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 2.14
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.Ron Lee 1.94
 Nate McMillan 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 1.82
32.Eddie Jordan 1.82
33.Norm Van Lier 1.81
 Doc Rivers 1.81
35.Larry Steele 1.79
36.Mike Gale 1.77
37.Kawhi Leonard 1.76
38.Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
39.Metta World Peace 1.74
40.Micheal Williams 1.74
41.Larry Bird* 1.73
42.Russell Westbrook 1.72
43.Randy Smith 1.72
44.Darwin Cook 1.71
45.Paul George 1.70
46.Ron Harper 1.70
47.Eddie Jones 1.70
48.Monta Ellis 1.69
49.Brevin Knight 1.69
50.Stephen Curry 1.68
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.Victor Oladipo 1.64
57.Eric Murdock 1.63
58.Derek Harper 1.63
59.Jimmy Butler 1.63
60.Robert Covington 1.63
61.Rajon Rondo 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 1.57
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.Larry Hughes 1.50
87.Jrue Holiday 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.Jay Humphries 1.46
98.Andre Iguodala 1.45
99.Kobe Bryant* 1.44
100.Gerald Wallace 1.44
101.Chris Webber* 1.44
102.Thaddeus Young 1.43
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.Draymond Green 1.40
115.Nick Anderson 1.39
116.Andre Drummond 1.39
117.M.L. Carr 1.39
118.DeMarcus Cousins 1.38
119.Paul Pressey 1.38
120.Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
121.Anthony Davis 1.37
122.John Lucas 1.37
123.Ralph Simpson 1.37
124.Eric Bledsoe 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.Darrell Armstrong 1.35
 David Wesley 1.35
132.Gar Heard 1.34
133.Dennis Johnson* 1.34
134.Paul Westphal* 1.34
135.Reggie Williams 1.34
136.Kyle Lowry 1.34
137.Kyrie Irving 1.33
138.Allen Leavell 1.33
139.Gail Goodrich* 1.33
140.T.R. Dunn 1.33
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.T.J. McConnell 1.29
155.Charlie Scott* 1.29
156.Marques Johnson 1.29
157.Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
158.Pooh Richardson 1.28
159.Nerlens Noel 1.28
160.Kevin Garnett* 1.27
161.Kemba Walker 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.Paul Millsap 1.25
 Bob Wilkerson 1.25
171.Elfrid Payton 1.25
172.Dan Majerle 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.Tyreke Evans 1.24
183.Otis Birdsong 1.23
184.Charlie Ward 1.23
185.Eric Money 1.23
186.Chris Morris 1.23
187.Khris Middleton 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.Gary Harris 1.20
204.Bob Gross 1.20
205.Sedale Threatt 1.20
206.Grant Long 1.20
207.Lindsey Hunter 1.20
208.Alvin Williams 1.19
209.Don Chaney 1.19
210.Mark Price 1.19
211.Andre Miller 1.19
212.Charles Johnson 1.18
 Jason Williams 1.18
214.Michael Cooper 1.18
215.Kenyon Martin 1.18
216.Raymond Felton 1.18
217.Rudy Gay 1.18
218.Reggie Theus 1.18
 Cuttino Mobley 1.18
220.Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.17
221.P.J. Tucker 1.17
222.Greg Anthony 1.17
223.Armond Hill 1.17
224.Mike Bibby 1.17
225.Sleepy Floyd 1.17
226.Tom Henderson 1.17
227.Jason Richardson 1.16
228.Ruben Patterson 1.16
229.Darren Collison 1.16
230.T.J. Ford 1.16
231.Ty Lawson 1.15
232.Tyrone Corbin 1.15
233.Eric Snow 1.15
234.Wil Jones 1.15
235.Aaron McKie 1.15
236.Kyle Macy 1.15
237.Derrick McKey 1.14
238.Mack Calvin 1.14
239.Nikola Jokić 1.14
240.Patrick Beverley 1.14
241.Dave Cowens* 1.14
242.Johnny Dawkins 1.14
243.Bradley Beal 1.14
244.Byron Scott 1.14
245.Vernon Maxwell 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 2.14
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.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 1.82
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 1.76
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 1.72
41.Randy Smith 1.72
42.Darwin Cook 1.71
43.Paul George 1.70
44.Ron Harper 1.70
45.Eddie Jones 1.70
46.Monta Ellis 1.69
47.Brevin Knight 1.69
48.Stephen Curry 1.68
49.John Wall 1.66
50.Michael Adams 1.66
51.Hersey Hawkins 1.65
52.Tim Hardaway 1.65
53.Victor Oladipo 1.64
54.Eric Murdock 1.63
55.Derek Harper 1.63
56.Jimmy Butler 1.63
57.Robert Covington 1.63
58.Rajon Rondo 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 1.57
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.Larry Hughes 1.50
84.Jrue Holiday 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.Jay Humphries 1.46
94.Andre Iguodala 1.45
95.Kobe Bryant* 1.44
96.Gerald Wallace 1.44
97.Chris Webber* 1.44
98.Thaddeus Young 1.43
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.Draymond Green 1.40
110.Nick Anderson 1.39
111.Andre Drummond 1.39
112.DeMarcus Cousins 1.38
113.Paul Pressey 1.38
114.Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
115.Anthony Davis 1.37
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.Paul Westphal* 1.34
131.Reggie Williams 1.34
132.Kyle Lowry 1.34
133.Kyrie Irving 1.33
134.Allen Leavell 1.33
135.Gail Goodrich* 1.33
136.T.R. Dunn 1.33
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.T.J. McConnell 1.29
150.Charlie Scott* 1.29
151.Marques Johnson 1.29
152.Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
153.Pooh Richardson 1.28
154.Nerlens Noel 1.28
155.Kevin Garnett* 1.27
156.Kemba Walker 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.Paul Millsap 1.25
 Bob Wilkerson 1.25
165.Elfrid Payton 1.25
166.Dan Majerle 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.Tyreke Evans 1.24
176.Otis Birdsong 1.23
177.Charlie Ward 1.23
178.Eric Money 1.23
179.Chris Morris 1.23
180.Khris Middleton 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.Gary Harris 1.20
197.Bob Gross 1.20
198.Sedale Threatt 1.20
199.Grant Long 1.20
200.Lindsey Hunter 1.20
201.Alvin Williams 1.19
202.Mark Price 1.19
203.George Gervin* 1.19
204.Andre Miller 1.19
205.Jason Williams 1.18
 Charles Johnson 1.18
207.Michael Cooper 1.18
208.Kenyon Martin 1.18
209.Raymond Felton 1.18
210.Rudy Gay 1.18
211.Cuttino Mobley 1.18
 Reggie Theus 1.18
213.Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.17
214.P.J. Tucker 1.17
215.Greg Anthony 1.17
216.Don Chaney 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.Ruben Patterson 1.16
223.Darren Collison 1.16
224.T.J. Ford 1.16
225.Ty Lawson 1.15
226.Tyrone Corbin 1.15
227.Eric Snow 1.15
228.Aaron McKie 1.15
229.Kyle Macy 1.15
230.Derrick McKey 1.14
231.Nikola Jokić 1.14
232.Patrick Beverley 1.14
233.Dave Cowens* 1.14
234.Johnny Dawkins 1.14
235.Bradley Beal 1.14
236.Byron Scott 1.14
237.Vernon Maxwell 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.Jeff Teague 1.13
244.Craig Ehlo 1.13
245.Spud Webb 1.13
246.Danny Manning 1.13
247.Lionel Simmons 1.13
248.Nate Williams 1.13
249.Shawn Kemp 1.13
250.Eddie Johnson 1.13