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 2039
14. Allen Iverson* 1983
15. Derek Harper 1957
16. Kobe Bryant 1944
17. LeBron James 1886
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. Andre Iguodala 1611
33. Mark Jackson 1608
34. Jason Terry 1603
35. Terry Porter 1583
36. Dwyane Wade 1565
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. Reggie Miller* 1505
47. Dennis Johnson* 1477
48. Vince Carter 1472
49. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
50. Ray Allen* 1451
51. George McGinnis* 1448
52. Jerome Kersey 1439
53. Trevor Ariza 1434
54. Tim Hardaway 1428
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. Ben Wallace 1369
  Muggsy Bogues 1369
64. Rajon Rondo 1367
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 1315
72. Latrell Sprewell 1294
73. Alvan Adams 1289
74. Vlade Divac 1288
75. George Gervin* 1283
76. Walter Davis 1280
  David Wesley 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. Thaddeus Young 1212
87. Mitch Richmond* 1211
88. Reggie Theus 1206
89. Dirk Nowitzki 1201
90. Gerald Wallace 1200
91. Grant Long 1199
  Moses Malone* 1199
93. Ray Williams 1198
94. Chris Webber 1197
95. Dan Majerle 1194
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. Robert Horry 1158
  Tony Allen 1158
105. Paul Millsap 1157
106. Jay Humphries 1153
107. Chris Ford 1152
108. Fred Brown 1149
109. Jamal Crawford 1148
110. Horace Grant 1143
111. Terrell Brandon 1142
112. Raymond Felton 1139
113. Sedale Threatt 1138
114. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady* 1136
116. Darrell Armstrong 1133
  Danny Ainge 1133
118. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
119. Stephen Curry 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
  Sleepy Floyd 1120
122. Rashard Lewis 1115
123. Nick Anderson 1114
124. 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. Kyle Lowry 1087
133. Ricky Sobers 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
136. Josh Smith 1083
  Mike Conley 1083
138. Kevin Johnson 1082
139. Michael Adams 1081
  Carmelo Anthony 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. Rudy Gay 1062
148. Sam Cassell 1058
149. James Harden 1056
150. Lionel Hollins 1053
151. Chauncey Billups 1051
152. Michael Cage 1050
153. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
154. Antawn Jamison 1048
155. Darwin Cook 1044
156. James Worthy* 1041
157. Tony Parker 1035
158. A.C. Green 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
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. Dwight Howard 986
178. Dell Curry 985
179. Eric Snow 975
  Vernon Maxwell 975
181. Stacey Augmon 974
  Dale Ellis 974
183. Robert Reid 973
  J.R. Smith 973
185. Kirk Hinrich 972
186. Marcus Camby 967
  Devin Harris 967
  Rick Fox 967
189. Slick Watts 961
190. John Wall 959
191. Kevin Willis 958
  Glen Rice 958
193. Brent Barry 955
194. Damon Stoudamire 953
195. Mike Woodson 952
  Larry Kenon 952
197. John Starks 951
  Jim Paxson 951
199. Mario Chalmers 950
200. Adrian Dantley* 944
201. Dan Issel* 943
202. Elton Brand 940
  Dudley Bradley 940
204. Gerald Henderson 939
  M.L. Carr 939
206. Paul George 936
207. Fatty Taylor 935
208. Jason Williams 933
209. Darrell Griffith 931
210. Allen Leavell 929
211. Vern Fleming 926
212. Sidney Moncrief 924
213. Spud Webb 922
214. James Posey 917
  Chris Morris 917
  Christian Laettner 917
217. John Long 912
  Aaron McKie 912
  P.J. Brown 912
220. World B. Free 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
222. Gerald Wilkins 907
223. Kevin Durant 905
224. Joe Dumars* 902
225. Steve Nash* 899
226. Kenyon Martin 893
227. Ricky Rubio 891
228. Marques Johnson 888
229. Greg Anthony 887
230. Tom Chambers 885
231. Gilbert Arenas 884
  Steve Mix 884
233. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
234. Cuttino Mobley 878
  Purvis Short 878
236. Jrue Holiday 877
  Greg Ballard 877
238. Bryon Russell 874
239. Earl Watson 873
240. Larry Nance 872
241. Ron Lee 869
  Thabo Sefolosha 869
  Jerry Stackhouse 869
244. Rodney Rogers 868
245. Deron Williams 867
246. Bernard King* 866
247. Luol Deng 865
248. Elvin Hayes* 864
249. Mark Price 860
250. 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 2039
13. Allen Iverson* 1983
14. Derek Harper 1957
15. Kobe Bryant 1944
16. LeBron James 1886
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. Andre Iguodala 1611
31. Mark Jackson 1608
32. Jason Terry 1603
33. Terry Porter 1583
34. Dwyane Wade 1565
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. Chris Mullin* 1530
  Baron Davis 1530
43. Kendall Gill 1519
44. Julius Erving* 1508
45. Reggie Miller* 1505
46. Dennis Johnson* 1477
47. Vince Carter 1472
48. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
49. Ray Allen* 1451
50. Jerome Kersey 1439
51. Trevor Ariza 1434
52. Tim Hardaway 1428
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 1367
62. Derek Fisher 1352
63. Charles Oakley 1351
64. Rickey Green 1348
65. Quinn Buckner 1337
66. T.R. Dunn 1316
67. Russell Westbrook 1315
68. Latrell Sprewell 1294
69. Alvan Adams 1289
70. Vlade Divac 1288
71. Walter Davis 1280
  David Wesley 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. Thaddeus Young 1212
82. Mitch Richmond* 1211
83. Reggie Theus 1206
84. Dirk Nowitzki 1201
85. Gerald Wallace 1200
86. Grant Long 1199
87. Ray Williams 1198
88. Chris Webber 1197
89. Dan Majerle 1194
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. Don Buse 1160
  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
98. Tony Allen 1158
  Robert Horry 1158
100. Paul Millsap 1157
101. Jay Humphries 1153
102. Chris Ford 1152
103. Fred Brown 1149
104. Jamal Crawford 1148
105. Horace Grant 1143
106. Terrell Brandon 1142
107. Raymond Felton 1139
108. Sedale Threatt 1138
109. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady* 1136
111. Danny Ainge 1133
  Darrell Armstrong 1133
113. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
114. Sleepy Floyd 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
  Stephen Curry 1120
117. Rashard Lewis 1115
118. Nick Anderson 1114
119. Stephen Jackson 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. Kyle Lowry 1087
128. Ricky Sobers 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
131. Josh Smith 1083
  Mike Conley 1083
133. Kevin Johnson 1082
134. Michael Adams 1081
  Carmelo Anthony 1081
136. Buck Williams 1080
137. Tom Gugliotta 1079
138. Derrick McKey 1072
139. Joe Johnson 1071
140. Alex English* 1067
141. Johnny Newman 1064
142. Rudy Gay 1062
143. Sam Cassell 1058
144. James Harden 1056
145. Lionel Hollins 1053
146. Chauncey Billups 1051
147. Bobby Jones 1050
  Michael Cage 1050
149. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
150. Antawn Jamison 1048
151. Darwin Cook 1044
152. James Worthy* 1041
153. Tony Parker 1035
154. A.C. Green 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
156. Tim Duncan 1025
  Mickey Johnson 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. Dwight Howard 986
174. Dell Curry 985
175. Eric Snow 975
  Vernon Maxwell 975
177. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
179. J.R. Smith 973
  Robert Reid 973
181. Kirk Hinrich 972
182. Devin Harris 967
  Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
185. Slick Watts 961
186. John Wall 959
187. Glen Rice 958
  Kevin Willis 958
189. Brent Barry 955
190. Damon Stoudamire 953
191. Mike Woodson 952
192. John Starks 951
  Jim Paxson 951
194. Mario Chalmers 950
195. Adrian Dantley* 944
196. George Gervin* 941
197. Dudley Bradley 940
  Elton Brand 940
199. Gerald Henderson 939
200. Paul George 936
201. Jason Williams 933
202. Darrell Griffith 931
203. Allen Leavell 929
204. Vern Fleming 926
205. Sidney Moncrief 924
206. George McGinnis* 923
207. Spud Webb 922
208. Chris Morris 917
  Christian Laettner 917
  James Posey 917
211. Aaron McKie 912
  P.J. Brown 912
  John Long 912
214. World B. Free 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
216. Gerald Wilkins 907
217. Kevin Durant 905
218. Joe Dumars* 902
219. Steve Nash* 899
220. Kenyon Martin 893
221. Ricky Rubio 891
222. Marques Johnson 888
223. Greg Anthony 887
224. Tom Chambers 885
225. Steve Mix 884
  Gilbert Arenas 884
227. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
228. Purvis Short 878
  Cuttino Mobley 878
230. Greg Ballard 877
  Jrue Holiday 877
232. Bryon Russell 874
233. Earl Watson 873
234. Larry Nance 872
235. Ron Lee 869
  Thabo Sefolosha 869
  Jerry Stackhouse 869
238. Rodney Rogers 868
239. Deron Williams 867
240. Bernard King* 866
241. Luol Deng 865
242. Elvin Hayes* 864
243. Mark Price 860
244. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
246. Detlef Schrempf 856
247. Bo Outlaw 855
248. Vinnie Johnson 852
249. Lamar Odom 848
250. Steve Francis 846
  Larry Steele 846
  Scott Wedman 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. 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. Mike Jackson 117
  George Thompson 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. Rick Mount 55
  Billy Harris 55
111. Willie Long 54
112. Billy Schaeffer 52
113. Wilbert Robinson 51
  Don Adams 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. 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. Roy Ebron 16
  Henry Ward 16
  Jim Ard 16
140. Rudy Hackett 15
141. Tom Ingelsby 14
  Hank Williams 14
  Clyde Dickey 14
144. George Lehmann 13
  Simmie Hill 13
  Lamar Green 13
  Donald Washington 13
148. Aulcie Perry 12
  George Bucci 12
  Harry Rogers 12
151. Jerry Chambers 11
  Jimmy Conner 11
153. Allen Murphy 10
  Milt Williams 10
155. Terry Driscoll 9
  Goose Ligon 9
  Marvin Webster 9
158. Bill Higgins 8
  Jim McDaniels 8
160. John Beasley 7
  Art Williams 7
162. Bernie Fryer 6
  William Franklin 6
  Jerry Pender 6
  Wayne Pack 6
166. Ron King 5
  Rick Darnell 5
  Sam Cash 5
  Joby Wright 5
170. Greg Lee 4
  Ken Smith 4
  Bob Nash 4
  Gary Gregor 4
  Paul Stovall 4
  Collis Temple 4
176. Nathaniel Barnett 3
  Bob Arnzen 3
  Skeeter Swift 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. Erwin Mueller 0
  Dennis Van Zant 0
  Larry Cannon 0
  Paul Ruffner 0
  Reggie Royals 0
  Mike Lewis 0
  Mo Layton 0
  Stan Love 0
  Billy James 0
  Jimmie Baker 0
  Skip Wise 0
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