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.Chris Paul 2247
9.Clyde Drexler* 2207
10.Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
11.Alvin Robertson 2112
12.Karl Malone* 2085
13.Mookie Blaylock 2075
14.LeBron James 2032
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.Shawn Marion 1759
22.Paul Pierce 1752
23.Magic Johnson* 1724
24.Metta World Peace 1721
25.Ron Harper 1716
26.Andre Iguodala 1695
27.Fat Lever 1666
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.Trevor Ariza 1584
37.Terry Porter 1583
38.Doc Rivers 1563
39.Larry Bird* 1556
40.Doug Christie 1555
41.Andre Miller 1546
42.Russell Westbrook 1544
 Nate McMillan 1544
44.Jeff Hornacek 1536
45.Vince Carter 1530
 Baron Davis 1530
 Chris Mullin* 1530
48.Kendall Gill 1519
49.Reggie Miller* 1505
50.Dennis Johnson* 1477
51.Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
52.Rajon Rondo 1454
53.Ray Allen* 1451
54.George McGinnis* 1448
55.Jerome Kersey 1439
56.Tim Hardaway 1428
57.Thaddeus Young 1421
58.Monta Ellis 1409
59.Randy Smith 1403
60.Clifford Robinson 1402
61.Manu Ginbili 1392
62.David Robinson* 1388
63.Bobby Jones* 1387
64.Dominique Wilkins* 1378
65.Muggsy Bogues 1369
 Ben Wallace 1369
67.Derek Fisher 1352
68.Charles Oakley 1351
69.Mike Gale 1349
70.Rickey Green 1348
71.Quinn Buckner 1337
72.James Harden 1328
73.T.R. Dunn 1316
74.Latrell Sprewell 1294
75.Alvan Adams 1289
76.Vlade Divac* 1288
77.George Gervin* 1283
78.Walter Davis 1280
 David Wesley 1280
80.Paul Millsap 1279
81.John Lucas 1273
82.Kenny Anderson 1258
83.Terry Cummings 1255
84.Kyle Lowry 1252
85.Grant Hill* 1248
86.Brevin Knight 1229
87.Tyrone Corbin 1228
88.Stephen Curry 1227
89.Byron Scott 1224
90.Mike Conley 1222
91.Robert Parish* 1219
92.Mitch Richmond* 1211
93.Dirk Nowitzki 1210
94.Reggie Theus 1206
95.Gerald Wallace 1200
96.Grant Long 1199
 Moses Malone* 1199
98.Ray Williams 1198
99.Chris Webber 1197
100.Dan Majerle 1194
101.Norm Nixon 1187
102.Shawn Kemp 1185
103.Jamal Crawford 1179
104.Mike Bibby 1172
105.Calvin Murphy* 1165
106.Caron Butler 1163
107.Jack Sikma* 1162
108.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
109.Tony Allen 1158
 Paul George 1158
 Robert Horry 1158
112.Rudy Gay 1154
113.Jay Humphries 1153
114.Chris Ford 1152
115.Fred Brown 1149
116.Carmelo Anthony 1144
 Raymond Felton 1144
118.Horace Grant 1143
119.Terrell Brandon 1142
120.Sedale Threatt 1138
121.Patrick Ewing* 1136
 Tracy McGrady* 1136
123.Danny Ainge 1133
 Darrell Armstrong 1133
125.Anfernee Hardaway 1125
126.Sleepy Floyd 1120
 Lindsey Hunter 1120
128.Rashard Lewis 1115
129.Nick Anderson 1114
130.Stephen Jackson 1109
131.Brian Taylor 1106
132.Sam Perkins 1105
133.Rick Barry* 1104
134.Andrei Kirilenko 1097
135.Jrue Holiday 1093
136.Larry Hughes 1092
137.Rasheed Wallace 1090
 Darrell Walker 1090
139.Lester Conner 1085
 Antoine Walker 1085
 Ricky Sobers 1085
142.Josh Smith 1083
143.Kevin Johnson 1082
144.Michael Adams 1081
145.Buck Williams 1080
146.Tom Gugliotta 1079
147.Ricky Rubio 1073
148.Derrick McKey 1072
149.Joe Johnson 1071
150.Alex English* 1067
151.Johnny Newman 1064
152.Sam Cassell 1058
153.Tony Parker 1053
 Lionel Hollins 1053
155.Chauncey Billups 1051
156.Michael Cage 1050
157.Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
158.Antawn Jamison 1048
159.Darwin Cook 1044
160.Nen Hilrio 1041
 James Worthy* 1041
162.A.C. Green 1033
 Michael Cooper 1033
164.Mickey Johnson 1025
 Tim Duncan* 1025
 Dwight Howard 1025
167.Corey Brewer 1023
168.Paul Westphal* 1022
 Stephon Marbury 1022
170.Johnny Moore 1017
171.Avery Johnson 1007
172.John Drew 1004
173.Danny Manning 1000
174.Sam Lacey 999
175.Devin Harris 998
176.Paul Pressey 997
177.Michael Finley 996
178.Jason Richardson 995
179.Foots Walker 992
180.Craig Ehlo 989
181.Shane Battier 988
182.John Wall 985
 Dell Curry 985
184.Vernon Maxwell 975
 Eric Snow 975
186.Dale Ellis 974
 Stacey Augmon 974
 J.R. Smith 974
189.Robert Reid 973
190.Kirk Hinrich 972
191.Rick Fox 967
 Marcus Camby 967
193.Kawhi Leonard 962
194.Slick Watts 961
195.Kevin Durant 959
196.Glen Rice 958
 Kevin Willis 958
198.Brent Barry 955
199.Damon Stoudamire 953
200.Mike Woodson 952
 Larry Kenon 952
202.Jim Paxson 951
 John Starks 951
204.Mario Chalmers 950
205.Adrian Dantley* 944
206.Dan Issel* 943
207.Elton Brand 940
 Dudley Bradley 940
209.M.L. Carr 939
 Gerald Henderson 939
211.Jimmy Butler 938
212.Fatty Taylor 935
 Thabo Sefolosha 935
214.Jason Williams 933
215.Darrell Griffith 931
216.Allen Leavell 929
217.Vern Fleming 926
218.Sidney Moncrief* 924
219.Spud Webb 922
220.Jeff Teague 918
 Eric Bledsoe 918
222.Christian Laettner 917
 James Posey 917
 Chris Morris 917
225.P.J. Brown 912
 John Long 912
 Aaron McKie 912
228.Darnell Valentine 910
 World B. Free 910
230.Gerald Wilkins 907
231.Joe Dumars* 902
232.Steve Nash* 899
233.Kenyon Martin 893
234.Marques Johnson 888
235.Greg Anthony 887
236.Lou Williams 886
237.Tom Chambers 885
238.Gilbert Arenas 884
 Steve Mix 884
240.Luol Deng 880
 Clarence Weatherspoon 880
242.Cuttino Mobley 878
 Purvis Short 878
244.Greg Ballard 877
245.Bryon Russell 874
246.Earl Watson 873
247.Larry Nance 872
248.Jerry Stackhouse 869
 Ron Lee 869
250.Rodney Rogers 868

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.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.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.Moses Malone* 110
 Marv Roberts 110
75.Swen Nater 106
 Travis Grant 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.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.Mark Olberding 50
 Scott English 50
117.Julius Keye 44
 Mike Flynn 44
119.Wali Jones 42
120.Jim O'Brien 41
121.Lionel Billingy 40
 Willie Sojourner 40
123.Walter Simon 38
124.Monte Towe 37
 Bob Netolicky 37
126.Johnny Baum 36
127.Charles Jordan 33
128.Roger Brown 31
 Dan Roundfield 31
 Steve Green 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.Lamar Green 13
 Donald Washington 13
 George Lehmann 13
 Simmie Hill 13
148.George Bucci 12
 Harry Rogers 12
 Aulcie Perry 12
151.Jimmy Conner 11
 Jerry Chambers 11
153.Milt Williams 10
 Allen Murphy 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.Jerry Pender 6
 Wayne Pack 6
 Bernie Fryer 6
 William Franklin 6
166.Sam Cash 5
 Joby Wright 5
 Ron King 5
 Rick Darnell 5
170.Bob Nash 4
 Gary Gregor 4
 Paul Stovall 4
 Collis Temple 4
 Greg Lee 4
 Ken Smith 4
176.Bob Arnzen 3
 Skeeter Swift 3
 Nathaniel Barnett 3
179.Dwaine Dillard 2
 Joe Reaves 2
 Kenneth Gardner 2
 Bill Newton 2
 Rich Rinaldi 2
184.Bob Lackey 1
 Bernie Williams 1
 Roy McPipe 1
187.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
 Mike Lewis 0
 Reggie Royals 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.Chris Paul 2247
8.Clyde Drexler* 2207
9.Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
10.Alvin Robertson 2112
11.Karl Malone* 2085
12.Mookie Blaylock 2075
13.LeBron James 2032
14.Allen Iverson* 1983
15.Derek Harper 1957
16.Kobe Bryant* 1944
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.Andre Iguodala 1695
25.Fat Lever 1666
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.Trevor Ariza 1584
35.Terry Porter 1583
36.Doc Rivers 1563
37.Larry Bird* 1556
38.Doug Christie 1555
39.Andre Miller 1546
40.Nate McMillan 1544
 Russell Westbrook 1544
42.Jeff Hornacek 1536
43.Baron Davis 1530
 Chris Mullin* 1530
 Vince Carter 1530
46.Kendall Gill 1519
47.Julius Erving* 1508
48.Reggie Miller* 1505
49.Dennis Johnson* 1477
50.Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
51.Rajon Rondo 1454
52.Ray Allen* 1451
53.Jerome Kersey 1439
54.Tim Hardaway 1428
55.Thaddeus Young 1421
56.Monta Ellis 1409
57.Randy Smith 1403
58.Clifford Robinson 1402
59.Manu Ginbili 1392
60.David Robinson* 1388
61.Dominique Wilkins* 1378
62.Ben Wallace 1369
 Muggsy Bogues 1369
64.Derek Fisher 1352
65.Charles Oakley 1351
66.Rickey Green 1348
67.Quinn Buckner 1337
68.James Harden 1328
69.T.R. Dunn 1316
70.Latrell Sprewell 1294
71.Alvan Adams 1289
72.Vlade Divac* 1288
73.Walter Davis 1280
 David Wesley 1280
75.Paul Millsap 1279
76.John Lucas 1273
77.Kenny Anderson 1258
78.Terry Cummings 1255
79.Kyle Lowry 1252
80.Grant Hill* 1248
81.Brevin Knight 1229
82.Tyrone Corbin 1228
83.Stephen Curry 1227
84.Byron Scott 1224
85.Mike Conley 1222
86.Robert Parish* 1219
87.Mitch Richmond* 1211
88.Dirk Nowitzki 1210
89.Reggie Theus 1206
90.Gerald Wallace 1200
91.Grant Long 1199
92.Ray Williams 1198
93.Chris Webber 1197
94.Dan Majerle 1194
95.Norm Nixon 1187
96.Shawn Kemp 1185
97.Jamal Crawford 1179
98.Mike Bibby 1172
99.Calvin Murphy* 1165
100.Caron Butler 1163
101.Jack Sikma* 1162
102.Don Buse 1160
 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
104.Paul George 1158
 Robert Horry 1158
 Tony Allen 1158
107.Rudy Gay 1154
108.Jay Humphries 1153
109.Chris Ford 1152
110.Fred Brown 1149
111.Carmelo Anthony 1144
 Raymond Felton 1144
113.Horace Grant 1143
114.Terrell Brandon 1142
115.Sedale Threatt 1138
116.Patrick Ewing* 1136
 Tracy McGrady* 1136
118.Danny Ainge 1133
 Darrell Armstrong 1133
120.Anfernee Hardaway 1125
121.Lindsey Hunter 1120
 Sleepy Floyd 1120
123.Rashard Lewis 1115
124.Nick Anderson 1114
125.Stephen Jackson 1109
126.Sam Perkins 1105
127.Rick Barry* 1104
128.Andrei Kirilenko 1097
129.Jrue Holiday 1093
130.Larry Hughes 1092
131.Rasheed Wallace 1090
 Darrell Walker 1090
133.Moses Malone* 1089
134.Antoine Walker 1085
 Ricky Sobers 1085
 Lester Conner 1085
137.Josh Smith 1083
138.Kevin Johnson 1082
139.Michael Adams 1081
140.Buck Williams 1080
141.Tom Gugliotta 1079
142.Ricky Rubio 1073
143.Derrick McKey 1072
144.Joe Johnson 1071
145.Alex English* 1067
146.Johnny Newman 1064
147.Sam Cassell 1058
148.Tony Parker 1053
 Lionel Hollins 1053
150.Chauncey Billups 1051
151.Bobby Jones* 1050
 Michael Cage 1050
153.Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
154.Antawn Jamison 1048
155.Darwin Cook 1044
156.James Worthy* 1041
 Nen Hilrio 1041
158.A.C. Green 1033
 Michael Cooper 1033
160.Tim Duncan* 1025
 Dwight Howard 1025
 Mickey Johnson 1025
163.Corey Brewer 1023
164.Stephon Marbury 1022
 Paul Westphal* 1022
166.Johnny Moore 1017
167.Avery Johnson 1007
168.John Drew 1004
169.Danny Manning 1000
170.Sam Lacey 999
171.Devin Harris 998
172.Paul Pressey 997
173.Michael Finley 996
174.Jason Richardson 995
175.Foots Walker 992
176.Craig Ehlo 989
177.Shane Battier 988
178.Dell Curry 985
 John Wall 985
180.Vernon Maxwell 975
 Eric Snow 975
182.Stacey Augmon 974
 J.R. Smith 974
 Dale Ellis 974
185.Robert Reid 973
186.Kirk Hinrich 972
187.Rick Fox 967
 Marcus Camby 967
189.Kawhi Leonard 962
190.Slick Watts 961
191.Kevin Durant 959
192.Kevin Willis 958
 Glen Rice 958
194.Brent Barry 955
195.Damon Stoudamire 953
196.Mike Woodson 952
197.John Starks 951
 Jim Paxson 951
199.Mario Chalmers 950
200.Adrian Dantley* 944
201.George Gervin* 941
202.Dudley Bradley 940
 Elton Brand 940
204.Gerald Henderson 939
205.Jimmy Butler 938
206.Thabo Sefolosha 935
207.Jason Williams 933
208.Darrell Griffith 931
209.Allen Leavell 929
210.Vern Fleming 926
211.Sidney Moncrief* 924
212.George McGinnis* 923
213.Spud Webb 922
214.Jeff Teague 918
 Eric Bledsoe 918
216.James Posey 917
 Chris Morris 917
 Christian Laettner 917
219.Aaron McKie 912
 John Long 912
 P.J. Brown 912
222.Darnell Valentine 910
 World B. Free 910
224.Gerald Wilkins 907
225.Joe Dumars* 902
226.Steve Nash* 899
227.Kenyon Martin 893
228.Marques Johnson 888
229.Greg Anthony 887
230.Lou Williams 886
231.Tom Chambers 885
232.Gilbert Arenas 884
 Steve Mix 884
234.Luol Deng 880
 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.Rodney Rogers 868
245.Deron Williams 867
246.Bernard King* 866
247.Elvin Hayes* 864
248.Mark Price 860
249.Andre Drummond 858
 Al Harrington 858
 Otis Birdsong 858