Basketball 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.
list ordered by

1
7,432 1,303
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

2
6,552 1,864
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Los Angeles Lakers

3
5,465 3,371
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers

4
5,262 2,315
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

5
3,368 1,658
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Los Angeles Lakers

6
3,329 1,347
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors

7
3,228 1,688
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

8
2,924 1,613
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Indiana Pacers

9
2,879 1,787
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

10
2,668 1,630
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added New Jersey Nets, Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic

11
2,099 1,024
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics

12
1,656 1,114
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs

13
2,740 1,247
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets

14
1,988 718
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
alvey32 added Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

15
1,837 1,211
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
San Antonio Spurs

16
1,239 617
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
alvey32 added Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic

17
947 892
Joe Dumars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Detroit Pistons

18
1,319 1,017
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
YoshuaEl added Golden State Warriors

19
777 357
Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
slaft added Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat

20
833 725
Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks

21
784 668
Mitch Richmond is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers

22
514 241
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Boston Celtics

23
925 582
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs

24
1,107 935
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder

25
582 303
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added New York Nets, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors