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. Clyde Drexler* 2207
9. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
10. Alvin Robertson 2112
11. Karl Malone* 2085
12. Mookie Blaylock 2075
13. Chris Paul 2010
14. Allen Iverson* 1983
15. Derek Harper 1957
16. Kobe Bryant 1944
17. LeBron James 1865
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. Charles Barkley* 1648
28. Gus Williams 1638
29. Hersey Hawkins 1622
30. Eddie Jones 1620
31. Rod Strickland 1616
32. Mark Jackson 1608
33. Jason Terry 1603
34. Andre Iguodala 1602
35. Terry Porter 1583
36. Doc Rivers 1563
37. Dwyane Wade 1561
38. Larry Bird* 1556
39. Doug Christie 1555
40. Andre Miller 1546
41. Nate McMillan 1544
42. Jeff Hornacek 1536
43. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
45. Kendall Gill 1519
46. Reggie Miller* 1505
47. Dennis Johnson* 1477
48. Vince Carter 1463
  Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
50. Ray Allen* 1451
51. George McGinnis* 1448
52. Jerome Kersey 1439
53. Tim Hardaway 1428
54. Trevor Ariza 1425
55. Monta Ellis 1409
56. Randy Smith 1403
57. Clifford Robinson 1402
58. Manu Ginobili 1392
59. David Robinson* 1388
60. Bobby Jones 1387
61. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
62. Muggsy Bogues 1369
  Ben Wallace 1369
64. Rajon Rondo 1354
65. Derek Fisher 1352
66. Charles Oakley 1351
67. Mike Gale 1349
68. Rickey Green 1348
69. Quinn Buckner 1337
70. T.R. Dunn 1316
71. Russell Westbrook 1300
72. Latrell Sprewell 1294
73. Alvan Adams 1289
74. Vlade Divac 1288
75. George Gervin* 1283
76. David Wesley 1280
  Walter Davis 1280
78. John Lucas 1273
79. Kenny Anderson 1258
80. Terry Cummings 1255
81. Grant Hill* 1248
82. Brevin Knight 1229
83. Tyrone Corbin 1228
84. Byron Scott 1224
85. Robert Parish* 1219
86. Mitch Richmond* 1211
87. Reggie Theus 1206
88. Dirk Nowitzki 1201
89. Gerald Wallace 1200
90. Grant Long 1199
  Moses Malone* 1199
92. Ray Williams 1198
93. Chris Webber 1197
94. Dan Majerle 1194
95. Thaddeus Young 1192
96. Norm Nixon 1187
97. Shawn Kemp 1185
98. Mike Bibby 1172
99. Calvin Murphy* 1165
100. Caron Butler 1163
101. Jack Sikma 1162
102. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
103. Tony Allen 1158
  Robert Horry 1158
105. Jay Humphries 1153
106. Chris Ford 1152
107. Fred Brown 1149
108. Jamal Crawford 1146
109. Horace Grant 1143
110. Terrell Brandon 1142
111. Paul Millsap 1140
112. Sedale Threatt 1138
113. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady* 1136
115. Raymond Felton 1134
116. Darrell Armstrong 1133
  Danny Ainge 1133
118. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
119. Sleepy Floyd 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
121. Rashard Lewis 1115
122. Nick Anderson 1114
123. Stephen Curry 1109
  Stephen Jackson 1109
125. Brian Taylor 1106
126. Sam Perkins 1105
127. Rick Barry* 1104
128. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
129. Larry Hughes 1092
130. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
132. Ricky Sobers 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
135. Josh Smith 1083
136. Kevin Johnson 1082
137. Michael Adams 1081
138. Buck Williams 1080
139. Tom Gugliotta 1079
140. Carmelo Anthony 1077
141. Derrick McKey 1072
142. Joe Johnson 1071
143. Mike Conley 1068
144. Alex English* 1067
145. Kyle Lowry 1066
146. Johnny Newman 1064
147. Sam Cassell 1058
148. Lionel Hollins 1053
  Rudy Gay 1053
150. Chauncey Billups 1051
151. Michael Cage 1050
152. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
153. Antawn Jamison 1048
154. Darwin Cook 1044
155. James Worthy* 1041
156. James Harden 1034
157. A.C. Green 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
159. Tony Parker 1032
160. Mickey Johnson 1025
  Tim Duncan 1025
162. Nene Hilario 1023
163. Paul Westphal 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
165. Johnny Moore 1017
166. Avery Johnson 1007
167. John Drew 1004
168. Danny Manning 1000
169. Sam Lacey 999
170. Paul Pressey 997
171. Michael Finley 996
172. Jason Richardson 995
173. Foots Walker 992
174. Craig Ehlo 989
175. Shane Battier 988
176. Corey Brewer 987
177. Dell Curry 985
178. Dwight Howard 979
179. Eric Snow 975
  Vernon Maxwell 975
181. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
183. Robert Reid 973
184. Kirk Hinrich 972
185. Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
187. Devin Harris 963
188. J.R. Smith 962
189. Slick Watts 961
190. Glen Rice 958
  Kevin Willis 958
192. Brent Barry 955
193. Damon Stoudamire 953
194. Larry Kenon 952
  Mike Woodson 952
196. Jim Paxson 951
  John Starks 951
198. Mario Chalmers 950
199. Adrian Dantley* 944
200. Dan Issel* 943
201. Dudley Bradley 940
  Elton Brand 940
203. Gerald Henderson 939
  M.L. Carr 939
205. Fatty Taylor 935
206. Jason Williams 933
207. Darrell Griffith 931
208. Allen Leavell 929
209. John Wall 927
210. Vern Fleming 926
211. Sidney Moncrief 924
212. Spud Webb 922
213. James Posey 917
  Christian Laettner 917
  Chris Morris 917
216. P.J. Brown 912
  Aaron McKie 912
  John Long 912
219. Darnell Valentine 910
  World B. Free 910
221. Gerald Wilkins 907
222. Paul George 905
223. Joe Dumars* 902
224. Steve Nash* 899
225. Kenyon Martin 893
226. Kevin Durant 891
227. Marques Johnson 888
228. Greg Anthony 887
229. Tom Chambers 885
230. Gilbert Arenas 884
  Steve Mix 884
232. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
233. Purvis Short 878
  Cuttino Mobley 878
235. Greg Ballard 877
236. Bryon Russell 874
237. Earl Watson 873
238. Larry Nance 872
239. Ricky Rubio 869
  Jerry Stackhouse 869
  Ron Lee 869
242. Rodney Rogers 868
  Thabo Sefolosha 868
244. Deron Williams 867
245. Bernard King* 866
246. Luol Deng 865
247. Elvin Hayes* 864
248. Mark Price 860
249. 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. Karl Malone* 2085
11. Mookie Blaylock 2075
12. Chris Paul 2010
13. Allen Iverson* 1983
14. Derek Harper 1957
15. Kobe Bryant 1944
16. LeBron James 1865
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. Charles Barkley* 1648
26. Gus Williams 1638
27. Hersey Hawkins 1622
28. Eddie Jones 1620
29. Rod Strickland 1616
30. Mark Jackson 1608
31. Jason Terry 1603
32. Andre Iguodala 1602
33. Terry Porter 1583
34. Doc Rivers 1563
35. Dwyane Wade 1561
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. Julius Erving* 1508
45. Reggie Miller* 1505
46. Dennis Johnson* 1477
47. Vince Carter 1463
  Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
49. Ray Allen* 1451
50. Jerome Kersey 1439
51. Tim Hardaway 1428
52. Trevor Ariza 1425
53. Monta Ellis 1409
54. Randy Smith 1403
55. Clifford Robinson 1402
56. Manu Ginobili 1392
57. David Robinson* 1388
58. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
59. Muggsy Bogues 1369
  Ben Wallace 1369
61. Rajon Rondo 1354
62. Derek Fisher 1352
63. Charles Oakley 1351
64. Rickey Green 1348
65. Quinn Buckner 1337
66. T.R. Dunn 1316
67. Russell Westbrook 1300
68. Latrell Sprewell 1294
69. Alvan Adams 1289
70. Vlade Divac 1288
71. David Wesley 1280
  Walter Davis 1280
73. John Lucas 1273
74. Kenny Anderson 1258
75. Terry Cummings 1255
76. Grant Hill* 1248
77. Brevin Knight 1229
78. Tyrone Corbin 1228
79. Byron Scott 1224
80. Robert Parish* 1219
81. Mitch Richmond* 1211
82. Reggie Theus 1206
83. Dirk Nowitzki 1201
84. Gerald Wallace 1200
85. Grant Long 1199
86. Ray Williams 1198
87. Chris Webber 1197
88. Dan Majerle 1194
89. Thaddeus Young 1192
90. Norm Nixon 1187
91. Shawn Kemp 1185
92. Mike Bibby 1172
93. Calvin Murphy* 1165
94. Caron Butler 1163
95. Jack Sikma 1162
96. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
  Don Buse 1160
98. Tony Allen 1158
  Robert Horry 1158
100. Jay Humphries 1153
101. Chris Ford 1152
102. Fred Brown 1149
103. Jamal Crawford 1146
104. Horace Grant 1143
105. Terrell Brandon 1142
106. Paul Millsap 1140
107. Sedale Threatt 1138
108. Tracy McGrady* 1136
  Patrick Ewing* 1136
110. Raymond Felton 1134
111. Danny Ainge 1133
  Darrell Armstrong 1133
113. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
114. Lindsey Hunter 1120
  Sleepy Floyd 1120
116. Rashard Lewis 1115
117. Nick Anderson 1114
118. Stephen Jackson 1109
  Stephen Curry 1109
120. Sam Perkins 1105
121. Rick Barry* 1104
122. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
123. Larry Hughes 1092
124. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
126. Moses Malone* 1089
127. Lester Conner 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
130. Josh Smith 1083
131. Kevin Johnson 1082
132. Michael Adams 1081
133. Buck Williams 1080
134. Tom Gugliotta 1079
135. Carmelo Anthony 1077
136. Derrick McKey 1072
137. Joe Johnson 1071
138. Mike Conley 1068
139. Alex English* 1067
140. Kyle Lowry 1066
141. Johnny Newman 1064
142. Sam Cassell 1058
143. Lionel Hollins 1053
  Rudy Gay 1053
145. Chauncey Billups 1051
146. Bobby Jones 1050
  Michael Cage 1050
148. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
149. Antawn Jamison 1048
150. Darwin Cook 1044
151. James Worthy* 1041
152. James Harden 1034
153. Michael Cooper 1033
  A.C. Green 1033
155. Tony Parker 1032
156. Mickey Johnson 1025
  Tim Duncan 1025
158. Nene Hilario 1023
159. Stephon Marbury 1022
  Paul Westphal 1022
161. Johnny Moore 1017
162. Avery Johnson 1007
163. John Drew 1004
164. Danny Manning 1000
165. Sam Lacey 999
166. Paul Pressey 997
167. Michael Finley 996
168. Jason Richardson 995
169. Foots Walker 992
170. Craig Ehlo 989
171. Shane Battier 988
172. Corey Brewer 987
173. Dell Curry 985
174. Dwight Howard 979
175. Vernon Maxwell 975
  Eric Snow 975
177. Stacey Augmon 974
  Dale Ellis 974
179. Robert Reid 973
180. Kirk Hinrich 972
181. Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
183. Devin Harris 963
184. J.R. Smith 962
185. Slick Watts 961
186. Kevin Willis 958
  Glen Rice 958
188. Brent Barry 955
189. Damon Stoudamire 953
190. Mike Woodson 952
191. Jim Paxson 951
  John Starks 951
193. Mario Chalmers 950
194. Adrian Dantley* 944
195. George Gervin* 941
196. Elton Brand 940
  Dudley Bradley 940
198. Gerald Henderson 939
199. Jason Williams 933
200. Darrell Griffith 931
201. Allen Leavell 929
202. John Wall 927
203. Vern Fleming 926
204. Sidney Moncrief 924
205. George McGinnis* 923
206. Spud Webb 922
207. James Posey 917
  Christian Laettner 917
  Chris Morris 917
210. John Long 912
  Aaron McKie 912
  P.J. Brown 912
213. World B. Free 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
215. Gerald Wilkins 907
216. Paul George 905
217. Joe Dumars* 902
218. Steve Nash* 899
219. Kenyon Martin 893
220. Kevin Durant 891
221. Marques Johnson 888
222. Greg Anthony 887
223. Tom Chambers 885
224. Gilbert Arenas 884
  Steve Mix 884
226. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
227. Cuttino Mobley 878
  Purvis Short 878
229. Greg Ballard 877
230. Bryon Russell 874
231. Earl Watson 873
232. Larry Nance 872
233. Ricky Rubio 869
  Jerry Stackhouse 869
  Ron Lee 869
236. Thabo Sefolosha 868
  Rodney Rogers 868
238. Deron Williams 867
239. Bernard King* 866
240. Luol Deng 865
241. Elvin Hayes* 864
242. Mark Price 860
243. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
245. Jrue Holiday 857
246. Detlef Schrempf 856
247. Bo Outlaw 855
248. Vinnie Johnson 852
249. Lamar Odom 848
250. Scott Wedman 846
  Larry Steele 846
  Steve Francis 846

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. Larry Kenon 277
  Gene Littles 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. John Roche 120
  Al Skinner 120
68. George Thompson 117
  Mike Jackson 117
  Charles Edge 117
71. Jan van Breda Kolff 113
  Donnie Freeman 113
73. Moses Malone* 110
  Marv Roberts 110
75. Swen Nater 106
  Travis Grant 106
77. Ticky Burden 103
  Roger Brown* 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. Scott English 50
  Mark Olberding 50
117. Mike Flynn 44
  Julius Keye 44
119. Wali Jones 42
120. Jim O'Brien 41
121. Willie Sojourner 40
  Lionel Billingy 40
123. Walter Simon 38
124. Monte Towe 37
  Bob Netolicky 37
126. Johnny Baum 36
127. Charles Jordan 33
128. Dan Roundfield 31
  Steve Green 31
  Roger Brown 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. George Lehmann 13
  Simmie Hill 13
  Lamar Green 13
  Donald Washington 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. Goose Ligon 9
  Terry Driscoll 9
  Marvin Webster 9
158. Jim McDaniels 8
  Bill Higgins 8
160. Art Williams 7
  John Beasley 7
162. Jerry Pender 6
  Wayne Pack 6
  Bernie Fryer 6
  William Franklin 6
166. Ron King 5
  Rick Darnell 5
  Sam Cash 5
  Joby Wright 5
170. Gary Gregor 4
  Paul Stovall 4
  Collis Temple 4
  Greg Lee 4
  Ken Smith 4
  Bob Nash 4
176. Bob Arnzen 3
  Skeeter Swift 3
  Nathaniel Barnett 3
179. Joe Reaves 2
  Kenneth Gardner 2
  Bill Newton 2
  Rich Rinaldi 2
  Dwaine Dillard 2
184. Bernie Williams 1
  Roy McPipe 1
  Bob Lackey 1
187. 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
  Mo Layton 0
  Stan Love 0
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