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.Chris Paul 2470
5.Gary Payton* 2445
6.Maurice Cheeks* 2310
7.Scottie Pippen* 2307
8.Julius Erving* 2272
9.Clyde Drexler* 2207
10.Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
11.LeBron James 2156
12.Alvin Robertson 2112
13.Karl Malone* 2085
14.Mookie Blaylock 2075
15.Allen Iverson* 1983
16.Derek Harper 1957
17.Kobe Bryant* 1944
18.Isiah Thomas* 1861
19.Kevin Garnett* 1859
20.Don Buse 1818
21.Andre Iguodala 1761
22.Shawn Marion 1759
23.Paul Pierce* 1752
24.Magic Johnson* 1724
25.Metta World Peace 1721
26.Russell Westbrook 1719
27.Ron Harper 1716
28.Fat Lever 1666
29.Charles Barkley* 1648
30.Gus Williams 1638
31.Trevor Ariza 1628
32.Hersey Hawkins 1622
33.Eddie Jones 1620
 Dwyane Wade 1620
35.Rod Strickland 1616
36.Mark Jackson 1608
37.Jason Terry 1603
38.Terry Porter 1583
39.Doc Rivers 1563
40.Larry Bird* 1556
 Thaddeus Young 1556
42.Doug Christie 1555
43.Andre Miller 1546
44.Nate McMillan 1544
45.Jeff Hornacek 1536
46.Vince Carter 1530
 Baron Davis 1530
 Chris Mullin* 1530
49.Kendall Gill 1519
50.Rajon Rondo 1518
51.Reggie Miller* 1505
52.Dennis Johnson* 1477
53.Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
54.James Harden 1461
55.Ray Allen* 1451
56.George McGinnis* 1448
57.Jerome Kersey 1439
58.Tim Hardaway* 1428
59.Monta Ellis 1409
60.Randy Smith 1403
61.Clifford Robinson 1402
62.Manu Ginóbili* 1392
63.Stephen Curry 1391
64.David Robinson* 1388
65.Bobby Jones* 1387
66.Mike Conley 1383
67.Kyle Lowry 1380
68.Dominique Wilkins* 1378
69.Muggsy Bogues 1369
 Ben Wallace* 1369
71.Derek Fisher 1352
72.Charles Oakley 1351
73.Mike Gale 1349
74.Rickey Green 1348
75.Quinn Buckner 1337
76.Paul Millsap 1327
77.T.R. Dunn 1316
78.Jrue Holiday 1296
79.Latrell Sprewell 1294
80.Paul George 1293
81.Alvan Adams 1289
82.Vlade Divac* 1288
83.George Gervin* 1283
84.Walter Davis 1280
 David Wesley 1280
86.John Lucas 1273
87.Kenny Anderson 1258
88.Terry Cummings 1255
89.Grant Hill* 1248
90.Brevin Knight 1229
91.Tyrone Corbin 1228
92.Byron Scott 1224
93.Carmelo Anthony 1223
94.Robert Parish* 1219
95.Rudy Gay 1217
96.Mitch Richmond* 1211
97.Dirk Nowitzki 1210
98.Reggie Theus 1206
99.Ricky Rubio 1200
 Gerald Wallace 1200
101.Grant Long 1199
 Moses Malone* 1199
103.Ray Williams 1198
104.Chris Webber* 1197
105.Dan Majerle 1194
106.Norm Nixon 1187
107.Shawn Kemp 1185
108.Jamal Crawford 1179
109.Mike Bibby 1172
110.Calvin Murphy* 1165
111.Caron Butler 1163
112.Jack Sikma* 1162
113.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
114.Tony Allen 1158
 Robert Horry 1158
116.Jay Humphries 1153
117.Jimmy Butler 1152
 Chris Ford 1152
119.Fred Brown 1149
120.Raymond Felton 1144
121.Horace Grant 1143
122.Terrell Brandon 1142
123.Sedale Threatt 1138
124.Patrick Ewing* 1136
 Tracy McGrady* 1136
126.Danny Ainge 1133
 Darrell Armstrong 1133
128.Anfernee Hardaway 1125
129.Sleepy Floyd 1120
 Lindsey Hunter 1120
131.Rashard Lewis 1115
132.Nick Anderson 1114
133.Stephen Jackson 1109
134.Brian Taylor 1106
135.Sam Perkins 1105
136.Rick Barry* 1104
137.Andrei Kirilenko 1097
138.Larry Hughes 1092
139.Darrell Walker 1090
 Rasheed Wallace 1090
141.Lester Conner 1085
 Ricky Sobers 1085
 Antoine Walker 1085
144.Josh Smith 1083
145.Kevin Johnson 1082
146.Michael Adams 1081
 Dwight Howard 1081
148.Buck Williams 1080
149.Tom Gugliotta 1079
150.Derrick McKey 1072
151.Joe Johnson 1071
152.Alex English* 1067
153.Johnny Newman 1064
154.Sam Cassell 1058
155.Lionel Hollins 1053
 Tony Parker 1053
157.Chauncey Billups 1051
158.Michael Cage 1050
159.Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
160.Antawn Jamison 1048
161.Darwin Cook 1044
162.Nenê 1041
 James Worthy* 1041
164.Kevin Durant 1039
 Dan Issel* 1039
166.John Wall 1036
167.Michael Cooper 1033
 A.C. Green 1033
169.Eric Bledsoe 1028
170.Tim Duncan* 1025
 Mickey Johnson 1025
172.Corey Brewer 1023
173.Stephon Marbury 1022
 Paul Westphal* 1022
175.Johnny Moore 1017
176.Kawhi Leonard 1016
177.Avery Johnson 1007
178.John Drew 1004
179.Danny Manning 1000
180.Sam Lacey 999
181.Devin Harris 998
182.Paul Pressey 997
183.Michael Finley 996
184.Jason Richardson 995
185.Foots Walker 992
186.Craig Ehlo 989
187.Shane Battier 988
188.Dell Curry 985
 Andre Drummond 985
190.Draymond Green 976
191.Vernon Maxwell 975
 Eric Snow 975
193.Stacey Augmon 974
 Dale Ellis 974
 J.R. Smith 974
196.Robert Reid 973
197.Kirk Hinrich 972
198.Marcus Camby 967
 Rick Fox 967
200.Slick Watts 961
201.Glen Rice 958
 Kevin Willis 958
203.DeMar DeRozan 956
204.Brent Barry 955
205.Damon Stoudamire 953
206.Larry Kenon 952
 Lou Williams 952
 Mike Woodson 952
209.Jim Paxson 951
 John Starks 951
211.Mario Chalmers 950
212.Adrian Dantley* 944
213.Dudley Bradley 940
 Elton Brand 940
215.M.L. Carr 939
 Gerald Henderson 939
217.Jeff Teague 936
218.Thabo Sefolosha 935
 Fatty Taylor 935
220.Jason Williams 933
221.Darrell Griffith 931
222.Allen Leavell 929
223.Vern Fleming 926
224.Sidney Moncrief* 924
225.Spud Webb 922
226.Kemba Walker 921
227.Christian Laettner 917
 Chris Morris 917
 James Posey 917
230.P.J. Brown 912
 John Long 912
 Aaron McKie 912
233.World B. Free 910
 Darnell Valentine 910
235.Gerald Wilkins 907
236.Joe Dumars* 902
237.P.J. Tucker 901
238.Steve Nash* 899
239.Wesley Matthews 898
240.Kenyon Martin 893
241.Nicolas Batum 888
 Marques Johnson 888
243.Greg Anthony 887
244.Tom Chambers 885
245.Gilbert Arenas 884
 Steve Mix 884
247.Luol Deng 880
 Clarence Weatherspoon 880
249.Cuttino Mobley 878
 Purvis Short 878

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.Dan Issel* 341
17.Bobby Jones* 337
18.Louie Dampier* 333
19.Chuck Williams 319
20.Bo Lamar 300
21.Wil Jones 297
22.Gene Littles 277
 Larry Kenon 277
24.Billy Cunningham* 275
25.Bird Averitt 256
26.Dave Twardzik 254
27.Artis Gilmore* 253
28.Rich Jones 239
29.Coby Dietrick 238
30.Darnell Hillman 223
 John Williamson 223
32.George Karl* 221
33.Marvin Barnes 220
34.Billy Knight 207
35.Jimmy O'Brien 205
 Caldwell Jones 205
37.Len Elmore 203
38.Mike Green 200
39.Willie Wise 197
40.Johnny Neumann 189
41.Ron Thomas 182
42.Billy Paultz 180
43.Stew Johnson 176
44.Bill Melchionni 172
45.Kevin Joyce 170
46.Al Smith 169
47.George Carter 164
 Maurice Lucas 164
49.Billy Shepherd 163
50.Dave Robisch 162
51.Mike Barr 158
52.Jim Eakins 156
53.Byron Beck 155
 Bill Keller 155
55.Jimmy Jones 154
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.Donnie Freeman 113
 Jan van Breda Kolff 113
73.Marv Roberts 110
 Moses Malone* 110
75.Walt Simon 108
76.Travis Grant 106
 Swen Nater 106
78.Rick Mount 105
79.Roger Brown* 103
 Ticky Burden 103
81.Tom Owens 101
82.Kim Hughes 98
83.Mel Daniels* 96
84.Chuck Terry 91
85.Joe Hamilton 88
 George Adams 88
87.Barry Parkhill 87
88.Claude Terry 85
89.Darrell Elston 82
90.Steve Jones 79
 David Vaughn 79
92.Larry Finch 78
93.Mel Bennett 77
94.Pat McFarland 76
95.Cincy Powell 73
 Lloyd Batts 73
97.Bruce Seals 72
98.Red Robbins 71
99.Jim Bradley 69
100.Lee Davis 68
101.Don Chaney 66
102.Bob Warren 65
103.Fly Williams 64
104.Mike D'Antoni 63
105.Zelmo Beaty* 62
106.George Irvine 60
107.Jim Chones 59
108.Jimmy Foster 58
109.Larry Miller 57
110.Glen Combs 56
111.Billy Harris 55
112.Willie Long 54
113.Billy Schaeffer 52
114.Wil Robinson 51
 Don Adams 51
116.Scott English 50
 Mark Olberding 50
118.Julius Keye 44
 Mike Flynn 44
120.Wali Jones 42
121.Jim O'Brien 41
122.Willie Sojourner 40
 Lionel Billingy 40
124.Bob Netolicky 37
 Monte Towe 37
126.Johnny Baum 36
127.Charles Jordan 33
128.Roger Brown 31
 Steve Green 31
 Dan Roundfield 31
131.Gene Moore 30
132.Ronnie Robinson 25
133.Pierre Russell 24
 Claude Virden 24
 Allan Bristow 24
136.Flynn Robinson 23
137.Dennis Wuycik 22
138.Ollie Taylor 20
139.Jim Ard 16
 Roy Ebron 16
 Henry Ward 16
142.Rudy Hackett 15
143.Clyde Dickey 14
 Tom Ingelsby 14
 Hank Williams 14
146.George Lehmann 13
 Simmie Hill 13
 Lamar Green 13
 Don Washington 13
150.Aulcie Perry 12
 George Bucci 12
 Harry Rogers 12
153.Jerry Chambers 11
 Jimmy Conner 11
155.Milt Williams 10
 Allen Murphy 10
157.Goose Ligon 9
 Terry Driscoll 9
 Marvin Webster 9
160.Jim McDaniels 8
 Bill Higgins 8
162.John Beasley 7
 Art Williams 7
164.Bill Franklin 6
 Jerry Pender 6
 Bernie Fryer 6
 Wayne Pack 6
168.Sam Cash 5
 Ron King 5
 Joby Wright 5
 Rick Darnell 5
172.Gary Gregor 4
 Paul Stovall 4
 Greg Lee 4
 Bob Nash 4
 Collis Temple 4
 Ken Smith 4
178.Bob Arnzen 3
 Skeeter Swift 3
