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 October 26, 2021
- 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 25 games.

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

Player
Steals
Total
Steals
Playoffs Games
1. Baron Davis 2.28 114 7 50
2. Maurice Cheeks 2.22 295 13 133
3. Rick Barry 2.21 106 5 48
4. Mookie Blaylock 2.15 116 8 54
5. Isiah Thomas 2.11 234 9 111
6. Michael Jordan 2.10 376 13 179
7. Allen Iverson 2.07 147 8 71
8. Chris Paul 1.98 256 13 129
9. Sam Lacey 1.93 56 4 29
10. Clyde Drexler 1.92 278 15 145
Player
Steals
Total
Steals
Playoffs Games
11. Jason Kidd 1.91 302 17 158
12. Scottie Pippen 1.90 395 16 208
13. Magic Johnson 1.88 358 13 190
14. Penny Hardaway 1.86 119 8 64
15. John Stockton 1.86 338 19 182
16. Fat Lever 1.85 89 8 48
17. Larry Bird 1.80 296 12 164
18. Robert Covington 1.79 50 3 28
19. Russell Westbrook 1.78 198 11 111
20. Kawhi Leonard 1.78 240 9 135
21. Gus Williams 1.76 174 10 99
22. Norm Van Lier 1.74 47 3 27
23. James Harden 1.74 238 12 137
24. John Wall 1.73 64 4 37
25. Johnny Moore 1.71 70 5 41
26. LeBron James 1.71 454 15 266
27. Rajon Rondo 1.70 228 10 134
28. Hakeem Olajuwon 1.69 245 15 145
29. Julius Erving 1.67 235 11 141
30. Don Chaney 1.65 66 3 40
Player
Steals
Total
Steals
Playoffs Games
31. Larry Hughes 1.63 80 5 49
32. Stephen Curry 1.62 181 7 112
33. Kerry Kittles 1.61 87 4 54
34. Hersey Hawkins 1.61 119 8 74
35. Doug Christie 1.60 93 7 58
36. Draymond Green 1.60 197 7 123
37. Otis Birdsong 1.60 56 7 35
Jimmy Butler 1.60 128 9 80
39. Tim Hardaway 1.57 88 9 56
40. Charles Barkley 1.57 193 13 123
41. Calvin Murphy 1.55 79 6 51
42. Paul Pressey 1.55 116 9 75
43. Doc Rivers 1.54 125 10 81
44. Dwyane Wade 1.54 273 13 177
45. Metta World Peace 1.54 131 9 85
46. Darnell Valentine 1.54 40 4 26
47. Norm Nixon 1.53 89 6 58
48. Ben Wallace 1.53 199 8 130
49. Paul George 1.53 165 10 108
50. Derek Harper 1.53 148 10 97

* Players in bold played in the 2021 Playoffs