NBA & ABA Year-by-Year Playoff Leaders and Records for Steals

Active players are listed in bold
* Indicates member of the Hall of Fame.
Steals since 1973-74 (1972-73 for ABA)

Table
Year Lg Player STL Tm
2022 NBA Jrue Holiday 21 MIL
    Jimmy Butler 21 MIA
2021 NBA Jrue Holiday 38 MIL
2020 NBA Jimmy Butler 41 MIA
2019 NBA Kawhi Leonard 40 TOR
2018 NBA Draymond Green 41 GSW
2017 NBA LeBron James 35 CLE
2016 NBA LeBron James 49 CLE
2015 NBA Stephen Curry 39 GSW
2014 NBA Russell Westbrook 41 OKC
    Paul George 41 IND
2013 NBA LeBron James 41 MIA
2012 NBA Rajon Rondo 45 BOS
2011 NBA Jason Kidd* 40 DAL
2010 NBA Rajon Rondo 46 BOS
2009 NBA Kobe Bryant* 38 LAL
2008 NBA Rajon Rondo 45 BOS
2007 NBA LeBron James 34 CLE
2006 NBA Dwyane Wade 51 MIA
2005 NBA Ben Wallace* 43 DET
2004 NBA Ben Wallace* 44 DET
2003 NBA Ben Wallace* 42 DET
2002 NBA Jason Kidd* 34 NJN
2001 NBA Allen Iverson* 52 PHI
2000 NBA Scottie Pippen* 32 POR
    Kobe Bryant* 32 LAL
1999 NBA Charlie Ward 35 NYK
1998 NBA Scottie Pippen* 45 CHI
1997 NBA John Stockton* 33 UTA
    Hakeem Olajuwon* 33 HOU
1996 NBA Scottie Pippen* 47 CHI
1995 NBA Anfernee Hardaway 40 ORL
1994 NBA Derek Harper 42 NYK
1993 NBA Scottie Pippen* 41 CHI
1992 NBA Michael Jordan* 44 CHI
1991 NBA Scottie Pippen* 42 CHI
1990 NBA Clyde Drexler* 53 POR
1989 NBA Michael Jordan* 42 CHI
1988 NBA Isiah Thomas* 66 DET
1987 NBA Isiah Thomas* 39 DET
1986 NBA Danny Ainge 41 BOS
1985 NBA Byron Scott 41 LAL
1984 NBA Larry Bird* 54 BOS
1983 NBA Magic Johnson* 34 LAL
1982 NBA Maurice Cheeks* 48 PHI
1981 NBA Robert Reid 50 HOU
1980 NBA Magic Johnson* 49 LAL
1979 NBA Maurice Cheeks* 37 PHI
1978 NBA Gus Williams 45 SEA
1977 NBA Lionel Hollins 47 POR
1976 NBA Gar Heard 39 PHO
  ABA Brian Taylor 26 NYA
1975 NBA Rick Barry* 50 GSW
  ABA Don Buse 45 INA
1974 NBA Don Chaney 24 BOS
    John Havlicek* 24 BOS
  ABA Brian Taylor 33 NYA