NBA All-Time Steals Leaders: Career Per Game Average in the Regular Season

List with the stats for the top 50 players with the best career steals per game average in the Regular Season in NBA history.

Notes: - These stats were updated on January 22, 2017
- Steals were not recorded until 1973-74.
- In this case, 'Seasons' and 'Games' only include seasons since 1973-74.
- This list includes players with a minimum of 1,250 steals.

NBA All-Time Steals Leaders:
Career Per Game Average in the Regular Season - Top 50

Player
Steals Total
Steals
Seasons Games
1. Alvin Robertson 2.71 2,112 10 779
2. Micheal Ray Richardson 2.63 1,463 8 556
3. Michael Jordan 2.35 2,514 15 1,072
4. Mookie Blaylock 2.33 2,075 13 889
5. Chris Paul 2.32 1,874 12 809
6. Fat Lever 2.22 1,666 11 752
7. John Stockton 2.17 3,265 19 1,504
8. Allen Iverson 2.17 1,983 14 914
9. Maurice Cheeks 2.10 2,310 15 1,101
10. Clyde Drexler 2.03 2,207 15 1,086
11. Gus Williams 1.99 1,638 11 825
12. Scottie Pippen 1.96 2,307 17 1,178
13. Nate McMillan 1.94 1,544 12 796
14. Jason Kidd 1.93 2,684 19 1,391
15. Magic Johnson 1.90 1,724 13 906
16. Isiah Thomas 1.90 1,861 13 979
17. Doug Christie 1.88 1,555 15 827
18. Quinn Buckner 1.86 1,337 10 719
19. Baron Davis 1.83 1,530 13 835
20. Gary Payton 1.83 2,445 17 1,335
21. Doc Rivers 1.81 1,563 13 864
22. Julius Erving 1.80 1,508 11 836
23. Hakeem Olajuwon 1.75 2,162 18 1,238
24. Metta World Peace 1.74 1,714 17 983
25. Larry Bird 1.73 1,556 13 897
Player
Steals Total
Steals
Seasons Games
26. Monta Ellis 1.72 1,369 12 794
27. Randy Smith 1.72 1,403 10 818
28. Ron Harper 1.70 1,716 15 1,009
29. Eddie Jones 1.70 1,620 14 954
30. LeBron James 1.67 1,713 14 1,026
31. Hersey Hawkins 1.65 1,622 13 983
32. Tim Hardaway 1.65 1,428 13 867
33. Dwyane Wade 1.64 1,471 14 895
34. Derek Harper 1.63 1,957 16 1,199
35. Andre Iguodala 1.60 1,510 13 943
36. Kendall Gill 1.57 1,519 15 966
37. Chris Mullin 1.55 1,530 16 986
38. Muggsy Bogues 1.54 1,369 14 889
39. Charles Barkley 1.54 1,648 16 1,073
40. Shawn Marion 1.51 1,759 16 1,163
41. Trevor Ariza 1.50 1,266 13 842
42. Rod Strickland 1.48 1,616 17 1,094
43. Kenny Anderson 1.47 1,258 14 858
44. Kobe Bryant 1.44 1,944 20 1,346
45. Jeff Hornacek 1.43 1,536 14 1,077
46. Rickey Green 1.42 1,348 14 946
47. Latrell Sprewell 1.42 1,294 13 913
48. Karl Malone 1.41 2,085 19 1,476
49. David Robinson 1.41 1,388 14 987
50. John Lucas 1.37 1,273 14 928