Basketball 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
Magic Johnson age 59

2
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Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
Isiah Thomas age 57

3
162 46
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
John Stockton age 56

4
67 39
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards

5
78 49
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
Mark Price age 54

6
67 40
Dennis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
Dennis Johnson Died at 53 (1954-2007)

7
69 45
Maurice Cheeks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards

8
45 32
Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards

9
55 43
Mark Jackson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
Mark Jackson age 53

10
59 50
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
Muggsy Bogues age 53

11
34 26
Sleepy Floyd is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
Sleepy Floyd age 58

12
48 42
Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
Spud Webb age 55

13
47 42
Fat Lever is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
Fat Lever age 58

14
37 32
Alvin Robertson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards

15
35 31
Derek Harper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
Derek Harper age 57

16
34 31
Micheal Ray Richardson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards

17
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Gus Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
Gus Williams age 65

18
19 32
Norm Nixon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
Norm Nixon age 63

19
15 28
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
Johnny Moore age 60