NBA & ABA Career Playoff 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. Baron Davis 2.28
2. Maurice Cheeks* 2.22
3. Rick Barry* 2.21
4. Chris Paul 2.16
5. Mookie Blaylock 2.15
6. Walt Frazier* 2.13
7. Isiah Thomas* 2.11
8. Michael Jordan* 2.10
9. Allen Iverson* 2.07
10. Brian Taylor 2.06
11. Joe Caldwell 2.00
12. Sam Lacey 1.93
13. Clyde Drexler* 1.92
14. Rajon Rondo 1.91
15. Jason Kidd* 1.91
16. Scottie Pippen* 1.90
17. Russell Westbrook 1.89
18. Magic Johnson* 1.88
19. Anfernee Hardaway 1.86
20. John Stockton* 1.86
21. Fat Lever 1.85
22. Fatty Taylor 1.84
23. Larry Bird* 1.80
24. Gus Williams 1.76
25. LeBron James 1.75
26. Norm Van Lier 1.74
27. Freddie Lewis 1.74
28. John Wall 1.73
29. Stephen Curry 1.72
30. Paul George 1.71
31. Johnny Moore 1.71
32. Wendell Ladner 1.71
33. Don Buse 1.70
34. James Harden 1.69
35. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.69
36. Kawhi Leonard 1.67
37. Mike Gale 1.67
38. Julius Erving* 1.66
39. Ron Boone 1.66
40. Don Chaney 1.65
41. Larry Hughes 1.63
42. Draymond Green 1.62
43. Kerry Kittles 1.61
44. Hersey Hawkins 1.61
45. Doug Christie 1.60
46. Otis Birdsong 1.60
47. Tim Hardaway 1.57
48. Charles Barkley* 1.57
49. Bradley Beal 1.55
50. Calvin Murphy* 1.55
51. Paul Pressey 1.55
52. Doc Rivers 1.54
53. Dwyane Wade 1.54
54. Metta World Peace 1.54
55. Darnell Valentine 1.54
56. Norm Nixon 1.53
57. Ben Wallace 1.53
58. Derek Harper 1.53
59. Jimmy Butler 1.50
60. Marcus Smart 1.49
61. Lionel Hollins 1.48
62. Butch Beard 1.48
63. Monta Ellis 1.47
64. Jimmy Jones 1.47
65. Nick Anderson 1.47
66. Kyrie Irving 1.46
67. Charlie Ward 1.46
68. Cazzie Russell 1.45
69. Mike Conley 1.45
70. Kendall Gill 1.44
71. Jerry Sloan* 1.42
72. George McGinnis* 1.41
  Kobe Bryant 1.41
74. Gar Heard 1.40
75. Gary Payton* 1.40
76. Andre Roberson 1.40
  Connie Hawkins* 1.40
  Bob Gross 1.40
  Jrue Holiday 1.40
  Gail Goodrich* 1.40
81. Zelmo Beaty* 1.38
82. Dennis Johnson* 1.37
83. Andre Iguodala 1.37
84. James Silas 1.37
85. Trevor Ariza 1.36
86. Mark Price 1.36
87. Stephen Jackson 1.36
88. Kyle Lowry 1.34
89. Robert Reid 1.34
90. Manu Ginobili 1.34
91. Karl Malone* 1.34
92. Nate McMillan 1.34
93. Jerome Kersey 1.33
  Dan Majerle 1.33
  Fred Carter 1.33
  Billy Cunningham* 1.33
97. Rich Jones 1.32
98. Eric Williams 1.31
99. Dominique Wilkins* 1.30
100. Eddie Jones 1.30
101. Carmelo Anthony 1.29
102. Jim McMillian 1.29
103. Darrell Griffith 1.27
104. Brian Winters 1.27
105. Wesley Matthews 1.26
106. Ron Harper 1.26
107. Otto Porter 1.26
108. Kevin Johnson 1.26
109. T.R. Dunn 1.25
  John Starks 1.25
111. Kevin Garnett 1.24
112. Jamaal Tinsley 1.24
113. James Worthy* 1.24
114. Charles Oakley 1.24
115. Byron Scott 1.23
116. Antoine Walker 1.23
117. David Robinson* 1.23
118. Tony Allen 1.22
119. Jeff Hornacek 1.21
  Reggie Lewis 1.21
121. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.21
122. Charlie Scott* 1.21
123. Bob Dandridge 1.21
124. Michael Cooper 1.21
125. Phil Chenier 1.20
126. Paul Pierce 1.20
  Dave Cowens* 1.20
  Darwin Cook 1.20
129. Sleepy Floyd 1.19
130. Gilbert Arenas 1.19
131. Ted McClain 1.19
132. Mario Chalmers 1.19
133. Andrei Kirilenko 1.18
134. Avery Bradley 1.18
135. Latrell Sprewell 1.18
136. Blue Edwards 1.18
137. Shawn Marion 1.17
138. Kenny Anderson 1.17
139. Thaddeus Young 1.16
140. Damian Lillard 1.16
141. John Lucas 1.16
142. Elvin Hayes* 1.14
143. Sidney Moncrief* 1.14
144. Kevin Porter 1.14
145. Chris Webber 1.14
146. Avery Johnson 1.13
147. John Havlicek* 1.13
148. Robert Horry 1.13
149. Alvan Adams 1.13
  Walter Davis 1.13
151. David Wesley 1.13
152. Shawn Kemp 1.12
  Jo Jo White* 1.12
154. Caron Butler 1.12
155. Larry Kenon 1.12
156. Wil Jones 1.12
157. Charles Johnson 1.11
158. DeMar DeRozan 1.11
159. Anthony Peeler 1.11
160. Terry Porter 1.10
161. Dave Twardzik 1.10
162. Luol Deng 1.10
163. Ralph Simpson 1.09
164. Lucius Allen 1.08
165. Jason Richardson 1.08
166. George Lynch 1.08
167. Kenyon Martin 1.08
168. Aaron McKie 1.08
  Jerome Williams 1.08
170. Blake Griffin 1.08
171. Rod Strickland 1.08
  Al-Farouq Aminu 1.08
173. Ray Williams 1.07
174. Haywoode Workman 1.07
175. Vince Carter 1.07
176. George Gervin* 1.06
177. Doug Collins 1.06
178. Tracy McGrady* 1.06
179. Bobby Jones* 1.06
180. Mike Bibby 1.06
181. Derek Fisher 1.05
182. Bryon Russell 1.05
183. Raymond Felton 1.05
184. Sedale Threatt 1.04
185. Kirk Hinrich 1.04
  Chris Mullin* 1.04
187. Jae Crowder 1.04
  Willie Wise 1.04
189. O.J. Mayo 1.04
190. Marques Johnson 1.04
191. Paul Millsap 1.03
192. Jared Dudley 1.03
193. Mack Calvin 1.03
194. Dirk Nowitzki 1.03
195. Ernie Grunfeld 1.02
196. Derrick Rose 1.02
197. Reggie Miller* 1.01
198. Josh Smith 1.01
  Chauncey Billups 1.01
200. Craig Ehlo 1.01
201. Deron Williams 1.01
202. Kevin Durant 1.01
203. Horace Grant 1.01
204. Kyle Macy 1.00
  Josh Howard 1.00
  Delonte West 1.00
  James Posey 1.00
  Eric Bledsoe 1.00
  David Thompson* 1.00
  Bob Love 1.00
  Darrell Walker 1.00
  Lonnie Shelton 1.00
  Phil Smith 1.00
  Oliver Taylor 1.00
  Happy Hairston 1.00
  Mark Jackson 1.00
  Patrick Beverley 1.00
  Clifford Ray 1.00
  Clifford Robinson 1.00
  Danny Green 1.00
221. Tyrone Corbin 0.99
222. Tom Henderson 0.99
223. Rafer Alston 0.98
224. Danny Manning 0.98
225. Grant Long 0.98
226. Len Elmore 0.97
227. Vlade Divac* 0.97
228. Joakim Noah 0.97
229. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 0.96
230. Larry Steele 0.96
231. J.R. Smith 0.96
  Don Adams 0.96
233. Toni Kukoc 0.96
234. Ray Allen* 0.96
235. Chet Walker* 0.96
236. Jack Sikma* 0.95
237. Gerald Wilkins 0.95
238. Adrian Dantley* 0.95
239. Charles Dudley 0.94
  Ty Lawson 0.94
241. Jeff Teague 0.94
242. Jamal Mashburn 0.94
  George Hill 0.94
244. Arvydas Sabonis* 0.94
  Darrell Armstrong 0.94
  Quinn Buckner 0.94
247. Craig Hodges 0.94
248. Richard Hamilton 0.94
249. Oscar Robertson* 0.94
250. Marc Gasol 0.93

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player SPG
1. Baron Davis 2.28
2. Maurice Cheeks* 2.22
3. Rick Barry* 2.21
4. Chris Paul 2.16
5. Mookie Blaylock 2.15
6. Walt Frazier* 2.13
7. Isiah Thomas* 2.11
8. Michael Jordan* 2.10
9. Allen Iverson* 2.07
10. Sam Lacey 1.93
11. Clyde Drexler* 1.92
12. Rajon Rondo 1.91
13. Jason Kidd* 1.91
14. Scottie Pippen* 1.90
15. Russell Westbrook 1.89
16. Magic Johnson* 1.88
17. Anfernee Hardaway 1.86
18. John Stockton* 1.86
19. Fat Lever 1.85
20. Larry Bird* 1.80
21. Gus Williams 1.76
22. LeBron James 1.75
23. Norm Van Lier 1.74
24. John Wall 1.73
25. Stephen Curry 1.72
26. Paul George 1.71
27. Johnny Moore 1.71
28. James Harden 1.69
29. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.69
30. Kawhi Leonard 1.67
31. Julius Erving* 1.67
32. Don Chaney 1.65
33. Larry Hughes 1.63
34. Draymond Green 1.62
35. Kerry Kittles 1.61
36. Hersey Hawkins 1.61
37. Doug Christie 1.60
38. Otis Birdsong 1.60
39. Tim Hardaway 1.57
40. Charles Barkley* 1.57
41. Bradley Beal 1.55
42. Calvin Murphy* 1.55
43. Paul Pressey 1.55
44. Doc Rivers 1.54
45. Dwyane Wade 1.54
46. Metta World Peace 1.54
47. Darnell Valentine 1.54
48. Norm Nixon 1.53
49. Ben Wallace 1.53
50. Derek Harper 1.53
51. Jimmy Butler 1.50
52. Marcus Smart 1.49
53. Lionel Hollins 1.48
54. Butch Beard 1.48
55. Monta Ellis 1.47
56. Nick Anderson 1.47
57. Kyrie Irving 1.46
58. Charlie Ward 1.46
59. Cazzie Russell 1.45
60. Mike Conley 1.45
61. Kendall Gill 1.44
62. Jerry Sloan* 1.42
63. Kobe Bryant 1.41
64. Gar Heard 1.40
65. Gary Payton* 1.40
66. Jrue Holiday 1.40
  Gail Goodrich* 1.40
  Bob Gross 1.40
  Andre Roberson 1.40
70. Dennis Johnson* 1.37
71. Andre Iguodala 1.37
72. Trevor Ariza 1.36
73. Mark Price 1.36
74. Stephen Jackson 1.36
75. Kyle Lowry 1.34
76. Robert Reid 1.34
77. Manu Ginobili 1.34
78. Karl Malone* 1.34
79. Nate McMillan 1.34
80. Dan Majerle 1.33
  Fred Carter 1.33
  Jerome Kersey 1.33
83. Mike Gale 1.32
84. Eric Williams 1.31
85. Dominique Wilkins* 1.30
86. Eddie Jones 1.30
87. Carmelo Anthony 1.29
88. Jim McMillian 1.29
89. Darrell Griffith 1.27
90. Brian Winters 1.27
91. Wesley Matthews 1.26
92. Ron Harper 1.26
93. Otto Porter 1.26
94. Kevin Johnson 1.26
95. T.R. Dunn 1.25
  John Starks 1.25
97. Kevin Garnett 1.24
98. Jamaal Tinsley 1.24
99. James Worthy* 1.24
100. Charles Oakley 1.24
101. Byron Scott 1.23
102. Antoine Walker 1.23
103. David Robinson* 1.23
104. Tony Allen 1.22
105. Jeff Hornacek 1.21
  Reggie Lewis 1.21
107. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.21
108. Charlie Scott* 1.21
109. Bob Dandridge 1.21
110. Michael Cooper 1.21
111. George McGinnis* 1.21
112. Phil Chenier 1.20
113. Dave Twardzik 1.20
  Darwin Cook 1.20
  Paul Pierce 1.20
  Dave Cowens* 1.20
117. Sleepy Floyd 1.19
118. Gilbert Arenas 1.19
119. Mario Chalmers 1.19
120. James Silas 1.19
121. Andrei Kirilenko 1.18
122. Avery Bradley 1.18
123. Latrell Sprewell 1.18
124. Blue Edwards 1.18
125. Shawn Marion 1.17
126. George Gervin* 1.17
127. Kenny Anderson 1.17
128. Thaddeus Young 1.16
129. Damian Lillard 1.16
130. John Lucas 1.16
131. Elvin Hayes* 1.14
132. Sidney Moncrief* 1.14
133. Kevin Porter 1.14
134. Chris Webber 1.14
135. Avery Johnson 1.13
136. John Havlicek* 1.13
137. Robert Horry 1.13
138. Alvan Adams 1.13
  Walter Davis 1.13
140. David Wesley 1.13
141. Shawn Kemp 1.12
  Jo Jo White* 1.12
143. Caron Butler 1.12
144. Charles Johnson 1.11
145. DeMar DeRozan 1.11
146. Anthony Peeler 1.11
147. Terry Porter 1.10
148. Luol Deng 1.10
  Larry Kenon 1.10
150. Lucius Allen 1.08
151. Jason Richardson 1.08
152. George Lynch 1.08
153. Kenyon Martin 1.08
154. Aaron McKie 1.08
  Jerome Williams 1.08
156. Blake Griffin 1.08
157. Rod Strickland 1.08
  Al-Farouq Aminu 1.08
159. Ray Williams 1.07
160. Haywoode Workman 1.07
161. Vince Carter 1.07
162. Doug Collins 1.06
163. Tracy McGrady* 1.06
164. Mike Bibby 1.06
  Don Buse 1.06
166. Bobby Jones* 1.06
167. Derek Fisher 1.05
168. Bryon Russell 1.05
169. Raymond Felton 1.05
170. Sedale Threatt 1.04
171. Kirk Hinrich 1.04
  Chris Mullin* 1.04
173. Jae Crowder 1.04
174. O.J. Mayo 1.04
175. Marques Johnson 1.04
176. Paul Millsap 1.03
177. Jared Dudley 1.03
178. Dirk Nowitzki 1.03
179. Ernie Grunfeld 1.02
180. Derrick Rose 1.02
181. Reggie Miller* 1.01
182. Chauncey Billups 1.01
  Josh Smith 1.01
184. Craig Ehlo 1.01
185. Deron Williams 1.01
186. Kevin Durant 1.01
187. Horace Grant 1.01
188. Lonnie Shelton 1.00
  Darrell Walker 1.00
  Eric Bledsoe 1.00
  Danny Green 1.00
  Kyle Macy 1.00
  Happy Hairston 1.00
  Patrick Beverley 1.00
  Clifford Ray 1.00
  Delonte West 1.00
  Bob Love 1.00
  Josh Howard 1.00
  James Posey 1.00
  Mark Jackson 1.00
  Phil Smith 1.00
  Clifford Robinson 1.00
203. Tyrone Corbin 0.99
204. Tom Henderson 0.99
205. Rafer Alston 0.98
206. Danny Manning 0.98
207. Grant Long 0.98
208. Vlade Divac* 0.97
209. Joakim Noah 0.97
210. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 0.96
211. Larry Steele 0.96
212. J.R. Smith 0.96
213. Toni Kukoc 0.96
214. Ray Allen* 0.96
215. Chet Walker* 0.96
216. Jack Sikma* 0.95
217. Gerald Wilkins 0.95
218. Adrian Dantley* 0.95
219. Ty Lawson 0.94
  Charles Dudley 0.94
221. Jeff Teague 0.94
222. George Hill 0.94
  Jamal Mashburn 0.94
224. Quinn Buckner 0.94
  Arvydas Sabonis* 0.94
  Darrell Armstrong 0.94
227. Craig Hodges 0.94
228. Richard Hamilton 0.94
229. Oscar Robertson* 0.94
230. Marc Gasol 0.93
231. Ricky Sobers 0.93
232. Paul Westphal* 0.93
233. Bob Lanier* 0.93
234. Bobby Phills 0.92
235. Ralph Sampson* 0.92
236. Allen Leavell 0.92
237. Lewis Lloyd 0.92
238. DeMarre Carroll 0.92
239. Rickey Green 0.91
  Lou Williams 0.91
241. Johnny Davis 0.91
242. Stephon Marbury 0.91
243. Thabo Sefolosha 0.90
244. Jason Terry 0.90
  Chuck Hayes 0.90
246. Vernon Maxwell 0.90
247. Johnny Newman 0.90
  Grant Hill* 0.90
249. Chris Ford 0.90
250. Bonzi Wells 0.90

ABA

ABA Table
Rank Player SPG
1. Don Buse 2.34
2. Mike Gale 2.08
3. Brian Taylor 2.06
4. Fatty Taylor 1.94
5. Ron Boone 1.83
6. Freddie Lewis 1.74
7. Wendell Ladner 1.71
8. Ralph Simpson 1.65
9. Mack Calvin 1.65
10. George McGinnis* 1.62
  Julius Erving* 1.62
12. Ted McClain 1.52
13. Jimmy Jones 1.50
14. Willie Wise 1.39
15. Zelmo Beaty* 1.38
16. Rich Jones 1.32
17. Larry Kenon 1.15
18. Wil Jones 1.12
19. Louie Dampier* 1.09
20. Bobby Jones* 1.08
21. Oliver Taylor 1.00
  Artis Gilmore* 1.00
23. Dan Issel* 0.92
  Jim Eakins 0.92
25. Dave Robisch 0.88
26. John Roche 0.86
27. Chuck Williams 0.81
28. Gerald Govan 0.79
29. George Gervin* 0.75
30. John Williamson 0.72
31. Bird Averitt 0.67
  Mel Daniels* 0.67
33. Kevin Joyce 0.65
34. Darnell Hillman 0.65
35. Cincinnatus Powell 0.60
  George Irvine 0.60
37. Gene Littles 0.58
38. Rick Mount 0.56
39. Ronald Thomas 0.55
40. Walter Simon 0.50
  Billy Paultz 0.50
  George Carter 0.50
  Red Robbins 0.50
  Jimmy O'Brien 0.50
  Donnie Freeman 0.50
46. Roger Brown* 0.48
47. Johnny Baum 0.45
48. Bill Keller 0.41
49. Tom Owens 0.38
50. Claude Terry 0.33
  Steve Jones 0.33
52. Byron Beck 0.31
53. Bob Warren 0.25
54. Bill Melchionni 0.24
55. Willie Sojourner 0.11
56. Bob Netolicky 0.00
  Goose Ligon 0.00
  John Beasley 0.00
  Gene Moore 0.00
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