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

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

Notes: - These stats were updated on December 5, 2022
- Steals were not recorded until 1973-74.
- In this case, 'Playoffs' and 'Games' only include playoffs since 1974.
- This list includes players with a minimum of 3 games.

* Players in bold played in the 2022 Playoffs

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

Player
Steals
Total
Steals
Playoffs Games
1. Micheal Ray Richardson 2.78 50 4 18
2. Alvin Robertson 2.77 36 4 13
3. Slick Watts 2.53 43 3 17
4. Baron Davis 2.28 114 7 50
5. T.J. Warren 2.25 9 1 4
6. Maurice Cheeks 2.22 295 13 133
7. Rick Barry 2.21 106 5 48
8. Mookie Blaylock 2.15 116 8 54
9. Walt Frazier 2.13 32 2 15
10. Isiah Thomas 2.11 234 9 111
Player
Steals
Total
Steals
Playoffs Games
11. Michael Jordan 2.10 376 13 179
12. Allen Iverson 2.07 147 8 71
13. Bill Robinzine 2.00 16 2 8
14. Chris Paul 1.94 275 14 142
15. Sam Lacey 1.93 56 4 29
16. Clyde Drexler 1.92 278 15 145
17. Jason Kidd 1.91 302 17 158
18. Scottie Pippen 1.90 395 16 208
19. Magic Johnson 1.88 358 13 190
20. Penny Hardaway 1.86 119 8 64
Player
Steals
Total
Steals
Playoffs Games
21. John Stockton 1.86 338 19 182
22. Fat Lever 1.85 89 8 48
23. Herbert Jones 1.83 11 1 6
24. Ricky Rubio 1.82 20 2 11
25. Larry Bird 1.80 296 12 164
26. Randy Smith 1.79 43 4 24
27. Robert Covington 1.79 50 3 28
Brevin Knight 1.79 25 3 14
29. Russell Westbrook 1.78 198 11 111
30. Kawhi Leonard 1.78 240 9 135
Player
Steals
Total
Steals
Playoffs Games
31. Gus Williams 1.76 174 10 99
32. Ed Ratleff 1.75 14 1 8
33. Norm Van Lier 1.74 47 3 27
34. Muggsy Bogues 1.74 33 5 19
35. John Wall 1.73 64 4 37
36. Johnny Moore 1.71 70 5 41
37. LeBron James 1.71 454 15 266
38. Rajon Rondo 1.70 228 10 134
39. Hakeem Olajuwon 1.69 245 15 145
40. Micheal Williams 1.69 27 4 16
Player
Steals
Total
Steals
Playoffs Games
41. Jimmy Butler 1.68 163 10 97
42. Victor Oladipo 1.68 52 4 31
43. Billy Ray Bates 1.67 10 2 6
Julius Erving 1.67 235 11 141
45. James Harden 1.66 247 13 149
46. Don Chaney 1.65 66 3 40
47. Larry Hughes 1.63 80 5 49
48. Kerry Kittles 1.61 87 4 54
49. Hersey Hawkins 1.61 119 8 74
50. Doug Christie 1.60 93 7 58