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 2233
9.Clyde Drexler* 2207
10.Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
11.Alvin Robertson 2112
12.Karl Malone* 2085
13.Mookie Blaylock 2075
14.LeBron James 2015
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 1677
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.Nate McMillan 1544
43.Jeff Hornacek 1536
44.Russell Westbrook 1535
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 1451
 Ray Allen* 1451
54.George McGinnis* 1448
55.Jerome Kersey 1439
56.Tim Hardaway 1428
57.Monta Ellis 1409
58.Thaddeus Young 1407
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.Ben Wallace 1369
 Muggsy Bogues 1369
67.Derek Fisher 1352
68.Charles Oakley 1351
69.Mike Gale 1349
70.Rickey Green 1348
71.Quinn Buckner 1337
72.T.R. Dunn 1316
73.James Harden 1314
74.Latrell Sprewell 1294
75.Alvan Adams 1289
76.Vlade Divac* 1288
77.George Gervin* 1283
78.David Wesley 1280
 Walter Davis 1280
80.John Lucas 1273
81.Paul Millsap 1266
82.Kenny Anderson 1258
83.Terry Cummings 1255
84.Grant Hill* 1248
85.Kyle Lowry 1238
86.Brevin Knight 1229
87.Tyrone Corbin 1228
88.Byron Scott 1224
89.Robert Parish* 1219
90.Mitch Richmond* 1211
91.Dirk Nowitzki 1210
92.Reggie Theus 1206
93.Stephen Curry 1205
94.Gerald Wallace 1200
95.Moses Malone* 1199
 Grant Long 1199
97.Ray Williams 1198
98.Chris Webber 1197
 Mike Conley 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.Robert Horry 1158
 Tony Allen 1158
111.Jay Humphries 1153
112.Chris Ford 1152
113.Fred Brown 1149
114.Raymond Felton 1144
115.Horace Grant 1143
116.Rudy Gay 1142
 Terrell Brandon 1142
118.Paul George 1139
119.Sedale Threatt 1138
120.Patrick Ewing* 1136
 Tracy McGrady* 1136
122.Darrell Armstrong 1133
 Danny Ainge 1133
124.Carmelo Anthony 1130
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.Larry Hughes 1092
136.Darrell Walker 1090
 Rasheed Wallace 1090
138.Antoine Walker 1085
 Lester Conner 1085
 Ricky Sobers 1085
141.Josh Smith 1083
142.Kevin Johnson 1082
143.Michael Adams 1081
144.Buck Williams 1080
145.Tom Gugliotta 1079
146.Derrick McKey 1072
147.Joe Johnson 1071
148.Alex English* 1067
149.Johnny Newman 1064
150.Jrue Holiday 1063
151.Sam Cassell 1058
152.Lionel Hollins 1053
 Tony Parker 1053
 Ricky Rubio 1053
155.Chauncey Billups 1051
156.Michael Cage 1050
157.Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
158.Antawn Jamison 1048
159.Darwin Cook 1044
160.James Worthy* 1041
 Nen Hilrio 1041
162.A.C. Green 1033
 Michael Cooper 1033
164.Mickey Johnson 1025
 Tim Duncan* 1025
166.Corey Brewer 1023
167.Stephon Marbury 1022
 Paul Westphal* 1022
169.Dwight Howard 1017
 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.Dell Curry 985
183.John Wall 976
184.Eric Snow 975
 Vernon Maxwell 975
186.Dale Ellis 974
 J.R. Smith 974
 Stacey Augmon 974
189.Robert Reid 973
190.Kirk Hinrich 972
191.Rick Fox 967
 Marcus Camby 967
193.Slick Watts 961
194.Glen Rice 958
 Kevin Willis 958
196.Brent Barry 955
197.Damon Stoudamire 953
198.Mike Woodson 952
 Larry Kenon 952
200.Jim Paxson 951
 John Starks 951
202.Mario Chalmers 950
203.Kevin Durant 948
204.Adrian Dantley* 944
205.Dan Issel* 943
206.Dudley Bradley 940
 Elton Brand 940
208.M.L. Carr 939
 Gerald Henderson 939
210.Thabo Sefolosha 935
 Fatty Taylor 935
212.Jason Williams 933
213.Kawhi Leonard 932
214.Darrell Griffith 931
215.Allen Leavell 929
216.Vern Fleming 926
217.Jimmy Butler 925
218.Sidney Moncrief* 924
219.Spud Webb 922
220.Christian Laettner 917
 James Posey 917
 Chris Morris 917
223.Aaron McKie 912
 John Long 912
 P.J. Brown 912
226.Darnell Valentine 910
 World B. Free 910
228.Gerald Wilkins 907
229.Eric Bledsoe 904
230.Joe Dumars* 902
 Jeff Teague 902
232.Steve Nash* 899
233.Kenyon Martin 893
234.Marques Johnson 888
235.Greg Anthony 887
236.Tom Chambers 885
237.Gilbert Arenas 884
 Steve Mix 884
239.Clarence Weatherspoon 880
 Luol Deng 880
241.Purvis Short 878
 Cuttino Mobley 878
243.Greg Ballard 877
 Lou Williams 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 2233
8.Clyde Drexler* 2207
9.Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
10.Alvin Robertson 2112
11.Karl Malone* 2085
12.Mookie Blaylock 2075
13.LeBron James 2015
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 1677
25.Fat Lever 1666
26.Charles Barkley* 1648
27.Gus Williams 1638
28.Hersey Hawkins 1622
29.Dwyane Wade 1620
 Eddie Jones 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
41.Jeff Hornacek 1536
42.Russell Westbrook 1535
43.Chris Mullin* 1530
 Baron Davis 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 1451
 Ray Allen* 1451
53.Jerome Kersey 1439
54.Tim Hardaway 1428
55.Monta Ellis 1409
56.Thaddeus Young 1407
57.Randy Smith 1403
58.Clifford Robinson 1402
59.Manu Ginbili 1392
60.David Robinson* 1388
61.Dominique Wilkins* 1378
62.Muggsy Bogues 1369
 Ben Wallace 1369
64.Derek Fisher 1352
65.Charles Oakley 1351
66.Rickey Green 1348
67.Quinn Buckner 1337
68.T.R. Dunn 1316
69.James Harden 1314
70.Latrell Sprewell 1294
71.Alvan Adams 1289
72.Vlade Divac* 1288
73.Walter Davis 1280
 David Wesley 1280
75.John Lucas 1273
76.Paul Millsap 1266
77.Kenny Anderson 1258
78.Terry Cummings 1255
79.Grant Hill* 1248
80.Kyle Lowry 1238
81.Brevin Knight 1229
82.Tyrone Corbin 1228
83.Byron Scott 1224
84.Robert Parish* 1219
85.Mitch Richmond* 1211
86.Dirk Nowitzki 1210
87.Reggie Theus 1206
88.Stephen Curry 1205
89.Gerald Wallace 1200
90.Grant Long 1199
91.Ray Williams 1198
92.Chris Webber 1197
 Mike Conley 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.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
 Don Buse 1160
104.Tony Allen 1158
 Robert Horry 1158
106.Jay Humphries 1153
107.Chris Ford 1152
108.Fred Brown 1149
109.Raymond Felton 1144
110.Horace Grant 1143
111.Terrell Brandon 1142
 Rudy Gay 1142
113.Paul George 1139
114.Sedale Threatt 1138
115.Tracy McGrady* 1136
 Patrick Ewing* 1136
117.Danny Ainge 1133
 Darrell Armstrong 1133
119.Carmelo Anthony 1130
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.Larry Hughes 1092
130.Darrell Walker 1090
 Rasheed Wallace 1090
132.Moses Malone* 1089
133.Antoine Walker 1085
 Ricky Sobers 1085
 Lester Conner 1085
136.Josh Smith 1083
137.Kevin Johnson 1082
138.Michael Adams 1081
139.Buck Williams 1080
140.Tom Gugliotta 1079
141.Derrick McKey 1072
142.Joe Johnson 1071
143.Alex English* 1067
144.Johnny Newman 1064
145.Jrue Holiday 1063
146.Sam Cassell 1058
147.Lionel Hollins 1053
 Ricky Rubio 1053
 Tony Parker 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.Mickey Johnson 1025
 Tim Duncan* 1025
162.Corey Brewer 1023
163.Paul Westphal* 1022
 Stephon Marbury 1022
165.Johnny Moore 1017
 Dwight Howard 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
179.John Wall 976
180.Vernon Maxwell 975
 Eric Snow 975
182.J.R. Smith 974
 Stacey Augmon 974
 Dale Ellis 974
185.Robert Reid 973
186.Kirk Hinrich 972
187.Rick Fox 967
 Marcus Camby 967
189.Slick Watts 961
190.Glen Rice 958
 Kevin Willis 958
192.Brent Barry 955
193.Damon Stoudamire 953
194.Mike Woodson 952
195.Jim Paxson 951
 John Starks 951
197.Mario Chalmers 950
198.Kevin Durant 948
199.Adrian Dantley* 944
200.George Gervin* 941
201.Elton Brand 940
 Dudley Bradley 940
203.Gerald Henderson 939
204.Thabo Sefolosha 935
205.Jason Williams 933
206.Kawhi Leonard 932
207.Darrell Griffith 931
208.Allen Leavell 929
209.Vern Fleming 926
210.Jimmy Butler 925
211.Sidney Moncrief* 924
212.George McGinnis* 923
213.Spud Webb 922
214.Chris Morris 917
 James Posey 917
 Christian Laettner 917
217.Aaron McKie 912
 P.J. Brown 912
 John Long 912
220.World B. Free 910
 Darnell Valentine 910
222.Gerald Wilkins 907
223.Eric Bledsoe 904
224.Joe Dumars* 902
 Jeff Teague 902
226.Steve Nash* 899
227.Kenyon Martin 893
228.Marques Johnson 888
229.Greg Anthony 887
230.Tom Chambers 885
231.Steve Mix 884
 Gilbert Arenas 884
233.Clarence Weatherspoon 880
 Luol Deng 880
235.Cuttino Mobley 878
 Purvis Short 878
237.Greg Ballard 877
 Lou Williams 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.Otis Birdsong 858
 Al Harrington 858