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Season Leaders for Steals Per Game

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Members of the Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*).

Note: Steals Per Game available since 1974 in NBA.

NBA

 NameSPGYear
1Alvin Robertson 3.671986
2Don Buse 3.471977
3Magic Johnson* 3.431981
4Micheal Ray Richardson 3.231980
5Alvin Robertson 3.211987
6John Stockton 3.211989
7Slick Watts 3.181976
8Michael Jordan 3.161988
9Alvin Robertson 3.041991
10Alvin Robertson 3.031989
11John Stockton 2.981992
12Micheal Ray Richardson 2.961985
 Alvin Robertson 2.961988
14Nate McMillan 2.961994
15John Stockton 2.951988
16Micheal Williams 2.951992
17Scottie Pippen 2.941995
 Micheal Ray Richardson 2.941981
19Scottie Pippen 2.931994
20Michael Jordan 2.891989
21Larry Hughes 2.892005
22Michael Jordan 2.881987
23John Stockton 2.851991
24Gary Payton 2.851996
25Rick Barry* 2.851975
26Micheal Ray Richardson 2.841983
27Michael Jordan 2.831993
28Rickey Green 2.821983
29Allen Iverson 2.802002
30Johnny Moore 2.791985
31Michael Jordan 2.771990
32Brian Taylor 2.761977
33Fat Lever 2.751989
34Allen Iverson 2.742003
 Ron Lee 2.741978
36Clyde Drexler* 2.731989
37Eddie Jordan 2.721980
 Michael Jordan 2.721991
 Fat Lever 2.721988
40Mookie Blaylock 2.721997
41Slick Watts 2.711977
42Kendall Gill 2.681999
43Larry Steele 2.681974
44Magic Johnson* 2.671982
 Eddie Jones 2.672000
46Micheal Ray Richardson 2.661986
47Rickey Green 2.651984
48John Stockton 2.651990
49Maurice Cheeks 2.651987
50Maurice Cheeks 2.651982
51Clyde Drexler* 2.631986
52Mookie Blaylock 2.621994
 Mookie Blaylock 2.621996
54Mookie Blaylock 2.611998
55Tim Hardaway 2.611991
56Hakeem Olajuwon 2.601989
 Micheal Ray Richardson 2.601982
58Steve Mix 2.591974
59Dudley Bradley 2.571980
 Scottie Pippen 2.571990
61George McGinnis 2.571976
62Ron Artest 2.562002
63Alvin Robertson 2.561992
 Paul Westphal 2.561976
65Alvin Robertson 2.561990
66Ron Harper 2.551987
67Mookie Blaylock 2.541993
68Maurice Cheeks 2.521986
69Johnny Moore 2.521983
70Gerald Wallace 2.512006
71Allen Iverson 2.512001
72Clyde Drexler* 2.511988
73Mookie Blaylock 2.501995
 Mark Jackson 2.501988
 Eddie Jones 2.501999
76Rick Barry* 2.491976
77Clyde Drexler* 2.491987
 Gary Payton 2.491995
 Isiah Thomas* 2.491984
80Quinn Buckner 2.491982
81Doug Christie 2.481997
82Randy Smith 2.481974
83Fat Lever 2.461985
84M.L. Carr 2.461979
85Isiah Thomas* 2.461983
86Eddie Jordan 2.451979
 Fat Lever 2.451987
 Norm Nixon 2.451979
89Brevin Knight 2.451998
90Gus Williams 2.441980
91Doug Christie 2.441998
 Walt Frazier* 2.441975
93Quinn Buckner 2.431977
94Magic Johnson* 2.431980
95John Stockton 2.431993
 John Stockton 2.431994
 Ray Williams 2.431982
98Larry Steele 2.411975
99Quinn Buckner 2.401981
 Eric Murdock 2.401994
 Gary Payton 2.401997

ABA

 NameSPGYear
1Don Buse 4.121976
2Ted McClain 2.981974
3Brian Taylor 2.801975
4Fatty Taylor 2.711976
5Fatty Taylor 2.691973
6Fatty Taylor 2.691974
7George McGinnis 2.611975
8Billy Cunningham* 2.571973
9Julius Erving* 2.551973
10Julius Erving* 2.461976
11Brian Taylor 2.311976
12Fatty Taylor 2.261975
13Julius Erving* 2.261974
14Julius Erving* 2.211975
15Joe Caldwell 2.161973
16Joe Caldwell 2.151974
17Warren Jabali 2.131973
18Freddie Lewis 2.131975
19Mike Gale 2.091974
20Don Buse 2.081975
21Brian Taylor 2.051974
22Bobby Jones 2.051976
23Ralph Simpson 2.021975
24Bobby Jones 1.991975
25George McGinnis 1.991974
26Ron Boone 1.971976
27George McGinnis 1.951973
28Don Buse 1.901974
29Mack Calvin 1.891975
30Ted McClain 1.891976
31Jimmy Jones 1.861974
32James Silas 1.851976
33Ralph Simpson 1.821976
34Ted McClain 1.811975
35Len Elmore 1.791976
36Dave Twardzik 1.741975
37M.L. Carr 1.721976
38Bo Lamar 1.681975
39David Thompson* 1.641976
40Mack Calvin 1.631974
41Mike Gale 1.621973
42Mike Gale 1.581976
43Ralph Simpson 1.571973
44George Gervin* 1.561975
45Bo Lamar 1.541974
46Ron Boone 1.501975
 George Thompson 1.501974
48Freddie Lewis 1.471976
49Ron Boone 1.461974
50Chuck Williams 1.461976
51Ticky Burden 1.451976
52Willie Wise 1.441974
53Billy Knight 1.441975
54Gene Littles 1.431973
 Ted McClain 1.431973
56Chuck Williams 1.421975
57Ralph Simpson 1.371974
58George Gervin* 1.361974
59Bird Averitt 1.361976
60George Gervin* 1.361976
61James Silas 1.351975
62Kevin Joyce 1.321975
63Al Smith 1.321974
64Billy Knight 1.311976
65Collis Jones 1.301975
 Wil Jones 1.301974
67Wil Jones 1.291975
68Larry Kenon 1.271975
69Freddie Lewis 1.271974
70Gene Littles 1.251974
71Marvin Barnes 1.251975
72Mike Gale 1.221975
73Dan Issel* 1.191976
74George Karl 1.171975
75Kim Hughes 1.171976
76Billy Shepherd 1.151974
77Darrell Elston 1.141975
78Ed Manning 1.131974
79Jimmy O'Brien 1.131975
80Larry Kenon 1.121976
81George Carter 1.121975
82John Williamson 1.121974
83Maurice Lucas 1.111975
84Louie Dampier 1.111975
85Al Skinner 1.101976
86Johnny Neumann 1.091974
87Darnell Hillman 1.081976
88James Silas 1.071974
89Caldwell Jones 1.071976
90Rich Jones 1.061975
91Coby Dietrick 1.061974
92Stew Johnson 1.051975
93Mike Green 1.051975
94Joe Hamilton 1.041974
95Bird Averitt 1.041975
96Mel Bennett 1.031976
97Moses Malone* 1.021975
98Wil Jones 1.011976
99Louie Dampier 1.001974
 Coby Dietrick 1.001975
 John Williamson 1.001976