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. Derek Harper 1957
15. Chris Paul 1945
16. Kobe Bryant 1944
17. Isiah Thomas* 1861
18. Kevin Garnett 1859
19. Don Buse 1818
20. LeBron James 1792
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. Jason Terry 1568
35. Andre Iguodala 1565
36. Doc Rivers 1563
37. Larry Bird* 1556
38. Doug Christie 1555
39. Andre Miller 1546
40. Nate McMillan 1544
41. Jeff Hornacek 1536
42. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
44. Dwyane Wade 1524
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. Jerome Kersey 1439
52. Vince Carter 1431
53. Tim Hardaway 1428
54. Monta Ellis 1409
55. Randy Smith 1403
56. Clifford Robinson 1402
57. David Robinson* 1388
58. Bobby Jones 1387
59. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
60. Ben Wallace 1369
  Muggsy Bogues 1369
62. Trevor Ariza 1368
63. Manu Ginobili 1364
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 1300
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. Brevin Knight 1229
82. Tyrone Corbin 1228
83. Byron Scott 1224
84. Robert Parish* 1219
85. Mitch Richmond* 1211
  Russell Westbrook 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 1174
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. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady* 1136
112. Danny Ainge 1133
  Darrell Armstrong 1133
114. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
115. Jamal Crawford 1121
116. Sleepy Floyd 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
118. Paul Millsap 1117
119. Rashard Lewis 1115
120. Nick Anderson 1114
121. Thaddeus Young 1112
122. Stephen Jackson 1109
123. Brian Taylor 1106
124. Sam Perkins 1105
125. Rick Barry* 1104
126. Raymond Felton 1103
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. Derrick McKey 1072
140. Stephen Curry 1068
141. Alex English* 1067
  Mike Conley 1067
143. Johnny Newman 1064
144. Sam Cassell 1058
145. Joe Johnson 1057
146. Carmelo Anthony 1053
  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. A.C. Green 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
156. Rudy Gay 1032
157. Tim Duncan 1025
  Mickey Johnson 1025
159. Paul Westphal 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
161. Johnny Moore 1017
162. Kyle Lowry 1010
163. Tony Parker 1007
  Avery Johnson 1007
  Nene Hilario 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. Eric Snow 975
  Vernon Maxwell 975
178. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
180. Robert Reid 973
181. Kirk Hinrich 972
182. Marcus Camby 967
  Rick Fox 967
184. Slick Watts 961
185. Glen Rice 958
  Kevin Willis 958
187. Brent Barry 955
  James Harden 955
189. Damon Stoudamire 953
190. Mike Woodson 952
  Larry Kenon 952
192. John Starks 951
  Jim Paxson 951
194. Dwight Howard 947
195. Adrian Dantley* 944
196. Dan Issel* 943
197. Dudley Bradley 940
  Devin Harris 940
  Elton Brand 940
200. M.L. Carr 939
  Gerald Henderson 939
202. Fatty Taylor 935
203. Jason Williams 933
204. Darrell Griffith 931
205. Corey Brewer 929
  Allen Leavell 929
207. J.R. Smith 927
208. Vern Fleming 926
209. Sidney Moncrief 924
210. Spud Webb 922
211. James Posey 917
  Christian Laettner 917
  Chris Morris 917
214. John Long 912
  P.J. Brown 912
  Aaron McKie 912
217. Darnell Valentine 910
  World B. Free 910
219. Mario Chalmers 909
220. Gerald Wilkins 907
221. Joe Dumars* 902
222. Steve Nash 899
223. Kenyon Martin 893
224. John Wall 892
225. Marques Johnson 888
226. Greg Anthony 887
227. Tom Chambers 885
228. Gilbert Arenas 884
  Steve Mix 884
230. 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. Luol Deng 865
243. Elvin Hayes* 864
244. Mark Price 860
245. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
247. Kevin Durant 857
248. Detlef Schrempf 856
249. Thabo Sefolosha 855
  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
14. Chris Paul 1945
15. Kobe Bryant 1944
16. Isiah Thomas* 1861
17. Kevin Garnett 1859
18. LeBron James 1792
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. Jason Terry 1568
33. Andre Iguodala 1565
34. Doc Rivers 1563
35. Larry Bird* 1556
36. Doug Christie 1555
37. Andre Miller 1546
38. Nate McMillan 1544
39. Jeff Hornacek 1536
40. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
42. Dwyane Wade 1524
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. Jerome Kersey 1439
50. Vince Carter 1431
51. Tim Hardaway 1428
52. Monta Ellis 1409
53. Randy Smith 1403
54. Clifford Robinson 1402
55. David Robinson* 1388
56. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
57. Muggsy Bogues 1369
  Ben Wallace 1369
59. Trevor Ariza 1368
60. Manu Ginobili 1364
61. Derek Fisher 1352
62. Charles Oakley 1351
63. Rickey Green 1348
64. Quinn Buckner 1337
65. T.R. Dunn 1316
66. Rajon Rondo 1300
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. Brevin Knight 1229
77. Tyrone Corbin 1228
78. Byron Scott 1224
79. Robert Parish* 1219
80. Russell Westbrook 1211
  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 1174
91. Mike Bibby 1172
92. Calvin Murphy* 1165
93. Caron Butler 1163
94. Jack Sikma 1162
95. Don Buse 1160
  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
97. Robert Horry 1158
  Tony Allen 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. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
110. Jamal Crawford 1121
111. Sleepy Floyd 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
113. Paul Millsap 1117
114. Rashard Lewis 1115
115. Nick Anderson 1114
116. Thaddeus Young 1112
117. Stephen Jackson 1109
118. Sam Perkins 1105
119. Rick Barry* 1104
120. Raymond Felton 1103
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. Derrick McKey 1072
135. Stephen Curry 1068
136. Alex English* 1067
  Mike Conley 1067
138. Johnny Newman 1064
139. Sam Cassell 1058
140. Joe Johnson 1057
141. Lionel Hollins 1053
  Carmelo Anthony 1053
143. Chauncey Billups 1051
144. Michael Cage 1050
  Bobby Jones 1050
146. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
147. Antawn Jamison 1048
148. Darwin Cook 1044
149. James Worthy* 1041
150. Michael Cooper 1033
  A.C. Green 1033
152. Rudy Gay 1032
153. Tim Duncan 1025
  Mickey Johnson 1025
155. Stephon Marbury 1022
  Paul Westphal 1022
157. Johnny Moore 1017
158. Kyle Lowry 1010
159. Nene Hilario 1007
  Avery Johnson 1007
  Tony Parker 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. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
176. Robert Reid 973
177. Kirk Hinrich 972
178. Marcus Camby 967
  Rick Fox 967
180. Slick Watts 961
181. Kevin Willis 958
  Glen Rice 958
183. James Harden 955
  Brent Barry 955
185. Damon Stoudamire 953
186. Mike Woodson 952
187. John Starks 951
  Jim Paxson 951
189. Dwight Howard 947
190. Adrian Dantley* 944
191. George Gervin* 941
192. Elton Brand 940
  Devin Harris 940
  Dudley Bradley 940
195. Gerald Henderson 939
196. Jason Williams 933
197. Darrell Griffith 931
198. Corey Brewer 929
  Allen Leavell 929
200. J.R. Smith 927
201. Vern Fleming 926
202. Sidney Moncrief 924
203. George McGinnis* 923
204. Spud Webb 922
205. James Posey 917
  Christian Laettner 917
  Chris Morris 917
208. John Long 912
  Aaron McKie 912
  P.J. Brown 912
211. Darnell Valentine 910
  World B. Free 910
213. Mario Chalmers 909
214. Gerald Wilkins 907
215. Joe Dumars* 902
216. Steve Nash 899
217. Kenyon Martin 893
218. John Wall 892
219. Marques Johnson 888
220. Greg Anthony 887
221. Tom Chambers 885
222. Steve Mix 884
  Gilbert Arenas 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. Ron Lee 869
  Jerry Stackhouse 869
233. Rodney Rogers 868
234. Deron Williams 867
235. Bernard King* 866
236. Luol Deng 865
237. Elvin Hayes* 864
238. Mark Price 860
239. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
241. Kevin Durant 857
242. Detlef Schrempf 856
243. Thabo Sefolosha 855
  Bo Outlaw 855
245. Vinnie Johnson 852
246. Lamar Odom 848
247. Larry Steele 846
  Steve Francis 846
  Scott Wedman 846
250. Mike Gale 840
  Otis Thorpe 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. 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. Charles Edge 117
  George Thompson 117
  Mike Jackson 117
71. Donnie Freeman 113
  Jan Van Breda Kolff 113
73. Marv Roberts 110
  Moses Malone* 110
75. Travis Grant 106
  Swen Nater 106
77. Roger Brown* 103
  Ticky Burden 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. David Vaughn 79
  Steve Jones 79
90. Larry Finch 78
91. Mel Bennett 77
92. Patrick McFarland 76
93. Lloyd Batts 73
  Cincinnatus Powell 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. 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. Steve Green 31
  Roger Brown 31
  Dan Roundfield 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. Roy Ebron 16
  Henry Ward 16
  Jim Ard 16
140. Rudy Hackett 15
141. Tom Ingelsby 14
  Hank Williams 14
  Clyde Dickey 14
144. Simmie Hill 13
  Lamar Green 13
  Donald Washington 13
  George Lehmann 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. Marvin Webster 9
  Goose Ligon 9
  Terry Driscoll 9
158. Jim McDaniels 8
  Bill Higgins 8
160. John Beasley 7
  Art Williams 7
162. William Franklin 6
  Jerry Pender 6
  Wayne Pack 6
  Bernie Fryer 6
166. Rick Darnell 5
  Sam Cash 5
  Joby Wright 5
  Ron King 5
170. Greg Lee 4
  Ken Smith 4
  Bob Nash 4
  Gary Gregor 4
  Paul Stovall 4
  Collis Temple 4
176. Bob Arnzen 3
  Skeeter Swift 3
  Nathaniel Barnett 3
179. Bill Newton 2
  Rich Rinaldi 2
  Dwaine Dillard 2
  Joe Reaves 2
  Kenneth Gardner 2
184. Roy McPipe 1
  Bob Lackey 1
  Bernie Williams 1
187. Mike Lewis 0
  Reggie Royals 0
  Mo Layton 0
  Stan Love 0
  Billy James 0
  Jimmie Baker 0
  Skip Wise 0
  Larry Cannon 0
  Paul Ruffner 0
  Erwin Mueller 0
  Dennis Van Zant 0
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