John Stockton has gotten the most career steals, with 3,265 steals.

most steals nba history by a player
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NAMEGPSTLMPGPPGRPGAPGSPGBPGTPGFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%MINPTSREBASTBLKTOVPF+/-
John StocktonJohn Stockton15043,26531.813.12.710.52.20.22.84.79.151.50.61.538.43.23.982.647,76419,7114,05115,8063154,2443,942+2941
Jason KiddJason Kidd13912,68436.012.66.38.71.90.32.94.511.240.01.44.134.92.22.878.550,11117,5298,72512,0914504,0032,572+3868
Michael JordanMichael Jordan10722,51438.330.16.25.32.30.82.711.422.949.70.51.732.76.88.283.541,01132,2926,6725,6338932,9242,783+1438
Chris PaulChris Paul11652,47034.518.14.59.52.10.12.46.413.547.31.33.636.84.04.687.140,19821,0315,25111,0711742,7892,823+5987
Gary PaytonGary Payton13352,44535.316.33.96.71.80.22.36.514.046.60.82.731.72.43.472.947,11721,8135,2698,9662853,0303,217+1928
Maurice CheeksMaurice Cheeks11012,31031.611.12.86.72.10.32.14.58.552.30.10.225.52.12.779.334,84512,1953,0887,3922942,2682,258
Scottie PippenScottie Pippen11782,30734.916.16.45.22.00.82.86.313.347.30.82.532.62.73.870.441,06918,9407,4946,1359473,2573,329+2022
Clyde DrexlerClyde Drexler10862,20734.620.46.15.62.00.72.77.716.347.20.82.431.84.35.578.837,53722,1956,6776,1257192,9773,285+434
Hakeem OlajuwonHakeem Olajuwon12382,16235.721.811.12.51.73.13.08.717.051.20.00.120.24.46.271.244,22226,94613,7483,0583,8303,6674,383+564
LeBron JamesLeBron James13762,14738.227.17.57.41.60.83.59.919.750.41.64.534.55.77.873.452,49737,31110,29810,1141,0484,8222,536+6948
Alvin RobertsonAlvin Robertson7792,11231.714.05.25.02.70.42.75.711.947.70.31.029.52.33.174.324,66910,8824,0663,9293232,1162,638
Karl MaloneKarl Malone14762,08537.225.010.13.61.40.83.19.217.851.60.10.227.46.68.974.254,85236,92814,9685,2481,1454,5244,578+3010
Mookie BlaylockMookie Blaylock8892,07534.913.54.16.72.30.32.35.312.940.91.44.333.61.41.973.631,02611,9623,6595,9723002,0671,687+347
Allen IversonAllen Iverson9141,98341.126.73.76.22.20.23.69.321.842.51.23.731.37.08.978.037,58224,3683,3945,6241643,2621,777+799
Derek HarperDerek Harper11991,95731.513.32.45.51.60.31.95.211.246.30.92.535.42.12.974.537,78616,0062,8846,5773042,3342,755-353
Kobe BryantKobe Bryant13461,94436.125.05.24.71.40.53.08.719.544.71.44.132.96.27.483.748,63733,6437,0476,3066404,0103,353+4153
Isiah ThomasIsiah Thomas9791,86136.319.23.69.31.90.33.87.316.245.20.41.429.04.15.475.935,51618,8223,4789,0612493,6822,971
Kevin GarnettKevin Garnett14621,85934.517.810.03.71.31.42.27.214.549.70.10.427.53.34.278.950,41826,07114,6625,4452,0373,1793,561+4913
Andre IguodalaAndre Iguodala12231,76132.211.44.94.21.40.51.84.18.946.30.92.733.02.33.370.939,39513,9516,0305,1286302,2312,169+2988
Shawn MarionShawn Marion11631,75934.515.28.71.91.51.11.56.312.948.40.72.133.12.02.581.040,09817,70010,1012,1981,2331,7502,535+1971
Paul PiercePaul Pierce13431,75234.219.75.63.51.30.62.66.514.544.51.64.336.85.26.480.645,88026,3977,5274,7087453,5323,643+3345
Magic JohnsonMagic Johnson9061,72436.719.57.211.21.90.43.96.913.252.00.41.230.35.56.584.833,24517,7076,55910,1413743,5062,050
Metta Sandiford-ArtestMetta Sandiford-Artest9911,72131.713.24.52.71.70.51.84.711.441.41.23.433.92.63.671.531,44013,0584,4482,6315221,7912,586+1818
Ron HarperRon Harper10091,71630.913.84.33.91.70.72.25.311.844.60.51.828.92.73.872.031,19913,9104,3093,9167292,2512,324+1199
Russell WestbrookRussell Westbrook10351,71434.622.77.48.41.70.34.18.118.543.81.13.730.55.46.978.335,82823,5147,6168,7193184,2402,722+2947
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