NBA All-Time Steals Leaders: Single Regular Season Per Game Average

List with the stats for the top 50 players with the best single season steals per game average in NBA history.

Notes: - These stats were updated on October 20, 2017
- Steals were not recorded until 1973-74.
- This list includes players with some minimum requirements

NBA All-Time Steals Leaders:
Single Regular Season Per Game Average - Top 50

Player
Steals Total
Steals
Season Games
1. Steven Adams 5.00 5 2018 1
2. Dillon Brooks 4.00 4 2018 1
3. Alvin Robertson 3.67 301 1986 82
4. Otto Porter 3.50 7 2018 2
5. Don Buse 3.47 281 1977 81
6. Magic Johnson 3.43 127 1981 37
7. Micheal Ray Richardson 3.23 265 1980 82
8. Alvin Robertson 3.21 260 1987 81
9. John Stockton 3.21 263 1989 82
10. Slick Watts 3.18 261 1976 82
11. Michael Jordan 3.16 259 1988 82
12. Alvin Robertson 3.04 246 1991 81
13. Alvin Robertson 3.03 197 1989 65
14. Giannis Antetokounmpo 3.00 6 2018 2
Ron Baker 3.00 3 2018 1
Jimmy Butler 3.00 6 2018 2
Raymond Felton 3.00 3 2018 1
Enes Kanter 3.00 3 2018 1
Garrett Temple 3.00 6 2018 2
20. John Stockton 2.98 244 1992 82
21. Micheal Ray Richardson 2.96 243 1985 82
Alvin Robertson 2.96 243 1988 82
23. Nate McMillan 2.96 216 1994 73
24. John Stockton 2.95 242 1988 82
25. Micheal Williams 2.95 233 1992 79
Player
Steals Total
Steals
Season Games
26. Scottie Pippen 2.94 232 1995 79
Micheal Ray Richardson 2.94 232 1981 79
28. Scottie Pippen 2.93 211 1994 72
29. Michael Jordan 2.89 234 1989 81
30. Larry Hughes 2.89 176 2005 61
31. Michael Jordan 2.88 236 1987 82
32. John Stockton 2.85 234 1991 82
33. Gary Payton 2.85 231 1996 81
34. Rick Barry 2.85 228 1975 80
35. Micheal Ray Richardson 2.84 182 1983 64
36. Michael Jordan 2.83 221 1993 78
37. Rickey Green 2.82 220 1983 78
38. Allen Iverson 2.80 168 2002 60
39. Johnny Moore 2.79 229 1985 82
40. Chris Paul 2.77 216 2009 78
41. Michael Jordan 2.77 227 1990 82
42. Brian Taylor 2.76 199 1977 72
43. Fat Lever 2.75 195 1989 71
44. Allen Iverson 2.74 225 2003 82
Ron Lee 2.74 225 1978 82
46. Clyde Drexler 2.73 213 1989 78
47. Eddie Jordan 2.72 223 1980 82
Michael Jordan 2.72 223 1991 82
Fat Lever 2.72 223 1988 82
50. Mookie Blaylock 2.72 212 1997 78

Minimum requirements:
1946-47: 40 games
1947-48: 32 games
1948-49: 40 games
1949-50 to 1950-51: 46 games
1951-52: 44 games
1952-53 to 1956-57: 48 games
1957-58 to 1958-59: 55 games
1959-60: 60 games
1960-61: 55 games
1961-62 to 1968-69: 65 games
1969-70 to 1973-74: 70 games
1974-75 to 2012-13: 70 games or 125 steals
with the exceptions of
    1998-99: 43 games or 76 steals
    and 2011-12: 56 games or 100 steals
2013-14 to present: 58 games