The 'League leaders in steals per game' quiz
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The 'League leaders in steals per game' quiz

To the surprise of just about everyone, Ben Simmons reported to the Sixers on Monday night. Earlier in the day, rumors circulated that the former No. 1 overall pick could possibly report to the team soon, but few, if any, around the franchise expected Simmons to show up later that day. Lo and behold, there he is. It's still unclear if Simmons will actually play any games for Philadelphia this season, as a trade is still very much in the cards. However, the team's front office was on record hoping for a resolution, so just having the 25-year-old All-Star in the building is a step in the right direction. 

Which brings us to today's quiz of the day. No matter where Simmons plays this year and beyond, his team will get one of the best defensive players in the league. He was a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year in 2020-21 and led the NBA in steals per game just two seasons ago. So with that in mind, how many of the NBA players to lead the league in steals per game since the merger (1976-77) can you name in five minutes?

Good luck!

SCORE:
0/45
TIME:
5:00
2020-21 / MIA / #22
Jimmy Butler
2019-20 / PHI / #25
Ben Simmons
2018-19 / OKC / #13
Paul George
2017-18 / IND / #4
Victor Oladipo
2016-17 / GSW / #23
Draymond Green
2015-16 / GSW / #30
Stephen Curry
2014-15 / SA / #2
Kawhi Leonard
2013-14 / LAC / #3
Chris Paul
2012-13 / LAC / #3
Chris Paul
2011-12 / LAC / #3
Chris Paul
2010-11 / NOH / #3
Chris Paul
2009-10 / BOS / #9
Rajon Rondo
2008-09 / NOH / #3
Chris Paul
2007-08 / NOH / #3
Chris Paul
2006-07 / GSW / #5
Baron Davis
2005-06 / CHB / #3
Gerald Wallace
2004-05 / WAS / #20
Larry Hughes
2003-04 / NOH / #1
Baron Davis
2002-03 / PHI / #3
Allen Iverson
2001-02 / PHI / #3
Allen Iverson
2000-01 / PHI / #3
Allen Iverson
1999-00 / CHA / #6
Eddie Jones
1998-99 / NJ / #13
Kendall Gill
1997-98 / ATL / #10
Mookie Blaylock
1996-97 / ATL / #10
Mookie Blaylock
1995-96 / SEA / #20
Gary Payton
1994-95 / CHI / #33
Scottie Pippen
1993-94 / SEA / #10
Nate McMillan
1992-93 / CHI / #23
Michael Jordan
1991-92 / UTAH / #12
John Stockton
1990-91 / MIL / #21
Alvin Robertson
1989-90 / CHI / #23
Michael Jordan
1988-89 / UTAH / #12
John Stockton
1987-88 / CHI / #23
Michael Jordan
1986-87 / SA / #21
Alvin Robertson
1985-86 / SA / #21
Alvin Robertson
1984-85 / NJ / #20
Michael Ray Richardson
1983-84 / UTAH / #14
Rickey Green
1982-83 / NYK/GSW / #20
Michael Ray Richardson
1981-82 / LAL / #32
Magic Johnson
1980-81 / LAL / #32
Magic Johnson
1979-80 / NYK / #20
Michael Ray Richardson
1978-79 / DET / #30
M.L. Carr
1977-78 / PHX / #30
Ron Lee
1976-77 / IND / #10
Don Buse

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