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 2.19
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.Ricky Rubio 1.89
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.Mike Gale 1.77
38.Russell Westbrook 1.75
39.Paul George 1.75
40.Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
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.John Wall 1.70
48.Ron Harper 1.70
49.Eddie Jones 1.70
50.Monta Ellis 1.69
51.Brevin Knight 1.69
52.Ted McClain 1.67
53.Victor Oladipo 1.66
54.Rajon Rondo 1.66
55.Michael Adams 1.66
56.Hersey Hawkins 1.65
57.Tim Hardaway 1.65
58.Eric Murdock 1.63
59.Derek Harper 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.LeBron James 1.60
67.Jimmy Butler 1.59
68.Lester Conner 1.58
69.Terrell Brandon 1.58
70.James Harden 1.57
71.Kendall Gill 1.57
72.Dudley Bradley 1.57
73.Lionel Hollins 1.56
74.Chris Mullin* 1.55
75.Norm Nixon 1.55
76.Muggsy Bogues 1.54
77.Dwyane Wade 1.54
78.Charles Barkley* 1.54
79.Calvin Murphy* 1.53
80.Darrell Walker 1.51
81.Shawn Marion 1.51
82.Lucius Allen 1.51
83.Foots Walker 1.51
84.Larry Hughes 1.50
85.Jrue Holiday 1.49
86.Trevor Ariza 1.49
87.Andre Iguodala 1.49
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.Thaddeus Young 1.46
98.Kobe Bryant* 1.44
99.Gerald Wallace 1.44
100.Chris Webber 1.44
101.Eric Bledsoe 1.44
102.Mike Conley 1.44
103.Jeff Hornacek 1.43
104.Dave Twardzik 1.43
105.Rickey Green 1.42
106.DeMarcus Cousins 1.42
107.Jamaal Tinsley 1.42
108.Latrell Sprewell 1.42
109.Tom Gugliotta 1.41
110.Karl Malone* 1.41
111.Tony Allen 1.41
112.Kevin Porter 1.41
113.David Robinson* 1.41
114.Andre Drummond 1.39
115.Nick Anderson 1.39
116.M.L. Carr 1.39
117.Anthony Davis 1.38
118.Paul Pressey 1.38
119.Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
120.John Lucas 1.37
121.Draymond Green 1.37
122.Ralph Simpson 1.37
123.Kevin Edwards 1.37
124.Pete Maravich* 1.36
125.John Drew 1.36
126.Sonny Parker 1.35
127.Fred Brown 1.35
128.Kyle Lowry 1.35
129.David Wesley 1.35
 Darrell Armstrong 1.35
131.Gar Heard 1.34
132.Dennis Johnson* 1.34
133.Paul Westphal* 1.34
134.Reggie Williams 1.34
135.Allen Leavell 1.33
136.Gail Goodrich* 1.33
137.T.R. Dunn 1.33
138.Kyrie Irving 1.32
139.Ricky Sobers 1.32
140.Caron Butler 1.32
141.Winston Garland 1.32
142.Manu Ginóbili 1.32
143.Ron Boone 1.32
144.Dee Brown 1.32
145.Sam Lacey 1.31
146.Alvan Adams 1.30
147.Paul Pierce 1.30
148.Marko Jarić 1.30
149.Bonzi Wells 1.30
150.John Williams 1.30
151.Stephen Jackson 1.29
152.Kemba Walker 1.29
153.Marques Johnson 1.29
154.Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
155.Pooh Richardson 1.28
156.Paul Millsap 1.27
157.Kevin Garnett* 1.27
158.Jo Jo White* 1.27
159.Bobby Phills 1.27
160.Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
161.Larry Kenon 1.27
162.Reggie Lewis 1.26
163.Ben Wallace 1.26
164.Khris Middleton 1.26
165.Bob Dandridge 1.26
166.Corey Brewer 1.25
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.Tyreke Evans 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.Jim Paxson 1.21
190.Rafer Alston 1.21
191.P.J. Tucker 1.21
 Josh Smith 1.21
193.Mike Woodson 1.21
194.Tracy McGrady* 1.21
195.Stephon Marbury 1.21
196.Rudy Gay 1.21
197.Sidney Moncrief* 1.20
198.Glenn Robinson 1.20
199.Bob Gross 1.20
200.Sedale Threatt 1.20
201.Grant Long 1.20
202.Lindsey Hunter 1.20
203.Alvin Williams 1.19
204.Don Chaney 1.19
205.Mark Price 1.19
206.Andre Miller 1.19
207.Charles Johnson 1.18
 Jason Williams 1.18
209.Michael Cooper 1.18
210.Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.18
211.Kenyon Martin 1.18
212.Raymond Felton 1.18
213.Otto Porter 1.18
214.Patrick Beverley 1.18
215.Reggie Theus 1.18
 Cuttino Mobley 1.18
217.Greg Anthony 1.17
218.Armond Hill 1.17
219.Mike Bibby 1.17
220.Sleepy Floyd 1.17
221.Jeff Teague 1.17
222.Tom Henderson 1.17
223.Jason Richardson 1.16
224.Ruben Patterson 1.16
225.Darren Collison 1.16
226.T.J. Ford 1.16
227.Ty Lawson 1.15
228.Tyrone Corbin 1.15
229.Eric Snow 1.15
230.Aaron McKie 1.15
231.Kyle Macy 1.15
232.Derrick McKey 1.14
233.Dave Cowens* 1.14
234.Johnny Dawkins 1.14
235.Bradley Beal 1.14
236.Byron Scott 1.14
237.Vernon Maxwell 1.14
238.Jason Terry 1.14
239.Vlade Divac* 1.14
240.John Bagley 1.14
241.Mickey Johnson 1.13
242.Craig Ehlo 1.13
243.Spud Webb 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

