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List Rules Only NBA players who played primarily point guard for most of their career

Who are the greatest point guards in NBA history? Certain names stand out, including several players who are definitely among the best NBA players of all time. The best point guards to ever play the game were leaders: they kept their teams in the hunt for championships and kept their opponents at bay.

Vote for the good basketball players that you think deserve the title of best point guards ever, vote down any you don't like and certainly, re-rank this list anyway you want.Anytime you're dealing with a "best ever" list of professional basketball players, you're going to have some disagreement. Everyone, it seems, has an opinion.

Some believe that Magic Johnson is the best point guard to ever grace the hard courts; others might go with John Stockton or even Oscar Robertson. There's absolutely no denying that several players on this list are among the best current point guards in the NBA, and the best 2012 overall NBA players, too. While a player's stats are certainly important, when it comes to the point guard position, it's about way more than that: It's also about a players overall intelligence and being a true leader on the floor. Who did it best? You decide. Who are the best point guards of all time?
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3,650 767
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers

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2
2,690 1,378
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
John Stockton Utah Jazz

3
2,318 1,078
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

4
2,418 1,121
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons

5
2,171 1,495
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Steve Nash Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns

6
1,776 1,287
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Jason Kidd Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets

7
1,712 1,128
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Gary Payton Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

8
2,459 1,000
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

9
2,099 1,371
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Chris Paul New Orleans Pelicans

10
2,480 1,564
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
tenshos008 added Stephen Curry

11
1,876 827
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

12
1,531 621
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

13
1,097 666
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Bob Cousy Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics

14
1,059 629
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Walt Frazier Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

15
1,013 400
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Bogart33 added Pete Maravich Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics

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1,310 862
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

17
810 520
Tim Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Tim Hardaway Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat

18
794 428
Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Penny Hardaway Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat

19
676 529
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Nate Archibald Kansas City Kings, New York Nets, Cincinnati Royals

20
763 473
Chauncey Billups is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Chauncey Billups Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Minnesota Timberwolves

21
1,085 650
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
JacksonLee added Kyrie Irving

22
633 474
Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Kevin Johnson Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers

23
749 354
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
InsidiousSwede added John Wall

24
947 894
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

25
595 323
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
InsidiousSwede added Damian Lillard

26
462 352
Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Earl Monroe Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks

27
469 362
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Mark Price Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers

28
563 308
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

29
691 750
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Rajon Rondo Boston Celtics

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392 355
Dennis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Dennis Johnson Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics

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297 144
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Dwyane Wade Miami Heat

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346 390
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
InsidiousSwede added Kyle Lowry Memphis Grizzlies

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340 195
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
devenharris24 added Muggsy Bogues Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors

34
333 306
Maurice Cheeks is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Maurice Cheeks Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

35
342 365
Mark Jackson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Mark Jackson Indiana Pacers, Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets

36
312 361
Lenny Wilkens is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Lenny Wilkens Portland Trail Blazers, St. Louis Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers

37
360 333
Baron Davis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Baron Davis Charlotte Hornets, New Orleans Pelicans, Golden State Warriors

38
251 190
Gilbert Arenas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Gilbert Arenas Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors

39
304 274
Stephon Marbury is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Stephon Marbury Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Minnesota Timberwolves

40
252 191
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Mike Conley, Jr.

41
290 281
Sam Cassell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Sam Cassell Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets

42
242 301
Nate Robinson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Nate Robinson New York Knicks

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256 221
Doc Rivers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
NaroSlp added Doc Rivers Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks

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220 171
Steve Francis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Steve Francis Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks

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187 122
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

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323 386
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Deron Williams Utah Jazz

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249 237
Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Nick Van Exel Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers

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257 245
Mike Bibby is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Mike Bibby Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Vancouver Grizzlies

49
227 304
Dave Bing is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Dave Bing Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons

50
116 31
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
OralRobertsUniv added Jason Williams Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat