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The Best 80s NBA Point Guards  

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The greatest point guards of the 80s had a diverse background with many having success at the college level before making the jump to the NBA. After success at Michigan State, Magic Johnson, for example, ran point for the Showtime Lakers during the 80s - winning five championships in a span of nine seasons (which certainly qualifies him as a top 80s point guard). But the former Spartan legend had company. Isiah Thomas, also on this list of great 80s point guards, helped Indiana win the NCAA title in 1981. Several other players who laced it up during the decade were considered to be among the greatest point guards in NBA history. These athletes played during a transformative and transitional time in league history. So with that, here's a list of the greatest point guards of the 1980s. Definitely some of the best PGs to ever play basketball.
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Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 60
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John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 57
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Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 58
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Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 55
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Dennis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
Dec. at 53 (1954-2007)
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Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
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Maurice Cheeks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
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Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
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Fat Lever is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 59
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Mark Jackson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 54
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Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 56
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Alvin Robertson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
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Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 54
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Derek Harper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 58
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Sleepy Floyd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 59
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Micheal Ray Richardson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
Micheal Ray Richardson age 64
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Norm Nixon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
Norm Nixon age 64
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Gus Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 66
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John Harding Lucas II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
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Johnny Moore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 61