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 2.19
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.Ron Lee 1.94
 Nate McMillan 1.94
18.Jason Kidd* 1.93
19.Magic Johnson* 1.90
20.Isiah Thomas* 1.90
21.Ricky Rubio 1.89
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.Russell Westbrook 1.75
36.Paul George 1.75
37.George McGinnis* 1.75
38.Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
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.John Wall 1.70
46.Ron Harper 1.70
47.Eddie Jones 1.70
48.Monta Ellis 1.69
49.Brevin Knight 1.69
50.Victor Oladipo 1.66
51.Rajon Rondo 1.66
52.Michael Adams 1.66
53.Hersey Hawkins 1.65
54.Tim Hardaway 1.65
55.Eric Murdock 1.63
56.Derek Harper 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.LeBron James 1.60
64.Jimmy Butler 1.59
65.Lester Conner 1.58
66.Terrell Brandon 1.58
67.James Harden 1.57
68.Kendall Gill 1.57
69.Dudley Bradley 1.57
70.Lionel Hollins 1.56
71.Chris Mullin* 1.55
72.Norm Nixon 1.55
73.Muggsy Bogues 1.54
74.Dwyane Wade 1.54
75.Charles Barkley* 1.54
76.Calvin Murphy* 1.53
77.Darrell Walker 1.51
78.Shawn Marion 1.51
79.Lucius Allen 1.51
80.Foots Walker 1.51
81.Larry Hughes 1.50
82.Jrue Holiday 1.49
83.Trevor Ariza 1.49
84.Andre Iguodala 1.49
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.Thaddeus Young 1.46
94.Kobe Bryant* 1.44
95.Gerald Wallace 1.44
96.Chris Webber 1.44
97.Eric Bledsoe 1.44
98.Mike Conley 1.44
99.Jeff Hornacek 1.43
100.Rickey Green 1.42
101.DeMarcus Cousins 1.42
102.Jamaal Tinsley 1.42
103.Latrell Sprewell 1.42
104.Tom Gugliotta 1.41
105.Karl Malone* 1.41
106.Tony Allen 1.41
107.Kevin Porter 1.41
108.David Robinson* 1.41
109.Andre Drummond 1.39
110.Nick Anderson 1.39
111.Anthony Davis 1.38
112.Paul Pressey 1.38
113.Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
114.John Lucas 1.37
115.Draymond Green 1.37
116.Kevin Edwards 1.37
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.Kyle Lowry 1.35
123.David Wesley 1.35
 Darrell Armstrong 1.35
125.Gar Heard 1.34
126.M.L. Carr 1.34
127.Dennis Johnson* 1.34
128.Larry Kenon 1.34
129.Paul Westphal* 1.34
130.Reggie Williams 1.34
131.Allen Leavell 1.33
132.Gail Goodrich* 1.33
133.T.R. Dunn 1.33
134.Kyrie Irving 1.32
135.Ricky Sobers 1.32
136.Caron Butler 1.32
137.Winston Garland 1.32
138.Manu Ginóbili 1.32
139.Dee Brown 1.32
140.Sam Lacey 1.31
141.Alvan Adams 1.30
142.Paul Pierce 1.30
143.Marko Jarić 1.30
144.Bonzi Wells 1.30
145.John Williams 1.30
146.Stephen Jackson 1.29
147.Kemba Walker 1.29
148.Charlie Scott* 1.29
149.Marques Johnson 1.29
150.Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
151.Pooh Richardson 1.28
152.Paul Millsap 1.27
153.Kevin Garnett* 1.27
154.Jo Jo White* 1.27
155.Bobby Phills 1.27
156.Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
157.Reggie Lewis 1.26
158.Ben Wallace 1.26
159.Khris Middleton 1.26
160.Bob Dandridge 1.26
161.Corey Brewer 1.25
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.Tyreke Evans 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.Jim Paxson 1.21
184.Rafer Alston 1.21
185.P.J. Tucker 1.21
 Josh Smith 1.21
187.Mike Woodson 1.21
188.Tracy McGrady* 1.21
189.Stephon Marbury 1.21
190.Rudy Gay 1.21
191.Sidney Moncrief* 1.20
192.Glenn Robinson 1.20
193.Bob Gross 1.20
194.Sedale Threatt 1.20
195.Grant Long 1.20
196.Lindsey Hunter 1.20
197.Alvin Williams 1.19
198.Mark Price 1.19
199.George Gervin* 1.19
200.Andre Miller 1.19
201.Jason Williams 1.18
 Charles Johnson 1.18
203.Michael Cooper 1.18
204.Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.18
205.Kenyon Martin 1.18
206.Raymond Felton 1.18
207.Otto Porter 1.18
208.Patrick Beverley 1.18
209.Cuttino Mobley 1.18
 Reggie Theus 1.18
211.Greg Anthony 1.17
212.Don Chaney 1.17
213.Armond Hill 1.17
214.Mike Bibby 1.17
215.Sleepy Floyd 1.17
216.Jeff Teague 1.17
217.Tom Henderson 1.17
218.Jason Richardson 1.16
219.Ruben Patterson 1.16
220.Darren Collison 1.16
221.T.J. Ford 1.16
222.Ty Lawson 1.15
223.Tyrone Corbin 1.15
224.Eric Snow 1.15
225.Aaron McKie 1.15
226.Kyle Macy 1.15
227.Derrick McKey 1.14
228.Dave Cowens* 1.14
229.Johnny Dawkins 1.14
230.Bradley Beal 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.Derek Anderson 1.12
247.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 1.12
248.Iman Shumpert 1.12
249.Kevin Durant 1.12
250.Ray Allen* 1.12