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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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5,982 1,041
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Michael Jordan Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

2
5,170 1,562
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

3
4,289 2,676
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Dwyane Wade Chicago Bulls

4
4,187 1,785
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

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2,736 1,264
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

6
2,383 1,401
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

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2,637 1,364
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Ray Allen Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

8
2,387 1,319
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers

9
2,628 1,063
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

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2,144 1,345
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

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1,696 790
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

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1,322 879
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
George Gervin Chicago Bulls

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1,969 973
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added James Harden

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1,572 585
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

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1,429 1,023
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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800 742
Joe Dumars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Joe dumars Detroit Pistons

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997 493
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

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707 609
Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Earl Monroe Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks

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979 804
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
YoshuaEl added Klay Thompson

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734 419
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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558 277
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

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635 580
Mitch Richmond is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Mitch Richmond Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers

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901 812
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Paul George

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375 177
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
John Havlicek Boston Celtics

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467 245
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Rick Barry New York Nets, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors

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565 359
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
slaft added Jimmy Butler

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484 578
Sam Jones is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Sam Jones Boston Celtics

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324 145
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
tom-charbono added Walt Frazier Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

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313 172
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Chris Mullin Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors

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372 147
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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510 439
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Dražen Petrović Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets

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324 269
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

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405 347
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

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381 419
Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Sidney Moncrief Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks

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401 285
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

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412 602
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Andre Iguodala Philadelphia 76ers

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302 225
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Glen Rice Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers

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306 243
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Jeff Hornacek Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers

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280 240
Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Richard Hamilton Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons

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303 277
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

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311 386
Dell Curry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
devenharris24 added Dell Curry Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors

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267 196
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Kate Perry added Kyle Korver Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers

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213 195
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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228 212
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

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267 288
John Starks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added John Starks Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

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168 159
Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Michael Cooper Los Angeles Lakers

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176 250
Hal Greer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Hal Greer Philadelphia 76ers, Syracuse Nationals

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240 274
Brandon Roy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
lifNoor17 added Brandon Roy Portland Trail Blazers

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168 193
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

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166 78
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
lauren-charbono added Bob Cousy Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics