NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals

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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.Chris Paul 2122
11.Alvin Robertson 2112
12.Karl Malone* 2085
13.Mookie Blaylock 2075
14.Allen Iverson* 1983
15.Derek Harper 1957
16.Kobe Bryant 1944
17.LeBron James 1937
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.Andre Iguodala 1663
28.Charles Barkley* 1648
29.Gus Williams 1638
30.Hersey Hawkins 1622
31.Eddie Jones 1620
 Dwyane Wade 1620
33.Rod Strickland 1616
34.Mark Jackson 1608
35.Jason Terry 1603
36.Terry Porter 1583
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.Chris Mullin* 1530
 Baron Davis 1530
45.Kendall Gill 1519
46.Trevor Ariza 1515
47.Vince Carter 1507
48.Reggie Miller* 1505
49.Dennis Johnson* 1477
50.Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
51.Ray Allen* 1451
52.George McGinnis* 1448
53.Russell Westbrook 1442
54.Jerome Kersey 1439
55.Tim Hardaway 1428
56.Rajon Rondo 1411
57.Monta Ellis 1409
58.Randy Smith 1403
59.Clifford Robinson 1402
60.Manu Ginbili 1392
61.David Robinson* 1388
62.Bobby Jones* 1387
63.Dominique Wilkins* 1378
64.Ben Wallace 1369
 Muggsy Bogues 1369
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.Thaddeus Young 1315
73.Latrell Sprewell 1294
74.Alvan Adams 1289
75.Vlade Divac* 1288
76.George Gervin* 1283
77.David Wesley 1280
 Walter Davis 1280
79.John Lucas 1273
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.Paul Millsap 1222
87.Robert Parish* 1219
88.Mitch Richmond* 1211
89.Dirk Nowitzki 1210
90.Reggie Theus 1206
91.Gerald Wallace 1200
 Stephen Curry 1200
93.Moses Malone* 1199
 Grant Long 1199
95.Ray Williams 1198
96.Chris Webber 1197
97.Dan Majerle 1194
98.James Harden 1189
99.Norm Nixon 1187
100.Shawn Kemp 1185
101.Jamal Crawford 1179
102.Mike Bibby 1172
103.Calvin Murphy* 1165
104.Caron Butler 1163
105.Jack Sikma* 1162
106.Mike Conley 1161
107.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
108.Robert Horry 1158
 Tony Allen 1158
110.Kyle Lowry 1156
111.Jay Humphries 1153
112.Chris Ford 1152
113.Fred Brown 1149
114.Raymond Felton 1144
115.Horace Grant 1143
116.Terrell Brandon 1142
117.Sedale Threatt 1138
118.Patrick Ewing* 1136
 Tracy McGrady* 1136
120.Darrell Armstrong 1133
 Danny Ainge 1133
122.Anfernee Hardaway 1125
123.Lindsey Hunter 1120
 Sleepy Floyd 1120
125.Rashard Lewis 1115
126.Nick Anderson 1114
127.Stephen Jackson 1109
128.Rudy Gay 1107
129.Brian Taylor 1106
130.Sam Perkins 1105
131.Rick Barry* 1104
132.Andrei Kirilenko 1097
133.Larry Hughes 1092
134.Darrell Walker 1090
 Rasheed Wallace 1090
136.Lester Conner 1085
 Antoine Walker 1085
 Ricky Sobers 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
 Paul George 1071
148.Alex English* 1067
149.Johnny Newman 1064
150.Sam Cassell 1058
151.Lionel Hollins 1053
 Tony Parker 1053
153.Chauncey Billups 1051
154.Michael Cage 1050
155.Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
