NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals

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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. Chris Paul 2096
12. Karl Malone* 2085
13. Mookie Blaylock 2075
14. Allen Iverson* 1983
15. Derek Harper 1957
16. Kobe Bryant 1944
17. LeBron James 1933
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 1655
28. Charles Barkley* 1648
29. Gus Williams 1638
30. Hersey Hawkins 1622
31. Eddie Jones 1620
32. Rod Strickland 1616
33. Mark Jackson 1608
34. Dwyane Wade 1607
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. Reggie Miller* 1505
48. Vince Carter 1502
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. Russell Westbrook 1425
56. Monta Ellis 1409
57. Randy Smith 1403
58. Clifford Robinson 1402
59. Rajon Rondo 1392
  Manu Ginobili 1392
61. David Robinson* 1388
62. Bobby Jones 1387
63. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
64. Muggsy Bogues 1369
  Ben Wallace 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 1305
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. Robert Parish* 1219
87. Paul Millsap 1213
88. Mitch Richmond* 1211
89. Dirk Nowitzki 1208
90. Reggie Theus 1206
91. Gerald Wallace 1200
92. Moses Malone* 1199
  Grant Long 1199
94. Ray Williams 1198
95. Chris Webber 1197
96. Dan Majerle 1194
97. Norm Nixon 1187
98. Stephen Curry 1186
99. Shawn Kemp 1185
100. James Harden 1176
101. Jamal Crawford 1173
102. Mike Bibby 1172
103. Calvin Murphy* 1165
104. Caron Butler 1163
105. Jack Sikma 1162
106. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
107. Robert Horry 1158
  Tony Allen 1158
109. Mike Conley 1157
110. Jay Humphries 1153
111. Chris Ford 1152
112. Fred Brown 1149
113. Horace Grant 1143
114. Raymond Felton 1142
  Terrell Brandon 1142
  Kyle Lowry 1142
117. Sedale Threatt 1138
118. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady* 1136
120. Danny Ainge 1133
  Darrell Armstrong 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. Brian Taylor 1106
129. Sam Perkins 1105
130. Rick Barry* 1104
131. Rudy Gay 1101
132. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
133. Larry Hughes 1092
134. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
136. Antoine Walker 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
139. Josh Smith 1083
140. Kevin Johnson 1082
141. Carmelo Anthony 1081
  Michael Adams 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. Tony Parker 1053
  Lionel Hollins 1053
152. Chauncey Billups 1051
153. Michael Cage 1050
  Paul George 1050
155. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
156. Antawn Jamison 1048
157. Darwin Cook 1044
158. James Worthy* 1041
159. Nene Hilario 1040
160. A.C. Green 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
162. Tim Duncan 1025
  Mickey Johnson 1025
164. Stephon Marbury 1022
  Paul Westphal 1022
166. Johnny Moore 1017
167. Avery Johnson 1007
168. John Drew 1004
  Corey Brewer 1004
170. Danny Manning 1000
171. Sam Lacey 999
172. Paul Pressey 997
  Devin Harris 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. Stacey Augmon 974
  Dale Ellis 974
186. Robert Reid 973
  J.R. Smith 973
188. Kirk Hinrich 972
189. Marcus Camby 967
  Rick Fox 967
191. Jrue Holiday 964
192. Slick Watts 961
193. Kevin Willis 958
  Glen Rice 958
195. Brent Barry 955
196. Damon Stoudamire 953
197. Mike Woodson 952
  Larry Kenon 952
199. Jim Paxson 951
  Ricky Rubio 951
  John Starks 951
202. Mario Chalmers 950
203. Adrian Dantley* 944
204. Dan Issel* 943
205. Kevin Durant 940
  Elton Brand 940
  Dudley Bradley 940
208. Gerald Henderson 939
  M.L. Carr 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. Aaron McKie 912
  John Long 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. Thabo Sefolosha 897
229. Kenyon Martin 893
230. Marques Johnson 888
231. Greg Anthony 887
232. Tom Chambers 885
233. Steve Mix 884
  Gilbert Arenas 884
235. Luol Deng 880
  Clarence Weatherspoon 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. Ron Lee 869
  Jerry Stackhouse 869
245. Rodney Rogers 868
246. Deron Williams 867
247. Bernard King* 866
248. Elvin Hayes* 864
249. Mark Price 860
250. Jeff Teague 858
  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. Chris Paul 2096
11. Karl Malone* 2085
12. Mookie Blaylock 2075
13. Allen Iverson* 1983
14. Derek Harper 1957
15. Kobe Bryant 1944
16. LeBron James 1933
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 1655
26. Charles Barkley* 1648
27. Gus Williams 1638
28. Hersey Hawkins 1622
29. Eddie Jones 1620
30. Rod Strickland 1616
31. Mark Jackson 1608
32. Dwyane Wade 1607
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. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
43. Kendall Gill 1519
44. Trevor Ariza 1515
45. Julius Erving* 1508
46. Reggie Miller* 1505
47. Vince Carter 1502
48. Dennis Johnson* 1477
49. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
50. Ray Allen* 1451
51. Jerome Kersey 1439
52. Tim Hardaway 1428
53. Russell Westbrook 1425
54. Monta Ellis 1409
55. Randy Smith 1403
56. Clifford Robinson 1402
57. Manu Ginobili 1392
  Rajon Rondo 1392
59. David Robinson* 1388
60. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
61. Muggsy Bogues 1369
  Ben Wallace 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 1305
69. Latrell Sprewell 1294
70. Alvan Adams 1289
71. Vlade Divac 1288
72. Walter Davis 1280
  David Wesley 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. Robert Parish* 1219
82. Paul Millsap 1213
83. Mitch Richmond* 1211
84. Dirk Nowitzki 1208
85. Reggie Theus 1206
86. Gerald Wallace 1200
87. Grant Long 1199
88. Ray Williams 1198
89. Chris Webber 1197
90. Dan Majerle 1194
91. Norm Nixon 1187
92. Stephen Curry 1186
93. Shawn Kemp 1185
94. James Harden 1176
95. Jamal Crawford 1173
96. Mike Bibby 1172
97. Calvin Murphy* 1165
98. Caron Butler 1163
99. Jack Sikma 1162
100. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
  Don Buse 1160
102. Robert Horry 1158
  Tony Allen 1158
104. Mike Conley 1157
105. Jay Humphries 1153
106. Chris Ford 1152
107. Fred Brown 1149
108. Horace Grant 1143
109. Raymond Felton 1142
  Kyle Lowry 1142
  Terrell Brandon 1142
112. Sedale Threatt 1138
113. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady* 1136
115. Darrell Armstrong 1133
  Danny Ainge 1133
117. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
118. Sleepy Floyd 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
120. Rashard Lewis 1115
121. Nick Anderson 1114
122. Stephen Jackson 1109
123. Sam Perkins 1105
124. Rick Barry* 1104
125. Rudy Gay 1101
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. Joe Johnson 1071
142. Alex English* 1067
143. Johnny Newman 1064
144. Sam Cassell 1058
145. Lionel Hollins 1053
  Tony Parker 1053
147. Chauncey Billups 1051
148. Paul George 1050
  Bobby Jones 1050
  Michael Cage 1050
151. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
152. Antawn Jamison 1048
153. Darwin Cook 1044
154. James Worthy* 1041
155. Nene Hilario 1040
156. A.C. Green 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
158. Mickey Johnson 1025
  Tim Duncan 1025
160. Paul Westphal 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
162. Johnny Moore 1017
163. Avery Johnson 1007
164. Corey Brewer 1004
  John Drew 1004
166. Danny Manning 1000
167. Sam Lacey 999
168. Paul Pressey 997
  Devin Harris 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. Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
187. Jrue Holiday 964
188. Slick Watts 961
189. Kevin Willis 958
  Glen Rice 958
191. Brent Barry 955
192. Damon Stoudamire 953
193. Mike Woodson 952
194. John Starks 951
  Jim Paxson 951
  Ricky Rubio 951
197. Mario Chalmers 950
198. Adrian Dantley* 944
199. George Gervin* 941
200. Dudley Bradley 940
  Elton Brand 940
  Kevin Durant 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. 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. Thabo Sefolosha 897
223. Kenyon Martin 893
224. Marques Johnson 888
225. Greg Anthony 887
226. Tom Chambers 885
227. Gilbert Arenas 884
  Steve Mix 884
229. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
  Luol Deng 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. Otis Birdsong 858
  Jeff Teague 858
  Al Harrington 858
247. Detlef Schrempf 856
248. Bo Outlaw 855
249. Vinnie Johnson 852
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. 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
  Terry Driscoll 9
  Goose Ligon 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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