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
6,516 1,153
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

2
5,688 1,668
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Los Angeles Lakers

3
4,724 2,942
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers

4
4,560 2,020
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

5
3,004 1,410
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Los Angeles Lakers

6
2,569 1,558
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

7
2,881 1,166
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
2,597 1,451
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Indiana Pacers

9
2,849 1,517
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

10
2,339 1,458
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
1,842 880
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics

12
1,453 970
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs

13
2,217 1,082
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
1,734 651
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
alvey32 added Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

15
1,622 1,106
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
San Antonio Spurs

16
868 811
Joe Dumars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Detroit Pistons

17
1,086 552
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
alvey32 added Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic

18
751 668
Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks

19
1,112 893
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
YoshuaEl added Golden State Warriors

20
707 616
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
633 314
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
819 502
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs

23
426 205
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Boston Celtics

24
516 274
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
960 883
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
632 399
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
slaft added Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves

27
363 197
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors

28
511 607
Sam Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Boston Celtics

29
365 170
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
433 178
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs

31
541 459
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
433 362
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets

33
344 287
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Jazz

34
399 430
Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks

35
424 305
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
324 239
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers

37
432 627
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors

38
295 251
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
319 254
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
318 290
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
289 213
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
330 402
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
227 206
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
241 222
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
184 167
Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Los Angeles Lakers

46
187 257
Hal Greer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Philadelphia 76ers, Syracuse Nationals

47
277 296
John Starks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

48
226 227
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
253 285
Brandon Roy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
lifNoor17 added Portland Trail Blazers

50
179 84
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
lauren-charbono added Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics