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.John Stockton* 2.17
9.Allen Iverson* 2.17
10.Chris Paul 2.12
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
21.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.Quinn Buckner 1.86
28.Baron Davis 1.83
29.Gary Payton* 1.83
30.Ray Williams 1.83
31.Eddie Jordan 1.82
32.Doc Rivers 1.81
33.Norm Van Lier 1.81
34.Ricky Rubio 1.80
35.Larry Steele 1.79
36.Mike Gale 1.77
37.Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
38.Kawhi Leonard 1.74
39.Metta World Peace 1.74
40.Micheal Williams 1.74
41.Larry Bird* 1.73
42.Randy Smith 1.72
43.Paul George 1.71
44.Darwin Cook 1.71
45.Ron Harper 1.70
46.Eddie Jones 1.70
47.Monta Ellis 1.69
48.Brevin Knight 1.69
49.Ted McClain 1.67
50.Michael Adams 1.66
51.Hersey Hawkins 1.65
52.Russell Westbrook 1.65
53.Tim Hardaway* 1.65
54.Stephen Curry 1.64
55.John Wall 1.64
56.Jimmy Butler 1.63
57.Eric Murdock 1.63
58.Derek Harper 1.63
59.Victor Oladipo 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.Rajon Rondo 1.59
67.Lester Conner 1.58
68.Terrell Brandon 1.58
69.Kendall Gill 1.57
70.Robert Covington 1.57
71.Dudley Bradley 1.57
72.Lionel Hollins 1.56
73.Marcus Smart 1.56
74.LeBron James 1.56
75.Chris Mullin* 1.55
76.Norm Nixon 1.55
77.Muggsy Bogues 1.54
78.Dwyane Wade 1.54
79.Charles Barkley* 1.54
80.James Harden 1.53
81.Calvin Murphy* 1.53
82.Darrell Walker 1.51
83.Shawn Marion 1.51
84.Jrue Holiday 1.51
85.Lucius Allen 1.51
86.Foots Walker 1.51
87.Larry Hughes 1.50
88.Gary Grant 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.Trevor Ariza 1.46
98.Kobe Bryant* 1.44
99.Gerald Wallace 1.44
100.Chris Webber* 1.44
101.Andre Iguodala 1.44
102.Jeff Hornacek 1.43
103.Dave Twardzik 1.43
104.Rickey Green 1.42
105.Jamaal Tinsley 1.42
106.Mike Conley 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.Thaddeus Young 1.41
113.David Robinson* 1.41
114.Nick Anderson 1.39
115.M.L. Carr 1.38
116.Draymond Green 1.38
117.Paul Pressey 1.38
118.Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
119.John Lucas 1.37
120.Ralph Simpson 1.37
121.Kevin Edwards 1.37
122.Anthony Davis 1.36
123.Eric Bledsoe 1.36
124.Pete Maravich* 1.36
125.John Drew 1.36
126.Sonny Parker 1.35
127.Fred Brown 1.35
128.Darrell Armstrong 1.35
129.David Wesley 1.35
130.Gar Heard 1.34
131.Dennis Johnson* 1.34
132.Paul Westphal* 1.34
133.Reggie Williams 1.34
134.Andre Drummond 1.34
135.DeMarcus Cousins 1.34
136.Allen Leavell 1.33
137.Gail Goodrich* 1.33
138.T.R. Dunn 1.33
139.Kyrie Irving 1.32
140.Ricky Sobers 1.32
141.Caron Butler 1.32
142.Winston Garland 1.32
143.Manu Ginóbili* 1.32
144.Ron Boone 1.32
145.Kyle Lowry 1.32
146.Dee Brown 1.32
147.Sam Lacey 1.31
148.Alvan Adams 1.30
149.Paul Pierce* 1.30
150.Marko Jarić 1.30
151.Bonzi Wells 1.30
152.John Williams 1.30
153.Stephen Jackson 1.29
154.Charlie Scott* 1.29
155.Marques Johnson 1.29
156.Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
157.Pooh Richardson 1.28
158.Kevin Garnett* 1.27
159.T.J. McConnell 1.27
160.Jo Jo White* 1.27
161.Bobby Phills 1.27
162.Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
163.Larry Kenon 1.27
164.Nerlens Noel 1.27
165.Reggie Lewis 1.26
166.Ben Wallace* 1.26
167.Bob Dandridge* 1.26
168.Bob Wilkerson 1.25
169.Dan Majerle 1.25
170.Corey Brewer 1.25
171.Doug Collins 1.25
172.Jerome Kersey 1.25
173.George Gervin* 1.25
174.Kemba Walker 1.24
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.Tyreke Evans 1.24
181.Otis Birdsong 1.23
182.Charlie Ward 1.23
183.Eric Money 1.23
184.Chris Morris 1.23
185.Brandon Jennings 1.22
186.Paul Millsap 1.22
187.Phil Ford 1.22
188.Brian Winters 1.22
189.Steve Mix 1.22
190.Khris Middleton 1.22
191.Darrell Griffith 1.22
192.Grant Hill* 1.22
193.Antoine Walker 1.22
194.Jim Paxson 1.21
195.Rafer Alston 1.21
196.Josh Smith 1.21
197.Mike Woodson 1.21
198.Tracy McGrady* 1.21
199.Stephon Marbury 1.21
200.Sidney Moncrief* 1.20
201.Glenn Robinson 1.20
202.Bob Gross 1.20
203.Larry Nance Jr. 1.20
204.Sedale Threatt 1.20
205.Grant Long 1.20
206.Lindsey Hunter 1.20
207.Alvin Williams 1.19
208.Nikola Jokić 1.19
209.Don Chaney 1.19
210.Mark Price 1.19
211.Andre Miller 1.19
212.Charles Johnson 1.18
213.Jason Williams 1.18
214.Michael Cooper 1.18
215.Kenyon Martin 1.18
216.Raymond Felton 1.18
217.Elfrid Payton 1.18
218.Reggie Theus 1.18
219.Cuttino Mobley 1.18
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.Delon Wright 1.17
226.Gary Harris 1.16
227.Jason Richardson 1.16
228.Ruben Patterson 1.16
229.T.J. Ford 1.16
230.Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.16
231.Ty Lawson 1.15
232.Darren Collison 1.15
233.Tyrone Corbin 1.15
234.Eric Snow 1.15
235.Wil Jones 1.15
236.Aaron McKie 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.Otto Porter Jr. 1.13
248.Patrick Beverley 1.13
249.Mickey Johnson 1.13
250.Jeff Teague 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.John Stockton* 2.17
8.Allen Iverson* 2.17
9.Chris Paul 2.12
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.Ron Lee 1.94
17.Nate McMillan 1.94
18.Jason Kidd* 1.93
19.Magic Johnson* 1.90
20.Isiah Thomas* 1.90
21.Doug Christie 1.88
22.Quinn Buckner 1.86
23.Mike Gale 1.85
24.Baron Davis 1.83
25.Gary Payton* 1.83
26.Ray Williams 1.83
27.Eddie Jordan 1.82
28.Doc Rivers 1.81
29.Norm Van Lier 1.81
30.Ricky Rubio 1.80
31.Julius Erving* 1.80
32.Larry Steele 1.79
33.Don Buse 1.79
34.George McGinnis* 1.75
35.Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
36.Kawhi Leonard 1.74
37.Metta World Peace 1.74
38.Micheal Williams 1.74
39.Larry Bird* 1.73
40.Randy Smith 1.72
41.Paul George 1.71
42.Darwin Cook 1.71
43.Ron Harper 1.70
44.Eddie Jones 1.70
45.Monta Ellis 1.69
46.Brevin Knight 1.69
47.Michael Adams 1.66
48.Hersey Hawkins 1.65
49.Russell Westbrook 1.65
50.Tim Hardaway* 1.65
51.Stephen Curry 1.64
52.John Wall 1.64
53.Jimmy Butler 1.63
54.Eric Murdock 1.63
55.Derek Harper 1.63
56.Victor Oladipo 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.Rajon Rondo 1.59
64.Lester Conner 1.58
65.Terrell Brandon 1.58
66.Kendall Gill 1.57
67.Robert Covington 1.57
68.Dudley Bradley 1.57
69.Lionel Hollins 1.56
70.Marcus Smart 1.56
71.LeBron James 1.56
72.Chris Mullin* 1.55
73.Norm Nixon 1.55
74.Muggsy Bogues 1.54
75.Dwyane Wade 1.54
76.Charles Barkley* 1.54
77.James Harden 1.53
78.Calvin Murphy* 1.53
79.Darrell Walker 1.51
80.Shawn Marion 1.51
81.Jrue Holiday 1.51
82.Lucius Allen 1.51
83.Foots Walker 1.51
84.Larry Hughes 1.50
85.Gary Grant 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.Trevor Ariza 1.46
94.Kobe Bryant* 1.44
95.Gerald Wallace 1.44
