NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals Per Game

Are You a Stathead?

Be ready when the games start. Every day, we'll send you an email to your inbox with scores, today's schedule, top performers, new debuts and interesting facts and tidbits. View a sample email. It's also available for football, hockey and baseball.

Subscribe to our Stathead Newsletter

Active players are listed in bold.
* Indicates member of the Hall of Fame.
Steals Per Game since 1973-74 (1972-73 for ABA)

Rate statistic requirements

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.Nate McMillan 1.94
 Ron Lee 1.94
22.Jason Kidd* 1.93
23.Ricky Rubio 1.92
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.Norm Van Lier 1.81
 Doc Rivers 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.Micheal Williams 1.74
43.Larry Bird* 1.73
44.Stephen Curry 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.Monta Ellis 1.69
 Victor Oladipo 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 1.61
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.Jimmy Butler 1.59
68.Lester Conner 1.58
69.Terrell Brandon 1.58
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.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.Andre Iguodala 1.50
86.Trevor Ariza 1.49
87.Jrue Holiday 1.49
88.Gary Grant 1.49
89.Rod Strickland 1.48
90.Bobby Jones* 1.47
91.Kevin Johnson 1.47
92.Eric Bledsoe 1.47
93.Mario Chalmers 1.47
94.Steve Francis 1.47
95.Darnell Valentine 1.47
96.Kenny Anderson 1.47
97.Mike Conley 1.46
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.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.Nick Anderson 1.39
115.M.L. Carr 1.39
116.Paul Pressey 1.38
117.Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
118.John Lucas 1.37
119.Anthony Davis 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.Andre Drummond 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.Ricky Sobers 1.32
139.Caron Butler 1.32
140.Winston Garland 1.32
141.Kyrie Irving 1.32
142.Manu Ginóbili 1.32
143.Ron Boone 1.32
144.Dee Brown 1.32
145.Kemba Walker 1.31
146.Sam Lacey 1.31
147.Alvan Adams 1.30
148.Paul Pierce 1.30
149.Marko Jarić 1.30
150.Bonzi Wells 1.30
151.John Williams 1.30
152.Stephen Jackson 1.29
153.Khris Middleton 1.29
154.Marques Johnson 1.29
155.Paul Millsap 1.28
156.Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
157.Pooh Richardson 1.28
158.Kevin Garnett 1.27
159.Jo Jo White* 1.27
160.Bobby Phills 1.27
161.Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
162.Larry Kenon 1.27
163.Reggie Lewis 1.26
164.Ben Wallace 1.26
165.Bob Dandridge 1.26
166.Bob Wilkerson 1.25
167.Corey Brewer 1.25
168.Dan Majerle 1.25
169.Doug Collins 1.25
170.Jerome Kersey 1.25
171.George Gervin* 1.25
172.Rudy Gay 1.25
173.Terry Porter 1.24
174.Mitch Richmond* 1.24
175.Mark Jackson 1.24
176.Walter Davis 1.24
177.Ronnie Brewer 1.24
178.Tyreke Evans 1.24
179.Otis Birdsong 1.23
180.Charlie Ward 1.23
181.Eric Money 1.23
182.Chris Morris 1.23
183.P.J. Tucker 1.23
184.Brandon Jennings 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.Stephon Marbury 1.21
197.Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.21
198.Sidney Moncrief* 1.20
199.Jeff Teague 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.Charles Johnson 1.18
 Jason Williams 1.18
211.Michael Cooper 1.18
212.Kenyon Martin 1.18
213.Raymond Felton 1.18
214.Otto Porter 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.Tom Henderson 1.17
222.Jason Richardson 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.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 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.Jason Terry 1.14
238.Vlade Divac* 1.14
239.John Bagley 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.Bradley Beal 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.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.Nate McMillan 1.94
 Ron Lee 1.94
18.Jason Kidd* 1.93
19.Ricky Rubio 1.92
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.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.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.Micheal Williams 1.74
41.Larry Bird* 1.73
42.Stephen Curry 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 1.61
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.Jimmy Butler 1.59
65.Lester Conner 1.58
66.Terrell Brandon 1.58
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.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.Andre Iguodala 1.50
83.Trevor Ariza 1.49
84.Jrue Holiday 1.49
85.Gary Grant 1.49
86.Rod Strickland 1.48
87.Kevin Johnson 1.47
88.Eric Bledsoe 1.47
89.Mario Chalmers 1.47
90.Steve Francis 1.47
91.Darnell Valentine 1.47
92.Kenny Anderson 1.47
93.Mike Conley 1.46
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.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.Nick Anderson 1.39
110.Paul Pressey 1.38
111.Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
112.John Lucas 1.37
113.Anthony Davis 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.David Wesley 1.35
 Darrell Armstrong 1.35
123.Kyle Lowry 1.35
124.Andre Drummond 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.Ricky Sobers 1.32
135.Caron Butler 1.32
136.Winston Garland 1.32
137.Kyrie Irving 1.32
138.Manu Ginóbili 1.32
139.Dee Brown 1.32
140.Kemba Walker 1.31
141.Sam Lacey 1.31
142.Alvan Adams 1.30
143.Paul Pierce 1.30
144.Marko Jarić 1.30
145.Bonzi Wells 1.30
146.John Williams 1.30
147.Stephen Jackson 1.29
148.Khris Middleton 1.29
149.Charlie Scott* 1.29
150.Marques Johnson 1.29
151.Paul Millsap 1.28
152.Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
153.Pooh Richardson 1.28
154.Kevin Garnett 1.27
155.Jo Jo White* 1.27
156.Bobby Phills 1.27
157.Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
158.Reggie Lewis 1.26
159.Ben Wallace 1.26
160.Bob Dandridge 1.26
161.Bob Wilkerson 1.25
162.Corey Brewer 1.25
163.Dan Majerle 1.25
164.Doug Collins 1.25
165.Jerome Kersey 1.25
166.Rudy Gay 1.25
167.Terry Porter 1.24
168.Mitch Richmond* 1.24
169.Mark Jackson 1.24
170.Walter Davis 1.24
171.Ronnie Brewer 1.24
172.Tyreke Evans 1.24
173.Otis Birdsong 1.23
174.Charlie Ward 1.23
175.Eric Money 1.23
176.Chris Morris 1.23
177.P.J. Tucker 1.23
178.Brandon Jennings 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.Stephon Marbury 1.21
191.Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.21
192.Sidney Moncrief* 1.20
193.Jeff Teague 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.Jason Williams 1.18
 Charles Johnson 1.18
205.Michael Cooper 1.18
206.Kenyon Martin 1.18
207.Raymond Felton 1.18
208.Otto Porter 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.Tom Henderson 1.17
217.Jason Richardson 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.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 1.15
226.Kyle Macy 1.15
227.Derrick McKey 1.14
228.Dave Cowens* 1.14
229.Johnny Dawkins 1.14
230.Byron Scott 1.14
231.Vernon Maxwell 1.14
232.Jason Terry 1.14
233.Vlade Divac* 1.14
234.John Bagley 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.Bradley Beal 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.Iman Shumpert 1.12
248.Kevin Durant 1.12
249.Ray Allen* 1.12
250.Glen Gondrezick 1.11
Support us without the ads? Go Ad-Free.