NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals Per Game

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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 2.23
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. Scottie Pippen* 1.96
19. Johnny Moore 1.96
20. Ricky Rubio 1.94
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. Doc Rivers 1.81
  Norm Van Lier 1.81
35. Larry Steele 1.79
36. Kawhi Leonard 1.78
37. Paul George 1.77
38. Mike Gale 1.77
39. Russell Westbrook 1.76
40. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
41. Metta World Peace 1.74
42. Stephen Curry 1.74
43. Micheal Williams 1.74
44. Larry Bird* 1.73
45. Randy Smith 1.72
46. Rajon Rondo 1.71
47. Darwin Cook 1.71
48. John Wall 1.70
49. Ron Harper 1.70
50. Eddie Jones 1.70
51. Victor Oladipo 1.69
  Monta Ellis 1.69
53. Brevin Knight 1.69
54. Ted McClain 1.67
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. LeBron James 1.62
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. Anfernee Hardaway 1.60
67. Lester Conner 1.58
68. Terrell Brandon 1.58
69. Jimmy Butler 1.57
70. Kendall Gill 1.57
71. Dudley Bradley 1.57
72. Lionel Hollins 1.56
73. James Harden 1.56
74. Chris Mullin* 1.55
75. Norm Nixon 1.55
76. Dwyane Wade 1.54
77. Muggsy Bogues 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. Andre Iguodala 1.50
85. Larry Hughes 1.50
86. Trevor Ariza 1.50
87. Gary Grant 1.49
88. Eric Bledsoe 1.48
89. Jrue Holiday 1.48
90. Rod Strickland 1.48
91. Mike Conley 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. Thaddeus Young 1.46
99. Jay Humphries 1.46
100. Kobe Bryant 1.44
101. Gerald Wallace 1.44
102. Chris Webber 1.44
103. DeMarcus Cousins 1.43
104. Jeff Hornacek 1.43
105. Dave Twardzik 1.43
106. Rickey Green 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. Nick Anderson 1.39
115. M.L. Carr 1.39
116. Paul Pressey 1.38
117. Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
118. Anthony Davis 1.37
119. John Lucas 1.37
120. Draymond Green 1.37
121. Ralph Simpson 1.37
122. Kevin Edwards 1.37
123. Pete Maravich* 1.36
124. John Drew 1.36
125. Sonny Parker 1.35
126. Fred Brown 1.35
127. David Wesley 1.35
  Darrell Armstrong 1.35
129. Kyle Lowry 1.35
130. Gar Heard 1.34
131. Dennis Johnson* 1.34
132. Paul Westphal 1.34
133. Reggie Williams 1.34
134. Kemba Walker 1.33
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. Andre Drummond 1.32
143. Manu Ginobili 1.32
144. Ron Boone 1.32
145. Dee Brown 1.32
146. Sam Lacey 1.31
147. Alvan Adams 1.30
148. Paul Pierce 1.30
149. Marko Jaric 1.30
150. Bonzi Wells 1.30
151. Khris Middleton 1.30
  John Williams 1.30
153. Paul Millsap 1.30
154. Stephen Jackson 1.29
155. Marques Johnson 1.29
156. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
157. Pooh Richardson 1.28
158. Kevin Garnett 1.27
159. Rudy Gay 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. Ben Wallace 1.26
166. Bob Dandridge 1.26
167. Corey Brewer 1.25
168. Bob Wilkerson 1.25
169. Dan Majerle 1.25
170. Tyreke Evans 1.25
171. Doug Collins 1.25
172. Jerome Kersey 1.25
173. George Gervin* 1.25
174. Terry Porter 1.24
175. Mitch Richmond* 1.24
176. Mark Jackson 1.24
177. Walter Davis 1.24
178. Ronnie Brewer 1.24
179. Otis Birdsong 1.23
180. Charlie Ward 1.23
181. Eric Money 1.23
182. Chris Morris 1.23
183. Brandon Jennings 1.22
184. P.J. Tucker 1.22
185. Phil Ford 1.22
186. Brian Winters 1.22
187. Steve Mix 1.22
188. Darrell Griffith 1.22
189. Grant Hill* 1.22
190. Antoine Walker 1.22
191. Jim Paxson 1.21
192. Rafer Alston 1.21
193. Josh Smith 1.21
194. Mike Woodson 1.21
195. Tracy McGrady* 1.21
196. Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.21
197. Stephon Marbury 1.21
198. Jeff Teague 1.21
199. Sidney Moncrief 1.20
200. Glenn Robinson 1.20
201. Bob Gross 1.20
202. Sedale Threatt 1.20
203. Grant Long 1.20
204. Lindsey Hunter 1.20
205. Alvin Williams 1.19
206. Don Chaney 1.19
207. Mark Price 1.19
208. Andre Miller 1.19
209. Raymond Felton 1.18
210. Jason Williams 1.18
  Charles Johnson 1.18
212. Michael Cooper 1.18
213. Kenyon Martin 1.18
214. Cuttino Mobley 1.18
  Reggie Theus 1.18
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. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 1.16
223. Ruben Patterson 1.16
224. Darren Collison 1.16
225. T.J. Ford 1.16
226. Ty Lawson 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. Iman Shumpert 1.14
240. Mickey Johnson 1.13
241. Craig Ehlo 1.13
242. Spud Webb 1.13
243. Danny Manning 1.13
244. Lionel Simmons 1.13
245. Nate Williams 1.13
246. Shawn Kemp 1.13
247. Eddie Johnson 1.13
248. Tiny Archibald* 1.13
249. James Worthy* 1.12
250. Bradley Beal 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 2.23
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. Scottie Pippen* 1.96
15. Johnny Moore 1.96
16. Ricky Rubio 1.94
17. Ron Lee 1.94
  Nate McMillan 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
34. Kawhi Leonard 1.78
35. Paul George 1.77
36. Russell Westbrook 1.76
37. George McGinnis* 1.75
38. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
39. Metta World Peace 1.74
40. Stephen Curry 1.74
41. Micheal Williams 1.74
42. Larry Bird* 1.73
43. Randy Smith 1.72
44. Rajon Rondo 1.71
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
  Victor Oladipo 1.69
51. Brevin Knight 1.69
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. LeBron James 1.62
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
64. Lester Conner 1.58
65. Terrell Brandon 1.58
66. Jimmy Butler 1.57
67. Kendall Gill 1.57
68. Dudley Bradley 1.57
69. Lionel Hollins 1.56
70. James Harden 1.56
71. Chris Mullin* 1.55
72. Norm Nixon 1.55
73. Dwyane Wade 1.54
74. Muggsy Bogues 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. Andre Iguodala 1.50
82. Larry Hughes 1.50
83. Trevor Ariza 1.50
84. Gary Grant 1.49
85. Eric Bledsoe 1.48
86. Jrue Holiday 1.48
87. Rod Strickland 1.48
88. Mike Conley 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. Thaddeus Young 1.46
95. Jay Humphries 1.46
96. Kobe Bryant 1.44
97. Gerald Wallace 1.44
98. Chris Webber 1.44
99. DeMarcus Cousins 1.43
100. Jeff Hornacek 1.43
101. Rickey Green 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. Nick Anderson 1.39
110. Paul Pressey 1.38
111. Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
112. Anthony Davis 1.37
113. John Lucas 1.37
114. Draymond Green 1.37
115. Kevin Edwards 1.37
116. Pete Maravich* 1.36
117. John Drew 1.36
118. Bobby Jones 1.36
119. Sonny Parker 1.35
120. Fred Brown 1.35
121. Darrell Armstrong 1.35
  David Wesley 1.35
123. Kyle Lowry 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. Kemba Walker 1.33
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. Andre Drummond 1.32
139. Manu Ginobili 1.32
140. Dee Brown 1.32
141. Sam Lacey 1.31
142. Alvan Adams 1.30
143. Paul Pierce 1.30
144. Marko Jaric 1.30
145. Bonzi Wells 1.30
146. Khris Middleton 1.30
  John Williams 1.30
148. Paul Millsap 1.30
149. Stephen Jackson 1.29
150. Charlie Scott* 1.29
151. Marques Johnson 1.29
152. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
153. Pooh Richardson 1.28
154. Kevin Garnett 1.27
155. Rudy Gay 1.27
156. Jo Jo White* 1.27
157. Bobby Phills 1.27
158. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
159. Reggie Lewis 1.26
160. Ben Wallace 1.26
161. Bob Dandridge 1.26
162. Corey Brewer 1.25
163. Bob Wilkerson 1.25
164. Dan Majerle 1.25
165. Tyreke Evans 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. Otis Birdsong 1.23
174. Charlie Ward 1.23
175. Eric Money 1.23
176. Chris Morris 1.23
177. Brandon Jennings 1.22
178. P.J. Tucker 1.22
179. Phil Ford 1.22
180. Brian Winters 1.22
181. Steve Mix 1.22
182. Darrell Griffith 1.22
183. Grant Hill* 1.22
184. Antoine Walker 1.22
185. Jim Paxson 1.21
186. Rafer Alston 1.21
187. Josh Smith 1.21
188. Mike Woodson 1.21
189. Tracy McGrady* 1.21
190. Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.21
191. Stephon Marbury 1.21
192. Jeff Teague 1.21
193. Sidney Moncrief 1.20
194. Glenn Robinson 1.20
195. Bob Gross 1.20
196. Sedale Threatt 1.20
197. Grant Long 1.20
198. Lindsey Hunter 1.20
199. Alvin Williams 1.19
200. Mark Price 1.19
201. George Gervin* 1.19
202. Andre Miller 1.19
203. Raymond Felton 1.18
204. Jason Williams 1.18
  Charles Johnson 1.18
206. Michael Cooper 1.18
207. Kenyon Martin 1.18
208. Reggie Theus 1.18
  Cuttino Mobley 1.18
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. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 1.16
218. Ruben Patterson 1.16
219. Darren Collison 1.16
220. T.J. Ford 1.16
221. Ty Lawson 1.15
222. Tyrone Corbin 1.15
223. Eric Snow 1.15
224. Aaron McKie 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. Vlade Divac 1.14
233. John Bagley 1.14
234. Iman Shumpert 1.14
235. Mickey Johnson 1.13
236. Craig Ehlo 1.13
237. Spud Webb 1.13
238. Danny Manning 1.13
239. Lionel Simmons 1.13
240. Nate Williams 1.13
241. Shawn Kemp 1.13
242. Eddie Johnson 1.13
243. Tiny Archibald* 1.13
244. James Worthy* 1.12
245. Bradley Beal 1.12
246. Derek Anderson 1.12
247. Kevin Durant 1.12
248. Ray Allen* 1.12
249. Glen Gondrezick 1.11
250. Phil Smith 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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