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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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4,144 685
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
3,539 1,160
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

3
2,863 1,769
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Dwyane Wade Chicago Bulls

4
2,819 1,102
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

5
1,679 887
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
1,811 913
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Ray Allen Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

7
1,886 780
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

8
1,712 914
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers

9
1,648 673
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
1,470 962
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
1,210 521
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
975 583
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
George Gervin Chicago Bulls

13
1,044 373
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
969 699
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

15
946 659
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added James Harden

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608 498
Joe Dumars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Joe dumars Detroit Pistons

17
663 316
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
534 438
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
462 398
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
307 129
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Rick Barry New York Nets, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors

21
294 131
Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
slaft added Penny Hardaway Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat

22
544 478
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
YoshuaEl added Klay Thompson

23
586 573
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Paul George

24
194 65
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
John Havlicek Boston Celtics

25
379 453
Sam Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Sam Jones Boston Celtics

26
329 209
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
slaft added Jimmy Butler

27
172 72
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Chris Mullin Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors

28
396 324
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Dražen Petrović Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets

29
336 214
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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238 179
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
303 454
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Andre Iguodala Philadelphia 76ers

32
223 149
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Glen Rice Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers

33
295 274
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
233 176
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
296 340
Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Sidney Moncrief Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks

36
178 69
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
211 175
Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Richard Hamilton Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons

38
269 208
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Jamal Crawford New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls

39
228 209
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
242 291
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
225 220
John Starks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added John Starks Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

42
157 54
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

43
159 145
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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170 156
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
116 111
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
143 94
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
160 157
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
183 215
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
125 142
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
122 136
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