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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228 35
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 59

2
185 50
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 57

3
169 47
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 56

4
73 40
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards

5
82 51
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 54

6
71 42
Dennis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
Died at 53 (1954-2007)

7
72 47
Maurice Cheeks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards

8
51 32
Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards

9
59 45
Mark Jackson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 53

10
39 26
Sleepy Floyd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 58

11
63 52
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 53

12
52 42
Fat Lever is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 58

13
52 43
Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 55

14
40 34
Alvin Robertson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards

15
38 32
Micheal Ray Richardson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards

16
37 34
Derek Harper is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 57

17
23 34
Norm Nixon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 63

18
18 29
Gus Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 65

19
16 32
John Harding Lucas II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards

20
15 36
Johnny Moore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 60