NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals Per Game

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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. Chris Paul 2.30
7. Fat Lever 2.22
8. Slick Watts 2.20
9. John Stockton* 2.17
10. Allen Iverson* 2.17
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. Nate McMillan 1.94
  Ron Lee 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. Eddie Jordan 1.82
32. Doc Rivers 1.81
  Norm Van Lier 1.81
34. Rajon Rondo 1.80
35. Larry Steele 1.79
36. Stephen Curry 1.78
37. Mike Gale 1.77
38. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
39. Metta World Peace 1.74
40. Micheal Williams 1.74
41. John Wall 1.74
42. Larry Bird* 1.73
43. Russell Westbrook 1.73
44. Randy Smith 1.72
45. Darwin Cook 1.71
46. Ron Harper 1.70
47. Eddie Jones 1.70
48. Monta Ellis 1.69
49. Brevin Knight 1.69
50. Ted McClain 1.67
51. Michael Adams 1.66
52. LeBron James 1.65
53. Hersey Hawkins 1.65
54. Tim Hardaway 1.65
55. Dwyane Wade 1.64
56. Paul George 1.64
57. Eric Murdock 1.63
58. Derek Harper 1.63
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. Andre Iguodala 1.59
66. Lester Conner 1.58
67. Terrell Brandon 1.58
68. Kendall Gill 1.57
69. Dudley Bradley 1.57
70. Lionel Hollins 1.56
71. Chris Mullin* 1.55
72. Norm Nixon 1.55
73. Muggsy Bogues 1.54
74. Charles Barkley* 1.54
75. Calvin Murphy* 1.53
76. Darrell Walker 1.51
77. Shawn Marion 1.51
78. Lucius Allen 1.51
79. Foots Walker 1.51
80. Trevor Ariza 1.51
81. Larry Hughes 1.50
82. Mario Chalmers 1.50
83. Mike Conley 1.50
84. Gary Grant 1.49
85. Rod Strickland 1.48
86. James Harden 1.48
87. Bobby Jones 1.47
88. Kevin Johnson 1.47
89. Steve Francis 1.47
90. Darnell Valentine 1.47
91. Kenny Anderson 1.47
92. Jay Humphries 1.46
93. Jrue Holiday 1.46
94. Kobe Bryant 1.44
95. Gerald Wallace 1.44
96. Tony Allen 1.44
  Chris Webber 1.44
98. Thaddeus Young 1.44
99. Jeff Hornacek 1.43
100. Dave Twardzik 1.43
101. Rickey Green 1.42
102. Jamaal Tinsley 1.42
103. Latrell Sprewell 1.42
104. Tom Gugliotta 1.41
105. DeMarcus Cousins 1.41
106. Karl Malone* 1.41
107. Kevin Porter 1.41
108. David Robinson* 1.41
109. Eric Bledsoe 1.39
110. Nick Anderson 1.39
111. M.L. Carr 1.39
112. Paul Pressey 1.38
113. Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
114. Kemba Walker 1.37
115. Kyle Lowry 1.37
116. John Lucas 1.37
117. Ralph Simpson 1.37
118. Kevin Edwards 1.37
119. Manu Ginobili 1.36
120. Pete Maravich* 1.36
121. John Drew 1.36
122. Sonny Parker 1.35
123. Fred Brown 1.35
124. David Wesley 1.35
  Darrell Armstrong 1.35
126. Gar Heard 1.34
127. Dennis Johnson* 1.34
128. Paul Westphal 1.34
129. Reggie Williams 1.34
130. Rudy Gay 1.34
131. Allen Leavell 1.33
132. Gail Goodrich* 1.33
133. T.R. Dunn 1.33
134. Ricky Sobers 1.32
135. Caron Butler 1.32
136. Winston Garland 1.32
137. Paul Millsap 1.32
138. Ron Boone 1.32
139. Dee Brown 1.32
140. Sam Lacey 1.31
141. Tyreke Evans 1.31
142. Paul Pierce 1.31
143. Alvan Adams 1.30
144. Marko Jaric 1.30
145. Bonzi Wells 1.30
146. John Williams 1.30
147. Stephen Jackson 1.29
148. Marques Johnson 1.29
149. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
150. Pooh Richardson 1.28
151. Raymond Felton 1.28
152. Corey Brewer 1.28
153. Kevin Garnett 1.27
154. Jo Jo White* 1.27
155. Bobby Phills 1.27
156. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
157. Larry Kenon 1.27
158. Reggie Lewis 1.26
159. Ben Wallace 1.26
160. Bob Dandridge 1.26
161. Bob Wilkerson 1.25
162. Brandon Jennings 1.25
163. Dan Majerle 1.25
164. Doug Collins 1.25
165. Jerome Kersey 1.25
166. George Gervin* 1.25
167. Terry Porter 1.24
168. Mitch Richmond* 1.24
169. Mark Jackson 1.24
170. Walter Davis 1.24
171. Ronnie Brewer 1.24
172. Otis Birdsong 1.23
173. Charlie Ward 1.23
174. Eric Money 1.23
175. Chris Morris 1.23
176. Phil Ford 1.22
177. Brian Winters 1.22
178. Steve Mix 1.22
179. Darrell Griffith 1.22
180. Grant Hill 1.22
181. Josh Smith 1.22
182. Antoine Walker 1.22
183. Jim Paxson 1.21
184. Rafer Alston 1.21
185. Mike Woodson 1.21
186. Tracy McGrady 1.21
187. Stephon Marbury 1.21
188. Sidney Moncrief 1.20
189. Glenn Robinson 1.20
190. Bob Gross 1.20
191. P.J. Tucker 1.20
192. Kevin Durant 1.20
193. Sedale Threatt 1.20
194. Grant Long 1.20
195. Lindsey Hunter 1.20
196. Alvin Williams 1.19
  Jeff Teague 1.19
198. Don Chaney 1.19
199. Mark Price 1.19
200. Andre Miller 1.19
201. Charles Johnson 1.18
  Jason Williams 1.18
203. Michael Cooper 1.18
204. Kenyon Martin 1.18
205. Reggie Theus 1.18
  Cuttino Mobley 1.18
207. Greg Anthony 1.17
208. Armond Hill 1.17
209. Mike Bibby 1.17
210. Sleepy Floyd 1.17
211. Tom Henderson 1.17
212. Jason Richardson 1.16
213. Ty Lawson 1.16
214. Ruben Patterson 1.16
215. T.J. Ford 1.16
216. Jason Terry 1.15
217. Tyrone Corbin 1.15
218. Eric Snow 1.15
219. Aaron McKie 1.15
220. Greg Monroe 1.15
221. Kyle Macy 1.15
222. Nene Hilario 1.14
223. Derrick McKey 1.14
224. Dave Cowens* 1.14
225. Johnny Dawkins 1.14
226. Byron Scott 1.14
227. Vernon Maxwell 1.14
228. Vlade Divac 1.14
229. John Bagley 1.14
230. Mickey Johnson 1.13
231. Craig Ehlo 1.13
232. Spud Webb 1.13
233. Danny Manning 1.13
234. Lionel Simmons 1.13
235. Nate Williams 1.13
236. Shawn Kemp 1.13
237. Eddie Johnson 1.13
238. Tiny Archibald* 1.13
239. Wesley Matthews 1.13
240. James Worthy* 1.12
241. Derek Anderson 1.12
242. Ray Allen 1.12
243. Glen Gondrezick 1.11
244. Phil Smith 1.11
245. Larry Drew 1.11
246. Kirk Hinrich 1.11
247. Thabo Sefolosha 1.10
248. Randy Brown 1.10
249. Todd Day 1.10
250. John Starks 1.10

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. Chris Paul 2.30
