List of NBA season steals leaders throughout league history.

Steals stats have been recorded since 1973-74 season.

NBA steals leaders by season
SeasonPlayerTeamAverage
2015-16Stephen CurryGolden State Warriors2.1
2014-15Kawhi LeonardSan Antonio Spurs2.3
2013-14Chris PaulLos Angeles Clippers2.5
2012-13Chris PaulLos Angeles Clippers2.4
2011-12Chris PaulLos Angeles Clippers2.5
2010-11Chris PaulNew Orleans Hornets2.4
2009-10Rajon RondoBoston Celtics2.3
2008-09Chris PaulNew Orleans Hornets2.8
2007-08Chris PaulNew Orleans Hornets2.7
2006-07Baron DavisGolden State Warriors2.1
2005-06Gerald WallaceCharlotte Bobcats2.5
2004-05Larry HughesWashington Wizards2.9
2003-04Baron DavisNew Orleans Hornets2.4
2002-03Allen IversonPhiladelphia 76ers2.7
2001-02Allen IversonPhiladelphia 76ers2.8
2000-01Allen IversonPhiladelphia 76ers2.5
1999-00Eddie JonesCharlotte Hornets2.7
1998-99Kendall GillNew Jersey Nets2.7
1997-98Mookie BlaylockAtlanta Hawks2.6
1996-97Mookie BlaylockAtlanta Hawks2.7
1995-96Gary PaytonSeattle SuperSonics2.9
1994-95Scottie PippenChicago Bulls2.9
1993-94Nate McMillanSeattle SuperSonics3.0
1992-93Michael JordanChicago Bulls2.8
1991-92John StocktonUtah Jazz3.0
1990-91Alvin RobertsonMilwaukee Bucks3.0
1989-90Michael JordanChicago Bulls2.8
1988-89John StocktonUtah Jazz3.2
1987-88Michael JordanChicago Bulls3.2
1986-87Alvin RobertsonSan Antonio Spurs3.2
1985-86Alvin RobertsonSan Antonio Spurs3.7
1984-85Micheal Ray RichardsonNew Jersey Nets3.0
1983-84Rickey GreenUtah Jazz2.7
1982-83Micheal Ray RichardsonNew Jersey Nets2.8
1981-82Magic JohnsonLos Angeles Lakers2.7
1980-81Magic JohnsonLos Angeles Lakers3.4
1979-80Micheal Ray RichardsonNew York Knicks3.2
1978-79M.L. CarrDetroit Pistons2.5
1977-78Ron LeePhoenix Suns2.7
1976-77Don BuseIndiana Pacers3.5
1975-76Slick WattsSeattle SuperSonics3.2
1974-75Rick BarryGolden State Warriors2.9
1973-74Larry SteelePortland Trail Blazers2.7