russell Westbrook 1.73
44. Randy Smith 1.72
45. Darwin Cook 1.71
46. Ron Harper 1.70
47. Eddie Jones 1.70
48. Monta Ellis 1.69
49. Brevin Knight 1.69
50. Ted McClain 1.67
51. Michael Adams 1.66
52. Hersey Hawkins 1.65
53. LeBron James 1.65
54. Paul George 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. 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. Andre Iguodala 1.59
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. Trevor Ariza 1.52
77. Darrell Walker 1.51
78. Shawn Marion 1.51
79. Lucius Allen 1.51
80. Foots Walker 1.51
81. Larry Hughes 1.50
82. Mario Chalmers 1.50
83. Mike Conley 1.49
84. Gary Grant 1.49
85. Rod Strickland 1.48
86. Bobby Jones 1.47
87. Kevin Johnson 1.47
88. James Harden 1.47
89. Steve Francis 1.47
90. Darnell Valentine 1.47
91. Kenny Anderson 1.47
92. Jay Humphries 1.46
93. Jrue Holiday 1.45
94. Kobe Bryant 1.44
95. Gerald Wallace 1.44
96. Chris Webber 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. DeMarcus Cousins 1.41
108. David Robinson* 1.41
109. Eric Bledsoe 1.39
110. Nick Anderson 1.39
111. M.L. Carr 1.39
112. Paul Pressey 1.38
113. Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
114. Kyle Lowry 1.37
115. John Lucas 1.37
116. Kemba Walker 1.37
117. Ralph Simpson 1.37
118. Kevin Edwards 1.37
119. Manu Ginobili 1.36
120. Pete Maravich* 1.36
121. John Drew 1.36
122. Sonny Parker 1.35
123. Fred Brown 1.35
124. David Wesley 1.35
  Darrell Armstrong 1.35
126. Gar Heard 1.34
127. Dennis Johnson* 1.34
128. Paul Westphal 1.34
129. Reggie Williams 1.34
130. Rudy Gay 1.34
131. Allen Leavell 1.33
132. Gail Goodrich* 1.33
133. T.R. Dunn 1.33
134. Ricky Sobers 1.32
135. Caron Butler 1.32
136. Winston Garland 1.32
137. Ron Boone 1.32
138. Dee Brown 1.32
139. Paul Millsap 1.31
140. Sam Lacey 1.31
141. Tyreke Evans 1.31
142. Alvan Adams 1.30
143. Paul Pierce 1.30
144. Marko Jaric 1.30
145. Bonzi Wells 1.30
146. John Williams 1.30
147. Stephen Jackson 1.29
148. Marques Johnson 1.29
149. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
150. Pooh Richardson 1.28
151. Corey Brewer 1.28
152. Kevin Garnett 1.27
153. Raymond Felton 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. Brandon Jennings 1.24
167. Terry Porter 1.24
168. Mitch Richmond* 1.24
169. Mark Jackson 1.24
170. Walter Davis 1.24
171. Ronnie Brewer 1.24
172. Otis Birdsong 1.23
173. Charlie Ward 1.23
174. Eric Money 1.23
175. Chris Morris 1.23
176. Phil Ford 1.22
177. Brian Winters 1.22
178. Steve Mix 1.22
179. Darrell Griffith 1.22
180. Grant Hill 1.22
181. Josh Smith 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. Sidney Moncrief 1.20
189. P.J. Tucker 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. Kevin Durant 1.19
196. Alvin Williams 1.19
197. Don Chaney 1.19
198. Mark Price 1.19
199. Jeff Teague 1.19
200. Andre Miller 1.19
201. Charles Johnson 1.18
  Jason Williams 1.18
203. Michael Cooper 1.18
204. Kenyon Martin 1.18
205. Reggie Theus 1.18
  Cuttino Mobley 1.18
207. Greg Anthony 1.17
208. Armond Hill 1.17
209. Mike Bibby 1.17
210. Sleepy Floyd 1.17
211. Tom Henderson 1.17
212. Jeremy Lin 1.16
213. Jason Richardson 1.16
214. Ruben Patterson 1.16
215. T.J. Ford 1.16
216. Ty Lawson 1.15
217. Tyrone Corbin 1.15
218. Eric Snow 1.15
219. Aaron McKie 1.15
220. Jason Terry 1.15
221. Kyle Macy 1.15
222. Derrick McKey 1.14
223. Dave Cowens* 1.14
224. Nene Hilario 1.14
225. Johnny Dawkins 1.14
226. Greg Monroe 1.14
227. Byron Scott 1.14
228. Vernon Maxwell 1.14
229. Vlade Divac 1.14
230. John Bagley 1.14
231. Mickey Johnson 1.13
232. Craig Ehlo 1.13
233. Spud Webb 1.13
234. Danny Manning 1.13
235. Lionel Simmons 1.13
236. Nate Williams 1.13
237. Shawn Kemp 1.13
238. Eddie Johnson 1.13
239. Tiny Archibald* 1.13
240. James Worthy* 1.12
241. Derek Anderson 1.12
242. Ray Allen 1.12
243. Glen Gondrezick 1.11
  Wesley Matthews 1.11
245. Phil Smith 1.11
246. Larry Drew 1.11
247. Kirk Hinrich 1.11
248. Thabo Sefolosha 1.10
249. Randy Brown 1.10
250. Todd Day 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 2.29
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. Doc Rivers 1.81
  Norm Van Lier 1.81
30. Julius Erving* 1.80
31. Rajon Rondo 1.80
32. Stephen Curry 1.79
33. Larry Steele 1.79
34. Don Buse 1.79
35. George McGinnis* 1.75
36. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
37. John Wall 1.74
38. Micheal Williams 1.74
39. Metta World Peace 1.74
40. Larry Bird* 1.73
41. Russell Westbrook 1.73
42. Randy Smith 1.72
43. Darwin Cook 1.71
44. Ron Harper 1.70
45. Eddie Jones 1.70
46. Monta Ellis 1.69
47. Brevin Knight 1.69
48. Michael Adams 1.66
49. Hersey Hawkins 1.65
50. LeBron James 1.65
51. Paul George 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. Gilbert Arenas 1.60
58. Phil Chenier 1.60
59. Chris Ford 1.60
60. Kerry Kittles 1.60
61. Anfernee Hardaway 1.60
62. Andre Iguodala 1.59
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. Trevor Ariza 1.52
74. Darrell Walker 1.51
75. Shawn Marion 1.51
76. Lucius Allen 1.51
77. Foots Walker 1.51
78. Larry Hughes 1.50
79. Mario Chalmers 1.50
80. Mike Conley 1.49
81. Gary Grant 1.49
82. Rod Strickland 1.48
83. Kevin Johnson 1.47
84. James Harden 1.47
85. Steve Francis 1.47
86. Darnell Valentine 1.47
87. Kenny Anderson 1.47
88. Jay Humphries 1.46
89. Jrue Holiday 1.45
90. Kobe Bryant 1.44
91. Gerald Wallace 1.44
92. Chris Webber 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. DeMarcus Cousins 1.41
103. David Robinson* 1.41
104. Eric Bledsoe 1.39
105. Nick Anderson 1.39
106. Paul Pressey 1.38
107. Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
108. Kyle Lowry 1.37
109. John Lucas 1.37
110. Kemba Walker 1.37
111. Kevin Edwards 1.37
112. Manu Ginobili 1.36
113. Pete Maravich* 1.36
114. John Drew 1.36
115. Bobby Jones 1.36
116. Sonny Parker 1.35
117. Fred Brown 1.35
118. Darrell Armstrong 1.35
  David Wesley 1.35
120. Gar Heard 1.34
121. M.L. Carr 1.34
122. Dennis Johnson* 1.34
123. Larry Kenon 1.34
124. Paul Westphal 1.34
125. Reggie Williams 1.34
126. Rudy Gay 1.34
127. Allen Leavell 1.33
128. Gail Goodrich* 1.33
129. T.R. Dunn 1.33
130. Ricky Sobers 1.32
131. Caron Butler 1.32
132. Winston Garland 1.32
133. Dee Brown 1.32
134. Paul Millsap 1.31
135. Sam Lacey 1.31
136. Tyreke Evans 1.31
137. Alvan Adams 1.30
138. Paul Pierce 1.30
139. Marko Jaric 1.30
140. Bonzi Wells 1.30
141. John Williams 1.30
142. Stephen Jackson 1.29
143. Charlie Scott 1.29
144. Marques Johnson 1.29
145. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
146. Pooh Richardson 1.28
147. Corey Brewer 1.28
148. Kevin Garnett 1.27
149. Raymond Felton 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. Brandon Jennings 1.24
161. Terry Porter 1.24
162. Mitch Richmond* 1.24
163. Mark Jackson 1.24
164. Walter Davis 1.24
165. Ronnie Brewer 1.24
166. Otis Birdsong 1.23
167. Charlie Ward 1.23
168. Eric Money 1.23
169. Chris Morris 1.23
170. Phil Ford 1.22
171. Brian Winters 1.22
172. Steve Mix 1.22
173. Darrell Griffith 1.22
174. Grant Hill 1.22
175. Josh Smith 1.22
176. Antoine Walker 1.22
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. P.J. Tucker 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. Kevin Durant 1.19
190. Alvin Williams 1.19
191. Mark Price 1.19
192. George Gervin* 1.19
193. Jeff Teague 1.19
194. Andre Miller 1.19
195. Jason Williams 1.18
  Charles Johnson 1.18
197. Michael Cooper 1.18
198. Kenyon Martin 1.18
199. Cuttino Mobley 1.18
  Reggie Theus 1.18
201. Greg Anthony 1.17
202. Don Chaney 1.17
203. Armond Hill 1.17
204. Mike Bibby 1.17
205. Sleepy Floyd 1.17
206. Tom Henderson 1.17
207. Jeremy Lin 1.16
208. Jason Richardson 1.16
209. Ruben Patterson 1.16
210. T.J. Ford 1.16
211. Ty Lawson 1.15
212. Tyrone Corbin 1.15
213. Eric Snow 1.15
214. Aaron McKie 1.15
215. Jason Terry 1.15
216. Kyle Macy 1.15
217. Derrick McKey 1.14
218. Dave Cowens* 1.14
219. Nene Hilario 1.14
220. Johnny Dawkins 1.14
221. Greg Monroe 1.14
222. Byron Scott 1.14
223. Vernon Maxwell 1.14
224. Vlade Divac 1.14
225. John Bagley 1.14
226. Mickey Johnson 1.13
227. Craig Ehlo 1.13
228. Spud Webb 1.13
229. Danny Manning 1.13
230. Lionel Simmons 1.13
231. Nate Williams 1.13
232. Shawn Kemp 1.13
233. Eddie Johnson 1.13
234. Tiny Archibald* 1.13
235. James Worthy* 1.12
236. Derek Anderson 1.12
237. Ray Allen 1.12
238. Wesley Matthews 1.11
  Glen Gondrezick 1.11
240. Phil Smith 1.11
241. Larry Drew 1.11
242. Kirk Hinrich 1.11
243. Thabo Sefolosha 1.10
244. Randy Brown 1.10
245. Todd Day 1.10
246. John Starks 1.10
247. Lonnie Shelton 1.10
248. Jerry Reynolds 1.10
249. Robert Pack 1.10
250. Darren Collison 1.10

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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