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Top 10 Career Steals Leaders in NBA history

Achyut Dubey
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#8 Hakeem Olajuwon - 2,162

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Hakeem was nicknamed "The Dream" for his effortless dunking which 'felt like a dream'

Olajuwon was drafted by the Houston Rockets as the first overall pick of the 1984 NBA draft, a draft that included Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, and John Stockton. 

His resume is stuffed with awards and accolades to the brim. Skimming through the top, we would see a 2-time NBA Champion, a 12-time All-star, NBA's regular season MVP for the 1993-94 season, a 2-time NBA Defensive Player of the year and a 2-time NBA Finals MVP. He played for the Houston Rockets for the major part of his career and led the team to a couple of NBA Championships. The Rockets franchise retired his #34 jersey as a sign of gratitude towards his invaluable contribution to Houston's legacy.

His tenacious defensive ability got him a career-high average of 2.7 steals per game in the 1988-89 season. Olajuwon ended his career in the top ten all-time in blocks, scoring, rebounding, and steals.





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