6. Fat Lever 2.22
7. Slick Watts 2.20
8. John Stockton* 2.17
9. Allen Iverson* 2.17
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. Ron Lee 1.94
  Nate McMillan 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. Eddie Jordan 1.82
28. Doc Rivers 1.81
  Norm Van Lier 1.81
30. Julius Erving* 1.80
31. Rajon Rondo 1.80
32. Larry Steele 1.79
33. Don Buse 1.79
34. Stephen Curry 1.78
35. George McGinnis 1.75
36. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.75
37. Metta World Peace 1.74
38. Micheal Williams 1.74
39. John Wall 1.74
40. Larry Bird* 1.73
41. Russell Westbrook 1.73
42. Randy Smith 1.72
43. Darwin Cook 1.71
44. Ron Harper 1.70
45. Eddie Jones 1.70
46. Monta Ellis 1.69
47. Brevin Knight 1.69
48. Michael Adams 1.66
49. LeBron James 1.65
50. Hersey Hawkins 1.65
51. Tim Hardaway 1.65
52. Dwyane Wade 1.64
53. Paul George 1.64
54. Eric Murdock 1.63
55. Derek Harper 1.63
56. Jim Price 1.61
57. Gilbert Arenas 1.60
58. Phil Chenier 1.60
59. Chris Ford 1.60
60. Kerry Kittles 1.60
61. Anfernee Hardaway 1.60
62. Andre Iguodala 1.59
63. Lester Conner 1.58
64. Terrell Brandon 1.58
65. Kendall Gill 1.57
66. Dudley Bradley 1.57
67. Lionel Hollins 1.56
68. Chris Mullin* 1.55
69. Norm Nixon 1.55
70. Muggsy Bogues 1.54
71. Charles Barkley* 1.54
72. Calvin Murphy* 1.53
73. Darrell Walker 1.51
74. Shawn Marion 1.51
75. Lucius Allen 1.51
76. Foots Walker 1.51
77. Trevor Ariza 1.51
78. Larry Hughes 1.50
79. Mario Chalmers 1.50
80. Mike Conley 1.50
81. Gary Grant 1.49
82. Rod Strickland 1.48
83. James Harden 1.48
84. Kevin Johnson 1.47
85. Steve Francis 1.47
86. Darnell Valentine 1.47
87. Kenny Anderson 1.47
88. Jay Humphries 1.46
89. Jrue Holiday 1.46
90. Kobe Bryant 1.44
91. Gerald Wallace 1.44
92. Chris Webber 1.44
  Tony Allen 1.44
94. Thaddeus Young 1.44
95. Jeff Hornacek 1.43
96. Rickey Green 1.42
97. Jamaal Tinsley 1.42
98. Latrell Sprewell 1.42
99. Tom Gugliotta 1.41
100. DeMarcus Cousins 1.41
101. Karl Malone* 1.41
102. Kevin Porter 1.41
103. David Robinson* 1.41
104. Eric Bledsoe 1.39
105. Nick Anderson 1.39
106. Paul Pressey 1.38
107. Andrei Kirilenko 1.38
108. Kemba Walker 1.37
109. Kyle Lowry 1.37
110. John Lucas 1.37
111. Kevin Edwards 1.37
112. Manu Ginobili 1.36
113. Pete Maravich* 1.36
114. John Drew 1.36
115. Bobby Jones 1.36
116. Sonny Parker 1.35
117. Fred Brown 1.35
118. David Wesley 1.35
  Darrell Armstrong 1.35
120. Gar Heard 1.34
121. M.L. Carr 1.34
122. Dennis Johnson* 1.34
123. Larry Kenon 1.34
124. Paul Westphal 1.34
125. Reggie Williams 1.34
126. Rudy Gay 1.34
127. Allen Leavell 1.33
128. Gail Goodrich* 1.33
129. T.R. Dunn 1.33
130. Ricky Sobers 1.32
131. Caron Butler 1.32
132. Winston Garland 1.32
133. Paul Millsap 1.32
134. Dee Brown 1.32
135. Sam Lacey 1.31
136. Tyreke Evans 1.31
137. Paul Pierce 1.31
138. Alvan Adams 1.30
139. Marko Jaric 1.30
140. Bonzi Wells 1.30
141. John Williams 1.30
142. Stephen Jackson 1.29
143. Charlie Scott 1.29
144. Marques Johnson 1.29
145. Dominique Wilkins* 1.28
146. Pooh Richardson 1.28
147. Raymond Felton 1.28
148. Corey Brewer 1.28
149. Kevin Garnett 1.27
150. Jo Jo White* 1.27
151. Bobby Phills 1.27
152. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.27
153. Reggie Lewis 1.26
154. Ben Wallace 1.26
155. Bob Dandridge 1.26
156. Bob Wilkerson 1.25
157. Brandon Jennings 1.25
158. Dan Majerle 1.25
159. Doug Collins 1.25
160. Jerome Kersey 1.25
161. Terry Porter 1.24
162. Mitch Richmond* 1.24
163. Mark Jackson 1.24
164. Walter Davis 1.24
165. Ronnie Brewer 1.24
166. Otis Birdsong 1.23
167. Charlie Ward 1.23
168. Eric Money 1.23
169. Chris Morris 1.23
170. Phil Ford 1.22
171. Brian Winters 1.22
172. Steve Mix 1.22
173. Darrell Griffith 1.22
174. Grant Hill 1.22
175. Josh Smith 1.22
176. Antoine Walker 1.22
177. Jim Paxson 1.21
178. Rafer Alston 1.21
179. Mike Woodson 1.21
180. Tracy McGrady 1.21
181. Stephon Marbury 1.21
182. Sidney Moncrief 1.20
183. Glenn Robinson 1.20
184. Bob Gross 1.20
185. P.J. Tucker 1.20
186. Kevin Durant 1.20
187. Sedale Threatt 1.20
188. Grant Long 1.20
189. Lindsey Hunter 1.20
190. Alvin Williams 1.19
  Jeff Teague 1.19
192. Mark Price 1.19
193. George Gervin* 1.19
194. Andre Miller 1.19
195. Charles Johnson 1.18
  Jason Williams 1.18
197. Michael Cooper 1.18
198. Kenyon Martin 1.18
199. Cuttino Mobley 1.18
  Reggie Theus 1.18
201. Greg Anthony 1.17
202. Don Chaney 1.17
203. Armond Hill 1.17
204. Mike Bibby 1.17
205. Sleepy Floyd 1.17
206. Tom Henderson 1.17
207. Jason Richardson 1.16
208. Ty Lawson 1.16
209. Ruben Patterson 1.16
210. T.J. Ford 1.16
211. Jason Terry 1.15
212. Tyrone Corbin 1.15
213. Eric Snow 1.15
214. Aaron McKie 1.15
215. Greg Monroe 1.15
216. Kyle Macy 1.15
217. Nene Hilario 1.14
218. Derrick McKey 1.14
219. Dave Cowens* 1.14
220. Johnny Dawkins 1.14
221. Byron Scott 1.14
222. Vernon Maxwell 1.14
223. Vlade Divac 1.14
224. John Bagley 1.14
225. Mickey Johnson 1.13
226. Craig Ehlo 1.13
227. Spud Webb 1.13
228. Danny Manning 1.13
229. Lionel Simmons 1.13
230. Nate Williams 1.13
231. Shawn Kemp 1.13
232. Eddie Johnson 1.13
233. Tiny Archibald* 1.13
234. Wesley Matthews 1.13
235. James Worthy* 1.12
236. Derek Anderson 1.12
237. Ray Allen 1.12
238. Glen Gondrezick 1.11
239. Phil Smith 1.11
240. Larry Drew 1.11
241. Kirk Hinrich 1.11
242. Thabo Sefolosha 1.10
243. Randy Brown 1.10
244. Todd Day 1.10
245. John Starks 1.10
246. Lonnie Shelton 1.10
247. Jerry Reynolds 1.10
248. Darren Collison 1.10
249. Robert Pack 1.10
250. Greg Ballard 1.09

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

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