156.Antawn Jamison 1048
157.Darwin Cook 1044
158.James Worthy* 1041
 Nen Hilrio 1041
160.Michael Cooper 1033
 A.C. Green 1033
162.Mickey Johnson 1025
 Tim Duncan 1025
164.Stephon Marbury 1022
 Paul Westphal* 1022
166.Corey Brewer 1019
167.Johnny Moore 1017
168.Avery Johnson 1007
169.John Drew 1004
170.Danny Manning 1000
171.Sam Lacey 999
172.Devin Harris 998
173.Paul Pressey 997
174.Michael Finley 996
175.Jason Richardson 995
176.Foots Walker 992
177.Craig Ehlo 989
178.Shane Battier 988
179.Dwight Howard 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.Jrue Holiday 964
192.Slick Watts 961
193.Ricky Rubio 959
194.Glen Rice 958
 Kevin Willis 958
196.Brent Barry 955
197.Damon Stoudamire 953
198.Larry Kenon 952
 Mike Woodson 952
200.John Starks 951
 Jim Paxson 951
202.Mario Chalmers 950
203.Kevin Durant 948
204.Adrian Dantley* 944
205.Dan Issel* 943
206.Dudley Bradley 940
 Elton Brand 940
208.M.L. Carr 939
 Gerald Henderson 939
210.Fatty Taylor 935
211.Jason Williams 933
212.Darrell Griffith 931
213.Allen Leavell 929
214.Vern Fleming 926
215.Sidney Moncrief* 924
216.Spud Webb 922
217.Chris Morris 917
 Christian Laettner 917
 James Posey 917
220.P.J. Brown 912
 John Long 912
 Aaron McKie 912
223.Thabo Sefolosha 911
224.Darnell Valentine 910
 World B. Free 910
226.Gerald Wilkins 907
227.Joe Dumars* 902
228.Steve Nash* 899
229.Kenyon Martin 893
230.Marques Johnson 888
231.Greg Anthony 887
232.Tom Chambers 885
233.Steve Mix 884
 Gilbert Arenas 884
235.Clarence Weatherspoon 880
 Luol Deng 880
237.Purvis Short 878
 Cuttino Mobley 878
239.Greg Ballard 877
240.Bryon Russell 874
241.Earl Watson 873
242.Larry Nance 872
243.Jerry Stackhouse 869
 Ron Lee 869
245.Rodney Rogers 868
246.Deron Williams 867
247.Bernard King* 866
248.Elvin Hayes* 864
249.Mark Price 860
250.Otis Birdsong 858
 Jeff Teague 858
 Al Harrington 858

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.Gene Littles 277
 Larry Kenon 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.John Williamson 223
 Darnell Hillman 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.George Carter 164
 Maurice Lucas 164
47.Billy Shepherd 163
48.Dave Robisch 162
49.Ronald Thomas 160
50.Mike Barr 158
51.Jim Eakins 156
52.Bill Keller 155
 Byron Beck 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.Al Skinner 120
 John Roche 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.Rick Mount 55
 Billy Harris 55
111.Willie Long 54
112.Billy Schaeffer 52
113.Wilbert Robinson 51
 Don Adams 51
115.Mark Olberding 50
 Scott English 50
117.Julius Keye 44
 Mike Flynn 44
119.Wali Jones 42
120.Jim O'Brien 41
121.Willie Sojourner 40
 Lionel Billingy 40
123.Walter Simon 38
124.Bob Netolicky 37
 Monte Towe 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.Henry Ward 16
 Roy Ebron 16
 Jim Ard 16
140.Rudy Hackett 15
141.Tom Ingelsby 14
 Hank Williams 14
 Clyde Dickey 14
144.George Lehmann 13
 Simmie Hill 13
 Lamar Green 13
 Donald Washington 13
148.Aulcie Perry 12
 George Bucci 12
 Harry Rogers 12
151.Jerry Chambers 11
 Jimmy Conner 11
153.Allen Murphy 10
 Milt Williams 10
155.Terry Driscoll 9
 Goose Ligon 9
 Marvin Webster 9
158.Bill Higgins 8
 Jim McDaniels 8
160.John Beasley 7
 Art Williams 7
162.Bernie Fryer 6
 William Franklin 6
 Wayne Pack 6
 Jerry Pender 6
166.Ron King 5
 Rick Darnell 5
 Sam Cash 5
 Joby Wright 5
170.Greg Lee 4
 Ken Smith 4
 Bob Nash 4
 Collis Temple 4
 Gary Gregor 4
 Paul Stovall 4
176.Nathaniel Barnett 3
 Bob Arnzen 3
 Skeeter Swift 3
179.Kenneth Gardner 2
 Joe Reaves 2
 Bill Newton 2
 Rich Rinaldi 2
 Dwaine Dillard 2
184.Bernie Williams 1
 Roy McPipe 1
 Bob Lackey 1
187.Dennis Van Zant 0
 Larry Cannon 0
 Paul Ruffner 0
 Erwin Mueller 0
 Reggie Royals 0
 Mike Lewis 0
 Stan Love 0
 Mo Layton 0
 Jimmie Baker 0
 Skip Wise 0
 Billy James 0

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.Chris Paul 2122
10.Alvin Robertson 2112
11.Karl Malone* 2085
12.Mookie Blaylock 2075
13.Allen Iverson* 1983
14.Derek Harper 1957
15.Kobe Bryant 1944
16.LeBron James 1937
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.Andre Iguodala 1663
26.Charles Barkley* 1648
27.Gus Williams 1638
28.Hersey Hawkins 1622
29.Eddie Jones 1620
 Dwyane Wade 1620
31.Rod Strickland 1616
32.Mark Jackson 1608
33.Jason Terry 1603
34.Terry Porter 1583
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.Chris Mullin* 1530
 Baron Davis 1530
43.Kendall Gill 1519
44.Trevor Ariza 1515
45.Julius Erving* 1508
46.Vince Carter 1507
47.Reggie Miller* 1505
48.Dennis Johnson* 1477
49.Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
50.Ray Allen* 1451
51.Russell Westbrook 1442
52.Jerome Kersey 1439
53.Tim Hardaway 1428
54.Rajon Rondo 1411
55.Monta Ellis 1409
56.Randy Smith 1403
57.Clifford Robinson 1402
58.Manu Ginbili 1392
59.David Robinson* 1388
60.Dominique Wilkins* 1378
61.Ben Wallace 1369
 Muggsy Bogues 1369
63.Derek Fisher 1352
64.Charles Oakley 1351
65.Rickey Green 1348
66.Quinn Buckner 1337
67.T.R. Dunn 1316
68.Thaddeus Young 1315
69.Latrell Sprewell 1294
70.Alvan Adams 1289
71.Vlade Divac* 1288
72.David Wesley 1280
 Walter Davis 1280
74.John Lucas 1273
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.Paul Millsap 1222
82.Robert Parish* 1219
83.Mitch Richmond* 1211
84.Dirk Nowitzki 1210
85.Reggie Theus 1206
86.Gerald Wallace 1200
 Stephen Curry 1200
88.Grant Long 1199
89.Ray Williams 1198
90.Chris Webber 1197
91.Dan Majerle 1194
92.James Harden 1189
93.Norm Nixon 1187
94.Shawn Kemp 1185
95.Jamal Crawford 1179
96.Mike Bibby 1172
97.Calvin Murphy* 1165
98.Caron Butler 1163
99.Jack Sikma* 1162
100.Mike Conley 1161
101.Don Buse 1160
 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
103.Tony Allen 1158
 Robert Horry 1158
105.Kyle Lowry 1156
106.Jay Humphries 1153
107.Chris Ford 1152
108.Fred Brown 1149
109.Raymond Felton 1144
110.Horace Grant 1143
111.Terrell Brandon 1142
112.Sedale Threatt 1138
113.Patrick Ewing* 1136
 Tracy McGrady* 1136
115.Danny Ainge 1133
 Darrell Armstrong 1133
117.Anfernee Hardaway 1125
118.Lindsey Hunter 1120
 Sleepy Floyd 1120
120.Rashard Lewis 1115
121.Nick Anderson 1114
122.Stephen Jackson 1109
123.Rudy Gay 1107
124.Sam Perkins 1105
125.Rick Barry* 1104
126.Andrei Kirilenko 1097
127.Larry Hughes 1092
128.Darrell Walker 1090
 Rasheed Wallace 1090
130.Moses Malone* 1089
131.Ricky Sobers 1085
 Antoine Walker 1085
 Lester Conner 1085
134.Josh Smith 1083
135.Kevin Johnson 1082
136.Carmelo Anthony 1081
 Michael Adams 1081
138.Buck Williams 1080
139.Tom Gugliotta 1079
140.Derrick McKey 1072
141.Paul George 1071
 Joe Johnson 1071
143.Alex English* 1067
144.Johnny Newman 1064
145.Sam Cassell 1058
146.Lionel Hollins 1053
 Tony Parker 1053
148.Chauncey Billups 1051
149.Michael Cage 1050
 Bobby Jones* 1050
151.Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
152.Antawn Jamison 1048
153.Darwin Cook 1044
154.James Worthy* 1041
 Nen Hilrio 1041
156.A.C. Green 1033
 Michael Cooper 1033
158.Mickey Johnson 1025
 Tim Duncan 1025
160.Paul Westphal* 1022
 Stephon Marbury 1022
162.Corey Brewer 1019
163.Johnny Moore 1017
164.Avery Johnson 1007
165.John Drew 1004
166.Danny Manning 1000
167.Sam Lacey 999
168.Devin Harris 998
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.Dwight Howard 986
176.Dell Curry 985
177.John Wall 976
178.Eric Snow 975
 Vernon Maxwell 975
180.Dale Ellis 974
 Stacey Augmon 974
182.J.R. Smith 973
 Robert Reid 973
184.Kirk Hinrich 972
185.Marcus Camby 967
 Rick Fox 967
187.Jrue Holiday 964
188.Slick Watts 961
189.Ricky Rubio 959
190.Kevin Willis 958
 Glen Rice 958
192.Brent Barry 955
193.Damon Stoudamire 953
194.Mike Woodson 952
195.John Starks 951
 Jim Paxson 951
197.Mario Chalmers 950
198.Kevin Durant 948
199.Adrian Dantley* 944
200.George Gervin* 941
201.Elton Brand 940
 Dudley Bradley 940
203.Gerald Henderson 939
204.Jason Williams 933
205.Darrell Griffith 931
206.Allen Leavell 929
207.Vern Fleming 926
208.Sidney Moncrief* 924
209.George McGinnis* 923
210.Spud Webb 922
211.James Posey 917
 Chris Morris 917
 Christian Laettner 917
214.P.J. Brown 912
 Aaron McKie 912
 John Long 912
217.Thabo Sefolosha 911
218.Darnell Valentine 910
 World B. Free 910
220.Gerald Wilkins 907
221.Joe Dumars* 902
222.Steve Nash* 899
223.Kenyon Martin 893
224.Marques Johnson 888
225.Greg Anthony 887
226.Tom Chambers 885
227.Steve Mix 884
 Gilbert Arenas 884
229.Luol Deng 880
 Clarence Weatherspoon 880
231.Cuttino Mobley 878
 Purvis Short 878
233.Greg Ballard 877
234.Bryon Russell 874
235.Earl Watson 873
236.Larry Nance 872
237.Ron Lee 869
 Jerry Stackhouse 869
239.Rodney Rogers 868
240.Deron Williams 867
241.Bernard King* 866
242.Elvin Hayes* 864
243.Mark Price 860
244.Jeff Teague 858
 Al Harrington 858
 Otis Birdsong 858
247.Detlef Schrempf 856
248.Bo Outlaw 855
249.Vinnie Johnson 852
250.Lamar Odom 848
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