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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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4,097 869
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
2,962 1,592
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
John Stockton Utah Jazz

3
2,585 1,253
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

4
2,677 1,303
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons

5
2,441 1,658
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Steve Nash Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns

6
1,912 1,275
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Gary Payton Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

7
1,988 1,459
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
2,927 1,845
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
tenshos008 added Stephen Curry

9
2,388 1,565
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Chris Paul New Orleans Pelicans

10
2,213 1,008
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

11
1,725 714
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

12
2,759 1,149
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

13
1,211 749
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Bob Cousy Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics

14
1,179 704
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Walt Frazier Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

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1,129 467
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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1,428 958
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

17
887 576
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
889 476
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

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730 598
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
1,273 737
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
JacksonLee added Kyrie Irving

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849 526
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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868 394
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
InsidiousSwede added John Wall

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684 521
Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Kevin Johnson Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers

24
1,044 981
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

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679 371
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
InsidiousSwede added Damian Lillard

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498 392
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
654 371
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

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505 398
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

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761 817
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Rajon Rondo Boston Celtics

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425 385
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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373 192
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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384 227
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
devenharris24 added Muggsy Bogues Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors

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383 432
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
InsidiousSwede added Kyle Lowry Memphis Grizzlies

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356 335
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
370 385
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
392 354
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
332 385
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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332 296
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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285 211
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Mike Conley, Jr.

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280 222
Gilbert Arenas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Gilbert Arenas Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors

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314 301
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

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270 329
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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156 46
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
OralRobertsUniv added Jason Williams Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat

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225 144
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

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249 189
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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284 260
Mike Bibby is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Mike Bibby Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Vancouver Grizzlies

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271 248
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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269 246
Doc Rivers is listed (or ranked) 48 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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346 406
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History
Deron Williams Utah Jazz

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246 321
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