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.

1
6,312 1,117
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Michael Jordan Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

2
5,499 1,620
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

3
4,562 2,847
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Dwyane Wade Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers

4
4,408 1,945
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

5
2,929 1,356
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

6
2,509 1,500
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

7
2,536 1,409
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers

8
2,777 1,469
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Ray Allen Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

9
2,775 1,135
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
2,273 1,420
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Vince Carter New Jersey Nets, Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic

11
1,799 845
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
1,412 935
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
George Gervin Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs

13
2,132 1,051
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added James Harden Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets

14
1,689 632
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
alvey32 added Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

15
1,574 1,074
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Manu Ginóbili San Antonio Spurs

16
848 788
Joe Dumars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Joe Dumars Detroit Pistons

17
1,061 534
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
738 649
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
1,070 864
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
YoshuaEl added Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors

20
682 602
Mitch Richmond is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Mitch Richmond Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers

21
607 301
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
793 479
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
DeMar DeRozan Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs

23
408 191
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
John Havlicek Boston Celtics

24
500 262
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Rick Barry New York Nets, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors

25
940 861
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Paul George Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder

26
606 382
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
slaft added Jimmy Butler Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves

27
499 596
Sam Jones is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Sam Jones Boston Celtics

28
345 189
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Chris Mullin Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors

29
353 161
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
tom-charbono added Walt Frazier Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

30
530 449
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Dražen Petrović Portland Trail Blazers, New Jersey Nets

31
407 170
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Kawhi Leonard Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs

32
339 277
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Gail Goodrich Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Jazz

33
421 356
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
393 425
Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Sidney Moncrief Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks

35
420 295
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Jamal Crawford New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors

36
430 616
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Andre Iguodala Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors

37
290 245
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, Chicago Bulls

38
314 235
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Glen Rice Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers

39
317 248
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Jeff Hornacek Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers

40
314 284
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Joe Johnson Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics

41
285 208
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Kate Perry added Kyle Korver Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks

42
325 398
Dell Curry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
devenharris24 added Dell Curry Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors

43
220 202
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

44
238 219
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
180 163
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
182 255
Hal Greer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Hal Greer Philadelphia 76ers, Syracuse Nationals

47
272 294
John Starks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added John Starks Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

48
222 223
Latrell Sprewell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Latrell Sprewell Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

49
185 159
Jason Terry is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Jason Terry Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks

50
247 281
Brandon Roy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
lifNoor17 added Brandon Roy Portland Trail Blazers