NBA & ABA Career 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)

NBA/ABA

NBA/ABA Table
Rank Player STL
1.John Stockton* 3265
2.Jason Kidd* 2684
3.Michael Jordan* 2514
4.Chris Paul 2453
5.Gary Payton* 2445
6.Maurice Cheeks* 2310
7.Scottie Pippen* 2307
8.Julius Erving* 2272
9.Clyde Drexler* 2207
10.Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
11.LeBron James 2136
12.Alvin Robertson 2112
13.Karl Malone* 2085
14.Mookie Blaylock 2075
15.Allen Iverson* 1983
16.Derek Harper 1957
17.Kobe Bryant* 1944
18.Isiah Thomas* 1861
19.Kevin Garnett* 1859
20.Don Buse 1818
21.Andre Iguodala 1761
22.Shawn Marion 1759
23.Paul Pierce* 1752
24.Magic Johnson* 1724
25.Metta World Peace 1721
26.Ron Harper 1716
27.Russell Westbrook 1699
28.Fat Lever 1666
29.Charles Barkley* 1648
30.Gus Williams 1638
31.Trevor Ariza 1628
32.Hersey Hawkins 1622
33.Eddie Jones 1620
 Dwyane Wade 1620
35.Rod Strickland 1616
36.Mark Jackson 1608
37.Jason Terry 1603
38.Terry Porter 1583
39.Doc Rivers 1563
40.Larry Bird* 1556
41.Doug Christie 1555
42.Andre Miller 1546
43.Nate McMillan 1544
44.Jeff Hornacek 1536
45.Thaddeus Young 1535
46.Vince Carter 1530
 Baron Davis 1530
 Chris Mullin* 1530
49.Kendall Gill 1519
50.Rajon Rondo 1518
51.Reggie Miller* 1505
52.Dennis Johnson* 1477
53.Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
54.Ray Allen* 1451
55.James Harden 1449
56.George McGinnis* 1448
57.Jerome Kersey 1439
58.Tim Hardaway* 1428
59.Monta Ellis 1409
60.Randy Smith 1403
61.Clifford Robinson 1402
62.Manu Ginóbili* 1392
63.David Robinson* 1388
64.Bobby Jones* 1387
65.Dominique Wilkins* 1378
66.Muggsy Bogues 1369
 Ben Wallace* 1369
68.Stephen Curry 1367
69.Mike Conley 1363
70.Derek Fisher 1352
71.Charles Oakley 1351
72.Kyle Lowry 1350
73.Mike Gale 1349
74.Rickey Green 1348
75.Quinn Buckner 1337
76.Paul Millsap 1327
77.T.R. Dunn 1316
78.Latrell Sprewell 1294
79.Alvan Adams 1289
80.Vlade Divac* 1288
81.George Gervin* 1283
82.Walter Davis 1280
 David Wesley 1280
84.John Lucas 1273
85.Paul George 1268
86.Jrue Holiday 1267
87.Kenny Anderson 1258
88.Terry Cummings 1255
89.Grant Hill* 1248
90.Brevin Knight 1229
91.Tyrone Corbin 1228
92.Byron Scott 1224
93.Carmelo Anthony 1223
94.Robert Parish* 1219
95.Rudy Gay 1212
96.Mitch Richmond* 1211
97.Dirk Nowitzki 1210
98.Reggie Theus 1206
99.Ricky Rubio 1200
 Gerald Wallace 1200
101.Grant Long 1199
 Moses Malone* 1199
103.Ray Williams 1198
104.Chris Webber* 1197
105.Dan Majerle 1194
106.Norm Nixon 1187
107.Shawn Kemp 1185
108.Jamal Crawford 1179
109.Mike Bibby 1172
110.Calvin Murphy* 1165
111.Caron Butler 1163
112.Jack Sikma* 1162
113.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
114.Tony Allen 1158
 Robert Horry 1158
116.Jay Humphries 1153
117.Chris Ford 1152
118.Fred Brown 1149
119.Raymond Felton 1144
120.Horace Grant 1143
121.Terrell Brandon 1142
122.Sedale Threatt 1138
123.Patrick Ewing* 1136
 Tracy McGrady* 1136
125.Danny Ainge 1133
 Darrell Armstrong 1133
127.Jimmy Butler 1127
128.Anfernee Hardaway 1125
129.Sleepy Floyd 1120
 Lindsey Hunter 1120
131.Rashard Lewis 1115
132.Nick Anderson 1114
133.Stephen Jackson 1109
134.Brian Taylor 1106
135.Sam Perkins 1105
136.Rick Barry* 1104
137.Andrei Kirilenko 1097
138.Larry Hughes 1092
139.Darrell Walker 1090
 Rasheed Wallace 1090
141.Lester Conner 1085
 Ricky Sobers 1085
 Antoine Walker 1085
144.Josh Smith 1083
145.Kevin Johnson 1082
146.Michael Adams 1081
 Dwight Howard 1081
148.Buck Williams 1080
149.Tom Gugliotta 1079
150.Derrick McKey 1072
151.Joe Johnson 1071
152.Alex English* 1067
153.Johnny Newman 1064
154.Sam Cassell 1058
155.Lionel Hollins 1053
 Tony Parker 1053
157.Chauncey Billups 1051
158.Michael Cage 1050
159.Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
160.Antawn Jamison 1048
161.Darwin Cook 1044
162.Nenê 1041
 James Worthy* 1041
164.Michael Cooper 1033
 A.C. Green 1033
166.Eric Bledsoe 1028
167.Tim Duncan* 1025
 Mickey Johnson 1025
169.Corey Brewer 1023
170.Stephon Marbury 1022
 Paul Westphal* 1022
172.Kevin Durant 1021
173.John Wall 1018
174.Johnny Moore 1017
175.Kawhi Leonard 1013
176.Avery Johnson 1007
177.John Drew 1004
178.Danny Manning 1000
179.Sam Lacey 999
180.Devin Harris 998
181.Paul Pressey 997
182.Michael Finley 996
183.Jason Richardson 995
184.Foots Walker 992
185.Craig Ehlo 989
186.Shane Battier 988
187.Dell Curry 985
188.Andre Drummond 976
189.Vernon Maxwell 975
 Eric Snow 975
191.Stacey Augmon 974
 Dale Ellis 974
 J.R. Smith 974
194.Robert Reid 973
195.Kirk Hinrich 972
196.Marcus Camby 967
 Rick Fox 967
198.Slick Watts 961
199.Glen Rice 958
 Kevin Willis 958
201.Brent Barry 955
 Draymond Green 955
203.Damon Stoudamire 953
204.Larry Kenon 952
 Lou Williams 952
 Mike Woodson 952
207.Jim Paxson 951
 John Starks 951
209.Mario Chalmers 950
210.Adrian Dantley* 944
211.Dan Issel* 943
212.Dudley Bradley 940
 Elton Brand 940
214.M.L. Carr 939
 Gerald Henderson 939
216.Jeff Teague 936
217.DeMar DeRozan 935
 Thabo Sefolosha 935
 Fatty Taylor 935
220.Jason Williams 933
221.Darrell Griffith 931
222.Allen Leavell 929
223.Vern Fleming 926
224.Sidney Moncrief* 924
225.Spud Webb 922
226.Kemba Walker 921
227.Christian Laettner 917
 Chris Morris 917
 James Posey 917
230.P.J. Brown 912
 John Long 912
 Aaron McKie 912
233.World B. Free 910
 Darnell Valentine 910
235.Gerald Wilkins 907
236.Joe Dumars* 902
237.Steve Nash* 899
238.Kenyon Martin 893
239.Wesley Matthews 889
240.Marques Johnson 888
241.Greg Anthony 887
 P.J. Tucker 887
243.Tom Chambers 885
244.Gilbert Arenas 884
 Steve Mix 884
246.Luol Deng 880
 Clarence Weatherspoon 880
248.Cuttino Mobley 878
 Purvis Short 878
250.Greg Ballard 877

ABA

ABA Table
Rank Player STL
1.Fatty Taylor 803
2.Julius Erving* 764
3.Don Buse 658
4.Ted McClain 638
5.Ralph Simpson 549
6.George McGinnis* 525
7.Mike Gale 509
8.Brian Taylor 500
9.Ron Boone 403
10.Joe Caldwell 385
11.Warren Jabali 384
12.James Silas 356
13.Freddie Lewis 355
14.Mack Calvin 346
15.George Gervin* 342
16.Bobby Jones* 337
17.Chuck Williams 319
18.Bo Lamar 300
19.Wil Jones 297
20.Gene Littles 277
 Larry Kenon 277
22.Billy Cunningham* 275
23.Bird Averitt 256
24.Dave Twardzik 254
25.Dan Issel* 245
26.Rich Jones 239
27.Coby Dietrick 238
28.Louie Dampier* 236
29.Darnell Hillman 223
 John Williamson 223
31.George Karl* 221
32.Marvin Barnes 220
33.Billy Knight 207
34.Caldwell Jones 205
35.Len Elmore 203
36.Mike Green 200
37.Willie Wise 197
38.Johnny Neumann 189
39.Billy Paultz 180
40.Artis Gilmore* 178
41.Stew Johnson 176
42.Bill Melchionni 172
43.Kevin Joyce 170
44.Al Smith 169
45.George Carter 164
 Maurice Lucas 164
47.Billy Shepherd 163
48.Dave Robisch 162
49.Ronald Thomas 160
50.Mike Barr 158
51.Jim Eakins 156
52.Byron Beck 155
 Bill Keller 155
54.Jimmy Jones 154
55.Jimmy O'Brien 152
56.Tim Bassett 149
57.Wendell Ladner 140
58.Gerald Govan 139
59.Ed Manning 137
60.David Thompson* 136
61.Goo Kennedy 133
62.Gus Gerard 132
63.M.L. Carr 127
64.Collis Jones 126
65.Randy Denton 121
66.John Roche 120
 Al Skinner 120
68.George Thompson 117
 Mike Jackson 117
 Charles Edge 117
71.Donnie Freeman 113
 Jan van Breda Kolff 113
73.Marv Roberts 110
 Moses Malone* 110
75.Travis Grant 106
 Swen Nater 106
77.Roger Brown* 103
 Ticky Burden 103
79.Tom Owens 101
80.Kim Hughes 98
81.Mel Daniels* 96
82.Chuck Terry 91
83.Joe Hamilton 88
 George Adams 88
85.Barry Parkhill 87
86.Claude Terry 85
87.Darrell Elston 82
88.Steve Jones 79
 David Vaughn 79
90.Larry Finch 78
91.Mel Bennett 77
92.Patrick McFarland 76
93.Cincinnatus Powell 73
 Lloyd Batts 73
95.Bruce Seals 72
96.Red Robbins 71
97.Jim Bradley 69
98.Lee Davis 68
99.Don Chaney 66
100.Bob Warren 65
101.Fly Williams 64
102.Mike D'Antoni 63
103.Zelmo Beaty* 62
104.George Irvine 60
105.Jim Chones 59
106.Jimmy Foster 58
107.Larry Miller 57
108.Glen Combs 56
109.Rick Mount 55
 Billy Harris 55
111.Willie Long 54
112.Billy Schaeffer 52
113.Wilbert Robinson 51
 Don Adams 51
115.Scott English 50
 Mark Olberding 50
117.Julius Keye 44
 Mike Flynn 44
119.Wali Jones 42
120.Jim O'Brien 41
121.Willie Sojourner 40
 Lionel Billingy 40
123.Walter Simon 38
124.Bob Netolicky 37
 Monte Towe 37
126.Johnny Baum 36
127.Charles Jordan 33
128.Roger Brown 31
 Steve Green 31
 Dan Roundfield 31
131.Gene Moore 30
132.Ronnie Robinson 25
133.Allan Bristow 24
134.Flynn Robinson 23
135.Dennis Wuycik 22
136.Oliver Taylor 20
137.Jim Ard 16
 Roy Ebron 16
 Henry Ward 16
140.Rudy Hackett 15
141.Clyde Dickey 14
 Tom Ingelsby 14
 Hank Williams 14
144.George Lehmann 13
 Simmie Hill 13
 Lamar Green 13
 Donald Washington 13
148.Aulcie Perry 12
 George Bucci 12
 Harry Rogers 12
151.Jerry Chambers 11
 Jimmy Conner 11
153.Milt Williams 10
 Allen Murphy 10
155.Goose Ligon 9
 Terry Driscoll 9
 Marvin Webster 9
158.Jim McDaniels 8
 Bill Higgins 8
160.John Beasley 7
 Art Williams 7
162.William Franklin 6
 Jerry Pender 6
 Bernie Fryer 6
 Wayne Pack 6
166.Sam Cash 5
 Ron King 5
 Joby Wright 5
 Rick Darnell 5
170.Gary Gregor 4
 Paul Stovall 4
 Greg Lee 4
 Bob Nash 4
 Collis Temple 4
 Ken Smith 4
176.Bob Arnzen 3
 Skeeter Swift 3
 Nathaniel Barnett 3
179.Bill Newton 2
 Joe Reaves 2
 Rich Rinaldi 2
 Dwaine Dillard 2
 Kenneth Gardner 2
184.Bernie Williams 1
 Bob Lackey 1
 Roy McPipe 1
187.Mike Lewis 0
 Larry Cannon 0
 Paul Ruffner 0
 Erwin Mueller 0
 Billy James 0
 Mo Layton 0
 Stan Love 0
 Reggie Royals 0
 Jimmie Baker 0
 Dennis Van Zant 0
 Skip Wise 0

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player STL
1.John Stockton* 3265
2.Jason Kidd* 2684
3.Michael Jordan* 2514
4.Chris Paul 2453
5.Gary Payton* 2445
6.Maurice Cheeks* 2310
7.Scottie Pippen* 2307
8.Clyde Drexler* 2207
9.Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
10.LeBron James 2136
11.Alvin Robertson 2112
12.Karl Malone* 2085
13.Mookie Blaylock 2075
14.Allen Iverson* 1983
15.Derek Harper 1957
16.Kobe Bryant* 1944
17.Isiah Thomas* 1861
18.Kevin Garnett* 1859
19.Andre Iguodala 1761
20.Shawn Marion 1759
21.Paul Pierce* 1752
22.Magic Johnson* 1724
23.Metta World Peace 1721
24.Ron Harper 1716
25.Russell Westbrook 1699
26.Fat Lever 1666
27.Charles Barkley* 1648
28.Gus Williams 1638
29.Trevor Ariza 1628
30.Hersey Hawkins 1622
31.Eddie Jones 1620
 Dwyane Wade 1620
33.Rod Strickland 1616
34.Mark Jackson 1608
35.Jason Terry 1603
36.Terry Porter 1583
37.Doc Rivers 1563
38.Larry Bird* 1556
39.Doug Christie 1555
40.Andre Miller 1546
41.Nate McMillan 1544
42.Jeff Hornacek 1536
43.Thaddeus Young 1535
44.Vince Carter 1530
 Baron Davis 1530
 Chris Mullin* 1530
47.Kendall Gill 1519
48.Rajon Rondo 1518
49.Julius Erving* 1508
50.Reggie Miller* 1505
51.Dennis Johnson* 1477
52.Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
53.Ray Allen* 1451
54.James Harden 1449
55.Jerome Kersey 1439
56.Tim Hardaway* 1428
57.Monta Ellis 1409
58.Randy Smith 1403
59.Clifford Robinson 1402
60.Manu Ginóbili* 1392
61.David Robinson* 1388
62.Dominique Wilkins* 1378
63.Muggsy Bogues 1369
 Ben Wallace* 1369
65.Stephen Curry 1367
66.Mike Conley 1363
67.Derek Fisher 1352
68.Charles Oakley 1351
69.Kyle Lowry 1350
70.Rickey Green 1348
71.Quinn Buckner 1337
72.Paul Millsap 1327
73.T.R. Dunn 1316
74.Latrell Sprewell 1294
75.Alvan Adams 1289
76.Vlade Divac* 1288
77.Walter Davis 1280
 David Wesley 1280
79.John Lucas 1273
80.Paul George 1268
81.Jrue Holiday 1267
82.Kenny Anderson 1258
83.Terry Cummings 1255
84.Grant Hill* 1248
85.Brevin Knight 1229
86.Tyrone Corbin 1228
87.Byron Scott 1224
88.Carmelo Anthony 1223
89.Robert Parish* 1219
90.Rudy Gay 1212
91.Mitch Richmond* 1211
92.Dirk Nowitzki 1210
93.Reggie Theus 1206
94.Ricky Rubio 1200
 Gerald Wallace 1200
96.Grant Long 1199
97.Ray Williams 1198
98.Chris Webber* 1197
99.Dan Majerle 1194
100.Norm Nixon 1187
101.Shawn Kemp 1185
102.Jamal Crawford 1179
103.Mike Bibby 1172
104.Calvin Murphy* 1165
105.Caron Butler 1163
106.Jack Sikma* 1162
107.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
 Don Buse 1160
109.Tony Allen 1158
 Robert Horry 1158
111.Jay Humphries 1153
112.Chris Ford 1152
113.Fred Brown 1149
114.Raymond Felton 1144
115.Horace Grant 1143
116.Terrell Brandon 1142
117.Sedale Threatt 1138
118.Patrick Ewing* 1136
 Tracy McGrady* 1136
120.Danny Ainge 1133
 Darrell Armstrong 1133
122.Jimmy Butler 1127
123.Anfernee Hardaway 1125
124.Sleepy Floyd 1120
 Lindsey Hunter 1120
126.Rashard Lewis 1115
127.Nick Anderson 1114
128.Stephen Jackson 1109
129.Sam Perkins 1105
130.Rick Barry* 1104
131.Andrei Kirilenko 1097
132.Larry Hughes 1092
133.Darrell Walker 1090
 Rasheed Wallace 1090
135.Moses Malone* 1089
136.Lester Conner 1085
 Ricky Sobers 1085
 Antoine Walker 1085
139.Josh Smith 1083
140.Kevin Johnson 1082
141.Michael Adams 1081
 Dwight Howard 1081
143.Buck Williams 1080
144.Tom Gugliotta 1079
145.Derrick McKey 1072
146.Joe Johnson 1071
147.Alex English* 1067
148.Johnny Newman 1064
149.Sam Cassell 1058
150.Lionel Hollins 1053
 Tony Parker 1053
152.Chauncey Billups 1051
153.Michael Cage 1050
 Bobby Jones* 1050
155.Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
156.Antawn Jamison 1048
157.Darwin Cook 1044
158.Nenê 1041
 James Worthy* 1041
160.Michael Cooper 1033
 A.C. Green 1033
162.Eric Bledsoe 1028
163.Tim Duncan* 1025
 Mickey Johnson 1025
165.Corey Brewer 1023
166.Stephon Marbury 1022
 Paul Westphal* 1022
168.Kevin Durant 1021
169.John Wall 1018
170.Johnny Moore 1017
171.Kawhi Leonard 1013
172.Avery Johnson 1007
173.John Drew 1004
174.Danny Manning 1000
175.Sam Lacey 999
176.Devin Harris 998
177.Paul Pressey 997
178.Michael Finley 996
179.Jason Richardson 995
180.Foots Walker 992
181.Craig Ehlo 989
182.Shane Battier 988
183.Dell Curry 985
184.Andre Drummond 976
185.Vernon Maxwell 975
 Eric Snow 975
187.Stacey Augmon 974
 Dale Ellis 974
 J.R. Smith 974
190.Robert Reid 973
191.Kirk Hinrich 972
192.Marcus Camby 967
 Rick Fox 967
194.Slick Watts 961
195.Glen Rice 958
 Kevin Willis 958
197.Brent Barry 955
 Draymond Green 955
199.Damon Stoudamire 953
200.Lou Williams 952
 Mike Woodson 952
202.Jim Paxson 951
 John Starks 951
204.Mario Chalmers 950
205.Adrian Dantley* 944
206.George Gervin* 941
207.Dudley Bradley 940
 Elton Brand 940
209.Gerald Henderson 939
210.Jeff Teague 936
211.DeMar DeRozan 935
 Thabo Sefolosha 935
213.Jason Williams 933
214.Darrell Griffith 931
215.Allen Leavell 929
216.Vern Fleming 926
217.Sidney Moncrief* 924
218.George McGinnis* 923
219.Spud Webb 922
220.Kemba Walker 921
221.Christian Laettner 917
 Chris Morris 917
 James Posey 917
224.P.J. Brown 912
 John Long 912
 Aaron McKie 912
227.World B. Free 910
 Darnell Valentine 910
229.Gerald Wilkins 907
230.Joe Dumars* 902
231.Steve Nash* 899
232.Kenyon Martin 893
233.Wesley Matthews 889
234.Marques Johnson 888
235.Greg Anthony 887
 P.J. Tucker 887
237.Tom Chambers 885
238.Gilbert Arenas 884
 Steve Mix 884
240.Luol Deng 880
 Clarence Weatherspoon 880
242.Cuttino Mobley 878
 Purvis Short 878
244.Greg Ballard 877
245.Nicolas Batum 874
 DeMarcus Cousins 874
 Bryon Russell 874
248.Earl Watson 873
249.Larry Nance 872
250.Ron Lee 869
 Jerry Stackhouse 869