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
6,324 1,120
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Michael Jordan Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

2
5,510 1,624
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

3
4,573 2,855
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
4,415 1,951
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

5
2,936 1,360
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

6
2,514 1,503
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
2,544 1,410
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers

8
2,782 1,472
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
2,779 1,136
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
2,276 1,422
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
1,802 846
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
1,415 939
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
2,135 1,053
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
1,693 633
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
1,576 1,076
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Manu Ginóbili San Antonio Spurs

16
851 789
Joe Dumars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Joe Dumars Detroit Pistons

17
1,064 535
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
740 650
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
1,071 866
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
685 603
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
610 302
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
793 482
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
409 194
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
John Havlicek Boston Celtics

24
501 265
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
942 863
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
608 383
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
500 597
Sam Jones is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Sam Jones Boston Celtics

28
347 190
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
354 162
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
531 450
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
410 170
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
340 277
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
421 357
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
393 426
Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Sidney Moncrief Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks

35
420 296
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
430 617
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
290 246
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
315 235
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
318 248
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
315 284
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
286 208
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
326 398
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
221 202
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
181 163
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