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 2.18
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.Magic Johnson* 1.88
18.Russell Westbrook 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.James Harden 1.77
25.Gus Williams 1.76
26.LeBron James 1.75
27.Norm Van Lier 1.74
28.Freddie Lewis 1.74
29.John Wall 1.73
30.Johnny Moore 1.71
31.Wendell Ladner 1.71
32.Don Buse 1.70
33.Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.69
34.Kawhi Leonard 1.68
35.Mike Gale 1.67
36.Paul George 1.67
37.Julius Erving* 1.66
38.Ron Boone 1.66
39.Don Chaney 1.65
40.Larry Hughes 1.63
41.Stephen Curry 1.62
42.Kerry Kittles 1.61
43.Hersey Hawkins 1.61
44.Doug Christie 1.60
45.Draymond Green 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.Marcus Smart 1.49
60.Lionel Hollins 1.48
61.Butch Beard 1.48
62.Monta Ellis 1.47
63.Jimmy Butler 1.47
64.Jimmy Jones 1.47
65.Nick Anderson 1.47
66.Charlie Ward 1.46
67.Cazzie Russell 1.45
68.Mike Conley 1.45
69.Kendall Gill 1.44
 Joe Ingles 1.44
71.Kyrie Irving 1.44
72.Jerry Sloan* 1.42
73.George McGinnis* 1.41
 Kobe Bryant 1.41
75.Gar Heard 1.40
76.Gary Payton* 1.40
77.Andre Roberson 1.40
 Connie Hawkins* 1.40
 Jrue Holiday 1.40
 Bob Gross 1.40
 Gail Goodrich* 1.40
82.Zelmo Beaty* 1.38
83.Dennis Johnson* 1.37
84.James Silas 1.37
85.Trevor Ariza 1.36
86.Mark Price 1.36
87.Stephen Jackson 1.36
88.Andre Iguodala 1.35
89.Robert Reid 1.34
90.Manu Ginóbili 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.Kyle Lowry 1.31
99.Eric Williams 1.31
100.Dominique Wilkins* 1.30
101.Eddie Jones 1.30
102.Carmelo Anthony 1.29
103.Jim McMillian 1.29
104.Darrell Griffith 1.27
105.Brian Winters 1.27
106.Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.26
107.Ron Harper 1.26
108.Otto Porter 1.26
109.Kevin Johnson 1.26
110.Damian Lillard 1.25
111.Wesley Matthews 1.25
 T.R. Dunn 1.25
 John Starks 1.25
114.Kevin Garnett 1.24
115.Jamaal Tinsley 1.24
116.James Worthy* 1.24
117.Charles Oakley 1.24
118.Byron Scott 1.23
119.Antoine Walker 1.23
120.David Robinson* 1.23
121.Tony Allen 1.22
122.Jeff Hornacek 1.21
 Reggie Lewis 1.21
124.Jamaal Wilkes* 1.21
125.Charlie Scott* 1.21
126.Bob Dandridge 1.21
127.Michael Cooper 1.21
128.Khris Middleton 1.21
129.Phil Chenier 1.20
130.Paul Pierce 1.20
 Dave Cowens* 1.20
 Darwin Cook 1.20
133.Sleepy Floyd 1.19
134.Gilbert Arenas 1.19
135.Ted McClain 1.19
136.Mario Chalmers 1.19
137.Andrei Kirilenko 1.18
138.Avery Bradley 1.18
139.Jayson Tatum 1.18
140.Latrell Sprewell 1.18
141.Blue Edwards 1.18
 Thaddeus Young 1.18
143.Shawn Marion 1.17
144.Kenny Anderson 1.17
145.John Lucas 1.16
146.Elvin Hayes* 1.14
147.Sidney Moncrief* 1.14
148.Kevin Porter 1.14
149.Chris Webber 1.14
150.Avery Johnson 1.13
151.John Havlicek* 1.13
152.Robert Horry 1.13
153.Alvan Adams 1.13
 Walter Davis 1.13
155.David Wesley 1.13
156.Shawn Kemp 1.12
 Jo Jo White* 1.12
158.Caron Butler 1.12
159.Larry Kenon 1.12
160.Wil Jones 1.12
161.Charles Johnson 1.11
162.Anthony Peeler 1.11
163.Terry Porter 1.10
164.Dave Twardzik 1.10
165.Luol Deng 1.10
166.Ralph Simpson 1.09
167.DeMar DeRozan 1.09
168.Lucius Allen 1.08
169.Jason Richardson 1.08
170.George Lynch 1.08
171.Kenyon Martin 1.08
172.Jerome Williams 1.08
 Aaron McKie 1.08
174.Rod Strickland 1.08
175.Blake Griffin 1.08
176.Ray Williams 1.07
177.Haywoode Workman 1.07
178.Vince Carter 1.07
179.Danny Green 1.06
180.George Gervin* 1.06
181.Doug Collins 1.06
182.Tracy McGrady* 1.06
183.Bobby Jones* 1.06
184.Jae Crowder 1.06
185.Mike Bibby 1.06
186.Derek Fisher 1.05
187.Bryon Russell 1.05
188.Sedale Threatt 1.04
189.Kirk Hinrich 1.04
 Chris Mullin* 1.04
191.Willie Wise 1.04
192.O.J. Mayo 1.04
193.Marques Johnson 1.04
194.Jared Dudley 1.03
195.Paul Millsap 1.03
196.Mack Calvin 1.03
197.Dirk Nowitzki 1.03
198.Ernie Grunfeld 1.02
199.Derrick Rose 1.02
200.Raymond Felton 1.02
201.Reggie Miller* 1.01
202.Chauncey Billups 1.01
 Josh Smith 1.01
204.Craig Ehlo 1.01
205.Deron Williams 1.01
206.Horace Grant 1.01
207.Kyle Macy 1.00
 Josh Howard 1.00
 Delonte West 1.00
 James Posey 1.00
 Maurice Harkless 1.00
 David Thompson* 1.00
 Patrick Beverley 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
 Kevin Durant 1.00
 Mark Jackson 1.00
 Clifford Ray 1.00
 Clifford Robinson 1.00
224.Tyrone Corbin 0.99
225.Tom Henderson 0.99
226.Rafer Alston 0.98
227.Danny Manning 0.98
228.Grant Long 0.98
229.Eric Bledsoe 0.97
230.Len Elmore 0.97
231.Klay Thompson 0.97
232.Vlade Divac* 0.97
233.Joakim Noah 0.97
234.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 0.96
235.Larry Steele 0.96
236.Don Adams 0.96
 J.R. Smith 0.96
238.Toni Kukoč 0.96
239.Ray Allen* 0.96
240.Chet Walker* 0.96
241.Jack Sikma* 0.95
242.P.J. Tucker 0.95
243.Gerald Wilkins 0.95
244.Adrian Dantley* 0.95
245.Charles Dudley 0.94
 Ty Lawson 0.94
247.Jeff Teague 0.94
248.Jamal Mashburn 0.94
249.Quinn Buckner 0.94
 Darrell Armstrong 0.94
 Arvydas Sabonis* 0.94

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.Julius Erving* 1.62
 George McGinnis* 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.Artis Gilmore* 1.00
 Oliver Taylor 1.00
23.Jim Eakins 0.92
 Dan Issel* 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

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player SPG
1.Baron Davis 2.28
2.Maurice Cheeks* 2.22
3.Rick Barry* 2.21
4.Chris Paul 2.18
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.Magic Johnson* 1.88
16.Russell Westbrook 1.88
17.Anfernee Hardaway 1.86
18.John Stockton* 1.86
19.Fat Lever 1.85
20.Larry Bird* 1.80
21.James Harden 1.77
22.Gus Williams 1.76
23.LeBron James 1.75
24.Norm Van Lier 1.74
25.John Wall 1.73
26.Johnny Moore 1.71
27.Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.69
28.Kawhi Leonard 1.68
29.Paul George 1.67
30.Julius Erving* 1.67
31.Don Chaney 1.65
32.Larry Hughes 1.63
33.Stephen Curry 1.62
34.Kerry Kittles 1.61
35.Hersey Hawkins 1.61
36.Doug Christie 1.60
37.Draymond Green 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.Marcus Smart 1.49
52.Lionel Hollins 1.48
53.Butch Beard 1.48
54.Monta Ellis 1.47
55.Jimmy Butler 1.47
56.Nick Anderson 1.47
57.Charlie Ward 1.46
58.Cazzie Russell 1.45
59.Mike Conley 1.45
60.Joe Ingles 1.44
 Kendall Gill 1.44
62.Kyrie Irving 1.44
63.Jerry Sloan* 1.42
64.Kobe Bryant 1.41
65.Gar Heard 1.40
66.Gary Payton* 1.40
67.Jrue Holiday 1.40
 Gail Goodrich* 1.40
 Andre Roberson 1.40
 Bob Gross 1.40
71.Dennis Johnson* 1.37
72.Trevor Ariza 1.36
73.Mark Price 1.36
74.Stephen Jackson 1.36
75.Andre Iguodala 1.35
76.Robert Reid 1.34
77.Manu Ginóbili 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.Kyle Lowry 1.31
85.Eric Williams 1.31
86.Dominique Wilkins* 1.30
87.Eddie Jones 1.30
88.Carmelo Anthony 1.29
89.Jim McMillian 1.29
90.Darrell Griffith 1.27
91.Brian Winters 1.27
92.Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.26
93.Ron Harper 1.26
94.Otto Porter 1.26
95.Kevin Johnson 1.26
96.Damian Lillard 1.25
97.Wesley Matthews 1.25
 T.R. Dunn 1.25
 John Starks 1.25
100.Kevin Garnett 1.24
101.Jamaal Tinsley 1.24
102.James Worthy* 1.24
103.Charles Oakley 1.24
104.Byron Scott 1.23
105.Antoine Walker 1.23
106.David Robinson* 1.23
107.Tony Allen 1.22
108.Jeff Hornacek 1.21
 Reggie Lewis 1.21
110.Jamaal Wilkes* 1.21
111.Charlie Scott* 1.21
112.Bob Dandridge 1.21
113.Michael Cooper 1.21
114.Khris Middleton 1.21
 George McGinnis* 1.21
116.Phil Chenier 1.20
117.Dave Cowens* 1.20
 Dave Twardzik 1.20
 Darwin Cook 1.20
 Paul Pierce 1.20
121.Sleepy Floyd 1.19
122.Gilbert Arenas 1.19
123.Mario Chalmers 1.19
124.James Silas 1.19
125.Andrei Kirilenko 1.18
126.Avery Bradley 1.18
127.Jayson Tatum 1.18
128.Latrell Sprewell 1.18
129.Blue Edwards 1.18
 Thaddeus Young 1.18
131.Shawn Marion 1.17
132.George Gervin* 1.17
133.Kenny Anderson 1.17
134.John Lucas 1.16
135.Elvin Hayes* 1.14
136.Sidney Moncrief* 1.14
137.Kevin Porter 1.14
138.Chris Webber 1.14
139.Avery Johnson 1.13
140.John Havlicek* 1.13
141.Robert Horry 1.13
142.Walter Davis 1.13
 Alvan Adams 1.13
144.David Wesley 1.13
145.Shawn Kemp 1.12
 Jo Jo White* 1.12
147.Caron Butler 1.12
148.Charles Johnson 1.11
149.Anthony Peeler 1.11
150.Terry Porter 1.10
151.Luol Deng 1.10
 Larry Kenon 1.10
153.DeMar DeRozan 1.09
154.Lucius Allen 1.08
155.Jason Richardson 1.08
156.George Lynch 1.08
157.Kenyon Martin 1.08
158.Aaron McKie 1.08
 Jerome Williams 1.08
160.Rod Strickland 1.08
161.Blake Griffin 1.08
162.Ray Williams 1.07
163.Haywoode Workman 1.07
164.Vince Carter 1.07
165.Danny Green 1.06
166.Doug Collins 1.06
167.Tracy McGrady* 1.06
168.Jae Crowder 1.06
169.Mike Bibby 1.06
 Don Buse 1.06
171.Bobby Jones* 1.06
172.Derek Fisher 1.05
173.Bryon Russell 1.05
174.Sedale Threatt 1.04
175.Kirk Hinrich 1.04
 Chris Mullin* 1.04
177.O.J. Mayo 1.04
178.Marques Johnson 1.04
179.Jared Dudley 1.03
180.Paul Millsap 1.03
181.Dirk Nowitzki 1.03
182.Ernie Grunfeld 1.02
183.Derrick Rose 1.02
184.Raymond Felton 1.02
185.Reggie Miller* 1.01
186.Chauncey Billups 1.01
 Josh Smith 1.01
188.Craig Ehlo 1.01
189.Deron Williams 1.01
190.Horace Grant 1.01
191.Mark Jackson 1.00
 Clifford Robinson 1.00
 Phil Smith 1.00
 Lonnie Shelton 1.00
 Darrell Walker 1.00
 Kyle Macy 1.00
 Patrick Beverley 1.00
 Maurice Harkless 1.00
 Clifford Ray 1.00
 Happy Hairston 1.00
 Delonte West 1.00
 Bob Love 1.00
 Josh Howard 1.00
 James Posey 1.00
 Kevin Durant 1.00
206.Tyrone Corbin 0.99
207.Tom Henderson 0.99
208.Rafer Alston 0.98
209.Danny Manning 0.98
210.Grant Long 0.98
211.Eric Bledsoe 0.97
212.Klay Thompson 0.97
213.Vlade Divac* 0.97
214.Joakim Noah 0.97
215.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 0.96
216.Larry Steele 0.96
217.J.R. Smith 0.96
218.Toni Kukoč 0.96
219.Ray Allen* 0.96
220.Chet Walker* 0.96
221.Jack Sikma* 0.95
222.P.J. Tucker 0.95
223.Gerald Wilkins 0.95
224.Adrian Dantley* 0.95
225.Ty Lawson 0.94
 Charles Dudley 0.94
227.Jeff Teague 0.94
228.Jamal Mashburn 0.94
229.Quinn Buckner 0.94
 Arvydas Sabonis* 0.94
 Darrell Armstrong 0.94
232.Craig Hodges 0.94
233.George Hill 0.94
234.Richard Hamilton 0.94
235.Oscar Robertson* 0.94
236.Ricky Sobers 0.93
237.Paul Westphal* 0.93
238.Bob Lanier* 0.93
239.Bobby Phills 0.92
240.Ralph Sampson* 0.92
241.Allen Leavell 0.92
242.Lewis Lloyd 0.92
243.Rickey Green 0.91
244.Johnny Davis 0.91
245.Stephon Marbury 0.91
246.Jason Terry 0.90
 Chuck Hayes 0.90
248.Vernon Maxwell 0.90
249.Johnny Newman 0.90
 Grant Hill* 0.90
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