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.

Simple really he is the greatest basketball player of all time

How is he overrated this man is the best player in nba history the best there ever was the best there ever will be you can tell

easiest number one of any position. the greatest of all time

HE IS THE BEST PLAYER EVER AND HE IS SO AWESOME HE ROCKS!

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.

Best Ever To Play The Game And Very Vicious. Always Wants To Win Even An Exhibition Game.

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

One of the most passionate players of the 2000's

Kobe is the best and always will be screw mj

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...

Are you crazy puting Kobe in second is crap Wade maybe hasn't conquered MJ yet but when he wins 4 more championships who will be talking now. Kobe is overrated. Wade is much more quick, strong, and athletic than both of them. If you look at them tree statistically you will realize who is the best all around how passes the best who blocks the best and who has the most potential to win games all of those are Wade who still hasca out 6 years left. KOBE IS DONE

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.

More well-rounded and better overall player than Kobe. Geez guys, have you never seen Wade and Kobe go head-to-head all these years? Laugh out loud.

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

Iverson is better than Dwayne wade.

Broke Ankles like never before

He Should be 1st because he crossed up Michael Jordan as a rookie and if you crossed one of the best that makes you one of the best to

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...

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.

20.4 points,5.6 assists,6.1 rebound,2.0 steals

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

Agreed. Many of the old skool players are ignored on this list.

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

Tracy Lamar Mcgrady is a basketball legend he deserves to be in the top 5 fro these reasons he is a explosive shooting guard and small forward and was a rival to the number 2 shooting guard Kobe Bryant he may have got really bad over the years but he took on the whole 2004 Detroit pistons by himself and he did have a bad team in his Orlando years but he was in his prime during those years he averaged 32 points per game that's comparable to 2006 Kobe who averaged 35.4 but they were born rivals and will always be they were stars on there own teams.
Tracy is a goat shooting guard

Prime McGrady>Prime Wade. Would be better than prime Kobe if he could play defense.

Kobe said he was the hardest for him to guard so how isn't he in the top ten

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.

He was so good at threes my hero

2nd best shooter of all time

18.2 points,3.0 assists,3.0 rebounds,1.1 steals

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

The greatest shooter of all time

Better than Reggie

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.

Oscar was a point guard!

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

The Contenders

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

The guy makes threes he makes insane layups he's puts everyone on posters one of the most athletic players ever pretty good defender the only reason he only averages 19 points for his career is because of teams doubting that he can still dominate dispite his age top 20 all team best players in my opinion.

He's the best dunker of all time, he was a 27 pt scorer 1 time

VC!...best dunker he's still a top 20 athlete today

19.4 points,3.6 assists,4.8 rebounds,1.1 steals

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.

24.2 points,5.4 assists,4.2 rebounds,1.4 steals

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

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

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!

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

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.

Awesome player on a awesome team

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.

One of my favorites and a good all around player

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

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

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

16 DeMar DeRozan DeMar Darnell DeRozan is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.

I like him and he scores a lot of points

This list is offically a joke

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 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.
22 Klay Thompson Klay Alexander Thompson is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.

He supports curry really well

By far

23 Jimmy Butler Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. Born in Houston, Butler grew up in Tomball, Texas.
24 Kyle Korver Kyle Elliot Korver is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association.

Lights out from 3

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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