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
6,422 1,139
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

2
5,601 1,651
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Los Angeles Lakers

3
4,645 2,909
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers

4
4,489 1,990
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

5
2,973 1,386
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Los Angeles Lakers

6
2,546 1,530
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

7
2,835 1,150
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors

8
2,820 1,496
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

9
2,574 1,435
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Indiana Pacers

10
2,310 1,442
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
1,821 868
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics

12
1,438 956
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs

13
2,177 1,069
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
1,714 645
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
alvey32 added Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

15
1,596 1,091
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
San Antonio Spurs

16
1,077 545
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
859 804
Joe Dumars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Detroit Pistons

18
747 662
Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks

19
1,092 880
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
YoshuaEl added Golden State Warriors

20
698 610
Mitch Richmond is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers

21
623 310
Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
slaft added Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat

22
803 495
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs

23
417 202
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Boston Celtics

24
508 270
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added New York Nets, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors

25
948 873
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder

26
616 390
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
slaft added Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves

27
357 192
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors

28
505 603
Sam Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Boston Celtics

29
358 167
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
tom-charbono added Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

30
425 174
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs

31
537 455
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Portland Trail Blazers, New Jersey Nets

32
341 284
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Jazz

33
428 360
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets

34
396 429
Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks

35
421 302
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors

36
430 623
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors

37
319 238
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers

38
293 249
Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls

39
318 252
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers

40
317 288
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics

41
288 210
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Kate Perry added Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks

42
328 400
Dell Curry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
devenharris24 added Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors

43
224 204
Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies

44
239 221
Jerry Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers

45
184 165
Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Los Angeles Lakers

46
276 295
John Starks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

47
183 257
Hal Greer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Philadelphia 76ers, Syracuse Nationals

48
223 227
Latrell Sprewell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

49
187 162
Jason Terry is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks

50
250 284
Brandon Roy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
lifNoor17 added Portland Trail Blazers