Top 5 NBA steal leaders of all time

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In the NBA there’s certain skills that some just have a knack for, stealing is one of them. Most kids grow up being taught that stealing is wrong. Not in this aspect these players were just good at taking things away from others. Let’s dive in and take a look at some of these skilled players…

5. Maurice Cheeks PG, He put up some amazing numbers. Especially in the steal category averaging 2.1 steals a game for his entire career! He ended up totaling 2,310 steals over his entire career which is right now good for fifth best of all time.  He also averaged 11.1 points and 6.7 assists for his career to go with those steals. Cheeks is currently the assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder, where i’m sure he is passing on his knowledge to All Star Russell Westbrook. Cheeks is definitely not a bad mentor to have.

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4. Gary Payton PG, Nicknamed the “Glove” and rightfully so, for his career he averaged 1.83 steals for his career. Thing about Payton that sticks in peoples minds is that he didn’t  get his championship ring until he paired with Dwyane Wade and Shaquille Oneal in 2006. Part of that trend to basically find somewhere to go to get a ring before you retire trend that all major sports are into. Payton is the only point guard to win NBA defensive player of the year and he holds records in Seattle for points, assists, and steals. Payton had a total of 2,4445 steals, averaged 16.3 points and 6.7 assists for his career. Read more here…

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