NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals Per Game

Active players are listed in bold.
* Indicates member of the Hall of Fame.
Steals Per Game since 1973-74 (1972-73 for ABA)

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NBA/ABA

NBA/ABA Table
Rank Player SPG
1. Alvin Robertson 2.71
2. Micheal Ray Richardson 2.63
3. Fatty Taylor 2.40
4. Michael Jordan* 2.35
5. Mookie Blaylock 2.33
6. Chris Paul 2.25
7. Fat Lever 2.22
8. Slick Watts 2.20
9. John Stockton* 2.17
10. Allen Iverson* 2.17
11. Maurice Cheeks* 2.10
12. Brian Taylor 2.06
13. Don Buse 2.04
14. Clyde Drexler* 2.03
15. Ricky Rubio 2.00
16. Rick Barry* 1.99
17. Gus Williams 1.99
18. Julius Erving* 1.96
19. Scottie Pippen* 1.96
20. Johnny Moore 1.96
21. Ron Lee 1.94
  Nate McMillan 1.94
23. Jason Kidd* 1.93
24. Magic Johnson* 1.90
25. Isiah Thomas* 1.90
26. George McGinnis* 1.88
27. Doug Christie 1.88
28. Quinn Buckner 1.86
29. Baron Davis 1.83
30. Gary Payton* 1.83
31. Ray Williams 1.83
32. Eddie Jordan 1.82
33. Doc Rivers 1.81
  Norm Van Lier 1.81
35. Larry Steele 1.79
36. Kawhi Leonard 1.77
37. Mike Gale 1.77
38. Stephen Curry 1.76
39. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
40. Russell Westbrook 1.74
41. Metta World Peace 1.74
42. Micheal Williams 1.74
43. Larry Bird* 1.73
44. Rajon Rondo 1.73
45. Paul George 1.73
46. John Wall 1.73
47. Randy Smith 1.72
48. Darwin Cook 1.71
49. Ron Harper 1.70
50. Eddie Jones 1.70
51. Monta Ellis 1.69
52. Brevin Knight 1.69
53. Ted McClain 1.67
54. Michael Adams 1.66
55. Hersey Hawkins 1.65
56. Tim Hardaway 1.65
57. Eric Murdock 1.63
58. Derek Harper 1.63
59. LeBron James 1.63
60. Jim Price 1.61
61. Gilbert Arenas 1.60
62. Phil Chenier 1.60
63. Chris Ford 1.60
64. Kerry Kittles 1.60
65. Anfernee Hardaway 1.60
66. Lester Conner 1.58
67. Dwyane Wade 1.58
68. Terrell Brandon 1.58
69. Kendall Gill 1.57
70. Dudley Bradley 1.57
71. Lionel Hollins 1.56
72. Chris Mullin* 1.55
73. Norm Nixon 1.55
74. Jimmy Butler 1.54
75. Muggsy Bogues 1.54
76. Charles Barkley* 1.54
77. Calvin Murphy* 1.53
78. Andre Iguodala 1.53
79. Darrell Walker 1.51
80. Shawn Marion 1.51
81. James Harden 1.51
82. Lucius Allen 1.51
83. Foots Walker 1.51
84. Larry Hughes 1.50
85. Trevor Ariza 1.50
86. Gary Grant 1.49
87. Mike Conley 1.48
88. Rod Strickland 1.48
89. Bobby Jones 1.47
90. Eric Bledsoe 1.47
91. Kevin Johnson 1.47
92. Mario Chalmers 1.47
93. Steve Francis 1.47
94. Darnell Valentine 1.47
95. Kenny Anderson 1.47
96. Jrue Holiday 1.46
97. Jay Humphries 1.46
98. Thaddeus Young 1.45
99. Kobe Bryant 1.44
100. Gerald Wallace 1.44
101. Chris Webber 1.44
102. DeMarcus Cousins 1.43
103. Jeff Hornacek 1.43
104. Dave Twardzik 1.43
105. Rickey Green 1.42
106. Jamaal Tinsley 1.42
107. Latrell Sprewell 1.42
108. Tom Gugliotta 1.41
109. Karl Malone* 1.41
110. Tony Allen 1.41
111. Kevin Porter 1.41
112. David Robinson* 1.41
113. Nick Anderson 1.39
114. M.L. Carr 1.39
115. Paul Pressey 1.38
116. Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
117. Draymond Green 1.37
118. John Lucas 1.37
119. Ralph Simpson 1.37
120. Kevin Edwards 1.37
121. Pete Maravich* 1.36
122. John Drew 1.36
123. Sonny Parker 1.35
124. Fred Brown 1.35
125. Darrell Armstrong 1.35
  David Wesley 1.35
127. Kyle Lowry 1.35
128. Anthony Davis 1.35
129. Gar Heard 1.34
130. Dennis Johnson* 1.34
131. Paul Westphal 1.34
132. Reggie Williams 1.34
133. Allen Leavell 1.33
134. Gail Goodrich* 1.33
135. T.R. Dunn 1.33
136. Kemba Walker 1.32
137. Ricky Sobers 1.32
138. Caron Butler 1.32
139. Winston Garland 1.32
140. Manu Ginobili 1.32
141. Ron Boone 1.32
142. Dee Brown 1.32
143. Sam Lacey 1.31
144. Alvan Adams 1.30
145. Paul Pierce 1.30
146. Marko Jaric 1.30
147. Bonzi Wells 1.30
148. John Williams 1.30
149. Paul Millsap 1.30
150. Rudy Gay 1.30
151. Kyrie Irving 1.30
152. Stephen Jackson 1.29
153. Marques Johnson 1.29
154. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
155. Tyreke Evans 1.28
156. Pooh Richardson 1.28
157. Andre Drummond 1.27
158. Kevin Garnett 1.27
159. Jo Jo White* 1.27
160. Bobby Phills 1.27
161. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
162. Larry Kenon 1.27
163. Reggie Lewis 1.26
164. Corey Brewer 1.26
165. Ben Wallace 1.26
166. Bob Dandridge 1.26
167. Bob Wilkerson 1.25
168. Dan Majerle 1.25
169. Doug Collins 1.25
170. Jerome Kersey 1.25
171. George Gervin* 1.25
172. Terry Porter 1.24
173. Mitch Richmond* 1.24
174. Mark Jackson 1.24
175. Walter Davis 1.24
176. Ronnie Brewer 1.24
177. Otis Birdsong 1.23
178. Charlie Ward 1.23
179. Eric Money 1.23
180. Chris Morris 1.23
181. Brandon Jennings 1.22
182. Phil Ford 1.22
183. Brian Winters 1.22
184. Steve Mix 1.22
185. Darrell Griffith 1.22
186. Grant Hill* 1.22
187. Jeff Teague 1.22
188. Antoine Walker 1.22
189. Jim Paxson 1.21
190. Rafer Alston 1.21
191. Josh Smith 1.21
192. Mike Woodson 1.21
193. Tracy McGrady* 1.21
194. Stephon Marbury 1.21
195. Raymond Felton 1.21
196. Sidney Moncrief 1.20
197. Glenn Robinson 1.20
198. Bob Gross 1.20
199. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 1.20
200. Sedale Threatt 1.20
201. Grant Long 1.20
202. Lindsey Hunter 1.20
203. Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.20
204. Alvin Williams 1.19
205. Don Chaney 1.19
206. Mark Price 1.19
207. Andre Miller 1.19
208. Jason Williams 1.18
  Charles Johnson 1.18
210. Michael Cooper 1.18
211. Kenyon Martin 1.18
212. Cuttino Mobley 1.18
  Reggie Theus 1.18
214. Greg Anthony 1.17
215. Armond Hill 1.17
216. Mike Bibby 1.17
217. Sleepy Floyd 1.17
218. Tom Henderson 1.17
219. P.J. Tucker 1.17
220. Jason Richardson 1.16
221. Ruben Patterson 1.16
222. T.J. Ford 1.16
223. Ty Lawson 1.15
224. Tyrone Corbin 1.15
225. Eric Snow 1.15
226. Kevin Durant 1.15
227. Aaron McKie 1.15
228. Jeremy Lin 1.15
229. Kyle Macy 1.15
230. Derrick McKey 1.14
231. Dave Cowens* 1.14
232. Johnny Dawkins 1.14
233. Byron Scott 1.14
234. Vernon Maxwell 1.14
235. Jason Terry 1.14
236. Vlade Divac 1.14
237. John Bagley 1.14
238. Mickey Johnson 1.13
239. Craig Ehlo 1.13
240. Spud Webb 1.13
241. Danny Manning 1.13
242. Lionel Simmons 1.13
243. Nate Williams 1.13
244. Shawn Kemp 1.13
245. Eddie Johnson 1.13
246. Tiny Archibald* 1.13
247. Darren Collison 1.13
248. James Worthy* 1.12
249. Derek Anderson 1.12
250. Wesley Matthews 1.12

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player SPG
1. Alvin Robertson 2.71
2. Micheal Ray Richardson 2.63
3. Michael Jordan* 2.35
4. Mookie Blaylock 2.33
5. Chris Paul 2.25
6. Fat Lever 2.22
7. Slick Watts 2.20
8. John Stockton* 2.17
9. Allen Iverson* 2.17
10. Maurice Cheeks* 2.10
11. Clyde Drexler* 2.03
12. Ricky Rubio 2.00
13. Rick Barry* 1.99
14. Gus Williams 1.99
15. Scottie Pippen* 1.96
16. Johnny Moore 1.96
17. Ron Lee 1.94
  Nate McMillan 1.94
19. Jason Kidd* 1.93
20. Magic Johnson* 1.90
21. Isiah Thomas* 1.90
22. Doug Christie 1.88
23. Quinn Buckner 1.86
24. Mike Gale 1.85
25. Baron Davis 1.83
26. Gary Payton* 1.83
27. Ray Williams 1.83
28. Eddie Jordan 1.82
29. Doc Rivers 1.81
  Norm Van Lier 1.81
31. Julius Erving* 1.80
32. Larry Steele 1.79
33. Don Buse 1.79
34. Kawhi Leonard 1.77
35. Stephen Curry 1.76
36. George McGinnis* 1.75
37. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
38. Russell Westbrook 1.74
39. Metta World Peace 1.74
40. Micheal Williams 1.74
41. Larry Bird* 1.73
42. Rajon Rondo 1.73
43. Paul George 1.73
44. John Wall 1.73
45. Randy Smith 1.72
46. Darwin Cook 1.71
47. Ron Harper 1.70
48. Eddie Jones 1.70
49. Monta Ellis 1.69
50. Brevin Knight 1.69
51. Michael Adams 1.66
52. Hersey Hawkins 1.65
53. Tim Hardaway 1.65
54. Eric Murdock 1.63
55. Derek Harper 1.63
56. LeBron James 1.63
57. Jim Price 1.61
58. Gilbert Arenas 1.60
59. Phil Chenier 1.60
60. Chris Ford 1.60
61. Kerry Kittles 1.60
62. Anfernee Hardaway 1.60
63. Lester Conner 1.58
64. Dwyane Wade 1.58
65. Terrell Brandon 1.58
66. Kendall Gill 1.57
67. Dudley Bradley 1.57
68. Lionel Hollins 1.56
69. Chris Mullin* 1.55
70. Norm Nixon 1.55
71. Jimmy Butler 1.54
72. Muggsy Bogues 1.54
73. Charles Barkley* 1.54
74. Calvin Murphy* 1.53
75. Andre Iguodala 1.53
76. Darrell Walker 1.51
77. Shawn Marion 1.51
78. James Harden 1.51
79. Lucius Allen 1.51
80. Foots Walker 1.51
81. Larry Hughes 1.50
82. Trevor Ariza 1.50
83. Gary Grant 1.49
84. Mike Conley 1.48
85. Rod Strickland 1.48
86. Eric Bledsoe 1.47
87. Kevin Johnson 1.47
88. Mario Chalmers 1.47
89. Steve Francis 1.47
90. Darnell Valentine 1.47
91. Kenny Anderson 1.47
92. Jrue Holiday 1.46
93. Jay Humphries 1.46
94. Thaddeus Young 1.45
95. Kobe Bryant 1.44
96. Gerald Wallace 1.44
97. Chris Webber 1.44
98. DeMarcus Cousins 1.43
99. Jeff Hornacek 1.43
100. Rickey Green 1.42
101. Jamaal Tinsley 1.42
102. Latrell Sprewell 1.42
103. Tom Gugliotta 1.41
104. Karl Malone* 1.41
105. Tony Allen 1.41
106. Kevin Porter 1.41
107. David Robinson* 1.41
108. Nick Anderson 1.39
109. Paul Pressey 1.38
110. Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
111. Draymond Green 1.37
112. John Lucas 1.37
113. Kevin Edwards 1.37
114. Pete Maravich* 1.36
115. John Drew 1.36
116. Bobby Jones 1.36
117. Sonny Parker 1.35
118. Fred Brown 1.35
119. David Wesley 1.35
  Darrell Armstrong 1.35
121. Kyle Lowry 1.35
122. Anthony Davis 1.35
123. Gar Heard 1.34
124. M.L. Carr 1.34
125. Dennis Johnson* 1.34
126. Larry Kenon 1.34
127. Paul Westphal 1.34
128. Reggie Williams 1.34
129. Allen Leavell 1.33
130. Gail Goodrich* 1.33
131. T.R. Dunn 1.33
132. Kemba Walker 1.32
133. Ricky Sobers 1.32
134. Caron Butler 1.32
135. Winston Garland 1.32
136. Manu Ginobili 1.32
137. Dee Brown 1.32
138. Sam Lacey 1.31
139. Alvan Adams 1.30
140. Paul Pierce 1.30
141. Marko Jaric 1.30
142. Bonzi Wells 1.30
143. John Williams 1.30
144. Paul Millsap 1.30
145. Rudy Gay 1.30
146. Kyrie Irving 1.30
147. Stephen Jackson 1.29
148. Charlie Scott* 1.29
149. Marques Johnson 1.29
150. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
151. Tyreke Evans 1.28
152. Pooh Richardson 1.28
153. Andre Drummond 1.27
154. Kevin Garnett 1.27
155. Jo Jo White* 1.27
156. Bobby Phills 1.27
157. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
158. Reggie Lewis 1.26
159. Corey Brewer 1.26
160. Ben Wallace 1.26
161. Bob Dandridge 1.26
162. Bob Wilkerson 1.25
163. Dan Majerle 1.25
164. Doug Collins 1.25
165. Jerome Kersey 1.25
166. Terry Porter 1.24
167. Mitch Richmond* 1.24
168. Mark Jackson 1.24
169. Walter Davis 1.24
170. Ronnie Brewer 1.24
171. Otis Birdsong 1.23
172. Charlie Ward 1.23
173. Eric Money 1.23
174. Chris Morris 1.23
175. Brandon Jennings 1.22
176. Phil Ford 1.22
177. Brian Winters 1.22
178. Steve Mix 1.22
179. Darrell Griffith 1.22
180. Grant Hill* 1.22
181. Jeff Teague 1.22
182. Antoine Walker 1.22
183. Jim Paxson 1.21
184. Rafer Alston 1.21
185. Josh Smith 1.21
186. Mike Woodson 1.21
187. Tracy McGrady* 1.21
188. Stephon Marbury 1.21
189. Raymond Felton 1.21
190. Sidney Moncrief 1.20
191. Glenn Robinson 1.20
192. Bob Gross 1.20
193. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 1.20
194. Sedale Threatt 1.20
195. Grant Long 1.20
196. Lindsey Hunter 1.20
197. Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.20
198. Alvin Williams 1.19
199. Mark Price 1.19
200. George Gervin* 1.19
201. Andre Miller 1.19
202. Charles Johnson 1.18
  Jason Williams 1.18
204. Michael Cooper 1.18
205. Kenyon Martin 1.18
206. Cuttino Mobley 1.18
  Reggie Theus 1.18
208. Greg Anthony 1.17
209. Don Chaney 1.17
210. Armond Hill 1.17
211. Mike Bibby 1.17
212. Sleepy Floyd 1.17
213. Tom Henderson 1.17
214. P.J. Tucker 1.17
215. Jason Richardson 1.16
216. Ruben Patterson 1.16
217. T.J. Ford 1.16
218. Ty Lawson 1.15
219. Tyrone Corbin 1.15
220. Eric Snow 1.15
221. Kevin Durant 1.15
222. Aaron McKie 1.15
223. Jeremy Lin 1.15
224. Kyle Macy 1.15
225. Derrick McKey 1.14
226. Dave Cowens* 1.14
227. Johnny Dawkins 1.14
228. Byron Scott 1.14
229. Vernon Maxwell 1.14
230. Jason Terry 1.14
231. Vlade Divac 1.14
232. John Bagley 1.14
233. Mickey Johnson 1.13
234. Craig Ehlo 1.13
235. Spud Webb 1.13
236. Danny Manning 1.13
237. Lionel Simmons 1.13
238. Nate Williams 1.13
239. Shawn Kemp 1.13
240. Eddie Johnson 1.13
241. Tiny Archibald* 1.13
242. Darren Collison 1.13
243. James Worthy* 1.12
244. Derek Anderson 1.12
245. Wesley Matthews 1.12
246. Ray Allen* 1.12
247. Glen Gondrezick 1.11
248. Thabo Sefolosha 1.11
249. Phil Smith 1.11
250. Nene Hilario 1.11

ABA

ABA Table
Rank Player SPG
1. Don Buse 2.73
2. Fatty Taylor 2.59
3. Julius Erving* 2.37
4. Ted McClain 2.04

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