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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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4,859 823
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Michael Jordan Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

2
4,185 1,307
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

3
3,421 2,149
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Dwyane Wade Chicago Bulls

4
3,352 1,357
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

5
1,931 1,108
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

6
2,234 962
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

7
2,097 1,093
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
2,055 808
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Tracy McGrady Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors

9
1,968 1,106
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers

10
1,757 1,112
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

11
1,406 631
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
1,111 700
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
George Gervin Chicago Bulls

13
1,246 469
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
alvey32 added Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

14
1,365 776
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added James Harden

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15
1,175 833
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

16
677 607
Joe Dumars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Joe dumars Detroit Pistons

17
794 389
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
594 510
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
521 473
Mitch Richmond is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Mitch Richmond Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers

20
698 612
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
YoshuaEl added Klay Thompson

21
395 196
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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22
715 682
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Paul George

23
493 271
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

24
363 190
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
261 124
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
John Havlicek Boston Celtics

26
417 519
Sam Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Sam Jones Boston Celtics

27
433 278
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
slaft added Jimmy Butler

28
229 119
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Chris Mullin Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors

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457 380
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
EthanWalker added Dražen Petrović Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets

30
232 107
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
tom-charbono added Walt Frazier Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

31
271 221
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Gail Goodrich Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Jazz

32
341 309
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added David Thompson Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets

33
331 367
Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Sidney Moncrief Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks

34
344 523
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Andre Iguodala Philadelphia 76ers

35
329 232
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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250 183
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Glen Rice Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers

37
258 204
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Jeff Hornacek Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers

38
234 202
Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Richard Hamilton Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons

39
226 85
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

40
259 240
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

41
270 325
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

42
190 132
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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178 170
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
238 251
John Starks is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added John Starks Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

45
192 182
Jerry Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Jerry Stackhouse Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers

46
135 133
Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
idawg387 added Michael Cooper Los Angeles Lakers

47
182 184
Latrell Sprewell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
Pipsoed added Latrell Sprewell Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

48
204 240
Brandon Roy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
lifNoor17 added Brandon Roy Portland Trail Blazers

49
138 165
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

50
144 220
Hal Greer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History
wiabux added Hal Greer Philadelphia 76ers, Syracuse Nationals