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NBA Playoffs: All-time leaders in postseason career steals

During Game 7 of the Cavaliers-Pacers first-round series in the 2018 playoffs, with a steal in the second quarter, LeBron James surpassed Scottie Pippen to become the all-time leader for most playoff career steals.

Pippen had 395 career steals in 208 postseason games while James climbed past that tally in his 224th career playoff game. Since that game, James has only increased his lead at the top of this list.

Here are the top 10 players for most playoff career assists:

Rank Player Playoff career steals Playoff games
1 LeBron James 454 266
2 Scottie Pippen 395 208
3 Michael Jordan 376 179
4 Magic Johnson 358 190
5 John Stockton 338 182
6 Kobe Bryant 310 220
7 Jason Kidd 302 158
8 Larry Bird 296 164
9 Maurice Cheeks 295 133
10 Manu Ginobili 292 218

The next highest-ranked, active player on this list is Chris Paul, who sits 16th with 249 career steals.

Behind him, several active players also sit in the top 40, including Kawhi Leonard (240, 19th), James Harden (238, 20th), Rajon Rondo (228, 23rd) and Andre Iguodala (217, 25th) and Russell Westbrook (198, 30th) in the top 30.

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