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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 James Harden are currently giving legends like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant a run for the title of top NBA shooting guard.

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
Los Angeles Lakers
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Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

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Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
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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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Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors

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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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New Jersey Nets, Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic

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Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Indiana Pacers
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Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
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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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Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets

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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
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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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Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat

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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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Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder

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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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New York Nets, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors

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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
Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks

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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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Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers

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Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors
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DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History