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.Fat Lever 2.22
7.Slick Watts 2.20
8.Chris Paul 2.17
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.Scottie Pippen* 1.96
19.Johnny Moore 1.96
20.Ron Lee 1.94
 Nate McMillan 1.94
22.Jason Kidd* 1.93
23.Magic Johnson* 1.90
24.Isiah Thomas* 1.90
25.George McGinnis* 1.88
26.Doug Christie 1.88
27.Ricky Rubio 1.86
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.Mike Gale 1.77
38.Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
39.Russell Westbrook 1.74
40.Paul George 1.74
41.Metta World Peace 1.74
42.Micheal Williams 1.74
43.Larry Bird* 1.73
44.Stephen Curry 1.72
45.Randy Smith 1.72
46.Darwin Cook 1.71
47.Ron Harper 1.70
48.John Wall 1.70
49.Eddie Jones 1.70
50.Monta Ellis 1.69
51.Brevin Knight 1.69
52.Ted McClain 1.67
53.Rajon Rondo 1.66
54.Victor Oladipo 1.66
55.Michael Adams 1.66
56.Robert Covington 1.65
57.Hersey Hawkins 1.65
58.Tim Hardaway 1.65
59.Eric Murdock 1.63
60.Derek Harper 1.63
61.Jim Price 1.61
62.Gilbert Arenas 1.60
63.Phil Chenier 1.60
64.Chris Ford 1.60
65.Kerry Kittles 1.60
66.Jimmy Butler 1.60
 Anfernee Hardaway 1.60
68.LeBron James 1.58
69.Lester Conner 1.58
70.Terrell Brandon 1.58
71.Kendall Gill 1.57
72.James Harden 1.57
73.Marcus Smart 1.57
74.Dudley Bradley 1.57
75.Lionel Hollins 1.56
76.Chris Mullin* 1.55
77.Norm Nixon 1.55
78.Muggsy Bogues 1.54
79.Dwyane Wade 1.54
80.Charles Barkley* 1.54
81.Calvin Murphy* 1.53
82.Darrell Walker 1.51
83.Shawn Marion 1.51
84.Lucius Allen 1.51
85.Foots Walker 1.51
86.Jrue Holiday 1.50
87.Larry Hughes 1.50
88.Trevor Ariza 1.49
89.Gary Grant 1.49
90.Andre Iguodala 1.48
91.Rod Strickland 1.48
92.Bobby Jones* 1.47
93.Kevin Johnson 1.47
94.Mario Chalmers 1.47
95.Steve Francis 1.47
96.Darnell Valentine 1.47
97.Kenny Anderson 1.47
98.Jay Humphries 1.46
99.Thaddeus Young 1.45
100.Kobe Bryant* 1.44
101.Gerald Wallace 1.44
102.Chris Webber 1.44
103.Mike Conley 1.43
104.Jeff Hornacek 1.43
105.Eric Bledsoe 1.43
106.Dave Twardzik 1.43
107.Rickey Green 1.42
108.Jamaal Tinsley 1.42
109.Latrell Sprewell 1.42
110.DeMarcus Cousins 1.42
111.Tom Gugliotta 1.41
112.Karl Malone* 1.41
113.Tony Allen 1.41
114.Kevin Porter 1.41
115.David Robinson* 1.41
116.Andre Drummond 1.40
117.Nick Anderson 1.39
118.M.L. Carr 1.39
119.Anthony Davis 1.38
120.Paul Pressey 1.38
121.Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
122.John Lucas 1.37
123.Draymond Green 1.37
124.Ralph Simpson 1.37
125.Kevin Edwards 1.37
126.Pete Maravich* 1.36
127.John Drew 1.36
128.Kyle Lowry 1.35
129.Sonny Parker 1.35
130.Fred Brown 1.35
131.David Wesley 1.35
 Darrell Armstrong 1.35
133.Gar Heard 1.34
134.Dennis Johnson* 1.34
135.Paul Westphal* 1.34
136.Reggie Williams 1.34
137.Kyrie Irving 1.33
 Allen Leavell 1.33
139.Gail Goodrich* 1.33
140.T.R. Dunn 1.33
141.Ricky Sobers 1.32
142.Caron Butler 1.32
143.Winston Garland 1.32
144.Manu Ginóbili 1.32
145.Ron Boone 1.32
146.Dee Brown 1.32
147.Sam Lacey 1.31
148.Elfrid Payton 1.31
149.Alvan Adams 1.30
150.Paul Pierce 1.30
151.Marko Jarić 1.30
152.Bonzi Wells 1.30
153.John Williams 1.30
154.Stephen Jackson 1.29
155.Charlie Scott* 1.29
156.Marques Johnson 1.29
157.Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
158.Kemba Walker 1.28
159.Pooh Richardson 1.28
160.Kevin Garnett* 1.27
161.Jo Jo White* 1.27
162.Bobby Phills 1.27
163.Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
164.Larry Kenon 1.27
165.Paul Millsap 1.27
166.Reggie Lewis 1.26
167.Ben Wallace 1.26
168.Bob Dandridge 1.26
169.Bob Wilkerson 1.25
170.Dan Majerle 1.25
171.Corey Brewer 1.25
172.Doug Collins 1.25
173.Jerome Kersey 1.25
174.George Gervin* 1.25
175.Terry Porter 1.24
176.Mitch Richmond* 1.24
177.Mark Jackson 1.24
178.Walter Davis 1.24
179.Ronnie Brewer 1.24
180.Khris Middleton 1.24
181.Tyreke Evans 1.24
182.Otis Birdsong 1.23
183.Charlie Ward 1.23
184.Eric Money 1.23
185.Chris Morris 1.23
186.Brandon Jennings 1.22
187.Phil Ford 1.22
188.Brian Winters 1.22
189.Steve Mix 1.22
190.Darrell Griffith 1.22
191.Grant Hill* 1.22
192.Antoine Walker 1.22
193.Jim Paxson 1.21
194.Rafer Alston 1.21
195.Josh Smith 1.21
196.Mike Woodson 1.21
197.Tracy McGrady* 1.21
198.Stephon Marbury 1.21
199.P.J. Tucker 1.21
200.Sidney Moncrief* 1.20
201.Glenn Robinson 1.20
202.Rudy Gay 1.20
203.Bob Gross 1.20
204.Sedale Threatt 1.20
205.Grant Long 1.20
206.Lindsey Hunter 1.20
207.Alvin Williams 1.19
208.Don Chaney 1.19
209.Mark Price 1.19
210.Andre Miller 1.19
211.Charles Johnson 1.18
 Jason Williams 1.18
213.Michael Cooper 1.18
214.Kenyon Martin 1.18
215.Raymond Felton 1.18
216.Cuttino Mobley 1.18
 Reggie Theus 1.18
218.Jeff Teague 1.17
219.Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.17
220.Greg Anthony 1.17
221.Armond Hill 1.17
222.Mike Bibby 1.17
223.Sleepy Floyd 1.17
224.Tom Henderson 1.17
225.Otto Porter 1.17
226.Patrick Beverley 1.16
227.Jason Richardson 1.16
228.Ruben Patterson 1.16
229.Darren Collison 1.16
230.T.J. Ford 1.16
231.Ty Lawson 1.15
232.Tyrone Corbin 1.15
233.Eric Snow 1.15
234.Wil Jones 1.15
235.Aaron McKie 1.15
236.Bradley Beal 1.15
237.Kyle Macy 1.15
238.Derrick McKey 1.14
239.Mack Calvin 1.14
240.Dave Cowens* 1.14
241.Johnny Dawkins 1.14
242.Byron Scott 1.14
243.Vernon Maxwell 1.14
244.Jason Terry 1.14
245.Vlade Divac* 1.14
246.John Bagley 1.14
247.Mickey Johnson 1.13
248.Craig Ehlo 1.13
249.Spud Webb 1.13
250.Danny Manning 1.13

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

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.Fat Lever 2.22
6.Slick Watts 2.20
7.Chris Paul 2.17
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.Scottie Pippen* 1.96
15.Johnny Moore 1.96
16.Nate McMillan 1.94
 Ron Lee 1.94
18.Jason Kidd* 1.93
19.Magic Johnson* 1.90
20.Isiah Thomas* 1.90
21.Doug Christie 1.88
22.Ricky Rubio 1.86
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
34.Kawhi Leonard 1.78
35.George McGinnis* 1.75
36.Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
37.Russell Westbrook 1.74
38.Paul George 1.74
39.Metta World Peace 1.74
40.Micheal Williams 1.74
41.Larry Bird* 1.73
42.Stephen Curry 1.72
43.Randy Smith 1.72
44.Darwin Cook 1.71
45.Ron Harper 1.70
46.John Wall 1.70
47.Eddie Jones 1.70
48.Monta Ellis 1.69
49.Brevin Knight 1.69
50.Rajon Rondo 1.66
51.Victor Oladipo 1.66
52.Michael Adams 1.66
53.Robert Covington 1.65
54.Hersey Hawkins 1.65
55.Tim Hardaway 1.65
56.Eric Murdock 1.63
57.Derek Harper 1.63
58.Jim Price 1.61
59.Gilbert Arenas 1.60
60.Phil Chenier 1.60
61.Chris Ford 1.60
62.Kerry Kittles 1.60
63.Anfernee Hardaway 1.60
 Jimmy Butler 1.60
65.LeBron James 1.58
66.Lester Conner 1.58
67.Terrell Brandon 1.58
68.Kendall Gill 1.57
69.James Harden 1.57
70.Marcus Smart 1.57
71.Dudley Bradley 1.57
72.Lionel Hollins 1.56
73.Chris Mullin* 1.55
74.Norm Nixon 1.55
75.Muggsy Bogues 1.54
76.Dwyane Wade 1.54
77.Charles Barkley* 1.54
78.Calvin Murphy* 1.53
79.Darrell Walker 1.51
80.Shawn Marion 1.51
81.Lucius Allen 1.51
82.Foots Walker 1.51
83.Jrue Holiday 1.50
84.Larry Hughes 1.50
85.Trevor Ariza 1.49
86.Gary Grant 1.49
87.Andre Iguodala 1.48
88.Rod Strickland 1.48
89.Kevin Johnson 1.47
90.Mario Chalmers 1.47
91.Steve Francis 1.47
92.Darnell Valentine 1.47
93.Kenny Anderson 1.47
94.Jay Humphries 1.46
95.Thaddeus Young 1.45
96.Kobe Bryant* 1.44
97.Gerald Wallace 1.44
98.Chris Webber 1.44
99.Mike Conley 1.43
100.Jeff Hornacek 1.43
101.Eric Bledsoe 1.43
102.Rickey Green 1.42
103.Jamaal Tinsley 1.42
104.Latrell Sprewell 1.42
105.DeMarcus Cousins 1.42
106.Tom Gugliotta 1.41
107.Karl Malone* 1.41
108.Tony Allen 1.41
109.Kevin Porter 1.41
110.David Robinson* 1.41
111.Andre Drummond 1.40
112.Nick Anderson 1.39
113.Anthony Davis 1.38
114.Paul Pressey 1.38
115.Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
116.John Lucas 1.37
117.Draymond Green 1.37
118.Kevin Edwards 1.37
119.Pete Maravich* 1.36
120.John Drew 1.36
121.Bobby Jones* 1.36
122.Kyle Lowry 1.35
123.Sonny Parker 1.35
124.Fred Brown 1.35
125.Darrell Armstrong 1.35
 David Wesley 1.35
127.Gar Heard 1.34
128.M.L. Carr 1.34
129.Dennis Johnson* 1.34
130.Larry Kenon 1.34
131.Paul Westphal* 1.34
132.Reggie Williams 1.34
133.Allen Leavell 1.33
 Kyrie Irving 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 Ginóbili 1.32
141.Dee Brown 1.32
142.Sam Lacey 1.31
143.Elfrid Payton 1.31
144.Alvan Adams 1.30
145.Paul Pierce 1.30
146.Marko Jarić 1.30
147.Bonzi Wells 1.30
148.John Williams 1.30
149.Stephen Jackson 1.29
150.Charlie Scott* 1.29
151.Marques Johnson 1.29
152.Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
153.Kemba Walker 1.28
154.Pooh Richardson 1.28
155.Kevin Garnett* 1.27
156.Jo Jo White* 1.27
157.Bobby Phills 1.27
158.Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
159.Paul Millsap 1.27
160.Reggie Lewis 1.26
161.Ben Wallace 1.26
162.Bob Dandridge 1.26
163.Bob Wilkerson 1.25
164.Dan Majerle 1.25
165.Corey Brewer 1.25
166.Doug Collins 1.25
167.Jerome Kersey 1.25
168.Terry Porter 1.24
169.Mitch Richmond* 1.24
170.Mark Jackson 1.24
171.Walter Davis 1.24
172.Ronnie Brewer 1.24
173.Khris Middleton 1.24
174.Tyreke Evans 1.24
175.Otis Birdsong 1.23
176.Charlie Ward 1.23
177.Eric Money 1.23
178.Chris Morris 1.23
179.Brandon Jennings 1.22
180.Phil Ford 1.22
181.Brian Winters 1.22
182.Steve Mix 1.22
183.Darrell Griffith 1.22
184.Grant Hill* 1.22
185.Antoine Walker 1.22
186.Jim Paxson 1.21
187.Rafer Alston 1.21
188.Josh Smith 1.21
189.Mike Woodson 1.21
190.Tracy McGrady* 1.21
191.Stephon Marbury 1.21
192.P.J. Tucker 1.21
193.Sidney Moncrief* 1.20
194.Glenn Robinson 1.20
195.Rudy Gay 1.20
196.Bob Gross 1.20
197.Sedale Threatt 1.20
198.Grant Long 1.20
199.Lindsey Hunter 1.20
200.Alvin Williams 1.19
201.Mark Price 1.19
202.George Gervin* 1.19
203.Andre Miller 1.19
204.Jason Williams 1.18
 Charles Johnson 1.18
206.Michael Cooper 1.18
207.Kenyon Martin 1.18
208.Raymond Felton 1.18
209.Reggie Theus 1.18
 Cuttino Mobley 1.18
211.Jeff Teague 1.17
212.Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.17
213.Greg Anthony 1.17
214.Don Chaney 1.17
215.Armond Hill 1.17
216.Mike Bibby 1.17
217.Sleepy Floyd 1.17
218.Tom Henderson 1.17
219.Otto Porter 1.17
220.Patrick Beverley 1.16
221.Jason Richardson 1.16
222.Ruben Patterson 1.16
223.Darren Collison 1.16
224.T.J. Ford 1.16
225.Ty Lawson 1.15
226.Tyrone Corbin 1.15
227.Eric Snow 1.15
228.Aaron McKie 1.15
229.Bradley Beal 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.Vlade Divac* 1.14
238.John Bagley 1.14
239.Mickey Johnson 1.13
240.Craig Ehlo 1.13
241.Spud Webb 1.13
242.Danny Manning 1.13
243.Lionel Simmons 1.13
244.Nate Williams 1.13
245.Shawn Kemp 1.13
246.Eddie Johnson 1.13
247.Tiny Archibald* 1.13
248.James Worthy* 1.12
249.Derek Anderson 1.12
250.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 1.12