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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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1
4,546 993
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers

2
3,271 1,847
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
John Stockton Utah Jazz

3
2,860 1,455
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

4
2,942 1,513
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons

5
2,732 1,888
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Steve Nash Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns

6
3,420 2,131
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
tenshos008 added Stephen Curry

7
2,233 1,637
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
1,947 826
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

9
2,115 1,397
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Gary Payton Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

10
2,700 1,775
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Chris Paul New Orleans Pelicans

11
3,072 1,240
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

12
2,512 1,142
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

13
1,333 833
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Bob Cousy Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics

14
1,293 784
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Walt Frazier Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

The Top NBA Players Of All Time

15
1,270 533
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

16
1,552 1,076
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

17
983 650
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
993 560
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
1,494 811
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
JacksonLee added Kyrie Irving

20
794 666
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
941 593
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

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22
964 471
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
InsidiousSwede added John Wall

23
740 584
Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Kevin Johnson Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers

24
1,152 1,066
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

25
805 417
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
InsidiousSwede added Damian Lillard

26
547 436
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
557 433
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Mark Price Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers

28
856 882
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Rajon Rondo Boston Celtics

The Best Three-Point Shooters in NBA History

29
722 465
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

30
460 420
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
452 246
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Dwyane Wade Miami Heat

32
438 478
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
InsidiousSwede added Kyle Lowry Memphis Grizzlies

33
434 265
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
382 372
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
399 416
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

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36
426 379
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
357 409
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
212 66
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
OralRobertsUniv added Jason Williams Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat

39
364 323
Stephon Marbury is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Stephon Marbury Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Minnesota Timberwolves

40
314 240
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Mike Conley, Jr.

41
272 170
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

42
309 252
Gilbert Arenas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Gilbert Arenas Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors

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43
342 327
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

44
303 362
Nate Robinson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Nate Robinson New York Knicks

45
313 280
Mike Bibby is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Mike Bibby Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Vancouver Grizzlies

46
258 112
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

47
381 430
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Deron Williams Utah Jazz

48
274 218
Steve Francis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Steve Francis Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks

49
269 339
Dave Bing is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Dave Bing Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons

50
290 273
Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Nick Van Exel Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers