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List Rules Only NBA players who played shooting guard for most of their career.

The greatest shooting guards in NBA history are all here in this list of the best shooting guards of all time, ranked by fans of the NBA. Some of today's best NBA players, as well as some of the best NBA players of all time are here on this list of the top shooting guards in NBA history.

The main objective of a shooting guard (or "SG") is to put up points for his team, and some of these NBA shooting guards have put up more points in a season that other shooting guards will hope to score in their whole career. Future hall of famers like Dwayne Wade are currently giving legends like Michael Jordan and Clyde Drexler a run for the title of top NBA shooting guard, but for now, Air Jordan still reigns supreme on the roster of the NBA's best shooting guards.

Who are the best shooting guards in NBA history? What skills do the greatest shooting guards have? Are shooting guards the best players in the NBA? This greatest shooting guards list takes the opinions of NBA fans and attempts to name one man the greatest NBA shooting guard in history. If your favorite NBA player isn't on the list, make sure to add him so others can vote for him in the quest to pick the best shooting guard ever.
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4,030 664
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Michael Jordan Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

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2
3,425 1,135
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

3
2,768 1,689
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Dwyane Wade Chicago Bulls

4
2,729 1,066
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

5
1,635 856
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

6
1,839 757
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

7
1,759 892
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Ray Allen Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

8
1,430 938
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Vince Carter Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors

9
1,664 894
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers

10
1,586 651
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Tracy McGrady Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors

11
1,178 513
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pete Maravich Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics

12
954 574
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
George Gervin Chicago Bulls

13
1,010 364
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
alvey32 added Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

14
941 678
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

15
904 643
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added James Harden

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596 489
Joe Dumars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Joe dumars Detroit Pistons

17
645 307
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
alvey32 added Dominique Wilkins Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic

18
525 430
Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Earl Monroe Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks

19
454 386
Mitch Richmond is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Mitch Richmond Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers

20
297 120
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Rick Barry New York Nets, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors

21
574 554
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Paul George

22
522 462
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
YoshuaEl added Klay Thompson

23
277 127
Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
slaft added Penny Hardaway Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat

24
185 56
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
John Havlicek Boston Celtics

25
374 446
Sam Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Sam Jones Boston Celtics

26
312 194
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
slaft added Jimmy Butler

27
160 64
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Chris Mullin Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors

28
326 200
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

29
381 318
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Dražen Petrović Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets

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235 173
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Gail Goodrich Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Jazz

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296 443
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Andre Iguodala Philadelphia 76ers

32
217 143
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Glen Rice Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers

33
170 65
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
tom-charbono added Walt Frazier Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

34
288 268
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added David Thompson Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets

35
229 170
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Jeff Hornacek Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers

36
291 335
Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Sidney Moncrief Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks

37
263 199
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Jamal Crawford New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls

38
207 168
Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Richard Hamilton Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons

39
224 204
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Joe Johnson Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks

40
237 281
Dell Curry is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
devenharris24 added Dell Curry Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors

41
217 218
John Starks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added John Starks Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

42
166 151
Jerry Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Jerry Stackhouse Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers

43
152 140
Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Byron Scott Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies

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136 48
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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138 85
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Kate Perry added Kyle Korver Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers

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112 107
Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Michael Cooper Los Angeles Lakers

47
154 155
Latrell Sprewell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Latrell Sprewell Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

48
182 208
Brandon Roy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
lifNoor17 added Brandon Roy Portland Trail Blazers

49
124 137
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Ron Harper Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers

50
119 133
Jason Richardson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Jason Richardson Charlotte Bobcats, Golden State Warriors