NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals

Active players are listed in bold.
* Indicates member of the Hall of Fame.
Steals since 1973-74 (1972-73 for ABA)

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. Chris Paul 2062
14. Allen Iverson* 1983
15. Derek Harper 1957
16. Kobe Bryant 1944
17. LeBron James 1909
18. Isiah Thomas* 1861
19. Kevin Garnett 1859
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. Andre Iguodala 1637
30. Hersey Hawkins 1622
31. Eddie Jones 1620
32. Rod Strickland 1616
33. Mark Jackson 1608
34. Jason Terry 1603
35. Terry Porter 1583
36. Dwyane Wade 1582
37. Doc Rivers 1563
38. Larry Bird* 1556
39. Doug Christie 1555
40. Andre Miller 1546
41. Nate McMillan 1544
42. Jeff Hornacek 1536
43. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
45. Kendall Gill 1519
46. Reggie Miller* 1505
47. Vince Carter 1489
48. Trevor Ariza 1488
49. Dennis Johnson* 1477
50. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
51. Ray Allen* 1451
52. George McGinnis* 1448
53. Jerome Kersey 1439
54. Tim Hardaway 1428
55. Monta Ellis 1409
56. Randy Smith 1403
57. Clifford Robinson 1402
58. Manu Ginobili 1392
59. Russell Westbrook 1391
60. David Robinson* 1388
61. Bobby Jones 1387
62. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
63. Ben Wallace 1369
  Muggsy Bogues 1369
65. Rajon Rondo 1368
66. Derek Fisher 1352
67. Charles Oakley 1351
68. Mike Gale 1349
69. Rickey Green 1348
70. Quinn Buckner 1337
71. T.R. Dunn 1316
72. Latrell Sprewell 1294
73. Alvan Adams 1289
74. Vlade Divac 1288
75. George Gervin* 1283
76. Walter Davis 1280
  David Wesley 1280
78. John Lucas 1273
79. Thaddeus Young 1262
80. Kenny Anderson 1258
81. Terry Cummings 1255
82. Grant Hill* 1248
83. Brevin Knight 1229
84. Tyrone Corbin 1228
85. Byron Scott 1224
86. Robert Parish* 1219
87. Mitch Richmond* 1211
88. Reggie Theus 1206
89. Dirk Nowitzki 1202
90. Gerald Wallace 1200
91. Moses Malone* 1199
  Grant Long 1199
93. Ray Williams 1198
94. Chris Webber 1197
95. Dan Majerle 1194
96. Norm Nixon 1187
97. Shawn Kemp 1185
  Paul Millsap 1185
99. Mike Bibby 1172
100. Calvin Murphy* 1165
101. Caron Butler 1163
102. Jack Sikma 1162
103. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
  Jamal Crawford 1160
105. Robert Horry 1158
  Tony Allen 1158
107. Jay Humphries 1153
108. Chris Ford 1152
109. Stephen Curry 1151
110. Fred Brown 1149
111. Horace Grant 1143
112. Terrell Brandon 1142
113. Raymond Felton 1140
114. Sedale Threatt 1138
115. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady* 1136
117. Danny Ainge 1133
  Darrell Armstrong 1133
119. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
120. Mike Conley 1124
121. Lindsey Hunter 1120
  Sleepy Floyd 1120
123. Kyle Lowry 1119
124. Rashard Lewis 1115
125. Nick Anderson 1114
  James Harden 1114
127. Stephen Jackson 1109
128. Brian Taylor 1106
129. Sam Perkins 1105
130. Rick Barry* 1104
131. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
132. Larry Hughes 1092
133. Rasheed Wallace 1090
  Darrell Walker 1090
135. Lester Conner 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
  Rudy Gay 1085
139. Josh Smith 1083
140. Kevin Johnson 1082
141. Michael Adams 1081
  Carmelo Anthony 1081
143. Buck Williams 1080
144. Tom Gugliotta 1079
145. Derrick McKey 1072
146. Joe Johnson 1071
147. Alex English* 1067
148. Johnny Newman 1064
149. Sam Cassell 1058
150. Lionel Hollins 1053
151. Chauncey Billups 1051
152. Michael Cage 1050
153. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
154. Antawn Jamison 1048
  Tony Parker 1048
156. Darwin Cook 1044
157. James Worthy* 1041
158. A.C. Green 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
160. Nene Hilario 1029
161. Tim Duncan 1025
  Mickey Johnson 1025
163. Paul Westphal 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
165. Johnny Moore 1017
166. Avery Johnson 1007
167. John Drew 1004
168. Danny Manning 1000
169. Paul George 999
  Sam Lacey 999
171. Paul Pressey 997
172. Michael Finley 996
173. Jason Richardson 995
174. Foots Walker 992
175. Craig Ehlo 989
176. Corey Brewer 988
  Shane Battier 988
178. Dwight Howard 986
  Devin Harris 986
180. Dell Curry 985
181. John Wall 976
182. Vernon Maxwell 975
  Eric Snow 975
184. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
186. Robert Reid 973
  J.R. Smith 973
188. Kirk Hinrich 972
189. Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
191. Slick Watts 961
192. Glen Rice 958
  Kevin Willis 958
194. Brent Barry 955
195. Damon Stoudamire 953
196. Larry Kenon 952
  Mike Woodson 952
198. Jim Paxson 951
  John Starks 951
200. Mario Chalmers 950
201. Adrian Dantley* 944
202. Dan Issel* 943
203. Elton Brand 940
  Dudley Bradley 940
205. Gerald Henderson 939
  M.L. Carr 939
207. Fatty Taylor 935
208. Jason Williams 933
209. Jrue Holiday 932
210. Darrell Griffith 931
211. Kevin Durant 929
  Allen Leavell 929
213. Vern Fleming 926
214. Sidney Moncrief 924
215. Spud Webb 922
216. Ricky Rubio 921
217. Chris Morris 917
  Christian Laettner 917
  James Posey 917
220. John Long 912
  Aaron McKie 912
  P.J. Brown 912
223. Darnell Valentine 910
  World B. Free 910
225. Gerald Wilkins 907
226. Joe Dumars* 902
227. Steve Nash* 899
228. Kenyon Martin 893
229. Thabo Sefolosha 891
230. Marques Johnson 888
231. Greg Anthony 887
232. Tom Chambers 885
233. Steve Mix 884
  Gilbert Arenas 884
235. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
236. Purvis Short 878
  Cuttino Mobley 878
238. Greg Ballard 877
239. Bryon Russell 874
240. Earl Watson 873
241. Larry Nance 872
242. Ron Lee 869
  Jerry Stackhouse 869
244. Luol Deng 868
  Rodney Rogers 868
246. Deron Williams 867
247. Bernard King* 866
248. Elvin Hayes* 864
249. Mark Price 860
250. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858

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. Chris Paul 2062
13. Allen Iverson* 1983
14. Derek Harper 1957
15. Kobe Bryant 1944
16. LeBron James 1909
17. Isiah Thomas* 1861
18. Kevin Garnett 1859
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. Andre Iguodala 1637
28. Hersey Hawkins 1622
29. Eddie Jones 1620
30. Rod Strickland 1616
31. Mark Jackson 1608
32. Jason Terry 1603
33. Terry Porter 1583
34. Dwyane Wade 1582
35. Doc Rivers 1563
36. Larry Bird* 1556
37. Doug Christie 1555
38. Andre Miller 1546
39. Nate McMillan 1544
40. Jeff Hornacek 1536
41. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
43. Kendall Gill 1519
44. Julius Erving* 1508
45. Reggie Miller* 1505
46. Vince Carter 1489
47. Trevor Ariza 1488
48. Dennis Johnson* 1477
49. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
50. Ray Allen* 1451
51. Jerome Kersey 1439
52. Tim Hardaway 1428
53. Monta Ellis 1409
54. Randy Smith 1403
55. Clifford Robinson 1402
56. Manu Ginobili 1392
57. Russell Westbrook 1391
58. David Robinson* 1388
59. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
60. Muggsy Bogues 1369
  Ben Wallace 1369
62. Rajon Rondo 1368
63. Derek Fisher 1352
64. Charles Oakley 1351
65. Rickey Green 1348
66. Quinn Buckner 1337
67. T.R. Dunn 1316
68. Latrell Sprewell 1294
69. Alvan Adams 1289
70. Vlade Divac 1288
71. David Wesley 1280
  Walter Davis 1280
73. John Lucas 1273
74. Thaddeus Young 1262
75. Kenny Anderson 1258
76. Terry Cummings 1255
77. Grant Hill* 1248
78. Brevin Knight 1229
79. Tyrone Corbin 1228
80. Byron Scott 1224
81. Robert Parish* 1219
82. Mitch Richmond* 1211
83. Reggie Theus 1206
84. Dirk Nowitzki 1202
85. Gerald Wallace 1200
86. Grant Long 1199
87. Ray Williams 1198
88. Chris Webber 1197
89. Dan Majerle 1194
90. Norm Nixon 1187
91. Paul Millsap 1185
  Shawn Kemp 1185
93. Mike Bibby 1172
