Top 10 Shooting Guards of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Michael Jordan Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.

There is nothing to say the only thing you can say that he will AlWAYS be the best not only at the SG position but he is the best ever to walk on this planet.

Are we seriously debating this?

The greatest of all

He is the next Kobe

2 Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant (1978 - 2020) was an American retired professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Kobe Bryant has won 5 NBA championships with the Lakers and was the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history. ...read more.

His hunger to succeed and work ethic are legendary & I'm not even gonna talk about all his skills.

3 Dwyane Wade Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.

I'm not sure about 3 but it's debatable can't just say he doesn't belong as a 3 time champion Finals Mvp,11 time all star, 8 all nba first team selections, scoring title, all defense awards, Gold medals, etc can't just push his career to the side based on West being the logo but 1 title to show for it or Iverson who's close but no titles hurts his case... When a player like James leaves a team with players based around him and his style of play I can see the drop off but he's made the playoffs once the team was based around him and Bosh... It's debatable but people act like he shouldn't be in the conversation as 3rd best...

Wade is not number 3 shooting guard of all time. How do you go from MJ to Kobe to Wade... You don't. Wade is not over Allen Iverson, Joe Dumars, Jerry West, Oscar Robertson, or Reggie Miller. Allen Iverson is the reason people wear sleeves, get tattoos, cornrows etc. If it wasn't for Allen Iverson do you think Wade would even be wearing a sleeve. Also Allen Iverson carried that 76ers team to a NBA finals by himself the only reason they lost the finals was because they faced Kobe and Shaq, but soon as Lebron left Miami the heat didn't even make the playoffs. Don't say he is better than Iverson because he has rings because whenever he got his rings look at who the hell was on his team Shaq, Lebron, Chris Bosh is Iverson had Lebron and Chris Bosh he would have got a couple rings to. Jerry West is the damn logo and your telling me Wade with his bad knees who can't even shoot is above him? No Wade is a great player and he does deserve to be on this list but not at number 3

Greatest shot blocking guard under 6"4. My favorite player of all time and the closest to MJ. I can only imagine how his career would have turned out if he was healthy the entire time. For God shake, the man played half of his career on one knee and still put up better numbers than most guards. Probably would have had more rings, who knows but he does have 3 and no one can take away his accomplishments. Every great player had some form of help. I never watched MJ, Kobe, or A.I play alone, while the entire team sat on the bench. It probably felt like that because they did the majority of the scoring for their team. I have a lot of love for all of those players, I grew up watching them. It will sad when D Wade retires, he's the last of a dieing breed.

Definitely the third greatest of All-time! The greatest Miami Heat player ever, and one of the most clutch players to play the game! Not to forget the best shot blocking guard of all time after MJ. A.I. was good but no team wanted him because of his attitude and D Wade had 3 NBA Championships! And don't bring up that he had Lebron crap, MJ and Pippin and Rodman, Steve Kerr, John paxon, and etc, Kobe had Shaq, Pua Gasol, Derek fisher, Lamar Odom, Ron artist etc. No one wanted to play with iverson and that is his fault!

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

Top 3 no matter what, M.J. #1 Kobe #2 (longer career and same team entire career) Allen "THE ANSWER" Iverson #3 ( at 5'11" tall A.I. was and or is the toughest most electrifying player to ever play the game, changed the the nba FOREVER!

Iverson and Kobe is debetable for the second spot. Wade? How many MVPs he got? How many scoring titles he got? How many ALL-NBAs he got? Give me a break.

A.I. is just ill. How is he not even in the 5?! HE J'ED Jordan! And by far the best SG to never win a championship... Yet...

Iverson is better than Dwayne wade.

5 Clyde Drexler Clyde Austin "The Glide" Drexler is an American retired professional basketball player. During his career, he was a ten-time All-Star, and named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.

Clyde drexler was great on defense and offense. Jordan wouldn't have won any championships without pippen and rodman.

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

How is Jerry West (aka THE LOGO) 6th on this list? that's just crazy...at worst he should be TOP 3 if not TOP 2...just wish the younger generations would look up old school players

7 Tracy McGrady Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr. is an American retired professional basketball player who is best known for his career in the National Basketball Association, where he played as both a shooting guard and small forward.

