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
6,933 1,219
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

2
6,085 1,754
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Los Angeles Lakers

3
5,048 3,137
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers

4
4,876 2,149
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

5
3,170 1,511
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Los Angeles Lakers

6
2,696 1,657
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

7
3,064 1,241
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
3,000 1,584
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

9
2,727 1,523
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Indiana Pacers

10
2,474 1,535
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
1,946 940
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics

12
1,534 1,033
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs

13
2,425 1,157
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
1,855 679
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
alvey32 added Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

15
1,715 1,153
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
San Antonio Spurs

16
1,151 580
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
901 856
Joe Dumars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Detroit Pistons

18
788 699
Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks

19
1,194 949
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
YoshuaEl added Golden State Warriors

20
740 644
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
691 336
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
869 537
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs

23
468 221
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Boston Celtics

24
545 287
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
1,015 904
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
397 210
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors

27
671 424
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
slaft added Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls

28
527 631
Sam Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Boston Celtics

29
394 179
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
498 193
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs

31
566 473
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
460 372
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets

33
355 303
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
414 443
Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks

35
350 245
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers

36
311 258
Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls

37
445 320
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls

38
445 648
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors

39
334 263
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
326 300
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
307 226
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
339 416
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
236 214
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
251 229
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
190 174
Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Los Angeles Lakers

46
194 265
Hal Greer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Philadelphia 76ers, Syracuse Nationals

47
290 306
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
195 92
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
lauren-charbono added Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics

49
241 238
Latrell Sprewell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

50
261 294
Brandon Roy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
lifNoor17 added Portland Trail Blazers