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 2.15
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.Nate McMillan 1.94
 Ron Lee 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.Ricky Rubio 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 1.77
37.Mike Gale 1.77
38.Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
39.Metta World Peace 1.74
40.Micheal Williams 1.74
41.Larry Bird* 1.73
42.Russell Westbrook 1.73
43.Randy Smith 1.72
44.Paul George 1.71
45.Darwin Cook 1.71
46.Ron Harper 1.70
47.Eddie Jones 1.70
48.Monta Ellis 1.69
49.Stephen Curry 1.69
50.Brevin Knight 1.69
51.Ted McClain 1.67
52.John Wall 1.66
53.Michael Adams 1.66
54.Hersey Hawkins 1.65
55.Tim Hardaway 1.65
56.Robert Covington 1.64
57.Victor Oladipo 1.64
58.Eric Murdock 1.63
59.Derek Harper 1.63
60.Rajon Rondo 1.62
61.Jimmy Butler 1.62
62.Jim Price 1.61
63.Gilbert Arenas 1.60
64.Phil Chenier 1.60
65.Chris Ford 1.60
66.Kerry Kittles 1.60
67.Anfernee Hardaway 1.60
68.Lester Conner 1.58
69.Terrell Brandon 1.58
70.LeBron James 1.58
71.Kendall Gill 1.57
72.Dudley Bradley 1.57
73.Lionel Hollins 1.56
74.Marcus Smart 1.56
75.James Harden 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 1.51
87.Larry Hughes 1.50
88.Gary Grant 1.49
89.Rod Strickland 1.48
90.Trevor Ariza 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.Andre Iguodala 1.46
98.Jay Humphries 1.46
99.Kobe Bryant* 1.44
100.Gerald Wallace 1.44
101.Thaddeus Young 1.44
102.Chris Webber 1.44
103.Mike Conley 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.Andre Drummond 1.40
115.Draymond Green 1.39
116.Nick Anderson 1.39
117.DeMarcus Cousins 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.Eric Bledsoe 1.37
124.Ralph Simpson 1.37
125.Kevin Edwards 1.37
126.Pete Maravich* 1.36
127.John Drew 1.36
128.Sonny Parker 1.35
129.Fred Brown 1.35
130.David Wesley 1.35
 Darrell Armstrong 1.35
132.Gar Heard 1.34
133.Dennis Johnson* 1.34
134.Kyle Lowry 1.34
135.Paul Westphal* 1.34
136.Reggie Williams 1.34
137.Allen Leavell 1.33
138.Gail Goodrich* 1.33
139.T.R. Dunn 1.33
140.Kyrie Irving 1.32
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.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.Kemba Walker 1.27
159.Kevin Garnett* 1.27
160.Elfrid Payton 1.27
161.Nerlens Noel 1.27
162.Jo Jo White* 1.27
163.Bobby Phills 1.27
164.Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
165.Larry Kenon 1.27
166.Reggie Lewis 1.26
167.Ben Wallace 1.26
168.Bob Dandridge 1.26
169.Bob Wilkerson 1.25
170.Paul Millsap 1.25
171.Dan Majerle 1.25
172.T.J. McConnell 1.25
173.Corey Brewer 1.25
174.Doug Collins 1.25
175.Jerome Kersey 1.25
176.George Gervin* 1.25
177.Terry Porter 1.24
178.Mitch Richmond* 1.24
179.Mark Jackson 1.24
180.Walter Davis 1.24
181.Ronnie Brewer 1.24
182.Khris Middleton 1.24
183.Tyreke Evans 1.24
184.Otis Birdsong 1.23
185.Charlie Ward 1.23
186.Eric Money 1.23
187.Chris Morris 1.23
188.Brandon Jennings 1.22
189.Phil Ford 1.22
190.Brian Winters 1.22
191.Steve Mix 1.22
192.Darrell Griffith 1.22
193.Grant Hill* 1.22
194.Antoine Walker 1.22
195.Jim Paxson 1.21
196.Rafer Alston 1.21
197.Josh Smith 1.21
198.Mike Woodson 1.21
199.Tracy McGrady* 1.21
200.Stephon Marbury 1.21
201.Sidney Moncrief* 1.20
202.Glenn Robinson 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.P.J. Tucker 1.18
212.Jason Williams 1.18
 Charles Johnson 1.18
214.Michael Cooper 1.18
215.Rudy Gay 1.18
216.Kenyon Martin 1.18
217.Raymond Felton 1.18
218.Reggie Theus 1.18
 Cuttino Mobley 1.18
220.Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.17
221.Greg Anthony 1.17
222.Armond Hill 1.17
223.Mike Bibby 1.17
224.Sleepy Floyd 1.17
225.Tom Henderson 1.17
226.Jason Richardson 1.16
227.Ruben Patterson 1.16
228.Darren Collison 1.16
229.T.J. Ford 1.16
230.Ty Lawson 1.15
231.Tyrone Corbin 1.15
232.Eric Snow 1.15
233.Wil Jones 1.15
234.Patrick Beverley 1.15
235.Nikola Jokić 1.15
236.Aaron McKie 1.15
237.Bradley Beal 1.15
238.Kyle Macy 1.15
239.Derrick McKey 1.14
240.Mack Calvin 1.14
241.Dave Cowens* 1.14
242.Johnny Dawkins 1.14
243.Byron Scott 1.14
244.Vernon Maxwell 1.14
245.Jeff Teague 1.14
246.Otto Porter 1.14
247.Jason Terry 1.14
248.Vlade Divac* 1.14
249.John Bagley 1.14
250.Mickey Johnson 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 2.15
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.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.Ricky Rubio 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 1.77
35.George McGinnis* 1.75
36.Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
37.Metta World Peace 1.74
38.Micheal Williams 1.74
39.Larry Bird* 1.73
40.Russell Westbrook 1.73
41.Randy Smith 1.72
42.Paul George 1.71
43.Darwin Cook 1.71
44.Ron Harper 1.70
45.Eddie Jones 1.70
46.Monta Ellis 1.69
47.Stephen Curry 1.69
48.Brevin Knight 1.69
49.John Wall 1.66
50.Michael Adams 1.66
51.Hersey Hawkins 1.65
52.Tim Hardaway 1.65
53.Robert Covington 1.64
54.Victor Oladipo 1.64
55.Eric Murdock 1.63
56.Derek Harper 1.63
57.Rajon Rondo 1.62
58.Jimmy Butler 1.62
59.Jim Price 1.61
60.Gilbert Arenas 1.60
61.Phil Chenier 1.60
62.Chris Ford 1.60
63.Kerry Kittles 1.60
64.Anfernee Hardaway 1.60
65.Lester Conner 1.58
66.Terrell Brandon 1.58
67.LeBron James 1.58
68.Kendall Gill 1.57
69.Dudley Bradley 1.57
70.Lionel Hollins 1.56
71.Marcus Smart 1.56
72.James Harden 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 1.51
84.Larry Hughes 1.50
85.Gary Grant 1.49
86.Rod Strickland 1.48
87.Trevor Ariza 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.Andre Iguodala 1.46
94.Jay Humphries 1.46
95.Kobe Bryant* 1.44
96.Gerald Wallace 1.44
97.Thaddeus Young 1.44
98.Chris Webber 1.44
99.Mike Conley 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.Andre Drummond 1.40
110.Draymond Green 1.39
111.Nick Anderson 1.39
112.DeMarcus Cousins 1.39
113.Anthony Davis 1.38
114.Paul Pressey 1.38
115.Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
116.John Lucas 1.37
117.Eric Bledsoe 1.37
118.Kevin Edwards 1.37
119.Pete Maravich* 1.36
120.John Drew 1.36
121.Bobby Jones* 1.36
122.Sonny Parker 1.35
123.Fred Brown 1.35
124.Darrell Armstrong 1.35
 David Wesley 1.35
126.Gar Heard 1.34
127.M.L. Carr 1.34
128.Dennis Johnson* 1.34
129.Larry Kenon 1.34
130.Kyle Lowry 1.34
131.Paul Westphal* 1.34
132.Reggie Williams 1.34
133.Allen Leavell 1.33
134.Gail Goodrich* 1.33
135.T.R. Dunn 1.33
136.Kyrie Irving 1.32
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.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.Kemba Walker 1.27
154.Kevin Garnett* 1.27
155.Elfrid Payton 1.27
156.Nerlens Noel 1.27
157.Jo Jo White* 1.27
158.Bobby Phills 1.27
159.Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
160.Reggie Lewis 1.26
161.Ben Wallace 1.26
162.Bob Dandridge 1.26
163.Bob Wilkerson 1.25
164.Paul Millsap 1.25
165.Dan Majerle 1.25
166.T.J. McConnell 1.25
167.Corey Brewer 1.25
168.Doug Collins 1.25
169.Jerome Kersey 1.25
170.Terry Porter 1.24
171.Mitch Richmond* 1.24
172.Mark Jackson 1.24
173.Walter Davis 1.24
174.Ronnie Brewer 1.24
175.Khris Middleton 1.24
176.Tyreke Evans 1.24
177.Otis Birdsong 1.23
178.Charlie Ward 1.23
179.Eric Money 1.23
180.Chris Morris 1.23
181.Brandon Jennings 1.22
182.Phil Ford 1.22
183.Brian Winters 1.22
184.Steve Mix 1.22
185.Darrell Griffith 1.22
186.Grant Hill* 1.22
187.Antoine Walker 1.22
188.Jim Paxson 1.21
189.Rafer Alston 1.21
190.Josh Smith 1.21
191.Mike Woodson 1.21
192.Tracy McGrady* 1.21
193.Stephon Marbury 1.21
194.Sidney Moncrief* 1.20
195.Glenn Robinson 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.P.J. Tucker 1.18
205.Charles Johnson 1.18
 Jason Williams 1.18
207.Michael Cooper 1.18
208.Rudy Gay 1.18
209.Kenyon Martin 1.18
210.Raymond Felton 1.18
211.Reggie Theus 1.18
 Cuttino Mobley 1.18
213.Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.17
214.Greg Anthony 1.17
215.Don Chaney 1.17
216.Armond Hill 1.17
217.Mike Bibby 1.17
218.Sleepy Floyd 1.17
219.Tom Henderson 1.17
220.Jason Richardson 1.16
221.Ruben Patterson 1.16
222.Darren Collison 1.16
223.T.J. Ford 1.16
224.Ty Lawson 1.15
225.Tyrone Corbin 1.15
226.Eric Snow 1.15
227.Patrick Beverley 1.15
228.Nikola Jokić 1.15
229.Aaron McKie 1.15
230.Bradley Beal 1.15
231.Kyle Macy 1.15
232.Derrick McKey 1.14
233.Dave Cowens* 1.14
234.Johnny Dawkins 1.14
235.Byron Scott 1.14
236.Vernon Maxwell 1.14
237.Jeff Teague 1.14
238.Otto Porter 1.14
239.Jason Terry 1.14
240.Vlade Divac* 1.14
241.John Bagley 1.14
242.Mickey Johnson 1.13
243.Craig Ehlo 1.13
244.Spud Webb 1.13
245.Danny Manning 1.13
246.Lionel Simmons 1.13
247.Nate Williams 1.13
248.Shawn Kemp 1.13
249.Eddie Johnson 1.13
250.Tiny Archibald* 1.13