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 February 25, 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 1,877 12 810
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. Rajon Rondo 1.80 1,251 11 694
24. Hakeem Olajuwon 1.75 2,162 18 1,238
25. Metta World Peace 1.74 1,714 17 984
Player
Steals Total
Steals
Seasons Games
26. Larry Bird 1.73 1,556 13 897
27. Randy Smith 1.72 1,403 10 818
28. Monta Ellis 1.70 1,377 12 809
29. Ron Harper 1.70 1,716 15 1,009
30. Eddie Jones 1.70 1,620 14 954
31. LeBron James 1.66 1,731 14 1,040
32. Hersey Hawkins 1.65 1,622 13 983
33. Dwyane Wade 1.65 1,491 14 904
34. Tim Hardaway 1.65 1,428 13 867
35. Derek Harper 1.63 1,957 16 1,199
36. Andre Iguodala 1.59 1,523 13 955
37. Kendall Gill 1.57 1,519 15 966
38. Chris Mullin 1.55 1,530 16 986
39. Muggsy Bogues 1.54 1,369 14 889
40. Charles Barkley 1.54 1,648 16 1,073
41. Trevor Ariza 1.51 1,292 13 854
42. Shawn Marion 1.51 1,759 16 1,163
43. Rod Strickland 1.48 1,616 17 1,094
44. Kenny Anderson 1.47 1,258 14 858
45. Kobe Bryant 1.44 1,944 20 1,346
46. Jeff Hornacek 1.43 1,536 14 1,077
47. Rickey Green 1.42 1,348 14 946
48. Latrell Sprewell 1.42 1,294 13 913
49. Karl Malone 1.41 2,085 19 1,476
50. David Robinson 1.41 1,388 14 987