NBA & ABA Year-by-Year Combined (Regular Season + Playoffs) 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
Season Lg Player Tot STL Reg STL Play STL Tm
2021-22 NBA Marcus Smart 145 119 26 BOS
2020-21 NBA Jrue Holiday 134 96 38 MIL
2019-20 NBA Robert Covington 145 115 30 TOT
2018-19 NBA James Harden 182 158 24 HOU
2017-18 NBA Victor Oladipo 194 177 17 IND
2016-17 NBA Draymond Green 185 154 31 GSW
2015-16 NBA Russell Westbrook 209 163 46 OKC
2014-15 NBA Stephen Curry 202 163 39 GSW
2013-14 NBA Paul George 192 151 41 IND
2012-13 NBA Mike Conley 200 174 26 MEM
2011-12 NBA Chris Paul 182 152 30 LAC
2010-11 NBA Chris Paul 199 188 11 NOH
2009-10 NBA Rajon Rondo 235 189 46 BOS
2008-09 NBA Chris Paul 224 216 8 NOH
2007-08 NBA Chris Paul 245 217 28 NOH
2006-07 NBA Shawn Marion 172 156 16 PHO
2005-06 NBA Dwyane Wade 197 146 51 MIA
2005-06 NBA Shawn Marion 197 160 37 PHO
2004-05 NBA Larry Hughes 196 176 20 WAS
2003-04 NBA Ben Wallace* 187 143 44 DET
2002-03 NBA Allen Iverson* 254 225 29 PHI
2001-02 NBA Jason Kidd* 209 175 34 NJN
2000-01 NBA Allen Iverson* 230 178 52 PHI
1999-00 NBA Eddie Jones 202 192 10 CHH
1998-99 NBA Charlie Ward 138 103 35 NYK
1997-98 NBA Brevin Knight 206 196 10 CLE
1996-97 NBA Mookie Blaylock 233 212 21 ATL
1995-96 NBA Gary Payton* 268 231 37 SEA
1994-95 NBA Scottie Pippen* 246 232 14 CHI
1993-94 NBA Mookie Blaylock 236 212 24 ATL
1992-93 NBA Michael Jordan* 260 221 39 CHI
1991-92 NBA John Stockton* 278 244 34 UTA
1990-91 NBA Michael Jordan* 263 223 40 CHI
1989-90 NBA Michael Jordan* 272 227 45 CHI
1988-89 NBA Michael Jordan* 276 234 42 CHI
1987-88 NBA Michael Jordan* 283 259 24 CHI
1986-87 NBA Alvin Robertson 260 260 0 SAS
1985-86 NBA Alvin Robertson 308 301 7 SAS
1984-85 NBA Micheal Ray Richardson 247 243 4 NJN
1983-84 NBA Rickey Green 234 215 19 UTA
1982-83 NBA Johnny Moore 222 194 28 SAS
1981-82 NBA Maurice Cheeks* 257 209 48 PHI
1980-81 NBA Micheal Ray Richardson 239 232 7 NYK
1979-80 NBA Micheal Ray Richardson 265 265 0 NYK
1978-79 NBA Norm Nixon 212 201 11 LAL
1977-78 NBA Gus Williams 230 185 45 SEA
1976-77 NBA Don Buse 281 281 0 IND
1975-76 NBA Slick Watts 273 261 12 SEA
1975-76 ABA Don Buse 353 346 7 INA
1974-75 NBA Rick Barry* 278 228 50 GSW
1974-75 ABA George McGinnis* 242 206 36 INA
1973-74 NBA Larry Steele 217 217 0 POR
1973-74 ABA Ted McClain 257 250 7 CAR