94. Calvin Murphy* 1165
95. Caron Butler 1163
96. Jack Sikma 1162
97. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
  Jamal Crawford 1160
  Don Buse 1160
100. Tony Allen 1158
  Robert Horry 1158
102. Jay Humphries 1153
103. Chris Ford 1152
104. Stephen Curry 1151
105. Fred Brown 1149
106. Horace Grant 1143
107. Terrell Brandon 1142
108. Raymond Felton 1140
109. Sedale Threatt 1138
110. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady* 1136
112. Darrell Armstrong 1133
  Danny Ainge 1133
114. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
115. Mike Conley 1124
116. Lindsey Hunter 1120
  Sleepy Floyd 1120
118. Kyle Lowry 1119
119. Rashard Lewis 1115
120. James Harden 1114
  Nick Anderson 1114
122. Stephen Jackson 1109
123. Sam Perkins 1105
124. Rick Barry* 1104
125. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
126. Larry Hughes 1092
127. Rasheed Wallace 1090
  Darrell Walker 1090
129. Moses Malone* 1089
130. Rudy Gay 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
134. Josh Smith 1083
135. Kevin Johnson 1082
136. Michael Adams 1081
  Carmelo Anthony 1081
138. Buck Williams 1080
139. Tom Gugliotta 1079
140. Derrick McKey 1072
141. Joe Johnson 1071
142. Alex English* 1067
143. Johnny Newman 1064
144. Sam Cassell 1058
145. Lionel Hollins 1053
146. Chauncey Billups 1051
147. Bobby Jones 1050
  Michael Cage 1050
149. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
150. Tony Parker 1048
  Antawn Jamison 1048
152. Darwin Cook 1044
153. James Worthy* 1041
154. Michael Cooper 1033
  A.C. Green 1033
156. Nene Hilario 1029
157. Mickey Johnson 1025
  Tim Duncan 1025
159. Stephon Marbury 1022
  Paul Westphal 1022
161. Johnny Moore 1017
162. Avery Johnson 1007
163. John Drew 1004
164. Danny Manning 1000
165. Sam Lacey 999
  Paul George 999
167. Paul Pressey 997
168. Michael Finley 996
169. Jason Richardson 995
170. Foots Walker 992
171. Craig Ehlo 989
172. Shane Battier 988
  Corey Brewer 988
174. Devin Harris 986
  Dwight Howard 986
176. Dell Curry 985
177. John Wall 976
178. Eric Snow 975
  Vernon Maxwell 975
180. Stacey Augmon 974
  Dale Ellis 974
182. J.R. Smith 973
  Robert Reid 973
184. Kirk Hinrich 972
185. Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
187. Slick Watts 961
188. Kevin Willis 958
  Glen Rice 958
190. Brent Barry 955
191. Damon Stoudamire 953
192. Mike Woodson 952
193. Jim Paxson 951
  John Starks 951
195. Mario Chalmers 950
196. Adrian Dantley* 944
197. George Gervin* 941
198. Dudley Bradley 940
  Elton Brand 940
200. Gerald Henderson 939
201. Jason Williams 933
202. Jrue Holiday 932
203. Darrell Griffith 931
204. Kevin Durant 929
  Allen Leavell 929
206. Vern Fleming 926
207. Sidney Moncrief 924
208. George McGinnis* 923
209. Spud Webb 922
210. Ricky Rubio 921
211. James Posey 917
  Christian Laettner 917
  Chris Morris 917
214. John Long 912
  Aaron McKie 912
  P.J. Brown 912
217. Darnell Valentine 910
  World B. Free 910
219. Gerald Wilkins 907
220. Joe Dumars* 902
221. Steve Nash* 899
222. Kenyon Martin 893
223. Thabo Sefolosha 891
224. Marques Johnson 888
225. Greg Anthony 887
226. Tom Chambers 885
227. Gilbert Arenas 884
  Steve Mix 884
229. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
230. Cuttino Mobley 878
  Purvis Short 878
232. Greg Ballard 877
233. Bryon Russell 874
234. Earl Watson 873
235. Larry Nance 872
236. Ron Lee 869
  Jerry Stackhouse 869
238. Rodney Rogers 868
  Luol Deng 868
240. Deron Williams 867
241. Bernard King* 866
242. Elvin Hayes* 864
243. Mark Price 860
244. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
246. Detlef Schrempf 856
247. Bo Outlaw 855
248. Vinnie Johnson 852
249. Jeff Teague 850
250. Lamar Odom 848

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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