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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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4,229 913
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
3,055 1,673
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
John Stockton Utah Jazz

3
2,657 1,318
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

4
2,756 1,372
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons

5
2,535 1,736
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Steve Nash Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns

6
2,499 1,628
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Chris Paul New Orleans Pelicans

7
3,093 1,942
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
tenshos008 added Stephen Curry

8
2,069 1,512
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Jason Kidd Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets

9
1,786 747
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

10
1,972 1,318
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Gary Payton Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

11
2,860 1,172
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

12
2,301 1,054
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

13
1,246 776
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Bob Cousy Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics

14
1,208 732
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
1,170 489
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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1,465 990
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

17
923 499
Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Penny Hardaway Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat

18
913 600
Tim Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Tim Hardaway Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat

19
1,336 761
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
JacksonLee added Kyrie Irving

20
753 623
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Nate Archibald Kansas City Kings, New York Nets, Cincinnati Royals

21
880 551
Chauncey Billups is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Chauncey Billups Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Minnesota Timberwolves

22
899 418
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
InsidiousSwede added John Wall

23
701 543
Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Kevin Johnson Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers

24
1,078 1,005
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

25
712 388
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
InsidiousSwede added Damian Lillard

26
513 408
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
797 841
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Rajon Rondo Boston Celtics

28
526 409
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Mark Price Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers

29
677 406
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

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439 397
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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399 208
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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397 445
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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400 246
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
362 350
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
379 398
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
405 364
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
345 393
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

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345 306
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

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291 229
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

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293 221
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Mike Conley, Jr.

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175 55
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
OralRobertsUniv added Jason Williams Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat

42
241 149
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

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321 311
Sam Cassell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Sam Cassell Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets

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282 343
Nate Robinson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Nate Robinson New York Knicks

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258 199
Steve Francis is listed (or ranked) 45 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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362 410
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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294 268
Mike Bibby is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Mike Bibby Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Vancouver Grizzlies

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280 257
Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 48 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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276 254
Doc Rivers is listed (or ranked) 49 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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255 329
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