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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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4,247 704
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Michael Jordan Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

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2
3,632 1,183
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

3
2,947 1,826
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Dwyane Wade Chicago Bulls

4
2,900 1,143
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

5
1,714 917
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

6
1,755 939
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers

7
1,855 943
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
1,936 807
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

9
1,705 688
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Tracy McGrady Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors

10
1,512 982
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
1,240 537
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
995 602
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
George Gervin Chicago Bulls

13
1,081 385
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
995 675
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added James Harden

15
999 730
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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611 518
Joe Dumars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Joe dumars Detroit Pistons

17
681 330
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
541 452
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
466 414
Mitch Richmond is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Mitch Richmond Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers

20
307 137
Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
slaft added Penny Hardaway Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat

21
315 139
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Rick Barry New York Nets, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors

22
557 502
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
YoshuaEl added Klay Thompson

23
605 585
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Paul George

24
205 75
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
John Havlicek Boston Celtics

25
383 465
Sam Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Sam Jones Boston Celtics

26
341 223
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
slaft added Jimmy Butler

27
406 336
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Dražen Petrović Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets

28
178 82
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Chris Mullin Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors

29
349 222
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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243 185
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Gail Goodrich Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Jazz

31
308 461
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Andre Iguodala Philadelphia 76ers

32
300 280
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added David Thompson Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets

33
226 153
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Glen Rice Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers

34
235 180
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Jeff Hornacek Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers

35
300 345
Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Sidney Moncrief Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks

36
186 76
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
tom-charbono added Walt Frazier Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

37
277 214
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Jamal Crawford New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls

38
212 181
Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Richard Hamilton Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons

39
234 215
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Joe Johnson Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks

40
246 296
Dell Curry is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
devenharris24 added Dell Curry Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors

41
172 56
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

42
227 225
John Starks is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added John Starks Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

43
161 151
Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Byron Scott Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies

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171 161
Jerry Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Jerry Stackhouse Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers

45
122 115
Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Michael Cooper Los Angeles Lakers

46
148 101
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Kate Perry added Kyle Korver Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers

47
162 162
Latrell Sprewell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Latrell Sprewell Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

48
184 220
Brandon Roy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
lifNoor17 added Brandon Roy Portland Trail Blazers

49
126 145
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
123 141
Jason Richardson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Jason Richardson Charlotte Bobcats, Golden State Warriors