 Nate Barnett 3
181.Bill Newton 2
 Joe Reaves 2
 Rich Rinaldi 2
 Dwaine Dillard 2
 Ken Gardner 2
186.Bernie Williams 1
 Bob Lackey 1
 Roy McPipe 1
189.Mike Lewis 0
 Larry Cannon 0
 Paul Ruffner 0
 Erwin Mueller 0
 Billy James 0
 Mo Layton 0
 Stan Love 0
 Reggie Royals 0
 Jimmie Baker 0
 Dennis Van Zant 0
 Skip Wise 0

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player STL
1.John Stockton* 3265
2.Jason Kidd* 2684
3.Michael Jordan* 2514
4.Chris Paul 2470
5.Gary Payton* 2445
6.Maurice Cheeks* 2310
7.Scottie Pippen* 2307
8.Clyde Drexler* 2207
9.Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
10.LeBron James 2156
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.Isiah Thomas* 1861
18.Kevin Garnett* 1859
19.Andre Iguodala 1761
20.Shawn Marion 1759
21.Paul Pierce* 1752
22.Magic Johnson* 1724
23.Metta World Peace 1721
24.Russell Westbrook 1719
25.Ron Harper 1716
26.Fat Lever 1666
27.Charles Barkley* 1648
28.Gus Williams 1638
29.Trevor Ariza 1628
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
 Thaddeus Young 1556
40.Doug Christie 1555
41.Andre Miller 1546
42.Nate McMillan 1544
43.Jeff Hornacek 1536
44.Vince Carter 1530
 Baron Davis 1530
 Chris Mullin* 1530
47.Kendall Gill 1519
48.Rajon Rondo 1518
49.Julius Erving* 1508
50.Reggie Miller* 1505
51.Dennis Johnson* 1477
52.Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
53.James Harden 1461
54.Ray Allen* 1451
55.Jerome Kersey 1439
56.Tim Hardaway* 1428
57.Monta Ellis 1409
58.Randy Smith 1403
59.Clifford Robinson 1402
60.Manu Ginóbili* 1392
61.Stephen Curry 1391
62.David Robinson* 1388
63.Mike Conley 1383
64.Kyle Lowry 1380
65.Dominique Wilkins* 1378
66.Muggsy Bogues 1369
 Ben Wallace* 1369
68.Derek Fisher 1352
69.Charles Oakley 1351
70.Rickey Green 1348
71.Quinn Buckner 1337
72.Paul Millsap 1327
73.T.R. Dunn 1316
74.Jrue Holiday 1296
75.Latrell Sprewell 1294
76.Paul George 1293
77.Alvan Adams 1289
78.Vlade Divac* 1288
79.Walter Davis 1280
 David Wesley 1280
81.John Lucas 1273
82.Kenny Anderson 1258
83.Terry Cummings 1255
84.Grant Hill* 1248
85.Brevin Knight 1229
86.Tyrone Corbin 1228
87.Byron Scott 1224
88.Carmelo Anthony 1223
89.Robert Parish* 1219
90.Rudy Gay 1217
91.Mitch Richmond* 1211
92.Dirk Nowitzki 1210
93.Reggie Theus 1206
94.Ricky Rubio 1200
 Gerald Wallace 1200
96.Grant Long 1199
97.Ray Williams 1198
98.Chris Webber* 1197
99.Dan Majerle 1194
100.Norm Nixon 1187
101.Shawn Kemp 1185
102.Jamal Crawford 1179
103.Mike Bibby 1172
104.Calvin Murphy* 1165
105.Caron Butler 1163
106.Jack Sikma* 1162
107.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
 Don Buse 1160
109.Tony Allen 1158
 Robert Horry 1158
111.Jay Humphries 1153
112.Jimmy Butler 1152
 Chris Ford 1152
114.Fred Brown 1149
115.Raymond Felton 1144
116.Horace Grant 1143
117.Terrell Brandon 1142
118.Sedale Threatt 1138
119.Patrick Ewing* 1136
 Tracy McGrady* 1136
121.Danny Ainge 1133
 Darrell Armstrong 1133
123.Anfernee Hardaway 1125
124.Sleepy Floyd 1120
 Lindsey Hunter 1120
126.Rashard Lewis 1115
127.Nick Anderson 1114
128.Stephen Jackson 1109
129.Sam Perkins 1105
130.Rick Barry* 1104
131.Andrei Kirilenko 1097
132.Larry Hughes 1092
133.Darrell Walker 1090
 Rasheed Wallace 1090
135.Moses Malone* 1089
136.Lester Conner 1085
 Ricky Sobers 1085
 Antoine Walker 1085
139.Josh Smith 1083
140.Kevin Johnson 1082
141.Michael Adams 1081
 Dwight Howard 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
 Tony Parker 1053
152.Chauncey Billups 1051
153.Michael Cage 1050
 Bobby Jones* 1050
155.Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
156.Antawn Jamison 1048
157.Darwin Cook 1044
158.Nenê 1041
 James Worthy* 1041
160.Kevin Durant 1039
161.John Wall 1036
162.Michael Cooper 1033
 A.C. Green 1033
164.Eric Bledsoe 1028
165.Tim Duncan* 1025
 Mickey Johnson 1025
167.Corey Brewer 1023
168.Stephon Marbury 1022
 Paul Westphal* 1022
170.Johnny Moore 1017
171.Kawhi Leonard 1016
172.Avery Johnson 1007
173.John Drew 1004
174.Danny Manning 1000
175.Sam Lacey 999
176.Devin Harris 998
177.Paul Pressey 997
178.Michael Finley 996
179.Jason Richardson 995
180.Foots Walker 992
181.Craig Ehlo 989
182.Shane Battier 988
183.Dell Curry 985
 Andre Drummond 985
185.Draymond Green 976
186.Vernon Maxwell 975
 Eric Snow 975
188.Stacey Augmon 974
 Dale Ellis 974
 J.R. Smith 974
191.Robert Reid 973
192.Kirk Hinrich 972
193.Marcus Camby 967
 Rick Fox 967
195.Slick Watts 961
196.Glen Rice 958
 Kevin Willis 958
198.DeMar DeRozan 956
199.Brent Barry 955
200.Damon Stoudamire 953
201.Lou Williams 952
 Mike Woodson 952
203.Jim Paxson 951
 John Starks 951
205.Mario Chalmers 950
206.Adrian Dantley* 944
207.George Gervin* 941
208.Dudley Bradley 940
 Elton Brand 940
210.Gerald Henderson 939
211.Jeff Teague 936
212.Thabo Sefolosha 935
213.Jason Williams 933
214.Darrell Griffith 931
215.Allen Leavell 929
216.Vern Fleming 926
217.Sidney Moncrief* 924
218.George McGinnis* 923
219.Spud Webb 922
220.Kemba Walker 921
221.Christian Laettner 917
 Chris Morris 917
 James Posey 917
224.P.J. Brown 912
 John Long 912
 Aaron McKie 912
227.World B. Free 910
 Darnell Valentine 910
229.Gerald Wilkins 907
230.Joe Dumars* 902
231.P.J. Tucker 901
232.Steve Nash* 899
233.Wesley Matthews 898
234.Kenyon Martin 893
235.Nicolas Batum 888
 Marques Johnson 888
237.Greg Anthony 887
238.Tom Chambers 885
239.Gilbert Arenas 884
 Steve Mix 884
241.Luol Deng 880
 Clarence Weatherspoon 880
243.Cuttino Mobley 878
 Purvis Short 878
245.Greg Ballard 877
246.DeMarcus Cousins 874
 Bryon Russell 874
248.Earl Watson 873
249.Larry Nance 872
250.Goran Dragić 869
 Ron Lee 869
 Jerry Stackhouse 869