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 May 25, 2018
- 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 400 games.

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 2.25 2,008 13 892
6. Fat Lever 2.22 1,666 11 752
7. Slick Watts 2.20 961 6 437
8. John Stockton 2.17 3,265 19 1,504
9. Allen Iverson 2.17 1,983 14 914
10. Maurice Cheeks 2.10 2,310 15 1,101
11. Clyde Drexler 2.03 2,207 15 1,086
12. Ricky Rubio 2.02 868 7 430
13. Rick Barry 1.99 1,104 7 554
14. Gus Williams 1.99 1,638 11 825
15. Scottie Pippen 1.96 2,307 17 1,178
16. Johnny Moore 1.96 1,017 9 520
17. Ron Lee 1.94 869 6 448
18. Nate McMillan 1.94 1,544 12 796
19. Jason Kidd 1.93 2,684 19 1,391
20. Magic Johnson 1.90 1,724 13 906
21. Isiah Thomas 1.90 1,861 13 979
22. Doug Christie 1.88 1,555 15 827
23. Quinn Buckner 1.86 1,337 10 719
24. Mike Gale 1.85 840 6 453
25. Baron Davis 1.83 1,530 13 835
Player
Steals Total
Steals
Seasons Games
26. Gary Payton 1.83 2,445 17 1,335
27. Ray Williams 1.83 1,198 10 655
28. Eddie Jordan 1.82 766 7 420
29. Doc Rivers 1.81 1,563 13 864
30. Norm Van Lier 1.81 767 6 424
31. Julius Erving 1.80 1,508 11 836
32. Larry Steele 1.79 846 7 472
33. Don Buse 1.79 1,160 9 648
34. Kawhi Leonard 1.78 723 7 407
35. Stephen Curry 1.77 1,108 9 625
36. George McGinnis 1.75 923 7 528
37. Hakeem Olajuwon 1.75 2,162 18 1,238
38. Rajon Rondo 1.74 1,354 12 779
39. Russell Westbrook 1.74 1,300 10 748
40. Metta World Peace 1.74 1,721 17 991
41. Micheal Williams 1.74 717 10 413
42. Larry Bird 1.73 1,556 13 897
43. Randy Smith 1.72 1,403 10 818
44. John Wall 1.71 927 8 541
45. Paul George 1.71 901 8 527
46. Darwin Cook 1.71 1,044 8 612
47. Ron Harper 1.70 1,716 15 1,009
48. Eddie Jones 1.70 1,620 14 954
49. Monta Ellis 1.69 1,409 12 833
50. Brevin Knight 1.69 1,229 12 729