NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals

Active players are listed in bold.
* Indicates member of the Hall of Fame.

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. Allen Iverson* 1983
14. Derek Harper 1957
15. Kobe Bryant 1944
16. Chris Paul 1921
17. Isiah Thomas* 1861
18. Kevin Garnett 1859
19. Don Buse 1818
20. LeBron James 1771
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. Terry Porter 1583
34. Jason Terry 1564
35. Doc Rivers 1563
36. Andre Iguodala 1556
  Larry Bird* 1556
38. Doug Christie 1555
39. Andre Miller 1546
40. Nate McMillan 1544
41. Jeff Hornacek 1536
42. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
44. Kendall Gill 1519
45. Dwyane Wade 1516
46. Reggie Miller* 1505
47. Dennis Johnson* 1477
48. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
49. Ray Allen 1451
50. George McGinnis* 1448
51. Jerome Kersey 1439
52. Tim Hardaway 1428
53. Vince Carter 1425
54. Monta Ellis 1409
55. Randy Smith 1403
56. Clifford Robinson 1402
57. David Robinson* 1388
58. Bobby Jones 1387
59. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
60. Ben Wallace 1369
  Muggsy Bogues 1369
62. Manu Ginobili 1361
63. Derek Fisher 1352
64. Charles Oakley 1351
65. Trevor Ariza 1350
66. Mike Gale 1349
67. Rickey Green 1348
68. Quinn Buckner 1337
69. T.R. Dunn 1316
70. Latrell Sprewell 1294
71. Alvan Adams 1289
72. Vlade Divac 1288
73. Rajon Rondo 1287
74. George Gervin* 1283
75. David Wesley 1280
  Walter Davis 1280
77. John Lucas 1273
78. Kenny Anderson 1258
79. Terry Cummings 1255
80. Grant Hill 1248
81. Brevin Knight 1229
82. Tyrone Corbin 1228
83. Byron Scott 1224
84. Robert Parish* 1219
85. Mitch Richmond* 1211
86. Reggie Theus 1206
87. Gerald Wallace 1200
88. Grant Long 1199
  Moses Malone* 1199
90. Ray Williams 1198
91. Chris Webber 1197
92. Dan Majerle 1194
93. Russell Westbrook 1188
94. Norm Nixon 1187
95. Shawn Kemp 1185
96. Mike Bibby 1172
97. Dirk Nowitzki 1167
98. Calvin Murphy* 1165
99. Caron Butler 1163
100. Jack Sikma 1162
101. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
102. Robert Horry 1158
103. Tony Allen 1157
104. Jay Humphries 1153
105. Chris Ford 1152
106. Fred Brown 1149
107. Horace Grant 1143
108. Terrell Brandon 1142
109. Sedale Threatt 1138
110. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady* 1136
112. Danny Ainge 1133
  Darrell Armstrong 1133
114. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
115. Jamal Crawford 1120
  Sleepy Floyd 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
118. Paul Millsap 1117
119. Rashard Lewis 1115
120. Nick Anderson 1114
121. Stephen Jackson 1109
122. Brian Taylor 1106
123. Sam Perkins 1105
124. Rick Barry* 1104
125. Raymond Felton 1099
126. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
127. Larry Hughes 1092
128. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
130. Thaddeus Young 1088
131. Ricky Sobers 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
134. Josh Smith 1083
135. Kevin Johnson 1082
136. Michael Adams 1081
137. Buck Williams 1080
138. Tom Gugliotta 1079
139. Derrick McKey 1072
140. Mike Conley 1067
  Alex English* 1067
142. Johnny Newman 1064
143. Stephen Curry 1059
144. Sam Cassell 1058
145. Joe Johnson 1057
146. Lionel Hollins 1053
147. Chauncey Billups 1051
148. Michael Cage 1050
149. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
150. Antawn Jamison 1048
151. Carmelo Anthony 1045
152. Darwin Cook 1044
153. James Worthy* 1041
154. A.C. Green 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
156. Mickey Johnson 1025
  Tim Duncan 1025
158. Rudy Gay 1024
159. Paul Westphal 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
161. Johnny Moore 1017
162. Avery Johnson 1007
163. John Drew 1004
  Tony Parker 1004
165. Nene Hilario 1003
166. Danny Manning 1000
167. Sam Lacey 999
168. Paul Pressey 997
169. Michael Finley 996
170. Jason Richardson 995
171. Foots Walker 992
  Kyle Lowry 992
173. Craig Ehlo 989
174. Shane Battier 988
175. Dell Curry 985
176. Eric Snow 975
  Vernon Maxwell 975
178. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
180. Robert Reid 973
181. Kirk Hinrich 972
182. Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
184. Slick Watts 961
185. Glen Rice 958
  Kevin Willis 958
187. Brent Barry 955
188. Damon Stoudamire 953
189. Larry Kenon 952
  Mike Woodson 952
191. Jim Paxson 951
  John Starks 951
193. Adrian Dantley* 944
194. Dan Issel* 943
195. Elton Brand 940
  Dudley Bradley 940
197. Dwight Howard 939
  Gerald Henderson 939
  M.L. Carr 939
200. Fatty Taylor 935
201. James Harden 934
202. Jason Williams 933
203. Darrell Griffith 931
204. Allen Leavell 929
205. Devin Harris 927
206. Vern Fleming 926
207. Sidney Moncrief 924
208. Corey Brewer 922
  Spud Webb 922
210. Christian Laettner 917
  Chris Morris 917
  James Posey 917
213. P.J. Brown 912
  Aaron McKie 912
  J.R. Smith 912
  John Long 912
217. Darnell Valentine 910
  World B. Free 910
219. Gerald Wilkins 907
220. Joe Dumars* 902
221. Steve Nash 899
222. Mario Chalmers 894
223. Kenyon Martin 893
224. Marques Johnson 888
225. Greg Anthony 887
  John Wall 887
227. Tom Chambers 885
228. Steve Mix 884
  Gilbert Arenas 884
230. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
231. Purvis Short 878
  Cuttino Mobley 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. Luol Deng 865
243. Elvin Hayes* 864
244. Mark Price 860
245. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
247. Detlef Schrempf 856
248. Bo Outlaw 855
249. Kevin Durant 852
  Vinnie Johnson 852

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. Allen Iverson* 1983
13. Derek Harper 1957
14. Kobe Bryant 1944
15. Chris Paul 1921
16. Isiah Thomas* 1861
17. Kevin Garnett 1859
18. LeBron James 1771
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. Terry Porter 1583
32. Jason Terry 1564
33. Doc Rivers 1563
34. Andre Iguodala 1556
  Larry Bird* 1556
36. Doug Christie 1555
37. Andre Miller 1546
38. Nate McMillan 1544
39. Jeff Hornacek 1536
40. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
42. Kendall Gill 1519
43. Dwyane Wade 1516
44. Julius Erving* 1508
45. Reggie Miller* 1505
46. Dennis Johnson* 1477
47. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
48. Ray Allen 1451
49. Jerome Kersey 1439
50. Tim Hardaway 1428
51. Vince Carter 1425
52. Monta Ellis 1409
53. Randy Smith 1403
54. Clifford Robinson 1402
55. David Robinson* 1388
56. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
57. Ben Wallace 1369
  Muggsy Bogues 1369
59. Manu Ginobili 1361
60. Derek Fisher 1352
61. Charles Oakley 1351
62. Trevor Ariza 1350
63. Rickey Green 1348
64. Quinn Buckner 1337
65. T.R. Dunn 1316
66. Latrell Sprewell 1294
67. Alvan Adams 1289
68. Vlade Divac 1288
69. Rajon Rondo 1287
70. David Wesley 1280
  Walter Davis 1280
72. John Lucas 1273
73. Kenny Anderson 1258
74. Terry Cummings 1255
75. Grant Hill 1248
76. Brevin Knight 1229
77. Tyrone Corbin 1228
78. Byron Scott 1224
79. Robert Parish* 1219
80. Mitch Richmond* 1211
81. Reggie Theus 1206
82. Gerald Wallace 1200
83. Grant Long 1199
84. Ray Williams 1198
85. Chris Webber 1197
86. Dan Majerle 1194
87. Russell Westbrook 1188
88. Norm Nixon 1187
89. Shawn Kemp 1185
90. Mike Bibby 1172
91. Dirk Nowitzki 1167
92. Calvin Murphy* 1165
93. Caron Butler 1163
94. Jack Sikma 1162
95. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
  Don Buse 1160
97. Robert Horry 1158
98. Tony Allen 1157
99. Jay Humphries 1153
100. Chris Ford 1152
101. Fred Brown 1149
102. Horace Grant 1143
103. Terrell Brandon 1142
104. Sedale Threatt 1138
105. Tracy McGrady* 1136
  Patrick Ewing* 1136
107. Darrell Armstrong 1133
  Danny Ainge 1133
109. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
110. Sleepy Floyd 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
  Jamal Crawford 1120
113. Paul Millsap 1117
114. Rashard Lewis 1115
115. Nick Anderson 1114
116. Stephen Jackson 1109
117. Sam Perkins 1105
118. Rick Barry* 1104
119. Raymond Felton 1099
120. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
121. Larry Hughes 1092
122. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
124. Moses Malone* 1089
125. Thaddeus Young 1088
126. Ricky Sobers 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
129. Josh Smith 1083
130. Kevin Johnson 1082
131. Michael Adams 1081
132. Buck Williams 1080
133. Tom Gugliotta 1079
134. Derrick McKey 1072
135. Alex English* 1067
  Mike Conley 1067
137. Johnny Newman 1064
138. Stephen Curry 1059
139. Sam Cassell 1058
140. Joe Johnson 1057
141. Lionel Hollins 1053
142. Chauncey Billups 1051
143. Bobby Jones 1050
  Michael Cage 1050
145. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
146. Antawn Jamison 1048
147. Carmelo Anthony 1045
148. Darwin Cook 1044
149. James Worthy* 1041
150. Michael Cooper 1033
  A.C. Green 1033
152. Tim Duncan 1025
  Mickey Johnson 1025
154. Rudy Gay 1024
155. Stephon Marbury 1022
  Paul Westphal 1022
157. Johnny Moore 1017
158. Avery Johnson 1007
159. John Drew 1004
  Tony Parker 1004
161. Nene Hilario 1003
162. Danny Manning 1000
163. Sam Lacey 999
164. Paul Pressey 997
165. Michael Finley 996
166. Jason Richardson 995
167. Kyle Lowry 992
  Foots Walker 992
169. Craig Ehlo 989
170. Shane Battier 988
171. Dell Curry 985
172. Eric Snow 975
  Vernon Maxwell 975
174. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
176. Robert Reid 973
177. Kirk Hinrich 972
178. Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
180. Slick Watts 961
181. Kevin Willis 958
  Glen Rice 958
183. Brent Barry 955
184. Damon Stoudamire 953
185. Mike Woodson 952
186. Jim Paxson 951
  John Starks 951
188. Adrian Dantley* 944
189. George Gervin* 941
190. Elton Brand 940
  Dudley Bradley 940
192. Gerald Henderson 939
  Dwight Howard 939
194. James Harden 934
195. Jason Williams 933
196. Darrell Griffith 931
197. Allen Leavell 929
198. Devin Harris 927
199. Vern Fleming 926
200. Sidney Moncrief 924
201. George McGinnis* 923
202. Corey Brewer 922
  Spud Webb 922
204. James Posey 917
  Christian Laettner 917
  Chris Morris 917
207. John Long 912
  J.R. Smith 912
  Aaron McKie 912
  P.J. Brown 912
211. Darnell Valentine 910
  World B. Free 910
213. Gerald Wilkins 907
214. Joe Dumars* 902
215. Steve Nash 899
216. Mario Chalmers 894
217. Kenyon Martin 893
218. Marques Johnson 888
219. Greg Anthony 887
  John Wall 887
221. Tom Chambers 885
222. Gilbert Arenas 884
  Steve Mix 884
224. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
225. Purvis Short 878
  Cuttino Mobley 878
227. Greg Ballard 877
228. Bryon Russell 874
229. Earl Watson 873
230. Larry Nance 872
231. Ron Lee 869
  Jerry Stackhouse 869
233. Rodney Rogers 868
234. Deron Williams 867
235. Bernard King* 866
236. Luol Deng 865
237. Elvin Hayes* 864
238. Mark Price 860
239. Otis Birdsong 858
  Al Harrington 858
241. Detlef Schrempf 856
242. Bo Outlaw 855
243. Vinnie Johnson 852
  Kevin Durant 852
245. Lamar Odom 848
246. Steve Francis 846
  Scott Wedman 846
  Larry Steele 846
249. Thabo Sefolosha 843
250. Otis Thorpe 840
  Mike Gale 840

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
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