80s sports The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s  

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List Rules Vote up the best small forwards that played in the NBA during the 1980s

Small forward is arguably the most challenging positions in all of basketball. Requiring the speed of a shooting guard with the power of a power forward, it requires brains and brawn in order to become one of the greats. If you're looking for the best 80s small forwards, this list is perfect for you! Take a look at this list of the top 1980s NBA small forwards and vote for the ones you like! Don't think someone should be on this best NBA SFs 1980s list? Vote them down!

One can't talk about the best SFs of the 80s and 90s without bringing up the legend, Larry Bird. but there are plenty of others as well! Clyde Drexler is considered to be one of the greatest NBA small forwards of the 1980s, as is the estimable Detlef Schrempf. With this list of NBA small forwards from the 80s, you really can't go wrong.

So take a look at this list of 1980s small forwards and vote for your favorites! Then take a look at some of our other lists across the decades and see how your favorites stack up! 
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1
169 63
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
Julius Erving Philadelphia 76ers, New York Nets

2
72 44
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
Dominique Wilkins Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic

3
176 84
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
Larry Bird Boston Celtics

4
61 31
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
James Worthy Los Angeles Lakers

5
42 18
Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
Adrian Dantley Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Utah Jazz

6
56 32
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
Bernard King Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets

7
33 11
Alex English is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
-1456044967143 added Alex English Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks

8
43 18
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

9
32 16
Marques Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
Marques Johnson Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers

10
30 14
Mark Aguirre is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
Mark Aguirre Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons

11
23 13
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
David Thompson Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets

12
26 12
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
George Gervin Chicago Bulls

13
22 9
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
Kiki Vandeweghe Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers

14
29 20
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
Scottie Pippen Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls

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23 14
Jamaal Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
Jamaal Wilkes Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers

16
34 26
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
Chris Mullin Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors

17
19 11
Larry Nance is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
Larry Nance Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers

18
16 11
Walter Davis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
Walter Davis Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets

19
18 11
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
Bobby Jones Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

20
15 14
Cedric Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
Cedric Maxwell Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers

21
12 15
Kelly Tripucka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
Kelly Tripucka Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets, Detroit Pistons

22
9 9
Paul Pressey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
Paul Pressey Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks

23
19 23
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
Detlef Schrempf Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers

24
5 13
Greg Ballard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
Greg Ballard Washington Wizards, Seattle Supersonics, Golden State Warriors

25
4 13
Robert Reid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
Robert Reid Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

26
2 11
Rodney McCray is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s
bigulcards added Rodney McCray Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets