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.Chris Paul 2336
6.Maurice Cheeks* 2310
7.Scottie Pippen* 2307
8.Julius Erving* 2272
9.Clyde Drexler* 2207
10.Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
11.Alvin Robertson 2112
12.Karl Malone* 2085
13.Mookie Blaylock 2075
14.LeBron James 2066
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.Andre Iguodala 1735
24.Magic Johnson* 1724
25.Metta World Peace 1721
26.Ron Harper 1716
27.Fat Lever 1666
28.Charles Barkley* 1648
29.Gus Williams 1638
30.Russell Westbrook 1626
31.Hersey Hawkins 1622
32.Eddie Jones 1620
 Dwyane Wade 1620
34.Rod Strickland 1616
35.Trevor Ariza 1615
36.Mark Jackson 1608
37.Jason Terry 1603
38.Terry Porter 1583
39.Doc Rivers 1563
40.Larry Bird* 1556
41.Doug Christie 1555
42.Andre Miller 1546
43.Nate McMillan 1544
44.Jeff Hornacek 1536
45.Chris Mullin* 1530
 Vince Carter 1530
 Baron Davis 1530
48.Kendall Gill 1519
49.Reggie Miller* 1505
50.Rajon Rondo 1490
51.Thaddeus Young 1481
52.Dennis Johnson* 1477
53.Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
54.Ray Allen* 1451
55.George McGinnis* 1448
56.Jerome Kersey 1439
57.Tim Hardaway 1428
58.Monta Ellis 1409
59.Randy Smith 1403
60.Clifford Robinson 1402
61.Manu Ginóbili 1392
62.David Robinson* 1388
63.Bobby Jones* 1387
64.Dominique Wilkins* 1378
65.James Harden 1370
66.Muggsy Bogues 1369
 Ben Wallace* 1369
68.Derek Fisher 1352
69.Charles Oakley 1351
70.Mike Gale 1349
71.Rickey Green 1348
72.Quinn Buckner 1337
73.Paul Millsap 1317
74.T.R. Dunn 1316
75.Latrell Sprewell 1294
76.Alvan Adams 1289
77.Vlade Divac* 1288
78.Stephen Curry 1286
79.Kyle Lowry 1284
80.George Gervin* 1283
81.David Wesley 1280
 Walter Davis 1280
83.John Lucas 1273
84.Mike Conley 1272
85.Kenny Anderson 1258
86.Terry Cummings 1255
87.Grant Hill* 1248
88.Brevin Knight 1229
89.Tyrone Corbin 1228
90.Byron Scott 1224
91.Robert Parish* 1219
92.Mitch Richmond* 1211
93.Dirk Nowitzki 1210
94.Reggie Theus 1206
95.Paul George 1203
96.Gerald Wallace 1200
97.Moses Malone* 1199
 Grant Long 1199
99.Ray Williams 1198
100.Chris Webber* 1197
101.Dan Majerle 1194
102.Norm Nixon 1187
 Rudy Gay 1187
104.Shawn Kemp 1185
105.Jamal Crawford 1179
106.Carmelo Anthony 1176
107.Mike Bibby 1172
108.Calvin Murphy* 1165
109.Caron Butler 1163
110.Jack Sikma* 1162
111.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
 Jrue Holiday 1160
113.Tony Allen 1158
 Robert Horry 1158
115.Ricky Rubio 1154
116.Jay Humphries 1153
117.Chris Ford 1152
118.Fred Brown 1149
119.Raymond Felton 1144
120.Horace Grant 1143
121.Terrell Brandon 1142
122.Sedale Threatt 1138
123.Tracy McGrady* 1136
 Patrick Ewing* 1136
125.Danny Ainge 1133
 Darrell Armstrong 1133
127.Anfernee Hardaway 1125
128.Sleepy Floyd 1120
 Lindsey Hunter 1120
130.Rashard Lewis 1115
131.Nick Anderson 1114
132.Stephen Jackson 1109
133.Brian Taylor 1106
134.Sam Perkins 1105
135.Rick Barry* 1104
136.Andrei Kirilenko 1097
137.Larry Hughes 1092
138.Rasheed Wallace 1090
 Darrell Walker 1090
140.Lester Conner 1085
 Ricky Sobers 1085
 Antoine Walker 1085
143.Josh Smith 1083
144.Kevin Johnson 1082
145.Michael Adams 1081
146.Buck Williams 1080
147.Tom Gugliotta 1079
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.Dwight Howard 1049
 Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
159.Antawn Jamison 1048
160.Darwin Cook 1044
161.Nenê Hilário 1041
 James Worthy* 1041
163.Jimmy Butler 1034
164.A.C. Green 1033
 Michael Cooper 1033
166.Tim Duncan* 1025
 Mickey Johnson 1025
168.Corey Brewer 1023
169.Paul Westphal* 1022
 Stephon Marbury 1022
171.John Wall 1018
172.Johnny Moore 1017
173.Kawhi Leonard 1013
174.Avery Johnson 1007
175.John Drew 1004
176.Danny Manning 1000
177.Sam Lacey 999
178.Devin Harris 998
179.Paul Pressey 997
180.Michael Finley 996
181.Jason Richardson 995
182.Foots Walker 992
183.Craig Ehlo 989
184.Shane Battier 988
185.Dell Curry 985
186.Eric Snow 975
 Vernon Maxwell 975
188.Stacey Augmon 974
 J.R. Smith 974
 Kevin Durant 974
 Dale Ellis 974
192.Robert Reid 973
193.Kirk Hinrich 972
194.Marcus Camby 967
 Rick Fox 967
196.Eric Bledsoe 962
197.Slick Watts 961
198.Glen Rice 958
 Kevin Willis 958
200.Brent Barry 955
201.Damon Stoudamire 953
202.Mike Woodson 952
 Larry Kenon 952
204.John Starks 951
 Jim Paxson 951
206.Mario Chalmers 950
207.Adrian Dantley* 944
208.Dan Issel* 943
209.Elton Brand 940
 Dudley Bradley 940
211.M.L. Carr 939
 Gerald Henderson 939
213.Jeff Teague 936
214.Fatty Taylor 935
 Thabo Sefolosha 935
216.Jason Williams 933
217.Darrell Griffith 931
218.Allen Leavell 929
219.Vern Fleming 926
220.Sidney Moncrief* 924
 Lou Williams 924
222.Spud Webb 922
223.Christian Laettner 917
 Chris Morris 917
 James Posey 917
226.Aaron McKie 912
 P.J. Brown 912
 John Long 912
229.Darnell Valentine 910
 World B. Free 910
231.Gerald Wilkins 907
232.Andre Drummond 902
 Joe Dumars* 902
234.Steve Nash* 899
235.Kemba Walker 897
236.Draymond Green 896
237.Kenyon Martin 893
238.Marques Johnson 888
239.Greg Anthony 887
240.Tom Chambers 885
241.Steve Mix 884
 Gilbert Arenas 884
243.Luol Deng 880
 Clarence Weatherspoon 880
245.Purvis Short 878
 Cuttino Mobley 878
247.Greg Ballard 877
248.Bryon Russell 874
249.Earl Watson 873
250.Larry Nance 872

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.Chris Paul 2336
6.Maurice Cheeks* 2310
7.Scottie Pippen* 2307
8.Clyde Drexler* 2207
9.Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
10.Alvin Robertson 2112
11.Karl Malone* 2085
12.Mookie Blaylock 2075
13.LeBron James 2066
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.Andre Iguodala 1735
22.Magic Johnson* 1724
23.Metta World Peace 1721
24.Ron Harper 1716
25.Fat Lever 1666
26.Charles Barkley* 1648
27.Gus Williams 1638
28.Russell Westbrook 1626
29.Hersey Hawkins 1622
30.Eddie Jones 1620
 Dwyane Wade 1620
32.Rod Strickland 1616
33.Trevor Ariza 1615
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.Vince Carter 1530
 Chris Mullin* 1530
 Baron Davis 1530
46.Kendall Gill 1519
47.Julius Erving* 1508
48.Reggie Miller* 1505
49.Rajon Rondo 1490
50.Thaddeus Young 1481
51.Dennis Johnson* 1477
52.Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
53.Ray Allen* 1451
54.Jerome Kersey 1439
55.Tim Hardaway 1428
56.Monta Ellis 1409
57.Randy Smith 1403
58.Clifford Robinson 1402
59.Manu Ginóbili 1392
60.David Robinson* 1388
61.Dominique Wilkins* 1378
62.James Harden 1370
63.Ben Wallace* 1369
 Muggsy Bogues 1369
65.Derek Fisher 1352
66.Charles Oakley 1351
67.Rickey Green 1348
68.Quinn Buckner 1337
69.Paul Millsap 1317
70.T.R. Dunn 1316
71.Latrell Sprewell 1294
72.Alvan Adams 1289
73.Vlade Divac* 1288
74.Stephen Curry 1286
75.Kyle Lowry 1284
76.David Wesley 1280
 Walter Davis 1280
78.John Lucas 1273
79.Mike Conley 1272
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.Mitch Richmond* 1211
88.Dirk Nowitzki 1210
89.Reggie Theus 1206
90.Paul George 1203
91.Gerald Wallace 1200
92.Grant Long 1199
93.Ray Williams 1198
94.Chris Webber* 1197
95.Dan Majerle 1194
96.Rudy Gay 1187
 Norm Nixon 1187
98.Shawn Kemp 1185
99.Jamal Crawford 1179
100.Carmelo Anthony 1176
101.Mike Bibby 1172
102.Calvin Murphy* 1165
103.Caron Butler 1163
104.Jack Sikma* 1162
105.Don Buse 1160
 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
 Jrue Holiday 1160
108.Robert Horry 1158
 Tony Allen 1158
110.Ricky Rubio 1154
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.Tracy McGrady* 1136
 Patrick Ewing* 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.Sam Perkins 1105
129.Rick Barry* 1104
130.Andrei Kirilenko 1097
131.Larry Hughes 1092
132.Rasheed Wallace 1090
 Darrell Walker 1090
134.Moses Malone* 1089
135.Ricky Sobers 1085
 Lester Conner 1085
 Antoine Walker 1085
138.Josh Smith 1083
139.Kevin Johnson 1082
140.Michael Adams 1081
141.Buck Williams 1080
142.Tom Gugliotta 1079
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
 Dwight Howard 1049
155.Antawn Jamison 1048
156.Darwin Cook 1044
157.Nenê Hilário 1041
 James Worthy* 1041
159.Jimmy Butler 1034
160.A.C. Green 1033
 Michael Cooper 1033
162.Tim Duncan* 1025
 Mickey Johnson 1025
164.Corey Brewer 1023
165.Paul Westphal* 1022
 Stephon Marbury 1022
167.John Wall 1018
168.Johnny Moore 1017
169.Kawhi Leonard 1013
170.Avery Johnson 1007
171.John Drew 1004
172.Danny Manning 1000
173.Sam Lacey 999
174.Devin Harris 998
175.Paul Pressey 997
176.Michael Finley 996
177.Jason Richardson 995
178.Foots Walker 992
179.Craig Ehlo 989
180.Shane Battier 988
181.Dell Curry 985
182.Vernon Maxwell 975
 Eric Snow 975
184.Dale Ellis 974
 Stacey Augmon 974
 J.R. Smith 974
 Kevin Durant 974
188.Robert Reid 973
189.Kirk Hinrich 972
190.Marcus Camby 967
 Rick Fox 967
192.Eric Bledsoe 962
193.Slick Watts 961
194.Glen Rice 958
 Kevin Willis 958
196.Brent Barry 955
197.Damon Stoudamire 953
198.Mike Woodson 952
199.John Starks 951
 Jim Paxson 951
201.Mario Chalmers 950
202.Adrian Dantley* 944
203.George Gervin* 941
204.Dudley Bradley 940
 Elton Brand 940
206.Gerald Henderson 939
207.Jeff Teague 936
208.Thabo Sefolosha 935
209.Jason Williams 933
210.Darrell Griffith 931
211.Allen Leavell 929
212.Vern Fleming 926
213.Lou Williams 924
 Sidney Moncrief* 924
215.George McGinnis* 923
216.Spud Webb 922
217.James Posey 917
 Chris Morris 917
 Christian Laettner 917
220.John Long 912
 Aaron McKie 912
 P.J. Brown 912
223.Darnell Valentine 910
 World B. Free 910
225.Gerald Wilkins 907
226.Andre Drummond 902
 Joe Dumars* 902
228.Steve Nash* 899
229.Kemba Walker 897
230.Draymond Green 896
231.Kenyon Martin 893
232.Marques Johnson 888
233.Greg Anthony 887
234.Tom Chambers 885
235.Gilbert Arenas 884
 Steve Mix 884
237.Luol Deng 880
 Clarence Weatherspoon 880
239.Purvis Short 878
 Cuttino Mobley 878
241.Greg Ballard 877
242.Bryon Russell 874
243.Earl Watson 873
244.Larry Nance 872
245.DeMar DeRozan 870
246.Jerry Stackhouse 869
 Ron Lee 869
248.Rodney Rogers 868
249.Deron Williams 867
250.Bernard King* 866
 Wesley Matthews 866