96.Chris Webber* 1.44
97.Andre Iguodala 1.44
98.Jeff Hornacek 1.43
99.Rickey Green 1.42
100.Jamaal Tinsley 1.42
101.Mike Conley 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.Thaddeus Young 1.41
108.David Robinson* 1.41
109.Nick Anderson 1.39
110.Draymond Green 1.38
111.Paul Pressey 1.38
112.Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
113.John Lucas 1.37
114.Kevin Edwards 1.37
115.Anthony Davis 1.36
116.Eric Bledsoe 1.36
117.Pete Maravich* 1.36
118.John Drew 1.36
119.Bobby Jones* 1.36
120.Sonny Parker 1.35
121.Fred Brown 1.35
122.Darrell Armstrong 1.35
123.David Wesley 1.35
124.Gar Heard 1.34
125.M.L. Carr 1.34
126.Dennis Johnson* 1.34
127.Larry Kenon 1.34
128.Paul Westphal* 1.34
129.Reggie Williams 1.34
130.Andre Drummond 1.34
131.DeMarcus Cousins 1.34
132.Allen Leavell 1.33
133.Gail Goodrich* 1.33
134.T.R. Dunn 1.33
135.Kyrie Irving 1.32
136.Ricky Sobers 1.32
137.Caron Butler 1.32
138.Winston Garland 1.32
139.Manu Ginóbili* 1.32
140.Kyle Lowry 1.32
141.Dee Brown 1.32
142.Sam Lacey 1.31
143.Alvan Adams 1.30
144.Paul Pierce* 1.30
145.Marko Jarić 1.30
146.Bonzi Wells 1.30
147.John Williams 1.30
148.Stephen Jackson 1.29
149.Charlie Scott* 1.29
150.Marques Johnson 1.29
151.Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
152.Pooh Richardson 1.28
153.Kevin Garnett* 1.27
154.T.J. McConnell 1.27
155.Jo Jo White* 1.27
156.Bobby Phills 1.27
157.Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
158.Nerlens Noel 1.27
159.Reggie Lewis 1.26
160.Ben Wallace* 1.26
161.Bob Dandridge* 1.26
162.Bob Wilkerson 1.25
163.Dan Majerle 1.25
164.Corey Brewer 1.25
165.Doug Collins 1.25
166.Jerome Kersey 1.25
167.Kemba Walker 1.24
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.Tyreke Evans 1.24
174.Otis Birdsong 1.23
175.Charlie Ward 1.23
176.Eric Money 1.23
177.Chris Morris 1.23
178.Brandon Jennings 1.22
179.Paul Millsap 1.22
180.Phil Ford 1.22
181.Brian Winters 1.22
182.Steve Mix 1.22
183.Khris Middleton 1.22
184.Darrell Griffith 1.22
185.Grant Hill* 1.22
186.Antoine Walker 1.22
187.Jim Paxson 1.21
188.Rafer Alston 1.21
189.Josh Smith 1.21
190.Mike Woodson 1.21
191.Tracy McGrady* 1.21
192.Stephon Marbury 1.21
193.Sidney Moncrief* 1.20
194.Glenn Robinson 1.20
195.Bob Gross 1.20
196.Larry Nance Jr. 1.20
197.Sedale Threatt 1.20
198.Grant Long 1.20
199.Lindsey Hunter 1.20
200.Alvin Williams 1.19
201.Nikola Jokić 1.19
202.Mark Price 1.19
203.George Gervin* 1.19
204.Andre Miller 1.19
205.Charles Johnson 1.18
206.Jason Williams 1.18
207.Michael Cooper 1.18
208.Kenyon Martin 1.18
209.Raymond Felton 1.18
210.Elfrid Payton 1.18
211.Reggie Theus 1.18
212.Cuttino Mobley 1.18
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.Delon Wright 1.17
220.Gary Harris 1.16
221.Jason Richardson 1.16
222.Ruben Patterson 1.16
223.T.J. Ford 1.16
224.Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.16
225.Ty Lawson 1.15
226.Darren Collison 1.15
227.Tyrone Corbin 1.15
228.Eric Snow 1.15
229.Aaron McKie 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.Otto Porter Jr. 1.13
240.Patrick Beverley 1.13
241.Mickey Johnson 1.13
242.Jeff Teague 1.13
243.Craig Ehlo 1.13
244.Spud Webb 1.13
245.Danny Manning 1.13
246.Lionel Simmons 1.13
247.Rudy Gay 1.13
248.Nate Williams 1.13
249.Bradley Beal 1.13
250.Shawn Kemp 1.13