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?
Teams: Los Angeles Lakers
Teams: Golden State Warriors
Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets
Teams: Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks
Teams: Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, New Orleans Jazz
Age: Dec. at 41 (1947-1988)
Teams: New Orleans Pelicans, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers
Teams: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks
Teams: Portland Trail Blazers
Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks
Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics
Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns
Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks
Teams: Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics
Teams: Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, New York Knicks
Teams: Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, Denver Nuggets
Teams: San Antonio Spurs, Charlotte Hornets
Teams: Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons
Teams: Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves
Teams: Washington Wizards
Teams: Kansas City Kings, New York Nets, Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks