NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals Per Game

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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.Chris Paul 2.20
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.Magic Johnson* 1.90
24.Isiah Thomas* 1.90
25.George McGinnis* 1.88
26.Ricky Rubio 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 1.79
37.Mike Gale 1.77
38.Paul George 1.76
39.Russell Westbrook 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 1.73
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
 Victor Oladipo 1.69
52.Brevin Knight 1.69
53.Rajon Rondo 1.68
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.Jrue Holiday 1.49
87.Gary Grant 1.49
88.Trevor Ariza 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.Mike Conley 1.45
98.Eric Bledsoe 1.45
99.Kobe Bryant 1.44
100.Thaddeus Young 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.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.Draymond Green 1.38
121.John Lucas 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.Darrell Armstrong 1.35
 David Wesley 1.35
130.Kyle Lowry 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.Kyrie Irving 1.33
137.Gail Goodrich* 1.33
138.T.R. Dunn 1.33
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
 Kemba Walker 1.30
151.John Williams 1.30
152.Stephen Jackson 1.29
153.Marques Johnson 1.29
154.Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
155.Paul Millsap 1.28
156.Pooh Richardson 1.28
157.Khris Middleton 1.27
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.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.Rudy Gay 1.22
183.Brandon Jennings 1.22
184.Phil Ford 1.22
185.P.J. Tucker 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.Sidney Moncrief* 1.20
198.Glenn Robinson 1.20
199.Patrick Beverley 1.20
200.Bob Gross 1.20
201.Sedale Threatt 1.20
202.Grant Long 1.20
203.Lindsey Hunter 1.20
204.Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.19
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.Jeff Teague 1.18
214.Raymond Felton 1.18
215.Otto Porter 1.18
216.Reggie Theus 1.18
 Cuttino Mobley 1.18
218.Greg Anthony 1.17
219.Armond Hill 1.17
220.Mike Bibby 1.17
221.Sleepy Floyd 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.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.Nate Williams 1.13
246.Shawn Kemp 1.13
247.Eddie Johnson 1.13
248.Tiny Archibald* 1.13
249.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 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.Chris Paul 2.20
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.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 1.88
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.Kawhi Leonard 1.79
34.Don Buse 1.79
35.Paul George 1.76
36.Russell Westbrook 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 1.73
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.Victor Oladipo 1.69
 Monta Ellis 1.69
50.Brevin Knight 1.69
51.Rajon Rondo 1.68
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.Jrue Holiday 1.49
84.Gary Grant 1.49
85.Trevor Ariza 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.Mike Conley 1.45
94.Eric Bledsoe 1.45
95.Kobe Bryant 1.44
96.Thaddeus Young 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.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.Draymond Green 1.38
115.John Lucas 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.David Wesley 1.35
 Darrell Armstrong 1.35
124.Kyle Lowry 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.Kyrie Irving 1.33
133.Gail Goodrich* 1.33
134.T.R. Dunn 1.33
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
 Kemba Walker 1.30
146.John Williams 1.30
147.Stephen Jackson 1.29
148.Charlie Scott* 1.29
149.Marques Johnson 1.29
150.Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
151.Paul Millsap 1.28
152.Pooh Richardson 1.28
153.Khris Middleton 1.27
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.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.Rudy Gay 1.22
177.Brandon Jennings 1.22
178.Phil Ford 1.22
179.P.J. Tucker 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.Sidney Moncrief* 1.20
192.Glenn Robinson 1.20
193.Patrick Beverley 1.20
194.Bob Gross 1.20
195.Sedale Threatt 1.20
196.Grant Long 1.20
197.Lindsey Hunter 1.20
198.Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.19
199.Alvin Williams 1.19
200.Mark Price 1.19
201.George Gervin* 1.19
202.Andre Miller 1.19
203.Charles Johnson 1.18
 Jason Williams 1.18
205.Michael Cooper 1.18
206.Kenyon Martin 1.18
207.Jeff Teague 1.18
208.Raymond Felton 1.18
209.Otto Porter 1.18
210.Reggie Theus 1.18
 Cuttino Mobley 1.18
212.Greg Anthony 1.17
213.Don Chaney 1.17
214.Armond Hill 1.17
215.Mike Bibby 1.17
216.Sleepy Floyd 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.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.Nate Williams 1.13
241.Shawn Kemp 1.13
242.Eddie Johnson 1.13
243.Tiny Archibald* 1.13
244.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 1.13
245.James Worthy* 1.12
246.Derek Anderson 1.12
247.Bradley Beal 1.12
248.Iman Shumpert 1.12
249.Kevin Durant 1.12
250.Ray Allen* 1.12
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