Lakers Top 50 Players for Career Steals Average in the NBA Playoffs

Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers players with the best average in career steals in the NBA Playoffs.

Lakers Historical Records and Statistics:
Steals in the NBA Playoffs

Career Average

In this page you can find the top 50 list with the best career steal averages in the NBA Playoffs. The list includes both the Minneapolis Lakers and the Los Angeles Lakers players.

Magic Johnson, owner of almost all the Lakers records in steals, is second here trailing only Don Chaney and his 1.91 steals average in the 1977 playoffs.

Ron Artest in the fourth place, Kobe Bryant eight, Derek Fisher and Matt Barnes are the 2011-12 Lakers on this list.

Don Chaney
Don Chaney

1.91 steals per game
1976-77 to 1977-78

Notes:
- Stats updated on Oct 28, 2021.
- Total Rebounds were not recorded until 1950-51, steals, blocks, offensive and defensive rebounds until 1973-74, turnovers until 1977-78 and 3-pointers started in 1979-80.
- In this case, Playoffs and Games only include seasons since 1974.

Lakers Top 50 Players for Career Steals Average in the NBA Playoffs

Player Steals Playoffs Games
1. Don Chaney 1.91 1 11
2. Magic Johnson 1.88 13 190
3. Lucius Allen 1.57 1 7
4. Norm Nixon 1.53 6 58
5. Smush Parker 1.50 2 12
6. Ron Artest 1.46 4 41
7. Cazzie Russell 1.45 1 11
8. Eddie Jones 1.42 4 36
9. Kobe Bryant 1.41 15 220
10. Bill Bridges 1.40 1 5
Gail Goodrich 1.40 1 5
Connie Hawkins 1.40 1 5
Elmore Smith 1.40 1 5
14. Rajon Rondo 1.38 1 16
15. Earl Tatum 1.36 1 11
Byron Scott 1.36 11 150
17. Charlie Scott 1.33 1 3
Billy Thompson 1.33 1 3
19. LeBron James 1.30 2 27
20. Sedale Threatt 1.29 4 14
21. James Worthy 1.24 9 143
22. Anthony Peeler 1.23 2 13
23. Michael Cooper 1.21 11 168
24. Robert Horry 1.20 7 100
25. Trevor Ariza 1.19 2 31
Player Steals Playoffs Games
26. Cedric Ceballos 1.14 2 14
Karl Malone 1.14 1 21
Nick Van Exel 1.14 4 36
Jamaal Wilkes 1.14 7 73
30. Derek Fisher 1.13 12 193
Ron Boone 1.13 1 8
32. Anthony Davis 1.12 2 26
33. Vlade Divac 1.06 6 51
34. Don Ford 1.05 3 20
Gary Payton 1.05 1 22
36. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 1.00 2 26
Adrian Dantley 1.00 2 11
Chris Duhon 1.00 1 2
Happy Hairston 1.00 1 5
Jerome Kersey 1.00 1 9
Jodie Meeks 1.00 1 1
Cliff Robinson 1.00 1 3
Dennis Schroder 1.00 1 6
44. Danny Green 0.95 1 21
45. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 0.94 13 180
Horace Grant 0.94 1 16
47. Ron Harper 0.93 2 29
48. Jim Price 0.92 2 13
49. Alex Caruso 0.89 2 27
50. Matt Barnes 0.81 2 21
Rick Fox 0.81 7 99
52. Andre Drummond 0.80 1 5
Marc Gasol 0.80 1 5