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
age 60

2
202 55
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 58

3
186 49
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 57

4
90 55
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 55

5
80 48
Maurice Cheeks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards

6
77 46
Dennis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
Died at 53 (1954-2007)

7
75 45
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards

8
54 36
Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards

9
65 47
Mark Jackson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 53

10
68 54
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 53

11
56 43
Fat Lever is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 59

12
41 30
Sleepy Floyd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 58

13
55 46
Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 55

14
43 35
Alvin Robertson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards

15
41 35
Derek Harper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 57

16
39 35
Micheal Ray Richardson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards

17
25 36
Norm Nixon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 63

18
19 31
Gus Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 65

19
16 34
John Harding Lucas II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards

20
16 40
Johnny Moore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 80s NBA Point Guards
age 60