NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals Per Game

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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 2.28
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. 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. Eddie Jordan 1.82
32. Doc Rivers 1.81
  Norm Van Lier 1.81
34. Larry Steele 1.79
35. Stephen Curry 1.78
36. Kawhi Leonard 1.78
37. Mike Gale 1.77
38. Rajon Rondo 1.76
39. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
40. Russell Westbrook 1.75
41. Metta World Peace 1.74
42. Micheal Williams 1.74
43. Larry Bird* 1.73
44. Randy Smith 1.72
45. John Wall 1.71
46. Darwin Cook 1.71
47. Ron Harper 1.70
48. Eddie Jones 1.70
49. Paul George 1.70
50. Monta Ellis 1.69
51. Brevin Knight 1.69
52. Ted McClain 1.67
53. Michael Adams 1.66
54. Hersey Hawkins 1.65
55. LeBron James 1.65
56. Tim Hardaway 1.65
57. Eric Murdock 1.63
58. Derek Harper 1.63
59. Dwyane Wade 1.61
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. Lester Conner 1.58
67. Terrell Brandon 1.58
68. Kendall Gill 1.57
69. Dudley Bradley 1.57
70. Lionel Hollins 1.56
71. Andre Iguodala 1.56
72. Chris Mullin* 1.55
73. Norm Nixon 1.55
74. Muggsy Bogues 1.54
75. Charles Barkley* 1.54
76. Calvin Murphy* 1.53
77. Jimmy Butler 1.52
78. Trevor Ariza 1.52
79. Darrell Walker 1.51
80. Shawn Marion 1.51
81. Lucius Allen 1.51
82. Foots Walker 1.51
83. Larry Hughes 1.50
84. James Harden 1.49
85. Gary Grant 1.49
86. Mike Conley 1.49
87. Mario Chalmers 1.48
88. Rod Strickland 1.48
89. Bobby Jones 1.47
90. Kevin Johnson 1.47
91. Steve Francis 1.47
92. Darnell Valentine 1.47
93. Kenny Anderson 1.47
94. Jay Humphries 1.46
95. Eric Bledsoe 1.46
96. Jrue Holiday 1.45
97. Kobe Bryant 1.44
98. Gerald Wallace 1.44
99. Chris Webber 1.44
100. Thaddeus Young 1.44
101. Jeff Hornacek 1.43
102. Dave Twardzik 1.43
103. Rickey Green 1.42
104. DeMarcus Cousins 1.42
105. Jamaal Tinsley 1.42
106. Latrell Sprewell 1.42
107. Tom Gugliotta 1.41
108. Karl Malone* 1.41
109. Tony Allen 1.41
110. Kevin Porter 1.41
111. David Robinson* 1.41
112. Nick Anderson 1.39
113. M.L. Carr 1.39
114. Paul Pressey 1.38
115. Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
116. John Lucas 1.37
117. Ralph Simpson 1.37
118. Kevin Edwards 1.37
119. Kyle Lowry 1.37
120. Pete Maravich* 1.36
121. John Drew 1.36
122. Draymond Green 1.36
123. Kemba Walker 1.35
124. Sonny Parker 1.35
125. Fred Brown 1.35
126. Darrell Armstrong 1.35
  David Wesley 1.35
128. Gar Heard 1.34
129. Dennis Johnson* 1.34
130. Paul Westphal 1.34
131. Reggie Williams 1.34
132. Manu Ginobili 1.34
133. Allen Leavell 1.33
134. Gail Goodrich* 1.33
135. T.R. Dunn 1.33
136. Ricky Sobers 1.32
137. Caron Butler 1.32
138. Winston Garland 1.32
139. Ron Boone 1.32
140. Dee Brown 1.32
141. Rudy Gay 1.31
142. Sam Lacey 1.31
143. Paul Millsap 1.31
144. Kyrie Irving 1.31
145. Alvan Adams 1.30
146. Paul Pierce 1.30
147. Marko Jaric 1.30
148. Bonzi Wells 1.30
149. John Williams 1.30
150. Stephen Jackson 1.29
151. Tyreke Evans 1.29
152. Marques Johnson 1.29
153. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
154. Pooh Richardson 1.28
155. Kevin Garnett 1.27
156. Jo Jo White* 1.27
157. Bobby Phills 1.27
158. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
159. Andre Drummond 1.27
160. Larry Kenon 1.27
161. Reggie Lewis 1.26
162. Ben Wallace 1.26
163. Bob Dandridge 1.26
164. Bob Wilkerson 1.25
165. Dan Majerle 1.25
166. Corey Brewer 1.25
167. Doug Collins 1.25
168. Jerome Kersey 1.25
169. George Gervin* 1.25
170. Brandon Jennings 1.24
171. Terry Porter 1.24
172. Mitch Richmond* 1.24
173. Mark Jackson 1.24
174. Walter Davis 1.24
175. Ronnie Brewer 1.24
176. Otis Birdsong 1.23
177. Charlie Ward 1.23
  Raymond Felton 1.23
179. Eric Money 1.23
180. Chris Morris 1.23
181. Phil Ford 1.22
182. Brian Winters 1.22
183. Steve Mix 1.22
184. Darrell Griffith 1.22
185. Grant Hill 1.22
186. Antoine Walker 1.22
187. Jim Paxson 1.21
188. Rafer Alston 1.21
189. Josh Smith 1.21
190. Mike Woodson 1.21
191. Tracy McGrady* 1.21
192. Stephon Marbury 1.21
193. Jeff Teague 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. Don Chaney 1.19
202. Mark Price 1.19
203. Andre Miller 1.19
204. Jason Williams 1.18
  Charles Johnson 1.18
206. Michael Cooper 1.18
207. P.J. Tucker 1.18
208. Kenyon Martin 1.18
209. Reggie Theus 1.18
  Cuttino Mobley 1.18
211. Kevin Durant 1.18
212. Greg Anthony 1.17
213. Armond Hill 1.17
214. Mike Bibby 1.17
215. Sleepy Floyd 1.17
216. Tom Henderson 1.17
217. Jeremy Lin 1.16
218. Jason Richardson 1.16
219. Ruben Patterson 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. Jason Terry 1.14
230. Byron Scott 1.14
231. Vernon Maxwell 1.14
232. Vlade Divac 1.14
233. John Bagley 1.14
234. Mickey Johnson 1.13
235. Craig Ehlo 1.13
236. Spud Webb 1.13
237. Danny Manning 1.13
238. Lionel Simmons 1.13
239. Nate Williams 1.13
240. Shawn Kemp 1.13
241. Eddie Johnson 1.13
242. Tiny Archibald* 1.13
243. James Worthy* 1.12
244. Derek Anderson 1.12
245. Nene Hilario 1.12
246. Greg Monroe 1.12
247. Ray Allen 1.12
248. Thabo Sefolosha 1.12
249. Glen Gondrezick 1.11
250. Phil Smith 1.11

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 2.28
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. 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. Eddie Jordan 1.82
28. Doc Rivers 1.81
  Norm Van Lier 1.81
30. Julius Erving* 1.80
31. Larry Steele 1.79
32. Don Buse 1.79
33. Stephen Curry 1.78
34. Kawhi Leonard 1.78
35. Rajon Rondo 1.76
36. George McGinnis* 1.75
37. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
38. Russell Westbrook 1.75
39. Metta World Peace 1.74
40. Micheal Williams 1.74
41. Larry Bird* 1.73
42. Randy Smith 1.72
43. John Wall 1.71
44. Darwin Cook 1.71
45. Ron Harper 1.70
46. Eddie Jones 1.70
47. Paul George 1.70
48. Monta Ellis 1.69
49. Brevin Knight 1.69
50. Michael Adams 1.66
51. Hersey Hawkins 1.65
52. LeBron James 1.65
53. Tim Hardaway 1.65
54. Eric Murdock 1.63
55. Derek Harper 1.63
56. Dwyane Wade 1.61
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. Lester Conner 1.58
64. Terrell Brandon 1.58
65. Kendall Gill 1.57
66. Dudley Bradley 1.57
67. Lionel Hollins 1.56
68. Andre Iguodala 1.56
69. Chris Mullin* 1.55
70. Norm Nixon 1.55
71. Muggsy Bogues 1.54
72. Charles Barkley* 1.54
73. Calvin Murphy* 1.53
74. Jimmy Butler 1.52
75. Trevor Ariza 1.52
76. Darrell Walker 1.51
77. Shawn Marion 1.51
78. Lucius Allen 1.51
79. Foots Walker 1.51
80. Larry Hughes 1.50
81. James Harden 1.49
82. Gary Grant 1.49
83. Mike Conley 1.49
84. Mario Chalmers 1.48
85. Rod Strickland 1.48
86. Kevin Johnson 1.47
87. Steve Francis 1.47
88. Darnell Valentine 1.47
89. Kenny Anderson 1.47
90. Jay Humphries 1.46
91. Eric Bledsoe 1.46
92. Jrue Holiday 1.45
93. Kobe Bryant 1.44
94. Gerald Wallace 1.44
95. Chris Webber 1.44
96. Thaddeus Young 1.44
97. Jeff Hornacek 1.43
98. Rickey Green 1.42
99. DeMarcus Cousins 1.42
100. Jamaal Tinsley 1.42
101. Latrell Sprewell 1.42
102. Tom Gugliotta 1.41
103. Karl Malone* 1.41
104. Tony Allen 1.41
105. Kevin Porter 1.41
106. David Robinson* 1.41
107. Nick Anderson 1.39
108. Paul Pressey 1.38
109. Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
110. John Lucas 1.37
111. Kevin Edwards 1.37
112. Kyle Lowry 1.37
113. Pete Maravich* 1.36
114. John Drew 1.36
115. Draymond Green 1.36
116. Bobby Jones 1.36
117. Kemba Walker 1.35
118. Sonny Parker 1.35
119. Fred Brown 1.35
120. Darrell Armstrong 1.35
  David Wesley 1.35
122. Gar Heard 1.34
123. M.L. Carr 1.34
124. Dennis Johnson* 1.34
125. Larry Kenon 1.34
126. Paul Westphal 1.34
127. Reggie Williams 1.34
128. Manu Ginobili 1.34
129. Allen Leavell 1.33
130. Gail Goodrich* 1.33
131. T.R. Dunn 1.33
132. Ricky Sobers 1.32
133. Caron Butler 1.32
134. Winston Garland 1.32
135. Dee Brown 1.32
136. Rudy Gay 1.31
137. Sam Lacey 1.31
138. Paul Millsap 1.31
139. Kyrie Irving 1.31
140. Alvan Adams 1.30
141. Paul Pierce 1.30
142. Marko Jaric 1.30
143. Bonzi Wells 1.30
144. John Williams 1.30
145. Stephen Jackson 1.29
146. Tyreke Evans 1.29
147. Charlie Scott 1.29
148. Marques Johnson 1.29
149. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
150. Pooh Richardson 1.28
151. Kevin Garnett 1.27
152. Jo Jo White* 1.27
153. Bobby Phills 1.27
154. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
155. Andre Drummond 1.27
156. Reggie Lewis 1.26
157. Ben Wallace 1.26
158. Bob Dandridge 1.26
159. Bob Wilkerson 1.25
160. Dan Majerle 1.25
161. Corey Brewer 1.25
162. Doug Collins 1.25
163. Jerome Kersey 1.25
164. Brandon Jennings 1.24
165. Terry Porter 1.24
166. Mitch Richmond* 1.24
167. Mark Jackson 1.24
168. Walter Davis 1.24
169. Ronnie Brewer 1.24
170. Otis Birdsong 1.23
171. Raymond Felton 1.23
  Charlie Ward 1.23
173. Eric Money 1.23
174. Chris Morris 1.23
175. Phil Ford 1.22
176. Brian Winters 1.22
177. Steve Mix 1.22
178. Darrell Griffith 1.22
179. Grant Hill 1.22
180. Antoine Walker 1.22
181. Jim Paxson 1.21
182. Rafer Alston 1.21
183. Josh Smith 1.21
184. Mike Woodson 1.21
185. Tracy McGrady* 1.21
186. Stephon Marbury 1.21
187. Jeff Teague 1.21
188. Sidney Moncrief 1.20
189. Glenn Robinson 1.20
190. Bob Gross 1.20
191. Sedale Threatt 1.20
192. Grant Long 1.20
193. Lindsey Hunter 1.20
194. Alvin Williams 1.19
195. Mark Price 1.19
196. George Gervin* 1.19
197. Andre Miller 1.19
198. Jason Williams 1.18
  Charles Johnson 1.18
200. Michael Cooper 1.18
201. P.J. Tucker 1.18
202. Kenyon Martin 1.18
203. Reggie Theus 1.18
  Cuttino Mobley 1.18
205. Kevin Durant 1.18
206. Greg Anthony 1.17
207. Don Chaney 1.17
208. Armond Hill 1.17
209. Mike Bibby 1.17
210. Sleepy Floyd 1.17
211. Tom Henderson 1.17
212. Jeremy Lin 1.16
213. Jason Richardson 1.16
214. Ruben Patterson 1.16
215. T.J. Ford 1.16
216. Ty Lawson 1.15
217. Tyrone Corbin 1.15
218. Eric Snow 1.15
219. Aaron McKie 1.15
220. Kyle Macy 1.15
221. Derrick McKey 1.14
222. Dave Cowens* 1.14
223. Johnny Dawkins 1.14
224. Jason Terry 1.14
225. Byron Scott 1.14
226. Vernon Maxwell 1.14
227. Vlade Divac 1.14
228. John Bagley 1.14
229. Mickey Johnson 1.13
230. Craig Ehlo 1.13
231. Spud Webb 1.13
232. Danny Manning 1.13
233. Lionel Simmons 1.13
234. Nate Williams 1.13
235. Shawn Kemp 1.13
236. Eddie Johnson 1.13
237. Tiny Archibald* 1.13
238. James Worthy* 1.12
239. Derek Anderson 1.12
240. Nene Hilario 1.12
241. Greg Monroe 1.12
242. Ray Allen 1.12
243. Thabo Sefolosha 1.12
244. Glen Gondrezick 1.11
245. Phil Smith 1.11
246. Darren Collison 1.11
247. Wesley Matthews 1.11
248. Larry Drew 1.11
249. Kirk Hinrich 1.11
250. Randy Brown 1.10

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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