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 1912
17. Isiah Thomas* 1861
18. Kevin Garnett 1859
19. Don Buse 1818
20. Shawn Marion 1759
21. Paul Pierce 1752
22. LeBron James 1749
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. Doc Rivers 1563
35. Jason Terry 1561
36. Larry Bird* 1556
37. Doug Christie 1555
38. Andre Iguodala 1548
39. Andre Miller 1546
40. Nate McMillan 1544
41. Jeff Hornacek 1536
42. Chris Mullin* 1530
  Baron Davis 1530
44. Kendall Gill 1519
45. Reggie Miller* 1505
46. Dwyane Wade 1500
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 1421
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. Derek Fisher 1352
63. Charles Oakley 1351
64. Mike Gale 1349
  Manu Ginobili 1349
66. Rickey Green 1348
67. Quinn Buckner 1337
68. Trevor Ariza 1326
69. T.R. Dunn 1316
70. Latrell Sprewell 1294
71. Alvan Adams 1289
72. Vlade Divac 1288
73. Rajon Rondo 1284
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. Norm Nixon 1187
94. Shawn Kemp 1185
95. Mike Bibby 1172
96. Calvin Murphy* 1165
97. Caron Butler 1163
98. Jack Sikma 1162
99. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
100. Robert Horry 1158
  Dirk Nowitzki 1158
102. Russell Westbrook 1153
  Jay Humphries 1153
104. Chris Ford 1152
105. Fred Brown 1149
106. Tony Allen 1147
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. Lindsey Hunter 1120
  Sleepy Floyd 1120
117. Rashard Lewis 1115
118. Nick Anderson 1114
119. Stephen Jackson 1109
120. Brian Taylor 1106
  Jamal Crawford 1106
122. Sam Perkins 1105
123. Rick Barry* 1104
124. Paul Millsap 1100
125. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
126. Larry Hughes 1092
127. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
129. Antoine Walker 1085
  Raymond Felton 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
133. Josh Smith 1083
134. Kevin Johnson 1082
135. Michael Adams 1081
136. Buck Williams 1080
137. Tom Gugliotta 1079
138. Derrick McKey 1072
139. Alex English* 1067
140. Johnny Newman 1064
141. Sam Cassell 1058
142. Thaddeus Young 1057
143. Mike Conley 1055
144. Joe Johnson 1053
  Lionel Hollins 1053
146. Chauncey Billups 1051
147. Michael Cage 1050
148. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
149. Antawn Jamison 1048
150. Darwin Cook 1044
151. James Worthy* 1041
152. Michael Cooper 1033
  A.C. Green 1033
154. Carmelo Anthony 1030
155. Stephen Curry 1028
156. Mickey Johnson 1025
  Tim Duncan 1025
158. Stephon Marbury 1022
  Paul Westphal 1022
160. Johnny Moore 1017
161. Rudy Gay 1007
  Avery Johnson 1007
163. Tony Parker 1004
  John Drew 1004
165. Danny Manning 1000
166. Sam Lacey 999
167. Paul Pressey 997
168. Michael Finley 996
169. Nene Hilario 995
  Jason Richardson 995
171. Foots Walker 992
172. Craig Ehlo 989
173. Shane Battier 988
174. Dell Curry 985
175. Kyle Lowry 980
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. Kevin Willis 958
  Glen Rice 958
187. Brent Barry 955
188. Damon Stoudamire 953
189. Larry Kenon 952
  Mike Woodson 952
191. John Starks 951
  Jim Paxson 951
193. Adrian Dantley* 944
194. Dan Issel* 943
195. Elton Brand 940
  Dudley Bradley 940
197. M.L. Carr 939
  Gerald Henderson 939
199. Fatty Taylor 935
200. Jason Williams 933
201. Dwight Howard 931
  Darrell Griffith 931
203. Allen Leavell 929
204. Vern Fleming 926
205. Sidney Moncrief 924
206. Spud Webb 922
207. Chris Morris 917
  James Posey 917
  Christian Laettner 917
210. Devin Harris 916
211. John Long 912
  P.J. Brown 912
  Aaron McKie 912
214. Darnell Valentine 910
  World B. Free 910
216. Corey Brewer 908
217. Gerald Wilkins 907
218. James Harden 905
219. Joe Dumars* 902
220. Steve Nash 899
221. J.R. Smith 894
222. Kenyon Martin 893
223. Marques Johnson 888
224. Greg Anthony 887
225. Tom Chambers 885
226. Gilbert Arenas 884
  Steve Mix 884
228. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
229. Purvis Short 878
  Cuttino Mobley 878
231. Greg Ballard 877
232. Bryon Russell 874
233. Earl Watson 873
234. Larry Nance 872
235. Mario Chalmers 871
236. John Wall 870
237. Jerry Stackhouse 869
  Ron Lee 869
239. Rodney Rogers 868
240. Deron Williams 867
241. Bernard King* 866
242. Luol Deng 864
  Elvin Hayes* 864
244. Mark Price 860
245. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
247. Detlef Schrempf 856
248. Bo Outlaw 855
249. Vinnie Johnson 852
250. Lamar Odom 848

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 1912
16. Isiah Thomas* 1861
17. Kevin Garnett 1859
18. Shawn Marion 1759
19. Paul Pierce 1752
20. LeBron James 1749
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. Doc Rivers 1563
33. Jason Terry 1561
34. Larry Bird* 1556
35. Doug Christie 1555
36. Andre Iguodala 1548
37. Andre Miller 1546
38. Nate McMillan 1544
39. Jeff Hornacek 1536
40. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
42. Kendall Gill 1519
43. Julius Erving* 1508
