NBA & ABA Progressive Leaders and Records for Steals Per Game

Active players are listed in bold.
Members of the Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*).

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  Year-by-Year SPG   Active SPG   Career SPG   Single Season SPG
1973-74Larry Steele 2.68   Jerry West* 2.61   Jerry West* 2.61   Larry Steele 2.68
1974-75Rick Barry* 2.85   Rick Barry* 2.48   Jerry West* 2.61   Rick Barry* 2.85
1975-76Slick Watts 3.18   Rick Barry* 2.49   Jerry West* 2.61   Slick Watts 3.18
1976-77Don Buse 3.47   Rick Barry* 2.41   Jerry West* 2.61   Don Buse 3.47
1977-78Ron Lee 2.74   Rick Barry* 2.31   Jerry West* 2.61   Don Buse 3.47
1978-79M.L. Carr 2.46   Slick Watts 2.20   Jerry West* 2.61   Don Buse 3.47
1979-80Micheal Ray Richardson 3.23   Rick Barry* 1.99   Jerry West* 2.61   Don Buse 3.47
1980-81Magic Johnson* 3.43   Randy Smith 1.91   Jerry West* 2.61   Don Buse 3.47
1981-82Magic Johnson* 2.67   Quinn Buckner 2.26   Jerry West* 2.61   Don Buse 3.47
1982-83Micheal Ray Richardson 2.84   Maurice Cheeks 2.36   Jerry West* 2.61   Don Buse 3.47
1983-84Rickey Green 2.65   Micheal Ray Richardson 2.56   Jerry West* 2.61   Don Buse 3.47
1984-85Micheal Ray Richardson 2.96   Micheal Ray Richardson 2.63   Micheal Ray Richardson 2.63   Don Buse 3.47
1985-86Alvin Robertson 3.67   Micheal Ray Richardson 2.63   Micheal Ray Richardson 2.63   Alvin Robertson 3.67
1986-87Alvin Robertson 3.21   Maurice Cheeks 2.38   Micheal Ray Richardson 2.63   Alvin Robertson 3.67
1987-88Michael Jordan* 3.16   Maurice Cheeks 2.35   Micheal Ray Richardson 2.63   Alvin Robertson 3.67
1988-89John Stockton* 3.21   John Stockton* 2.31   Micheal Ray Richardson 2.63   Alvin Robertson 3.67
1989-90Michael Jordan* 2.77   Alvin Robertson 2.84   Alvin Robertson 2.84   Alvin Robertson 3.67
1990-91Alvin Robertson 3.04   Alvin Robertson 2.87   Alvin Robertson 2.87   Alvin Robertson 3.67
1991-92John Stockton* 2.98   Alvin Robertson 2.83   Alvin Robertson 2.83   Alvin Robertson 3.67
1992-93Michael Jordan* 2.83   Alvin Robertson 2.77   Alvin Robertson 2.77   Alvin Robertson 3.67
1993-94Nate McMillan 2.96   John Stockton* 2.49   Alvin Robertson 2.77   Alvin Robertson 3.67
1994-95Scottie Pippen* 2.94   Michael Jordan* 2.70   Alvin Robertson 2.77   Alvin Robertson 3.67
1995-96Gary Payton* 2.85   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 3.67
1996-97Mookie Blaylock 2.72   Michael Jordan* 2.55   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 3.67
1997-98Mookie Blaylock 2.61   Michael Jordan* 2.48   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 3.67
1998-99Kendall Gill 2.68   Mookie Blaylock 2.45   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 3.67
1999-00Eddie Jones 2.67   Mookie Blaylock 2.41   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 3.67
2000-01Allen Iverson* 2.51   Mookie Blaylock 2.40   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 3.67
2001-02Allen Iverson* 2.80   Michael Jordan* 2.42   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 3.67
2002-03Allen Iverson* 2.74   Allen Iverson* 2.38   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 3.67
2003-04Baron Davis 2.36   Allen Iverson* 2.38   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 3.67
2004-05Larry Hughes 2.89   Allen Iverson* 2.38   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 3.67
2005-06Gerald Wallace 2.51   Allen Iverson* 2.34   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 3.67
2006-07Baron Davis 2.14   Allen Iverson* 2.30   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 3.67
2007-08Chris Paul 2.71   Allen Iverson* 2.26   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 3.67
2008-09Chris Paul 2.77   Allen Iverson* 2.22   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 3.67
2009-10Rajon Rondo 2.33   Allen Iverson* 2.17   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 3.67
2010-11Chris Paul 2.35   Chris Paul 2.38   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 3.67
2011-12Chris Paul 2.53   Chris Paul 2.40   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 3.67
2012-13Chris Paul 2.41   Chris Paul 2.40   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 3.67
2013-14Chris Paul 2.48   Chris Paul 2.41   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 3.67
2014-15Kawhi Leonard 2.31   Chris Paul 2.35   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 3.67
2015-16Stephen Curry 2.14   Chris Paul 2.32   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 3.67
2016-17Chris Paul 2.48   Chris Paul 2.32   Alvin Robertson 2.71   Alvin Robertson 3.67
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