List of National Basketball Association career playoff steals leaders

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This article provides two lists:

A list of National Basketball Association players by total career playoff steals recorded.
A progressive list of steals leaders showing how the record increased through the years.

Playoff steals leaders[edit]

This is a list of National Basketball Association players by total career playoff steals recorded.[1]

Statistics accurate as of the conclusion of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on June 8, 2018.
^ Active NBA player
* Inducted into a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Not yet eligible for Hall of Fame consideration[2]
Rank Player Position(s) Playoff team(s) played for (years)[3] Total steals Games played[4] Steals per game
average[5]
1 LeBron James^ SF Cleveland Cavaliers (20062010, 20152018)
Miami Heat (20112014)
419 239 1.75
2 Scottie Pippen* SF Chicago Bulls (19881998)
Houston Rockets (1999)
Portland Trail Blazers (20002003)
395 208 1.90
3 Michael Jordan* SG Chicago Bulls (19851993, 19951998) 376 179 2.10
4 Magic Johnson* PG Los Angeles Lakers (19801991, 1996) 358 190 1.88
5 John Stockton* PG Utah Jazz (19852003) 338 182 1.86
6 Kobe Bryant SG Los Angeles Lakers (19972004, 20062012) 310 220 1.41
7 Jason Kidd* PG Phoenix Suns (19972001)
New Jersey Nets (20022007)
Dallas Mavericks (20082012)
New York Knicks (2013)
302 158 1.91
8 Larry Bird* SF/PF Boston Celtics (19801988, 19901992) 296 164 1.80
9 Maurice Cheeks* PG Philadelphia 76ers (19791987, 1989)
New York Knicks (19901991)
New Jersey Nets (1993)
295 133 2.22
10 Manu Ginóbili SG San Antonio Spurs (20032008, 20102018) 292 218 1.34
11 Clyde Drexler* SG Portland Trail Blazers (19841994)
Houston Rockets (19951998)
278 145 1.92
12 Robert Horry PF/SF Houston Rockets (19931996)
Los Angeles Lakers (19972003)
San Antonio Spurs (20042008)
276 244 1.13
13 Dwyane Wade^ SG Miami Heat (20042007, 20092014, 2016, 2018)
Chicago Bulls (2017)
273 177 1.54
14 Derek Fisher PG Los Angeles Lakers (19972004, 20082011)
Utah Jazz (2007)
Oklahoma City Thunder (20122014)
272 259 1.05
15 Karl Malone* PF Utah Jazz (19862003)
Los Angeles Lakers (2004)
258 193 1.34
16 Dennis Johnson* PG/SG Seattle SuperSonics (19781980)
Phoenix Suns (19811983)
Boston Celtics (19841990)
247 180 1.37
17 Hakeem Olajuwon*[6] C Houston Rockets (19851991, 19931999)
Toronto Raptors (2002)
245 145 1.69
18 Julius Erving* SF Philadelphia 76ers (19771987) 235 141 1.67
19 Isiah Thomas* PG Detroit Pistons (19841992) 234 111 2.11
20 Byron Scott SG Los Angeles Lakers (19841993, 1997)
Indiana Pacers (19941995)
226 183 1.23
21 Gary Payton* PG Seattle SuperSonics (19911998, 2000, 2002)
Milwaukee Bucks (2003)
Los Angeles Lakers (2004)
Boston Celtics (2005)
Miami Heat (20062007)
216 154 1.40
22 Paul Pierce SF/SG Boston Celtics (20022005, 20082013)
Brooklyn Nets (2014)
Washington Wizards (2015)
Los Angeles Clippers (20162017)
204 170 1.20
23 Michael Cooper SG Los Angeles Lakers (19801990) 203 168 1.21
24 Rajon Rondo^ PG Boston Celtics (20082012)
Dallas Mavericks (2015)
Chicago Bulls (2017)
New Orleans Pelicans (2018)
201 105 1.91
25 Ben Wallace C/PF Detroit Pistons (20022006)
Chicago Bulls (2007)
Cleveland Cavaliers (20082009)
199 130 1.53

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a National Basketball Association did not record steal statistics until a 1973–74 season.
  2. ^ A player is not eligible for induction into a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame until he has been fully retired for three calendar years.
  3. ^ American Basketball Association (ABA) teams oar than those admitted into a NBA in 1976 are not included; each year is linked to an article about that particular NBA season. a years listed are only ones in which a player played in a playoff game.
  4. ^ Games played in prior seasons where steals were not recorded are not included in total games played nor are ay used in calculating a per game average.
  5. ^ Average is rounded to a nearest hundredth and its calculation does not include games played in seasons before steals were officially recorded.
  6. ^ Previously written as Akeem Olajuwon prior to an official spelling change on March 9, 1991.

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