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 2.02
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. Nate McMillan 1.94
  Ron Lee 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 1.78
37. Stephen Curry 1.77
38. Mike Gale 1.77
39. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
40. Rajon Rondo 1.74
41. Russell Westbrook 1.74
42. Metta World Peace 1.74
43. Micheal Williams 1.74
44. Larry Bird* 1.73
45. Randy Smith 1.72
46. John Wall 1.71
47. Paul George 1.71
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. Dwyane Wade 1.59
67. Lester Conner 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. Andre Iguodala 1.54
75. Muggsy Bogues 1.54
76. Charles Barkley* 1.54
77. Calvin Murphy* 1.53
78. Jimmy Butler 1.53
79. Darrell Walker 1.51
80. Shawn Marion 1.51
81. Trevor Ariza 1.51
82. Lucius Allen 1.51
83. Foots Walker 1.51
84. Larry Hughes 1.50
85. James Harden 1.50
86. Gary Grant 1.49
87. Mike Conley 1.49
88. Eric Bledsoe 1.49
89. Rod Strickland 1.48
90. Bobby Jones 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. Jay Humphries 1.46
97. Jrue Holiday 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. John Lucas 1.37
118. Ralph Simpson 1.37
119. Kevin Edwards 1.37
120. Draymond Green 1.36
121. Pete Maravich* 1.36
122. John Drew 1.36
123. Sonny Parker 1.35
124. Fred Brown 1.35
125. David Wesley 1.35
  Darrell Armstrong 1.35
127. Kyle Lowry 1.35
128. Gar Heard 1.34
129. Anthony Davis 1.34
130. Dennis Johnson* 1.34
131. Paul Westphal 1.34
132. Reggie Williams 1.34
133. Kemba Walker 1.33
134. Allen Leavell 1.33
135. Gail Goodrich* 1.33
136. T.R. Dunn 1.33
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. Paul Millsap 1.30
148. Bonzi Wells 1.30
149. John Williams 1.30
150. Rudy Gay 1.30
151. Stephen Jackson 1.29
152. Kyrie Irving 1.29
153. Tyreke Evans 1.29
154. Marques Johnson 1.29
155. Dominique Wilkins* 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
  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. Raymond Felton 1.21
195. Stephon Marbury 1.21
196. Sidney Moncrief 1.20
197. Glenn Robinson 1.20
198. Bob Gross 1.20
199. Sedale Threatt 1.20
200. Grant Long 1.20
201. Lindsey Hunter 1.20
202. Alvin Williams 1.19
203. Don Chaney 1.19
204. Mark Price 1.19
205. Andre Miller 1.19
206. Charles Johnson 1.18
  Jason Williams 1.18
208. Michael Cooper 1.18
209. Kenyon Martin 1.18
210. Reggie Theus 1.18
  Cuttino Mobley 1.18
212. Greg Anthony 1.17
213. Armond Hill 1.17
214. Mike Bibby 1.17
215. Sleepy Floyd 1.17
216. Tom Henderson 1.17
217. Jeremy Lin 1.16
218. P.J. Tucker 1.16
219. Jason Richardson 1.16
220. Ruben Patterson 1.16
221. T.J. Ford 1.16
222. Ty Lawson 1.15
  Kevin Durant 1.15
224. Tyrone Corbin 1.15
225. Eric Snow 1.15
226. Aaron McKie 1.15
227. Kyle Macy 1.15
228. Derrick McKey 1.14
229. Dave Cowens* 1.14
230. Johnny Dawkins 1.14
231. Byron Scott 1.14
232. Vernon Maxwell 1.14
233. Jason Terry 1.14
234. Vlade Divac 1.14
235. John Bagley 1.14
236. Mickey Johnson 1.13
237. Craig Ehlo 1.13
238. Spud Webb 1.13
239. Danny Manning 1.13
240. Lionel Simmons 1.13
241. Nate Williams 1.13
242. Shawn Kemp 1.13
243. Eddie Johnson 1.13
244. Tiny Archibald* 1.13
245. James Worthy* 1.12
246. Wesley Matthews 1.12
247. Derek Anderson 1.12
248. Darren Collison 1.12
249. Greg Monroe 1.12
250. Ray Allen* 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 2.02
13. Rick Barry* 1.99
14. Gus Williams 1.99
15. Scottie Pippen* 1.96
16. Johnny Moore 1.96
17. Nate McMillan 1.94
  Ron Lee 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 1.78
35. Stephen Curry 1.77
36. George McGinnis* 1.75
37. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
38. Rajon Rondo 1.74
39. Russell Westbrook 1.74
40. Metta World Peace 1.74
41. Micheal Williams 1.74
42. Larry Bird* 1.73
43. Randy Smith 1.72
44. John Wall 1.71
45. Paul George 1.71
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. Dwyane Wade 1.59
64. Lester Conner 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. Andre Iguodala 1.54
72. Muggsy Bogues 1.54
73. Charles Barkley* 1.54
74. Calvin Murphy* 1.53
75. Jimmy Butler 1.53
76. Darrell Walker 1.51
77. Shawn Marion 1.51
78. Trevor Ariza 1.51
79. Lucius Allen 1.51
80. Foots Walker 1.51
81. Larry Hughes 1.50
82. James Harden 1.50
83. Gary Grant 1.49
84. Mike Conley 1.49
85. Eric Bledsoe 1.49
86. Rod Strickland 1.48
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. Jay Humphries 1.46
93. Jrue Holiday 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. John Lucas 1.37
112. Kevin Edwards 1.37
113. Draymond Green 1.36
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. Gar Heard 1.34
123. M.L. Carr 1.34
124. Anthony Davis 1.34
125. Dennis Johnson* 1.34
126. Larry Kenon 1.34
127. Paul Westphal 1.34
128. Reggie Williams 1.34
129. Kemba Walker 1.33
130. Allen Leavell 1.33
131. Gail Goodrich* 1.33
132. T.R. Dunn 1.33
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. Paul Millsap 1.30
143. Bonzi Wells 1.30
144. John Williams 1.30
145. Rudy Gay 1.30
146. Stephen Jackson 1.29
147. Kyrie Irving 1.29
148. Tyreke Evans 1.29
149. Charlie Scott* 1.29
150. Marques Johnson 1.29
151. Dominique Wilkins* 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. Jeff Teague 1.22
  Grant Hill* 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. Raymond Felton 1.21
189. Stephon Marbury 1.21
190. Sidney Moncrief 1.20
191. Glenn Robinson 1.20
192. Bob Gross 1.20
193. Sedale Threatt 1.20
194. Grant Long 1.20
195. Lindsey Hunter 1.20
196. Alvin Williams 1.19
197. Mark Price 1.19
198. George Gervin* 1.19
199. Andre Miller 1.19
200. Jason Williams 1.18
  Charles Johnson 1.18
202. Michael Cooper 1.18
203. Kenyon Martin 1.18
204. Reggie Theus 1.18
  Cuttino Mobley 1.18
206. Greg Anthony 1.17
207. Don Chaney 1.17
208. Armond Hill 1.17
209. Mike Bibby 1.17
210. Sleepy Floyd 1.17
211. Tom Henderson 1.17
212. Jeremy Lin 1.16
213. P.J. Tucker 1.16
214. Jason Richardson 1.16
215. Ruben Patterson 1.16
216. T.J. Ford 1.16
217. Kevin Durant 1.15
  Ty Lawson 1.15
219. Tyrone Corbin 1.15
220. Eric Snow 1.15
221. Aaron McKie 1.15
222. Kyle Macy 1.15
223. Derrick McKey 1.14
224. Dave Cowens* 1.14
225. Johnny Dawkins 1.14
226. Byron Scott 1.14
227. Vernon Maxwell 1.14
228. Jason Terry 1.14
229. Vlade Divac 1.14
230. John Bagley 1.14
231. Mickey Johnson 1.13
232. Craig Ehlo 1.13
233. Spud Webb 1.13
234. Danny Manning 1.13
235. Lionel Simmons 1.13
236. Nate Williams 1.13
237. Shawn Kemp 1.13
238. Eddie Johnson 1.13
239. Tiny Archibald* 1.13
240. James Worthy* 1.12
241. Wesley Matthews 1.12
242. Derek Anderson 1.12
243. Darren Collison 1.12
244. Greg Monroe 1.12
245. Ray Allen* 1.12
246. Thabo Sefolosha 1.12
247. Glen Gondrezick 1.11
248. Phil Smith 1.11
249. Nene Hilario 1.11
250. Larry Drew 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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