Tracy McGrady should be number 2. But all those injuries are what kept him from being the best player of all time. If he would have stayed healthy he would be the best player of all time. No one can touch t-mac. Have you ever seen 15 points in less then a minute against one of the best teams ever the San Antonio Spurs. Insane. Long live the T-Mac Greatest NBA Player of all time yeah I said it

Bruh do they really got Ray Allen and Reggie Miller ranked higher? Neither of those was the player that Tracy was. Tracy was an unstoppable machine. 2003 T-Mac was the best player in the NBA, Phil Jackson wanted to trade Kobe for him.

T-Mac has to be in the top 5. He could do everything, he had no weaknesses T-Mac couldn't be stopped. Just imagine Kevin Durant, LeBron James, and Vince Carter combined. He was literally unstoppable.

Should be top 10, he was arguably better than kobe in the 2000's before injuries detailed his career. Still a 2x scoring champ

8 Reggie Miller Reginald Wayne Miller is an American retired professional basketball player who played his entire 18-year National Basketball Association career with the Indiana Pacers.
9 Ray Allen Walter Ray Allen, Jr. is a former American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent.

Way more than just a three point shooter. All around scorer, playmaker, and athlete. Led Milwaukee and Seattle teams to playoffs before Boston, many forget how great he really was.

The best pure shooter of all time. He surpassed the record of Reggie Miller.
He is surely one the greatest shooting guard of all time

Ray Allen is just a knockdown shooter. No way is he better than Reggie "knick killer" miller or tmac

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

The Big "O" was as good as anyone ever played the game.

Oscar was a point guard!

The Contenders
11 Vince Carter Vincent Lamar "Vince" Carter is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.

Statistically at the end of his career vince carter will most likely eclipse 25,000 pts 6,000 pts 5,000 reb 2,000 3P made.. Along with 8 all stars and being the face of 2 franchises (as well as being 2nd all time scorer by total points with nets and raptors) 1st if you want to count by ppg or PER, he's clearly in the top 10 list.

Carter led NJ to the Finals...he led TOR with no help he helped Howard get to his 1st Finals he made the clutch shot against SA

12 Pete Maravich Peter Press Maravich, known by his nickname Pistol Pete, was an American professional basketball player.

Pistol Pete was a basketball wizard. The greatest scorer in college basketball history. He knew what was going to happen on the court before anyone else. One of the smartest players of all time.

13 James Harden James Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association.

There are only 4 SG better than James Harden in NBA history: MJ, Kobe, DWade and Drexler. James Harden is most underrated/underrappreciated player in NBA history. He can give you 30 a game, or 15 assists or hit you with a triple double here and there. The only negative thing you can say about Harden is that he has had bad playoff moments (Which were due in large part to being fatigued from carrying Houston every single year with no help). And a lot of you who still live in 2014 and say he plays no defense haven't watched Harden play on that end since then. Disrespectful to keep him out of even the top 10

Most underrated player in NBA history. Dude has never missed playoffs. Has had no star help since going to Houston and still making them relevant. Easy top 7 SG, if he wins just one ring I put him at #4

Harden should be in the top 10!

James harden is a monster and he can make any team better with his play making ability

14 George Gervin George Gervin, nicknamed "The Iceman," is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association for the Virginia Squires, San Antonio Spurs, and Chicago Bulls.

Most underrated guard in history. His scoring leader contest with David Thompson (another underrated) was classic.

He's a small forward

15 Manu Ginobili Emanuel David "Manu" GinĂ³bili is an Argentine professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.

Manu should be in top 3! Reasons: 2004 Olympics. (Manu vs Prime Iverson, Prime Duncan, Upcomming Superstars = Wade, James & Anthony + NBA All-Stars) and some NBA championships

I think Ginobli is a top play maker. Make almost impossible paths to the basket.

Innovator, magician, winner, ultimate competitor. He belongs behind MJ with Kobe and Wade

16 DeMar DeRozan DeMar Darnell DeRozan is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.
17 Joe Dumars
18 Sam Jones
19 Hall Greer

Earl the Pearl Monroe and Walt Frazier should have been on this list and Frazier should have also been on the list for point guards, he was such a complete guard.

20 Earl Monroe
21 Jimmy Butler Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. Born in Houston, Butler grew up in Tomball, Texas, and attended college at Marquette University.
22 Kyle Korver Kyle Elliot Korver is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association.

Lights out from 3

23 Brandon Roy Brandon Dawayne Roy is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves in the National Basketball Association.
24 Klay Thompson Klay Alexander Thompson is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.
25 Devin Booker Devin Armani Booker is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association.
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