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List Rules Only NBA players who played shooting guard for most of their career.

The greatest shooting guards in NBA history are all here in this list of the best shooting guards of all time, ranked by fans of the NBA. Some of today's best NBA players, as well as some of the best NBA players of all time are here on this list of the top shooting guards in NBA history.

The main objective of a shooting guard (or "SG") is to put up points for his team, and some of these NBA shooting guards have put up more points in a season that other shooting guards will hope to score in their whole career. Future hall of famers like Dwayne Wade are currently giving legends like Michael Jordan and Clyde Drexler a run for the title of top NBA shooting guard, but for now, Air Jordan still reigns supreme on the roster of the NBA's best shooting guards.

Who are the best shooting guards in NBA history? What skills do the greatest shooting guards have? Are shooting guards the best players in the NBA? This greatest shooting guards list takes the opinions of NBA fans and attempts to name one man the greatest NBA shooting guard in history. If your favorite NBA player isn't on the list, make sure to add him so others can vote for him in the quest to pick the best shooting guard ever.
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1
5,300 902
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Michael Jordan Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

2
4,577 1,400
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

3
3,706 1,500
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

4
3,758 2,370
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Dwyane Wade Chicago Bulls

5
2,427 1,047
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

6
2,112 1,213
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

7
2,311 1,212
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Ray Allen Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

8
2,272 905
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Tracy McGrady Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors

9
2,150 1,207
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers

10
1,915 1,205
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Vince Carter Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors

11
1,508 696
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pete Maravich Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics

12
1,183 763
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
George Gervin Chicago Bulls

13
1,366 527
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
alvey32 added Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

14
1,639 832
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added James Harden

The Greatest Lakers of All Time

15
1,276 910
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

16
722 657
Joe Dumars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Joe dumars Detroit Pistons

17
871 426
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
alvey32 added Dominique Wilkins Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic

18
634 554
Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Earl Monroe Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks

19
611 316
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

20
561 524
Mitch Richmond is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Mitch Richmond Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers

21
796 687
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
YoshuaEl added Klay Thompson

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22
451 227
Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
slaft added Penny Hardaway Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat

23
801 733
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Paul George

24
399 215
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Rick Barry New York Nets, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors

25
299 146
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
John Havlicek Boston Celtics

26
443 540
Sam Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Sam Jones Boston Celtics

27
488 308
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
slaft added Jimmy Butler

28
264 142
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Chris Mullin Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors

The Top NBA Players Of All Time

29
273 122
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
tom-charbono added Walt Frazier Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

30
476 400
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Dražen Petrović Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets

31
292 242
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Gail Goodrich Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Jazz

32
281 103
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

33
370 325
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added David Thompson Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets

34
352 390
Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Sidney Moncrief Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks

35
363 256
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Jamal Crawford New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls

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36
375 562
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Andre Iguodala Philadelphia 76ers

37
273 201
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Glen Rice Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers

38
278 219
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Jeff Hornacek Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers

39
253 220
Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Richard Hamilton Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons

40
277 257
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Joe Johnson Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks

41
286 353
Dell Curry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
devenharris24 added Dell Curry Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors

42
221 157
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Kate Perry added Kyle Korver Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers

The Best NBA Players of the Decade

43
209 192
Jerry Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Jerry Stackhouse Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers

44
190 182
Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Byron Scott Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies

45
251 265
John Starks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added John Starks Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

46
146 144
Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Michael Cooper Los Angeles Lakers

47
222 253
Brandon Roy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
lifNoor17 added Brandon Roy Portland Trail Blazers

48
193 199
Latrell Sprewell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Latrell Sprewell Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

49
149 177
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Ron Harper Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers

50
152 234
Hal Greer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Hal Greer Philadelphia 76ers, Syracuse Nationals