NBA & ABA Career Playoff 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. 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. Russell Westbrook 1.92
14. Clyde Drexler* 1.92
15. Rajon Rondo 1.91
16. Jason Kidd* 1.91
17. Scottie Pippen* 1.90
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. Stephen Curry 1.74
27. Norm Van Lier 1.74
28. Freddie Lewis 1.74
29. John Wall 1.73
30. James Harden 1.72
31. Johnny Moore 1.71
32. Wendell Ladner 1.71
33. Don Buse 1.70
34. Paul George 1.69
35. Kawhi Leonard 1.69
  Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.69
37. Mike Gale 1.67
38. Julius Erving* 1.66
39. Ron Boone 1.66
40. Don Chaney 1.65
41. Draymond Green 1.63
42. Larry Hughes 1.63
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. Marcus Smart 1.49
  Jimmy Butler 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. Gail Goodrich* 1.40
  Connie Hawkins* 1.40
  Bob Gross 1.40
  Jrue Holiday 1.40
  Andre Roberson 1.40
81. Andre Iguodala 1.39
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. Robert Reid 1.34
89. Manu Ginobili 1.34
90. Karl Malone* 1.34
91. Nate McMillan 1.34
92. Billy Cunningham* 1.33
  Jerome Kersey 1.33
  Dan Majerle 1.33
  Fred Carter 1.33
96. Kyle Lowry 1.32
97. Rich Jones 1.32
98. Wesley Matthews 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. Ron Harper 1.26
107. Otto Porter 1.26
108. Kevin Johnson 1.26
109. John Starks 1.25
  T.R. Dunn 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. Reggie Lewis 1.21
  Jeff Hornacek 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
  Darwin Cook 1.20
  Dave Cowens* 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. John Lucas 1.16
140. Elvin Hayes* 1.14
141. Sidney Moncrief 1.14
142. Kevin Porter 1.14
143. Chris Webber 1.14
144. Avery Johnson 1.13
145. John Havlicek* 1.13
146. Robert Horry 1.13
147. Alvan Adams 1.13
  Walter Davis 1.13
149. David Wesley 1.13
150. Jo Jo White* 1.12
  Shawn Kemp 1.12
152. Caron Butler 1.12
153. Larry Kenon 1.12
154. Wil Jones 1.12
155. Charles Johnson 1.11
156. Anthony Peeler 1.11
157. Terry Porter 1.10
158. Dave Twardzik 1.10
159. Luol Deng 1.10
160. Ralph Simpson 1.09
161. Lucius Allen 1.08
162. Jason Richardson 1.08
163. George Lynch 1.08
164. Kenyon Martin 1.08
165. Aaron McKie 1.08
  Jerome Williams 1.08
167. Blake Griffin 1.08
  DeMar DeRozan 1.08
169. Rod Strickland 1.08
170. Ray Williams 1.07
171. Haywoode Workman 1.07
172. Jared Dudley 1.07
173. Vince Carter 1.07
174. Jae Crowder 1.07
175. George Gervin* 1.06
176. Doug Collins 1.06
177. Tracy McGrady* 1.06
178. Bobby Jones 1.06
179. Paul Millsap 1.06
180. Mike Bibby 1.06
  Damian Lillard 1.06
182. Derek Fisher 1.05
183. Bryon Russell 1.05
  Raymond Felton 1.05
185. Sedale Threatt 1.04
186. Thaddeus Young 1.04
187. Chris Mullin* 1.04
  Kirk Hinrich 1.04
189. Willie Wise 1.04
190. O.J. Mayo 1.04
191. Marques Johnson 1.04
192. Mack Calvin 1.03
193. Dirk Nowitzki 1.03
194. Ernie Grunfeld 1.02
195. Derrick Rose 1.02
196. Reggie Miller* 1.01
197. Chauncey Billups 1.01
  Josh Smith 1.01
199. Craig Ehlo 1.01
200. Deron Williams 1.01
201. Danny Green 1.01
202. Horace Grant 1.01
203. Darrell Walker 1.00
  Phil Smith 1.00
  James Posey 1.00
  Kyle Macy 1.00
  Patrick Beverley 1.00
  Happy Hairston 1.00
  Oliver Taylor 1.00
  Lonnie Shelton 1.00
  David Thompson* 1.00
  Delonte West 1.00
  Clifford Ray 1.00
  Clifford Robinson 1.00
  Bob Love 1.00
  Mark Jackson 1.00
  Josh Howard 1.00
218. Kevin Durant 0.99
219. Tyrone Corbin 0.99
220. Tom Henderson 0.99
221. Rafer Alston 0.98
222. Danny Manning 0.98
223. Grant Long 0.98
224. Len Elmore 0.97
225. Vlade Divac 0.97
226. Joakim Noah 0.97
227. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 0.96
228. Larry Steele 0.96
229. J.R. Smith 0.96
  Don Adams 0.96
231. Toni Kukoc 0.96
232. Ray Allen* 0.96
233. Chet Walker* 0.96
234. George Hill 0.95
  Jack Sikma 0.95
236. Gerald Wilkins 0.95
237. Adrian Dantley* 0.95
238. Charles Dudley 0.94
  Ty Lawson 0.94
240. Jeff Teague 0.94
241. Jamal Mashburn 0.94
242. Darrell Armstrong 0.94
  Arvydas Sabonis* 0.94
  Quinn Buckner 0.94
245. Craig Hodges 0.94
246. Richard Hamilton 0.94
247. Oscar Robertson* 0.94
248. Ricky Sobers 0.93
249. Paul Westphal 0.93
250. Bob Lanier* 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 2.18
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. Russell Westbrook 1.92
12. Clyde Drexler* 1.92
13. Rajon Rondo 1.91
14. Jason Kidd* 1.91
15. Scottie Pippen* 1.90
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. Stephen Curry 1.74
24. Norm Van Lier 1.74
25. John Wall 1.73
26. James Harden 1.72
27. Johnny Moore 1.71
28. Paul George 1.69
29. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.69
  Kawhi Leonard 1.69
31. Julius Erving* 1.67
32. Don Chaney 1.65
33. Draymond Green 1.63
34. Larry Hughes 1.63
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. Marcus Smart 1.49
  Jimmy Butler 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. Bob Gross 1.40
  Andre Roberson 1.40
  Jrue Holiday 1.40
  Gail Goodrich* 1.40
70. Andre Iguodala 1.39
71. Dennis Johnson* 1.37
72. Trevor Ariza 1.36
73. Mark Price 1.36
74. Stephen Jackson 1.36
75. Robert Reid 1.34
76. Manu Ginobili 1.34
77. Karl Malone* 1.34
78. Nate McMillan 1.34
79. Dan Majerle 1.33
  Fred Carter 1.33
  Jerome Kersey 1.33
82. Kyle Lowry 1.32
83. Mike Gale 1.32
84. Wesley Matthews 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. 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. Reggie Lewis 1.21
  Jeff Hornacek 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
  Paul Pierce 1.20
  Darwin Cook 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. John Lucas 1.16
129. Elvin Hayes* 1.14
130. Sidney Moncrief 1.14
131. Kevin Porter 1.14
132. Chris Webber 1.14
133. Avery Johnson 1.13
134. John Havlicek* 1.13
135. Robert Horry 1.13
136. Alvan Adams 1.13
  Walter Davis 1.13
138. David Wesley 1.13
139. Shawn Kemp 1.12
  Jo Jo White* 1.12
141. Caron Butler 1.12
142. Charles Johnson 1.11
143. Anthony Peeler 1.11
144. Terry Porter 1.10
145. Larry Kenon 1.10
  Luol Deng 1.10
147. Lucius Allen 1.08
148. Jason Richardson 1.08
149. George Lynch 1.08
150. Kenyon Martin 1.08
151. Jerome Williams 1.08
  Aaron McKie 1.08
153. DeMar DeRozan 1.08
  Blake Griffin 1.08
155. Rod Strickland 1.08
156. Ray Williams 1.07
157. Haywoode Workman 1.07
158. Jared Dudley 1.07
159. Vince Carter 1.07
160. Jae Crowder 1.07
161. Doug Collins 1.06
162. Tracy McGrady* 1.06
163. Paul Millsap 1.06
164. Don Buse 1.06
  Mike Bibby 1.06
  Damian Lillard 1.06
167. Bobby Jones 1.06
168. Derek Fisher 1.05
169. Bryon Russell 1.05
  Raymond Felton 1.05
171. Sedale Threatt 1.04
172. Thaddeus Young 1.04
173. Kirk Hinrich 1.04
  Chris Mullin* 1.04
175. O.J. Mayo 1.04
176. Marques Johnson 1.04
177. Dirk Nowitzki 1.03
178. Ernie Grunfeld 1.02
179. Derrick Rose 1.02
180. Reggie Miller* 1.01
181. Chauncey Billups 1.01
  Josh Smith 1.01
183. Craig Ehlo 1.01
184. Deron Williams 1.01
185. Danny Green 1.01
186. Horace Grant 1.01
187. Mark Jackson 1.00
  Bob Love 1.00
  Delonte West 1.00
  Patrick Beverley 1.00
  Happy Hairston 1.00
  Phil Smith 1.00
  Darrell Walker 1.00
  Josh Howard 1.00
  Clifford Ray 1.00
  Kyle Macy 1.00
  James Posey 1.00
  Clifford Robinson 1.00
  Lonnie Shelton 1.00
200. Kevin Durant 0.99
201. Tyrone Corbin 0.99
202. Tom Henderson 0.99
203. Rafer Alston 0.98
204. Danny Manning 0.98
205. Grant Long 0.98
206. Vlade Divac 0.97
207. Joakim Noah 0.97
208. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 0.96
209. Larry Steele 0.96
210. J.R. Smith 0.96
211. Toni Kukoc 0.96
212. Ray Allen* 0.96
213. Chet Walker* 0.96
214. George Hill 0.95
  Jack Sikma 0.95
216. Gerald Wilkins 0.95
217. Adrian Dantley* 0.95
218. Charles Dudley 0.94
  Ty Lawson 0.94
220. Jeff Teague 0.94
221. Jamal Mashburn 0.94
222. Arvydas Sabonis* 0.94
  Quinn Buckner 0.94
  Darrell Armstrong 0.94
225. Craig Hodges 0.94
226. Richard Hamilton 0.94
227. Oscar Robertson* 0.94
228. Ricky Sobers 0.93
229. Paul Westphal 0.93
230. Bob Lanier* 0.93
231. Thabo Sefolosha 0.92
232. Bobby Phills 0.92
233. Ralph Sampson* 0.92
234. Allen Leavell 0.92
235. Lewis Lloyd 0.92
236. Rickey Green 0.91
237. Johnny Davis 0.91
238. Stephon Marbury 0.91
239. Lou Williams 0.90
240. Jason Terry 0.90
  Chuck Hayes 0.90
242. Marc Gasol 0.90
243. Vernon Maxwell 0.90
244. Johnny Newman 0.90
  Grant Hill* 0.90
246. Chris Ford 0.90
247. Bonzi Wells 0.90
248. DeMarre Carroll 0.89
  Matt Barnes 0.89
250. Moses Malone* 0.89

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. Mel Daniels* 0.67
  Bird Averitt 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. George Carter 0.50
  Red Robbins 0.50
  Jimmy O'Brien 0.50
  Donnie Freeman 0.50
  Walter Simon 0.50
  Billy Paultz 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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