NBA & ABA Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Steals

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Active players are listed in bold.
* Indicates member of the Hall of Fame.
Steals since 1973-74 (1972-73 for ABA)

Table
Season Lg Player STL Tm
2019-20 NBA Ben Simmons 115 PHI
2018-19 NBA Paul George 170 OKC
2017-18 NBA Victor Oladipo 177 IND
2016-17 NBA John Wall 157 WAS
2015-16 NBA Stephen Curry 169 GSW
2014-15 NBA Stephen Curry 163 GSW
2013-14 NBA Ricky Rubio 191 MIN
2012-13 NBA Mike Conley 174 MEM
2011-12 NBA Chris Paul 152 LAC
2010-11 NBA Chris Paul 188 NOH
2009-10 NBA Rajon Rondo 189 BOS
2008-09 NBA Chris Paul 216 NOH
2007-08 NBA Chris Paul 217 NOH
2006-07 NBA Shawn Marion 156 PHO
2005-06 NBA Chris Paul 175 NOK
2004-05 NBA Allen Iverson* 180 PHI
2003-04 NBA Shawn Marion 167 PHO
2002-03 NBA Allen Iverson* 225 PHI
2001-02 NBA Jason Kidd* 175 NJN
2000-01 NBA Doug Christie 183 SAC
1999-00 NBA Eddie Jones 192 CHH
1998-99 NBA Kendall Gill 134 NJN
1997-98 NBA Brevin Knight 196 CLE
1996-97 NBA Mookie Blaylock 212 ATL
1995-96 NBA Gary Payton* 231 SEA
1994-95 NBA Scottie Pippen* 232 CHI
1993-94 NBA Nate McMillan 216 SEA
1992-93 NBA Michael Jordan* 221 CHI
1991-92 NBA John Stockton* 244 UTA
1990-91 NBA Alvin Robertson 246 MIL
1989-90 NBA Michael Jordan* 227 CHI
1988-89 NBA John Stockton* 263 UTA
1987-88 NBA Michael Jordan* 259 CHI
1986-87 NBA Alvin Robertson 260 SAS
1985-86 NBA Alvin Robertson 301 SAS
1984-85 NBA Micheal Ray Richardson 243 NJN
1983-84 NBA Rickey Green 215 UTA
1982-83 NBA Rickey Green 220 UTA
1981-82 NBA Micheal Ray Richardson 213 NYK
1980-81 NBA Micheal Ray Richardson 232 NYK
1979-80 NBA Micheal Ray Richardson 265 NYK
1978-79 NBA Norm Nixon 201 LAL
    Eddie Jordan 201 NJN
1977-78 NBA Ron Lee 225 PHO
1976-77 NBA Don Buse 281 IND
1975-76 NBA Slick Watts 261 SEA
  ABA Don Buse 346 INA
1974-75 NBA Rick Barry* 228 GSW
  ABA Brian Taylor 221 NYA
1973-74 NBA Larry Steele 217 POR
  ABA Ted McClain 250 CAR
1972-73 ABA Billy Cunningham* 216 CAR