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The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History  

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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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Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
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Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
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Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers

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Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
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Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
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Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

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

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Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
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Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
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Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
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Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics

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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
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George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
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Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
alvey32 added Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

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Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
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Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
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Joe Dumars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
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Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
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Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
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John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
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Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
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Mitch Richmond is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
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DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
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Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History