NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals

Active players are listed in bold.
* Indicates member of the Hall of Fame.

NBA/ABA

NBA/ABA Table
Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Julius Erving* 2272
8. Clyde Drexler* 2207
9. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
10. Alvin Robertson 2112
11. Karl Malone* 2085
12. Mookie Blaylock 2075
13. Allen Iverson* 1983
14. Chris Paul 1957
  Derek Harper 1957
16. Kobe Bryant 1944
17. Isiah Thomas* 1861
18. Kevin Garnett 1859
19. LeBron James 1823
20. Don Buse 1818
21. Shawn Marion 1759
22. Paul Pierce 1752
23. Magic Johnson* 1724
24. Metta World Peace 1721
25. Ron Harper 1716
26. Fat Lever 1666
27. Charles Barkley* 1648
28. Gus Williams 1638
29. Hersey Hawkins 1622
30. Eddie Jones 1620
31. Rod Strickland 1616
32. Mark Jackson 1608
33. Terry Porter 1583
34. Andre Iguodala 1581
35. Jason Terry 1570
36. Doc Rivers 1563
37. Larry Bird* 1556
38. Doug Christie 1555
39. Andre Miller 1546
40. Nate McMillan 1544
41. Dwyane Wade 1538
42. Jeff Hornacek 1536
43. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
45. Kendall Gill 1519
46. Reggie Miller* 1505
47. Dennis Johnson* 1477
48. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
49. Ray Allen 1451
50. George McGinnis* 1448
51. Vince Carter 1442
52. Jerome Kersey 1439
53. Tim Hardaway 1428
54. Monta Ellis 1409
55. Randy Smith 1403
56. Clifford Robinson 1402
57. Trevor Ariza 1389
58. David Robinson* 1388
59. Bobby Jones 1387
60. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
61. Manu Ginobili 1374
62. Ben Wallace 1369
  Muggsy Bogues 1369
64. Derek Fisher 1352
65. Charles Oakley 1351
66. Mike Gale 1349
67. Rickey Green 1348
68. Quinn Buckner 1337
69. T.R. Dunn 1316
70. Rajon Rondo 1311
71. Latrell Sprewell 1294
72. Alvan Adams 1289
73. Vlade Divac 1288
74. George Gervin* 1283
75. David Wesley 1280
  Walter Davis 1280
77. John Lucas 1273
78. Kenny Anderson 1258
79. Terry Cummings 1255
80. Grant Hill 1248
81. Russell Westbrook 1242
82. Brevin Knight 1229
83. Tyrone Corbin 1228
84. Byron Scott 1224
85. Robert Parish* 1219
86. Mitch Richmond* 1211
87. Reggie Theus 1206
88. Gerald Wallace 1200
89. Grant Long 1199
  Moses Malone* 1199
91. Ray Williams 1198
92. Chris Webber 1197
93. Dan Majerle 1194
94. Norm Nixon 1187
95. Shawn Kemp 1185
96. Dirk Nowitzki 1183
97. Mike Bibby 1172
98. Calvin Murphy* 1165
99. Caron Butler 1163
100. Jack Sikma 1162
101. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
102. Tony Allen 1158
  Robert Horry 1158
104. Jay Humphries 1153
105. Chris Ford 1152
106. Fred Brown 1149
107. Horace Grant 1143
108. Terrell Brandon 1142
109. Sedale Threatt 1138
110. Tracy McGrady* 1136
  Patrick Ewing* 1136
112. Danny Ainge 1133
  Darrell Armstrong 1133
114. Jamal Crawford 1131
115. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
116. Thaddeus Young 1123
117. Lindsey Hunter 1120
  Sleepy Floyd 1120
119. Paul Millsap 1117
120. Rashard Lewis 1115
121. Nick Anderson 1114
122. Raymond Felton 1112
123. Stephen Jackson 1109
124. Brian Taylor 1106
125. Sam Perkins 1105
126. Rick Barry* 1104
127. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
128. Larry Hughes 1092
129. Rasheed Wallace 1090
  Darrell Walker 1090
131. Lester Conner 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
134. Josh Smith 1083
135. Kevin Johnson 1082
136. Michael Adams 1081
137. Buck Williams 1080
138. Tom Gugliotta 1079
139. Stephen Curry 1078
140. Derrick McKey 1072
141. Alex English* 1067
  Mike Conley 1067
143. Johnny Newman 1064
144. Joe Johnson 1061
145. Sam Cassell 1058
  Carmelo Anthony 1058
147. Lionel Hollins 1053
148. Chauncey Billups 1051
149. Michael Cage 1050
150. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
151. Antawn Jamison 1048
152. Darwin Cook 1044
153. James Worthy* 1041
154. Rudy Gay 1034
155. Michael Cooper 1033
  A.C. Green 1033
157. Kyle Lowry 1029
158. Mickey Johnson 1025
  Tim Duncan 1025
160. Stephon Marbury 1022
  Paul Westphal 1022
162. Johnny Moore 1017
163. Tony Parker 1015
164. Nene Hilario 1010
165. Avery Johnson 1007
166. John Drew 1004
167. Danny Manning 1000
168. Sam Lacey 999
169. Paul Pressey 997
170. Michael Finley 996
171. Jason Richardson 995
172. Foots Walker 992
173. Craig Ehlo 989
174. Shane Battier 988
175. Dell Curry 985
176. Vernon Maxwell 975
  Eric Snow 975
178. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
180. Robert Reid 973
181. Kirk Hinrich 972
182. James Harden 968
183. Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
185. Slick Watts 961
186. Glen Rice 958
  Dwight Howard 958
  Kevin Willis 958
189. Brent Barry 955
190. Damon Stoudamire 953
191. Larry Kenon 952
  Mike Woodson 952
193. Jim Paxson 951
  John Starks 951
195. Devin Harris 947
196. Adrian Dantley* 944
197. Dan Issel* 943
198. Elton Brand 940
  Dudley Bradley 940
200. Gerald Henderson 939
  Corey Brewer 939
  M.L. Carr 939
203. Fatty Taylor 935
204. J.R. Smith 934
205. Jason Williams 933
206. Darrell Griffith 931
207. Allen Leavell 929
208. Vern Fleming 926
209. Sidney Moncrief 924
210. Spud Webb 922
211. Mario Chalmers 918
212. James Posey 917
  Chris Morris 917
  Christian Laettner 917
215. John Wall 916
216. John Long 912
  P.J. Brown 912
  Aaron McKie 912
219. Darnell Valentine 910
  World B. Free 910
221. Gerald Wilkins 907
222. Joe Dumars* 902
223. Steve Nash 899
224. Kenyon Martin 893
225. Marques Johnson 888
226. Greg Anthony 887
227. Tom Chambers 885
228. Steve Mix 884
  Gilbert Arenas 884
230. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
231. Purvis Short 878
  Cuttino Mobley 878
233. Greg Ballard 877
234. Bryon Russell 874
235. Earl Watson 873
236. Larry Nance 872
237. Kevin Durant 871
238. Jerry Stackhouse 869
  Ron Lee 869
240. Rodney Rogers 868
  Thabo Sefolosha 868
242. Deron Williams 867
243. Bernard King* 866
244. Luol Deng 865
245. Elvin Hayes* 864
246. Mark Price 860
247. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
249. Detlef Schrempf 856
250. Bo Outlaw 855

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Clyde Drexler* 2207
8. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
9. Alvin Robertson 2112
10. Karl Malone* 2085
11. Mookie Blaylock 2075
12. Allen Iverson* 1983
13. Derek Harper 1957
  Chris Paul 1957
15. Kobe Bryant 1944
16. Isiah Thomas* 1861
17. Kevin Garnett 1859
18. LeBron James 1823
19. Shawn Marion 1759
20. Paul Pierce 1752
21. Magic Johnson* 1724
22. Metta World Peace 1721
23. Ron Harper 1716
24. Fat Lever 1666
25. Charles Barkley* 1648
26. Gus Williams 1638
27. Hersey Hawkins 1622
28. Eddie Jones 1620
29. Rod Strickland 1616
30. Mark Jackson 1608
31. Terry Porter 1583
32. Andre Iguodala 1581
33. Jason Terry 1570
34. Doc Rivers 1563
35. Larry Bird* 1556
36. Doug Christie 1555
37. Andre Miller 1546
38. Nate McMillan 1544
39. Dwyane Wade 1538
40. Jeff Hornacek 1536
41. Chris Mullin* 1530
  Baron Davis 1530
43. Kendall Gill 1519
44. Julius Erving* 1508
45. Reggie Miller* 1505
46. Dennis Johnson* 1477
47. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
48. Ray Allen 1451
49. Vince Carter 1442
50. Jerome Kersey 1439
51. Tim Hardaway 1428
52. Monta Ellis 1409
53. Randy Smith 1403
54. Clifford Robinson 1402
55. Trevor Ariza 1389
56. David Robinson* 1388
57. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
58. Manu Ginobili 1374
59. Ben Wallace 1369
  Muggsy Bogues 1369
61. Derek Fisher 1352
62. Charles Oakley 1351
63. Rickey Green 1348
64. Quinn Buckner 1337
65. T.R. Dunn 1316
66. Rajon Rondo 1311
67. Latrell Sprewell 1294
68. Alvan Adams 1289
69. Vlade Divac 1288
70. Walter Davis 1280
  David Wesley 1280
72. John Lucas 1273
73. Kenny Anderson 1258
74. Terry Cummings 1255
75. Grant Hill 1248
76. Russell Westbrook 1242
77. Brevin Knight 1229
78. Tyrone Corbin 1228
79. Byron Scott 1224
80. Robert Parish* 1219
81. Mitch Richmond* 1211
82. Reggie Theus 1206
83. Gerald Wallace 1200
84. Grant Long 1199
85. Ray Williams 1198
86. Chris Webber 1197
87. Dan Majerle 1194
88. Norm Nixon 1187
89. Shawn Kemp 1185
90. Dirk Nowitzki 1183
91. Mike Bibby 1172
92. Calvin Murphy* 1165
93. Caron Butler 1163
94. Jack Sikma 1162
95. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
  Don Buse 1160
97. Tony Allen 1158
  Robert Horry 1158
99. Jay Humphries 1153
100. Chris Ford 1152
101. Fred Brown 1149
102. Horace Grant 1143
103. Terrell Brandon 1142
104. Sedale Threatt 1138
105. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady* 1136
107. Danny Ainge 1133
  Darrell Armstrong 1133
109. Jamal Crawford 1131
110. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
111. Thaddeus Young 1123
112. Sleepy Floyd 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
114. Paul Millsap 1117
115. Rashard Lewis 1115
116. Nick Anderson 1114
117. Raymond Felton 1112
118. Stephen Jackson 1109
119. Sam Perkins 1105
120. Rick Barry* 1104
121. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
122. Larry Hughes 1092
123. Rasheed Wallace 1090
  Darrell Walker 1090
125. Moses Malone* 1089
126. Ricky Sobers 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
129. Josh Smith 1083
130. Kevin Johnson 1082
131. Michael Adams 1081
132. Buck Williams 1080
133. Tom Gugliotta 1079
134. Stephen Curry 1078
135. Derrick McKey 1072
136. Alex English* 1067
  Mike Conley 1067
138. Johnny Newman 1064
139. Joe Johnson 1061
140. Carmelo Anthony 1058
  Sam Cassell 1058
142. Lionel Hollins 1053
143. Chauncey Billups 1051
144. Bobby Jones 1050
  Michael Cage 1050
146. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
147. Antawn Jamison 1048
148. Darwin Cook 1044
149. James Worthy* 1041
150. Rudy Gay 1034
151. A.C. Green 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
153. Kyle Lowry 1029
154. Tim Duncan 1025
  Mickey Johnson 1025
156. Paul Westphal 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
158. Johnny Moore 1017
159. Tony Parker 1015
160. Nene Hilario 1010
161. Avery Johnson 1007
162. John Drew 1004
163. Danny Manning 1000
164. Sam Lacey 999
165. Paul Pressey 997
166. Michael Finley 996
167. Jason Richardson 995
168. Foots Walker 992
169. Craig Ehlo 989
170. Shane Battier 988
171. Dell Curry 985
172. Vernon Maxwell 975
  Eric Snow 975
174. Stacey Augmon 974
  Dale Ellis 974
176. Robert Reid 973
177. Kirk Hinrich 972
178. James Harden 968
179. Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
181. Slick Watts 961
182. Glen Rice 958
  Kevin Willis 958
  Dwight Howard 958
185. Brent Barry 955
186. Damon Stoudamire 953
187. Mike Woodson 952
188. John Starks 951
  Jim Paxson 951
190. Devin Harris 947
191. Adrian Dantley* 944
192. George Gervin* 941
193. Dudley Bradley 940
  Elton Brand 940
195. Corey Brewer 939
  Gerald Henderson 939
197. J.R. Smith 934
198. Jason Williams 933
199. Darrell Griffith 931
200. Allen Leavell 929
201. Vern Fleming 926
202. Sidney Moncrief 924
203. George McGinnis* 923
204. Spud Webb 922
205. Mario Chalmers 918
206. Christian Laettner 917
  James Posey 917
  Chris Morris 917
209. John Wall 916
210. P.J. Brown 912
  John Long 912
  Aaron McKie 912
213. Darnell Valentine 910
  World B. Free 910
215. Gerald Wilkins 907
216. Joe Dumars* 902
217. Steve Nash 899
218. Kenyon Martin 893
219. Marques Johnson 888
220. Greg Anthony 887
221. Tom Chambers 885
222. Gilbert Arenas 884
  Steve Mix 884
224. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
225. Purvis Short 878
  Cuttino Mobley 878
227. Greg Ballard 877
228. Bryon Russell 874
229. Earl Watson 873
230. Larry Nance 872
231. Kevin Durant 871
232. Jerry Stackhouse 869
  Ron Lee 869
234. Thabo Sefolosha 868
  Rodney Rogers 868
236. Deron Williams 867
237. Bernard King* 866
238. Luol Deng 865
239. Elvin Hayes* 864
240. Mark Price 860
241. Otis Birdsong 858
  Al Harrington 858
243. Detlef Schrempf 856
244. Bo Outlaw 855
245. Vinnie Johnson 852
246. Lamar Odom 848
247. Larry Steele 846
  Steve Francis 846
  Scott Wedman 846
250. Otis Thorpe 840
  Mike Gale 840

ABA

ABA Table
Rank Player STL
1. Fatty Taylor 803
2. Julius Erving* 764
3. Don Buse 658
4. Ted McClain 638
5. Ralph Simpson 549
6. George McGinnis* 525
7. Mike Gale 509
8. Brian Taylor 500
9. Ron Boone 403
10. Joe Caldwell 385
11. Warren Jabali 384
12. James Silas 356
13. Freddie Lewis 355
14. Mack Calvin 346
15. George Gervin* 342
16. Bobby Jones 337
17. Chuck Williams 319
18. Bo Lamar 300
19. Wil Jones 297
20. Larry Kenon 277
  Gene Littles 277
22. Billy Cunningham* 275
23. Bird Averitt 256
24. Dave Twardzik 254
25. Dan Issel* 245
26. Rich Jones 239
27. Coby Dietrick 238
28. Louie Dampier* 236
29. Darnell Hillman 223
  John Williamson 223
31. George Karl 221
32. Marvin Barnes 220
33. Billy Knight 207
34. Caldwell Jones 205
35. Len Elmore 203
36. Mike Green 200
37. Willie Wise 197
38. Johnny Neumann 189
39. Billy Paultz 180
40. Artis Gilmore* 178
41. Stew Johnson 176
42. Bill Melchionni 172
43. Kevin Joyce 170
44. Al Smith 169
45. Maurice Lucas 164
  George Carter 164
47. Billy Shepherd 163
48. Dave Robisch 162
49. Ronald Thomas 160
50. Mike Barr 158
51. Jim Eakins 156
52. Byron Beck 155
  Bill Keller 155
54. Jimmy Jones 154
55. Jimmy O'Brien 152
56. Tim Bassett 149
57. Wendell Ladner 140
58. Gerald Govan 139
59. Ed Manning 137
60. David Thompson* 136
61. Goo Kennedy 133
62. Gus Gerard 132
63. M.L. Carr 127
64. Collis Jones 126
65. Randy Denton 121
66. John Roche 120
  Al Skinner 120
68. George Thompson 117
  Mike Jackson 117
  Charles Edge 117
71. Jan Van Breda Kolff 113
  Donnie Freeman 113
73. Moses Malone* 110
  Marv Roberts 110
75. Swen Nater 106
  Travis Grant 106
77. Ticky Burden 103
  Roger Brown* 103
79. Tom Owens 101
80. Kim Hughes 98
81. Mel Daniels* 96
82. Chuck Terry 91
83. Joe Hamilton 88
  George Adams 88
85. Barry Parkhill 87
86. Claude Terry 85
87. Darrell Elston 82
88. Steve Jones 79
  David Vaughn 79
90. Larry Finch 78
91. Mel Bennett 77
92. Patrick McFarland 76
93. Cincinnatus Powell 73
  Lloyd Batts 73
95. Bruce Seals 72
96. Red Robbins 71
97. Jim Bradley 69
98. Lee Davis 68
99. Don Chaney 66
100. Bob Warren 65
101. Fly Williams 64
102. Mike D'Antoni 63
103. Zelmo Beaty* 62
104. George Irvine 60
105. Jim Chones 59
106. Jimmy Foster 58
107. Larry Miller 57
108. Glen Combs 56
109. Billy Harris 55
  Rick Mount 55
111. Willie Long 54
112. Billy Schaeffer 52
113. Don Adams 51
  Wilbert Robinson 51
115. Scott English 50
  Mark Olberding 50
117. Mike Flynn 44
  Julius Keye 44
119. Wali Jones 42
120. Jim O'Brien 41
121. Willie Sojourner 40
  Lionel Billingy 40
123. Walter Simon 38
124. Monte Towe 37
  Bob Netolicky 37
126. Johnny Baum 36
127. Charles Jordan 33
128. Dan Roundfield 31
  Steve Green 31
  Roger Brown 31
131. Gene Moore 30
132. Ronnie Robinson 25
133. Allan Bristow 24
134. Flynn Robinson 23
135. Dennis Wuycik 22
136. Oliver Taylor 20
137. Jim Ard 16
  Roy Ebron 16
  Henry Ward 16
140. Rudy Hackett 15
141. Clyde Dickey 14
  Tom Ingelsby 14
  Hank Williams 14
144. George Lehmann 13
  Simmie Hill 13
  Lamar Green 13
  Donald Washington 13
148. George Bucci 12
  Harry Rogers 12
  Aulcie Perry 12
151. Jimmy Conner 11
  Jerry Chambers 11
153. Allen Murphy 10
  Milt Williams 10
155. Goose Ligon 9
  Terry Driscoll 9
  Marvin Webster 9
158. Jim McDaniels 8
  Bill Higgins 8
160. Art Williams 7
  John Beasley 7
162. Jerry Pender 6
  Wayne Pack 6
  Bernie Fryer 6
  William Franklin 6
166. Ron King 5
  Rick Darnell 5
  Sam Cash 5
  Joby Wright 5
170. Gary Gregor 4
  Paul Stovall 4
  Collis Temple 4
  Greg Lee 4
  Ken Smith 4
  Bob Nash 4
176. Bob Arnzen 3
  Skeeter Swift 3
  Nathaniel Barnett 3
179. Joe Reaves 2
  Kenneth Gardner 2
  Bill Newton 2
  Rich Rinaldi 2
  Dwaine Dillard 2
184. Bernie Williams 1
  Roy McPipe 1
  Bob Lackey 1
187. Billy James 0
  Jimmie Baker 0
  Skip Wise 0
  Larry Cannon 0
  Paul Ruffner 0
  Erwin Mueller 0
  Dennis Van Zant 0
  Mike Lewis 0
  Reggie Royals 0
  Mo Layton 0
  Stan Love 0
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