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

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

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

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

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Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Ray Allen Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

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Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Vince Carter Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors

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Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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Joe Dumars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Joe dumars Detroit Pistons

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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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

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

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

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

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Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
John Havlicek Boston Celtics

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Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Penny Hardaway Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat

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

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

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

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

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Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Gail Goodrich Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Jazz

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Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Dražen Petrović Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets

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

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

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Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Jeff Hornacek Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers

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Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Walt Frazier Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

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David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
David Thompson Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets

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Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Richard Hamilton Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons

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Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Sidney Moncrief Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks

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Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Jamal Crawford New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Ron Harper Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers

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Brandon Roy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Brandon Roy Portland Trail Blazers

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