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. Rick Barry* 1.99
16. Gus Williams 1.99
17. Julius Erving* 1.96
18. Ricky Rubio 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. Norm Van Lier 1.81
  Doc Rivers 1.81
35. Larry Steele 1.79
36. Kawhi Leonard 1.79
37. Russell Westbrook 1.77
38. Mike Gale 1.77
39. Paul George 1.75
40. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
41. Stephen Curry 1.75
42. Metta World Peace 1.74
43. Micheal Williams 1.74
44. Larry Bird* 1.73
45. Rajon Rondo 1.73
46. Randy Smith 1.72
47. Darwin Cook 1.71
48. John Wall 1.70
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 1.62
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. Terrell Brandon 1.58
68. Kendall Gill 1.57
69. Dudley Bradley 1.57
70. Lionel Hollins 1.56
71. Jimmy Butler 1.56
72. Dwyane Wade 1.56
73. Chris Mullin* 1.55
74. Norm Nixon 1.55
75. Muggsy Bogues 1.54
76. Charles Barkley* 1.54
77. Calvin Murphy* 1.53
78. James Harden 1.53
79. Andre Iguodala 1.51
  Darrell Walker 1.51
81. Trevor Ariza 1.51
82. Shawn Marion 1.51
83. Lucius Allen 1.51
84. Foots Walker 1.51
85. Larry Hughes 1.50
86. Gary Grant 1.49
87. Eric Bledsoe 1.48
88. Jrue Holiday 1.48
89. Rod Strickland 1.48
90. Mike Conley 1.48
91. Bobby Jones 1.47
92. Kevin Johnson 1.47
93. Mario Chalmers 1.47
94. Steve Francis 1.47
95. Darnell Valentine 1.47
96. Kenny Anderson 1.47
97. Jay Humphries 1.46
98. Thaddeus Young 1.46
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. Anthony Davis 1.38
116. Paul Pressey 1.38
117. Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
118. John Lucas 1.37
119. Draymond Green 1.37
120. Ralph Simpson 1.37
121. Kevin Edwards 1.37
122. Pete Maravich* 1.36
123. John Drew 1.36
124. Kyle Lowry 1.35
125. Sonny Parker 1.35
126. Fred Brown 1.35
127. David Wesley 1.35
  Darrell Armstrong 1.35
129. Gar Heard 1.34
130. Dennis Johnson* 1.34
131. Paul Westphal 1.34
132. Reggie Williams 1.34
133. Khris Middleton 1.33
134. Allen Leavell 1.33
135. Gail Goodrich* 1.33
136. T.R. Dunn 1.33
137. Kemba Walker 1.32
138. Ricky Sobers 1.32
139. Caron Butler 1.32
140. Winston Garland 1.32
141. Manu Ginobili 1.32
142. Ron Boone 1.32
143. Kyrie Irving 1.32
144. Dee Brown 1.32
145. Sam Lacey 1.31
146. Alvan Adams 1.30
147. Paul Pierce 1.30
148. Marko Jaric 1.30
149. Bonzi Wells 1.30
150. John Williams 1.30
151. Paul Millsap 1.30
152. Andre Drummond 1.30
153. Stephen Jackson 1.29
154. Marques Johnson 1.29
155. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
156. Rudy Gay 1.28
157. Pooh Richardson 1.28
158. Tyreke Evans 1.27
159. Kevin Garnett 1.27
160. Jo Jo White* 1.27
161. Bobby Phills 1.27
162. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
163. Larry Kenon 1.27
164. Reggie Lewis 1.26
165. Corey Brewer 1.26
166. Ben Wallace 1.26
167. Bob Dandridge 1.26
168. Bob Wilkerson 1.25
169. Dan Majerle 1.25
170. Doug Collins 1.25
171. Jerome Kersey 1.25
172. George Gervin* 1.25
173. Terry Porter 1.24
174. Mitch Richmond* 1.24
175. Mark Jackson 1.24
176. Walter Davis 1.24
177. Ronnie Brewer 1.24
178. Otis Birdsong 1.23
179. Charlie Ward 1.23
180. Eric Money 1.23
181. Chris Morris 1.23
182. Brandon Jennings 1.22
183. Phil Ford 1.22
184. Brian Winters 1.22
185. Steve Mix 1.22
186. Darrell Griffith 1.22
187. Grant Hill* 1.22
188. Antoine Walker 1.22
189. Jeff Teague 1.21
190. Jim Paxson 1.21
191. Rafer Alston 1.21
192. Josh Smith 1.21
193. Mike Woodson 1.21
194. Tracy McGrady* 1.21
195. Stephon Marbury 1.21
196. Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.21
197. Sidney Moncrief 1.20
198. Glenn Robinson 1.20
199. Bob Gross 1.20
200. Sedale Threatt 1.20
201. Raymond Felton 1.20
202. Grant Long 1.20
203. Lindsey Hunter 1.20
204. Alvin Williams 1.19
205. Don Chaney 1.19
206. Mark Price 1.19
207. Andre Miller 1.19
208. Charles Johnson 1.18
  Jason Williams 1.18
210. Michael Cooper 1.18
211. Kenyon Martin 1.18
212. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 1.18
213. Cuttino Mobley 1.18
  Reggie Theus 1.18
215. P.J. Tucker 1.17
216. Greg Anthony 1.17
217. Armond Hill 1.17
218. Mike Bibby 1.17
219. Sleepy Floyd 1.17
220. Tom Henderson 1.17
221. Jason Richardson 1.16
222. Ruben Patterson 1.16
223. T.J. Ford 1.16
224. Ty Lawson 1.15
225. Tyrone Corbin 1.15
226. Iman Shumpert 1.15
227. Eric Snow 1.15
228. Aaron McKie 1.15
229. Darren Collison 1.15
230. Kyle Macy 1.15
231. Derrick McKey 1.14
232. Dave Cowens* 1.14
233. Johnny Dawkins 1.14
234. Byron Scott 1.14
235. Vernon Maxwell 1.14
236. Jason Terry 1.14
237. Kevin Durant 1.14
238. Vlade Divac 1.14
239. John Bagley 1.14
240. Mickey Johnson 1.13
241. Craig Ehlo 1.13
242. Spud Webb 1.13
243. Jeremy Lin 1.13
244. Danny Manning 1.13
245. Lionel Simmons 1.13
246. Nate Williams 1.13
247. Shawn Kemp 1.13
248. Eddie Johnson 1.13
249. Tiny Archibald* 1.13
250. James Worthy* 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. Rick Barry* 1.99
13. Gus Williams 1.99
14. Ricky Rubio 1.96
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. Norm Van Lier 1.81
  Doc Rivers 1.81
31. Julius Erving* 1.80
32. Larry Steele 1.79
33. Don Buse 1.79
  Kawhi Leonard 1.79
35. Russell Westbrook 1.77
36. Paul George 1.75
37. George McGinnis* 1.75
38. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
39. Stephen Curry 1.75
40. Metta World Peace 1.74
41. Micheal Williams 1.74
42. Larry Bird* 1.73
43. Rajon Rondo 1.73
44. Randy Smith 1.72
45. Darwin Cook 1.71
46. John Wall 1.70
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 1.62
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. Terrell Brandon 1.58
65. Kendall Gill 1.57
66. Dudley Bradley 1.57
67. Lionel Hollins 1.56
68. Jimmy Butler 1.56
69. Dwyane Wade 1.56
70. Chris Mullin* 1.55
71. Norm Nixon 1.55
72. Muggsy Bogues 1.54
73. Charles Barkley* 1.54
74. Calvin Murphy* 1.53
75. James Harden 1.53
76. Andre Iguodala 1.51
  Darrell Walker 1.51
78. Trevor Ariza 1.51
79. Shawn Marion 1.51
80. Lucius Allen 1.51
81. Foots Walker 1.51
82. Larry Hughes 1.50
83. Gary Grant 1.49
84. Eric Bledsoe 1.48
85. Jrue Holiday 1.48
86. Rod Strickland 1.48
87. Mike Conley 1.48
88. Kevin Johnson 1.47
89. Mario Chalmers 1.47
90. Steve Francis 1.47
91. Darnell Valentine 1.47
92. Kenny Anderson 1.47
93. Jay Humphries 1.46
94. Thaddeus Young 1.46
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. Anthony Davis 1.38
110. Paul Pressey 1.38
111. Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
112. John Lucas 1.37
113. Draymond Green 1.37
114. Kevin Edwards 1.37
115. Pete Maravich* 1.36
116. John Drew 1.36
117. Bobby Jones 1.36
118. Kyle Lowry 1.35
119. Sonny Parker 1.35
120. Fred Brown 1.35
121. Darrell Armstrong 1.35
  David Wesley 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. Khris Middleton 1.33
130. Allen Leavell 1.33
131. Gail Goodrich* 1.33
132. T.R. Dunn 1.33
133. Kemba Walker 1.32
134. Ricky Sobers 1.32
135. Caron Butler 1.32
136. Winston Garland 1.32
137. Manu Ginobili 1.32
138. Kyrie Irving 1.32
139. Dee Brown 1.32
140. Sam Lacey 1.31
141. Alvan Adams 1.30
142. Paul Pierce 1.30
143. Marko Jaric 1.30
144. Bonzi Wells 1.30
145. John Williams 1.30
146. Paul Millsap 1.30
147. Andre Drummond 1.30
148. Stephen Jackson 1.29
149. Charlie Scott* 1.29
150. Marques Johnson 1.29
151. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
152. Rudy Gay 1.28
153. Pooh Richardson 1.28
154. Tyreke Evans 1.27
155. Kevin Garnett 1.27
156. Jo Jo White* 1.27
157. Bobby Phills 1.27
158. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
159. Reggie Lewis 1.26
160. Corey Brewer 1.26
161. Ben Wallace 1.26
162. Bob Dandridge 1.26
163. Bob Wilkerson 1.25
164. Dan Majerle 1.25
165. Doug Collins 1.25
166. Jerome Kersey 1.25
167. Terry Porter 1.24
168. Mitch Richmond* 1.24
169. Mark Jackson 1.24
170. Walter Davis 1.24
171. Ronnie Brewer 1.24
172. Otis Birdsong 1.23
173. Charlie Ward 1.23
174. Eric Money 1.23
175. Chris Morris 1.23
176. Brandon Jennings 1.22
177. Phil Ford 1.22
178. Brian Winters 1.22
179. Steve Mix 1.22
180. Darrell Griffith 1.22
181. Grant Hill* 1.22
182. Antoine Walker 1.22
183. Jeff Teague 1.21
184. Jim Paxson 1.21
185. Rafer Alston 1.21
186. Josh Smith 1.21
187. Mike Woodson 1.21
188. Tracy McGrady* 1.21
189. Stephon Marbury 1.21
190. Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.21
191. Sidney Moncrief 1.20
192. Glenn Robinson 1.20
193. Bob Gross 1.20
194. Sedale Threatt 1.20
195. Raymond Felton 1.20
196. Grant Long 1.20
197. Lindsey Hunter 1.20
198. Alvin Williams 1.19
199. Mark Price 1.19
200. George Gervin* 1.19
201. Andre Miller 1.19
202. Jason Williams 1.18
  Charles Johnson 1.18
204. Michael Cooper 1.18
205. Kenyon Martin 1.18
206. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 1.18
207. Reggie Theus 1.18
  Cuttino Mobley 1.18
209. P.J. Tucker 1.17
210. Greg Anthony 1.17
211. Don Chaney 1.17
212. Armond Hill 1.17
213. Mike Bibby 1.17
214. Sleepy Floyd 1.17
215. Tom Henderson 1.17
216. Jason Richardson 1.16
217. Ruben Patterson 1.16
218. T.J. Ford 1.16
219. Ty Lawson 1.15
220. Tyrone Corbin 1.15
221. Iman Shumpert 1.15
222. Eric Snow 1.15
223. Aaron McKie 1.15
224. Darren Collison 1.15
225. Kyle Macy 1.15
226. Derrick McKey 1.14
227. Dave Cowens* 1.14
228. Johnny Dawkins 1.14
229. Byron Scott 1.14
230. Vernon Maxwell 1.14
231. Jason Terry 1.14
232. Kevin Durant 1.14
233. Vlade Divac 1.14
234. John Bagley 1.14
235. Mickey Johnson 1.13
236. Craig Ehlo 1.13
237. Spud Webb 1.13
238. Jeremy Lin 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. Derek Anderson 1.12
247. Ray Allen* 1.12
248. Glen Gondrezick 1.11
249. Phil Smith 1.11
250. Thabo Sefolosha 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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