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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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3,847 810
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
2,813 1,466
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
John Stockton Utah Jazz

3
2,432 1,151
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

4
2,539 1,201
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons

5
2,295 1,561
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Steve Nash Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns

6
2,598 1,061
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

7
1,872 1,368
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Jason Kidd Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets

8
1,805 1,204
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Gary Payton Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

9
2,668 1,685
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
tenshos008 added Stephen Curry

10
2,036 908
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

11
2,220 1,454
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Chris Paul New Orleans Pelicans

12
1,612 656
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

13
1,146 705
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Bob Cousy Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics

14
1,106 663
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
1,064 429
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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1,368 905
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

17
849 540
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
838 445
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
703 554
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
799 497
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
1,156 695
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
JacksonLee added Kyrie Irving

22
806 371
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
InsidiousSwede added John Wall

23
656 492
Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Kevin Johnson Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers

24
993 936
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

25
634 344
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
InsidiousSwede added Damian Lillard

26
476 368
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
605 333
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

28
726 776
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Rajon Rondo Boston Celtics

29
482 381
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Mark Price Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers

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406 371
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

31
330 167
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Dwyane Wade Miami Heat

32
364 407
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
InsidiousSwede added Kyle Lowry Memphis Grizzlies

33
353 209
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
343 316
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
354 372
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
378 338
Baron Davis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Baron Davis Charlotte Hornets, New Orleans Pelicans, Golden State Warriors

37
322 370
Lenny Wilkens is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Lenny Wilkens Portland Trail Blazers, St. Louis Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers

38
317 280
Stephon Marbury is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Stephon Marbury Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Minnesota Timberwolves

39
262 200
Gilbert Arenas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Gilbert Arenas Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors

40
265 197
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Mike Conley, Jr.

41
301 288
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
253 313
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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233 176
Steve Francis is listed (or ranked) 43 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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261 230
Doc Rivers is listed (or ranked) 44 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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132 34
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
OralRobertsUniv added Jason Williams Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat

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201 131
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

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259 239
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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333 393
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Deron Williams Utah Jazz

49
266 248
Mike Bibby is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Mike Bibby Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Vancouver Grizzlies

50
238 308
Dave Bing is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Dave Bing Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons