Greatest NBA Point Guards

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1Magic JohnsonEarvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons.

This is right but everything else should go like this
1. Magic
2. Big O
3. John Stockton
4. Isiah Thomas
5. Jason Kidd - FootballDog61

Have you seen Magic Johnson pass? While Michael Jordan could make insane shots, Magic could make insane passes. Easy No. 1 - Bronson

Magic could do everything on the court, and could do it all magically - LorisMasta17

Best court vision of any player in the league, past or present.

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2John StocktonJohn Houston Stockton is an American retired professional basketball player. He spent his entire professional playing career as a point guard for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association, from 1984 to 2003. Stockton is regarded as one of the best point guards of all time, holding the NBA ...read more.

easily number 1. magic could play point guard but he is over 6:10 he is "suuposed" to play centre - nbaallstar

I would have love to see Magic and Isiah's numbers if they played to 40 - time would have hit them hard unlike Stockton.

1. Magic
2. Isiah
3. Stockton

If Jordan never came back, and Stockton had gotten his 2 rings. We would have Stockton at number 1, given his statistical dominance over magic (assists and steals). But championships count. SO stockton is number 3.

Magic may be a better player but Stock will always be the best point guard.

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3Isiah Thomas

Rings count folks. This guy won it back to back. Would have been 4 possible rings if not for Bird steal and then loss to Lakers when they tried to 3 peat.

He gets a bad rap because of bad boy pistons and the media hate. But really evaluate his game. He has 2 RINGS. More than all the other PG's here besides Magic. So he should be NUMBER 2!

Totally underrated by the media and fans. Small, but could lockdown any guard while simultaneously creating plays on offense. Pretty amazing player if you ask me

Underrated. People don't understand he was the only other guy in the 80s who was at Bird & Magic's level.

A member of the Bad Boys. His team won 2 championships in a row. That's impressive. - EpicJake

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4Steve NashStephen John Nash, is a Canadian retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association.

Come on, he was more effective at the point guard position than Stockton. He could do the dynamic duo thing with whatever big men he happened to be paired up with (at par, if not better than Stockton). He made his team better as well as playing the role of solo game changer-give me the ball and get outta my way stuff, when the game was not the line. Clutch. 2 consecutive mvp seasons!

Steve Nash is the definition of what a true point guard should be. His passing skills are Montana magic, Court vision is superior to any athlete, Best shooter of having four years of doing a 50-40-90's stat, so he's a solid shooter, picks his shot that most likely will make, & is a beast! He may not have been a defender, but he has moments of stealing the ball & the least you won't see him is blocking someone, otherwise you can't stop his pick n roll was deadly with Stoudemire!

This guy is an absolutely brilliant point guard and still going amazingly at 38 years of age, truly the greatest point guard of all time

Offensively, Nobody can stop him. - caqatay20

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5Oscar RobertsonOscar Palmer Robertson, nicknamed "The Big O", is an American retired National Basketball Association player who played for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks.

How did this guy not make the list initially?... Twelve-time All-Star, eleven-time member of the All-NBA Team, and one-time winner of the MVP award in fourteen seasons. He is the only player in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire season. Robertson is the only guard in NBA history to ever average more than 10 rebounds per game, doing so three times. For his career, Robertson had 181 triple-doubles, a record that has never been approached. These numbers are even more astonishing if it is taken into account that the three-point shot did not exist when he played, which was introduced by the NBA in the 1979-80 season and benefits sharpshooting back court players. Maybe only Magic can challenge him as the greatest PG ever. And, I thought MJ was a SG.

Big O averaged a triple double for a span of 5 seasons... Easily the best point guard argument between him and magic and stockton. But I think stockton is third in this list and the rest doesn't matter..

Number 10? You guys know nothing about basketball whatsoever. Dennis Johnson? Nate Archibald? Lenny Wilkens? Wow.

He averaged a triple-double. 'enough SAID.

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6Jason Kidd

Kidd should be in the top three. I mean it. Look at his numbers: over 100 triple doubles, 2nd all time in steals and assists, also the guard with the most rebounds. He makes smart plays and has improved his shooting like no one else. He is also the only NBA player with 18,000 points, 11000 assists, 7000 rebounds, and 2200 steals. This guy is a beast. He also got a ring. Most points guard in the top ten don't (Steve Nash, Rajon Rondo, etc. )

He is old but he can still do great assists. He is the better than Fisher and Steve Nash!

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7Chris PaulChristopher Emmanuel Paul is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.

Him and magic and iverson are my favorite 3

CP3 is a talented and fun player to watch. He has nice handles, jumpshot, and layup. Other than that, he is known for coming up short in the playoffs. He is prone to committing turnovers in high pressure situations and very often passes when he feels like it. He a good player but he might not ever win a chip.

Magic Johnson is the best but if I had to choose one that could eventually pass him it would be CP3. While Westbrook, Rondo, and D-Rose (huge fan of him) will drive and shoot, Chris Paul will find the best option first and take it. CP3 is a true point guard. - Bronson

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8Stephen CurryWardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.

He has to be at least number ten. Incredible handles lights out shooting. Great player

One of the best 3 point shooters ever, enough has already been said

First person to get Unanimous MVP. Can't beat that

Three point genus

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9Allen IversonAllen Ezail Iverson is an American retired professional basketball player who played for 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association.

Not a true point guard, the man even said so himself, but deserves higher. AI could pass the ball well and was a great team leader. He also performed well in clutch time and led a sorry team to the FINALS! - bishop.moore07

He is better than Stockton he should be higher and has the best handles in the NBA

In his prime the best player under 6" ever can score like nobody else and has handles of a streetballer only thing missing is his attitude but in some of his best seasons he managed to facilitate too definite top 5

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10Rajon Rondo

Raman Rondo is awesome. Did you see him last season? He is so awesome

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12Derrick RoseDerrick Martell Rose is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association.

He is the most explosive point guard of all time. He should at least be in the top 10. - Bronson

Lead his team to a ECF as the youngest MVP in NBA history with no all star teammates, to fall short to, in my opinion, the best team in the 21st century in the stacked 3 future hall of famers Miami Heat with Lebron, Wade, and Bosh. With the bulls so dependent on Rose to score it made it very easy for the Miami Heat to double him and get the ball out of his hands. I'll put MVP Rose in top 5 PG easily.

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13Gary Payton

Go Supersonics

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14Tony Parker

At least in the top 10. See it just proves the San Antonio Spurs are always under rated. - westofohio

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15Nate Archibald
16Walt FrazierWalter "Clyde" Frazier is an American former basketball player in the National Basketball Association.V1 Comment
17Kyrie IrvingKyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.

I'd take him over Stockton and Nash because of his ring. And that game winner in the finals.

One of the decent point guards of the nba

Kyrie irving is the best point guard in nba history and he made steph look stupid by shooting that 3point right in his face

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18Jerry WestJerry Alan West is an American retired basketball player who played his entire professional career for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

This guy is top 5 point guard of all time. He averaged the 5th most points per game in nba history. Even the nba logo has him in the picture. BUT, STEVE BLAKE IS IN FRONT OF HIM

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19Deron WilliamsDeron Michael Williams is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association.

How can the current best PG in the NBA not be in the top ten? Ridiculous. - Freakazoid

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20Lenny Wilkens
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