Top 10 Career Steals Leaders in NBA history
#9 Alvin Robertson - 2,112
Alvin Robertson was selected by the San Antonio Spurs as the 7th pick in 1984 and went to play his first five seasons with the franchise, being named an All-star in 3 of those seasons. His stint with the Spurs is something worth remembering, as he led the NBA in steals in 1986 and 1987, was awarded the 'NBA's Defensive player of the year' in 1986 and was also the 'NBA's Most Improved Player' for the 1985-86 season.
He led the Spurs in steals four of the five seasons he was with the club, three times averaging more than three per game. His notched his career-best average of 3.7 steals per game in his iconic 1985-86 season. He has a career average of 2.7 steals per game, which tops the all-time average steals list of the NBA.
He is widely referred to as the 'Forgotten Legend' as his monstrous defensive presence on the court often goes unnoticed in modern-day conversations.