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The Best NBA Shooting Guards of the 90s

Updated March 16, 2020 17.6k votes 3.8k voters 58.3k views32 items

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The top 90s NBA shooting guards enjoyed illustrious careers in the league and are part of (arguably) the NBA's golden age. That's not a proper nickname for the decade but with all of these stars it is hard to really argue. The greatest NBA shooting guards from the 1990s were also a memorable group of players that became icons. More than icons. Michael Jordan everybody. Michael Jordan.

Some of the best shooting guards of the 90s were known as pure scorers while other top SGs of the 90s were lockdown defenders. Some of the top 90s NBA shooting guards had success in the previous decade while others were just starting their career and dominated later. The best NBA shooting guards from the 1990s were also one-man corporations with portfolios that included numerous endorsement deals. Here's a list of the greatest NBA shooting guards of the 1990s. Definitely some of the best SGs in NBA history.
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  • Dražen Petrović1
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    Dražen Petrović

    Portland Trail Blazers, New Jersey Nets

    PositionShooting guard

    AgeDec. at 29 (1964-1993)

    BirthplaceŠibenik, Croatia

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  • Michael Jordan2
    1,066
    1,474

    Michael Jordan

    Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards

    PositionShooting guard

    Age57

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Mitch Richmond3
    427
    586

    Mitch Richmond

    Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings

    PositionShooting guard

    Age54

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America

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    #33 of 69 All NBA Rookie Of The Year Award Winners, Ranked#1 of 95 The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time

  • Clyde Drexler4
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    803

    Clyde Drexler

    Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

    PositionShooting guard

    Age58

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • John Starks5
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    John Starks

    Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors

    PositionShooting guard

    Age54

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • Isiah Thomas6
    60
    71

    Isiah Thomas

    Detroit Pistons

    PositionPoint guard

    Age59

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Isaiah Rider7
    97
    129

    Isaiah Rider

    Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age49

    BirthplaceOakland, California

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  • Jeff Hornacek8
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    Jeff Hornacek

    Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz

    PositionShooting guard

    Age56

    BirthplaceElmhurst, Illinois

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  • Vernon Maxwell9
    92
    121

    Vernon Maxwell

    Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks

    PositionShooting guard

    Age55

    BirthplaceGainesville, Florida

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  • Allan Houston10
    219
    299

    Allan Houston

    Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks

    PositionShooting guard

    Age48

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, United States of America

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  • Chris Mullin11
    275
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    Chris Mullin

    Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age57

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

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  • Latrell Sprewell12
    286
    392

    Latrell Sprewell

    Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age50

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Magic Johnson13
    75
    98

    Magic Johnson

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionPoint guard

    Age61

    BirthplaceLansing, Michigan, United States of America

    Number32

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  • Jalen Rose14
    51
    66

    Jalen Rose

    Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age46

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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    #3 of 46 The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time#10 of 86 The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

  • Joe Dumars15
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    Joe Dumars

    Detroit Pistons

    PositionShooting guard

    Age57

    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana

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  • Nick Anderson16
    158
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    Nick Anderson

    Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age51

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

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  • Eddie Jones17
    210
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    Eddie Jones

    Dallas Mavericks, Charlotte Hornets

    PositionShooting guard

    Age48

    BirthplacePompano Beach, Florida

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  • Dell Curry18
    111
    148

    Dell Curry

    Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age55

    BirthplaceHarrisonburg, Virginia

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    #159 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#67 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

  • Hersey Hawkins19
    183
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    Hersey Hawkins

    Philadelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets

    PositionShooting guard

    Age53

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

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  • Ron Harper20
    83
    110

    Ron Harper

    Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers

    PositionPoint guard, Small forward

    Age56

    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio, United States of America

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    #26 of 27 The Best '90s Point Guards#11 of 121 The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

  • Jeff Malone21
    31
    37

    Jeff Malone

    Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards

    PositionShooting guard

    Age58

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Reggie Miller22
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    Reggie Miller

    Indiana Pacers

    PositionShooting guard

    Age54

    BirthplaceRiverside, California, United States of America

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  • Reggie Lewis23
    49
    63

    Reggie Lewis

    Boston Celtics

    PositionSmall forward

    AgeDec. at 28 (1965-1993)

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

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  • Kendall Gill24
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    Kendall Gill

    Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age52

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Byron Scott25
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    Byron Scott

    Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionShooting guard

    Age58

    BirthplaceOgden, Utah, United States of America

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