44. Reggie Miller* 1505
45. Dwyane Wade 1500
46. Dennis Johnson* 1477
47. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
48. Ray Allen 1451
49. Jerome Kersey 1439
50. Tim Hardaway 1428
51. Vince Carter 1421
52. Monta Ellis 1409
53. Randy Smith 1403
54. Clifford Robinson 1402
55. David Robinson* 1388
56. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
57. Muggsy Bogues 1369
  Ben Wallace 1369
59. Derek Fisher 1352
60. Charles Oakley 1351
61. Manu Ginobili 1349
62. Rickey Green 1348
63. Quinn Buckner 1337
64. Trevor Ariza 1326
65. T.R. Dunn 1316
66. Latrell Sprewell 1294
67. Alvan Adams 1289
68. Vlade Divac 1288
69. Rajon Rondo 1284
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. Norm Nixon 1187
88. Shawn Kemp 1185
89. Mike Bibby 1172
90. Calvin Murphy* 1165
91. Caron Butler 1163
92. Jack Sikma 1162
93. Don Buse 1160
  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
95. Robert Horry 1158
  Dirk Nowitzki 1158
97. Russell Westbrook 1153
  Jay Humphries 1153
99. Chris Ford 1152
100. Fred Brown 1149
101. Tony Allen 1147
102. Horace Grant 1143
103. Terrell Brandon 1142
104. Sedale Threatt 1138
105. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady* 1136
107. Darrell Armstrong 1133
  Danny Ainge 1133
109. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
110. Sleepy Floyd 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
112. Rashard Lewis 1115
113. Nick Anderson 1114
114. Stephen Jackson 1109
115. Jamal Crawford 1106
116. Sam Perkins 1105
117. Rick Barry* 1104
118. Paul Millsap 1100
119. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
120. Larry Hughes 1092
121. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
123. Moses Malone* 1089
124. Ricky Sobers 1085
  Raymond Felton 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
128. Josh Smith 1083
129. Kevin Johnson 1082
130. Michael Adams 1081
131. Buck Williams 1080
132. Tom Gugliotta 1079
133. Derrick McKey 1072
134. Alex English* 1067
135. Johnny Newman 1064
136. Sam Cassell 1058
137. Thaddeus Young 1057
138. Mike Conley 1055
139. Lionel Hollins 1053
  Joe Johnson 1053
141. Chauncey Billups 1051
142. Bobby Jones 1050
  Michael Cage 1050
144. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
145. Antawn Jamison 1048
146. Darwin Cook 1044
147. James Worthy* 1041
148. A.C. Green 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
150. Carmelo Anthony 1030
151. Stephen Curry 1028
152. Mickey Johnson 1025
  Tim Duncan 1025
154. Stephon Marbury 1022
  Paul Westphal 1022
156. Johnny Moore 1017
157. Avery Johnson 1007
  Rudy Gay 1007
159. John Drew 1004
  Tony Parker 1004
161. Danny Manning 1000
162. Sam Lacey 999
163. Paul Pressey 997
164. Michael Finley 996
165. Jason Richardson 995
  Nene Hilario 995
167. Foots Walker 992
168. Craig Ehlo 989
169. Shane Battier 988
170. Dell Curry 985
171. Kyle Lowry 980
172. Vernon Maxwell 975
  Eric Snow 975
174. Stacey Augmon 974
  Dale Ellis 974
176. Robert Reid 973
177. Kirk Hinrich 972
178. Marcus Camby 967
  Rick Fox 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. John Starks 951
  Jim Paxson 951
188. Adrian Dantley* 944
189. George Gervin* 941
190. Dudley Bradley 940
  Elton Brand 940
192. Gerald Henderson 939
193. Jason Williams 933
194. Darrell Griffith 931
  Dwight Howard 931
196. Allen Leavell 929
197. Vern Fleming 926
198. Sidney Moncrief 924
199. George McGinnis* 923
200. Spud Webb 922
201. James Posey 917
  Chris Morris 917
  Christian Laettner 917
204. Devin Harris 916
205. P.J. Brown 912
  Aaron McKie 912
  John Long 912
208. World B. Free 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
210. Corey Brewer 908
211. Gerald Wilkins 907
212. James Harden 905
213. Joe Dumars* 902
214. Steve Nash 899
215. J.R. Smith 894
216. Kenyon Martin 893
217. Marques Johnson 888
218. Greg Anthony 887
219. Tom Chambers 885
220. Gilbert Arenas 884
  Steve Mix 884
222. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
223. Cuttino Mobley 878
  Purvis Short 878
225. Greg Ballard 877
226. Bryon Russell 874
227. Earl Watson 873
228. Larry Nance 872
229. Mario Chalmers 871
230. John Wall 870
231. Jerry Stackhouse 869
  Ron Lee 869
233. Rodney Rogers 868
234. Deron Williams 867
235. Bernard King* 866
236. Luol Deng 864
  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
244. Lamar Odom 848
245. Scott Wedman 846
  Larry Steele 846
  Steve Francis 846
248. Kevin Durant 840
  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. 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. 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. 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. Goose Ligon 9
  Terry Driscoll 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. 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
  Billy James 0
  Jimmie Baker 0
  Skip Wise 0
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