NBA All-Time Steals Leaders: Career Totals in the Regular Season

List with the stats for the top 50 players with the most career total steals in the Regular Season in NBA history.

Notes: - These stats were updated on October 26, 2021
- Steals were not recorded until 1973-74.
- In this case, 'Seasons' and 'Games' only include seasons since 1973-74.

NBA All-Time Steals Leaders:
Career Totals in the Regular Season - Top 50

Player
Steals
Seasons Games
1. John Stockton 3,265 19 1,504
2. Jason Kidd 2,684 19 1,391
3. Michael Jordan 2,514 15 1,072
4. Gary Payton 2,445 17 1,335
5. Chris Paul 2,337 17 1,093
6. Maurice Cheeks 2,310 15 1,101
7. Scottie Pippen 2,307 17 1,178
8. Clyde Drexler 2,207 15 1,086
9. Hakeem Olajuwon 2,162 18 1,238
10. Alvin Robertson 2,112 10 779
Player
Steals
Seasons Games
11. Karl Malone 2,085 19 1,476
12. Mookie Blaylock 2,075 13 889
13. LeBron James 2,068 19 1,313
14. Allen Iverson 1,983 14 914
15. Derek Harper 1,957 16 1,199
16. Kobe Bryant 1,944 20 1,346
17. Isiah Thomas 1,861 13 979
18. Kevin Garnett 1,859 21 1,462
19. Shawn Marion 1,759 16 1,163
20. Paul Pierce 1,752 19 1,343
21. Andre Iguodala 1,735 18 1,194
22. Magic Johnson 1,724 13 906
23. Metta World Peace 1,721 17 991
24. Ron Harper 1,716 15 1,009
25. Fat Lever 1,666 11 752
26. Charles Barkley 1,648 16 1,073
27. Gus Williams 1,638 11 825
28. Russell Westbrook 1,630 14 946
29. Hersey Hawkins 1,622 13 983
30. Eddie Jones 1,620 14 954
Player
Steals
Seasons Games
Dwyane Wade 1,620 16 1,054
32. Rod Strickland 1,616 17 1,094
33. Trevor Ariza 1,615 17 1,094
34. Mark Jackson 1,608 17 1,296
35. Jason Terry 1,603 19 1,410
36. Terry Porter 1,583 17 1,274
37. Doc Rivers 1,563 13 864
38. Larry Bird 1,556 13 897
39. Doug Christie 1,555 15 827
40. Andre Miller 1,546 17 1,304
41. Nate McMillan 1,544 12 796
42. Jeff Hornacek 1,536 14 1,077
43. Vince Carter 1,530 22 1,541
Baron Davis 1,530 13 835
Chris Mullin 1,530 16 986
46. Kendall Gill 1,519 15 966
47. Julius Erving 1,508 11 836
48. Reggie Miller 1,505 18 1,389
49. Rajon Rondo 1,490 16 920
50. Thaddeus Young 1,481 15 1,034

* Players in bold played in the 2022 Regular Season