Greatest NBA Point Guards

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The Top Ten

1 Magic Johnson Magic Johnson Earvin "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.

Magic is 5th all time in assists he has 1 postseason where he averaged 15 assists per game is 1st all time in assists per game for the playoffs and Regular season is the all time record holder for assists in a playoff game [ set in 1984] he is the all time leader in assists in the playoffs with 2346 and is the all time leader in assists for the NBA finals

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

Magic Johnson is clearly the greatest point guard of all time, if not the greatest NBA player of all time. This man led the Lakers to 5 NBA Championships in the 80's and could have won a few more if his NBA career wouldn't have been cut short. He also won 3 MVP's, 3 Finals MVP's, and became a 12 time All-Star and a Hall of Famer. - rapaddict97

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

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2 John Stockton John Stockton John 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.

All time leader in assists and steals.

Easily the greatest point guard of all time, holding the records for both assists and steals. Magic had a greater supporting cast, and therefore looks much better championship wise. He was snubbed multiple times from MVP voting, and is extremely underrated. Best PG ever.

He totally deserves to be at the number two spot. He's one of the most underrated players ever. He's the guy who made Karl Malone as great as he was!

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

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3 Oscar Robertson 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.

Only picking him because Stockton is higher for some reason.

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.

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4 Isiah Thomas Isiah Thomas Isiah Lord Thomas III is an American former basketball player who played professionally for the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association.

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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5 Steve Nash Steve Nash Stephen 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

He has quite a technique on his foot work and body work, you'd be lucky if you saw him play in the Phoenix Suns at the time. 2x straight MVP and played in 8 all star games. This man is also a class act.

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6 Stephen Curry Stephen Curry Wardell Stephen Curry II is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Many players and analysts have called him the greatest shooter in NBA history. He is one of the most beloved, as well as hated, stars in the NBA today.

I don't think number eight is good judgment. All he does is shoot threes and even for him that isn't a high percentage shot

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

Yeh he has got god handles

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

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7 Jason Kidd Jason Kidd Jason Frederick Kidd is an American basketball coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association.

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!

Three words true point guard

12.6 points,8.7 assists,6.3 rebounds,1.9 steals

8 Chris Paul Chris Paul Christopher Emmanuel Paul is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.

He's good

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.

Awesome pointgaurd and defiantly best current one

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9 Allen Iverson Allen Iverson Allen 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

Think of the crossover people - powerwill12

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10 Bob Cousy Bob Cousy

Bob should be number 3 - 2storm

The Newcomers

? Chauncey Billups Chauncey Billups Chauncey Ray Billups is an American retired professional basketball player who played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association.

The Contenders

11 Rajon Rondo Rajon Rondo Rajon Pierre Rondo is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

He's too high great player though

That idiot whose username is just a bunch of numbers is completely wrong about rondo. He helped the bulls make it to the playoffs and helped the pelicans do the same

He made ray allen leave the celtics and his chemistry sucks and he ruins every team and he can't shoot - 9713524179

Rondo is the best

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12 Gary Payton Gary Payton Gary Dwayne Payton Sr. is an American retired professional basketball player. He started at the point guard position.

Go Supersonics

16.3 points,6.7 assists,3.9 rebounds,1.8 steals

13 Walt Frazier Walt Frazier Walter "Clyde" Frazier is an American former basketball player in the National Basketball Association.

18.9 points,6.1 assists,5.9 rebounds,1.9 steals

14 Tony Parker Tony Parker William Anthony Parker Jr. is a French professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.

Overrated - RobertWisdom

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

How is rondo in front of him?

Tony Parker deserves at least No. 2 on this list - Hun20ter

15 Derrick Rose Derrick Rose Derrick Martell Rose is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves 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

Youngest MVP in NBA history!

Best player to ever step foot on a court. Simple.

Best forever...

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16 Nate Archibald
17 Jerry West 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.

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

27.0 points,6.7 assists,5.8 rebounds,2.6 steals,

18 Kyrie Irving Kyrie Irving Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.

He should be top 10

He is the best dribbler ever

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

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19 Lenny Wilkens

Love Lenny Wilkens

20 Kyle Lowry Kyle Lowry Kyle Lowry is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.
21 Dwyane Wade Dwyane Wade Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.
22 Spud Webb

No - RobertWisdom

amazing

23 Penny Hardaway
24 Russell Westbrook Russell Westbrook Russell Westbrook Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association.

Hey it's the most hated player of all time! - RobertWisdom

He averaged a 31 point triple double in the modern nba. That hasn't happened since Oscar Robertson, and stats were very inflated then.

How is Kyle Lowry ahead of Russ?

Russel should be at least top 20 one of the best in his generation

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25 Tim Hardaway Tim Hardaway Timothy Duane Hardaway is an American retired basketball player, currently serving as an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association.

HOW CAN YOU PUT TIM HARDAWAY THAT LOW. WITHOUT HIM KYRIE AND CURRY WOULD BE NOTHING. - 9713524179

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

Handles! He will cross you up

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

27 John Wall John Wall
28 Kevin Johnson

Easily top 10 all time. Look at the numbers if you are too young to remember him.

Most underrated player in NBA history

Late 80's early 90's this guy was the best!

29 Dennis Johnson
30 Brandon Jennings
31 Jason Williams

I would vote for A.I, but Jason needs to be a lot higher... - allen28

White chocolate best handle ever

32 Quinn Cook Quinn Cook

Lol! - RobertWisdom

33 Calvin Murphy
34 Goran Dragic Goran Dragic Goran Dragić is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.
35 Mark Price

Another criminally underrated player. - RobertWisdom

36 Ricky Rubio Ricky Rubio Ricard Rubio i Vives is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association.

Amazing no look passes and he gives so many al-hoops to the team. He and kevin love are unstopable. HELL YA!

37 Ty Lawson
38 Mike Conley, Jr. Mike Conley, Jr. Michael Alex Conley Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association.
39 Damian Lillard Damian Lillard Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association.

That 3 against the rockets

He is my idol huhuhuhu

40 Steve Blake
41 Kendall Marshall

He's gonna be the next great Laker as well as the next great passing point guard in the NBA.

42 Mario Chalmers

Chalmers trash - 9713524179

43 Jameer Nelson
44 Michael Carter-Williams
45 Steve Kerr Steve Kerr Stephen Douglas Kerr is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach of the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.
46 Don Buse
47 Manu Ginóbili Manu Ginóbili Emanuel David Ginóbili is an Argentine retired professional basketball player. Over a 23-season professional career, he became one of only two players to have won a EuroLeague title, an NBA championship, and an Olympic gold medal.
48 James Harden James Harden James Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.
49 Eric Bledsoe Eric Bledsoe
50 Isaiah Thomas Isaiah Thomas Isaiah Jamar Thomas is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.
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