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Top 10 Shooting Guards in NBA History: Jordan or Kobe at Number One?

Top 10 shooting guards in NBA history!
Publish Date: 05/13/2023
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis

Top 10 Shooting guards of all time, this is a difficult list after you get past the top 2. Active players are not eligible for the list.

10) Pete Maravich

Maravich is here purely for what he could do on the offensive side of the floor where he was a magician the likes of which nobody had ever seen in the NBA before his arrival. Watch the highlights.

Video: The Best of Pistol Pete Maravich

The Best of Pistol Pete Maravich


9) Ray Allen

If this was a list of just the best pure shooters in NBA history Allen may be number one out of everybody on this list. Allen for his career averaged 18.9 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 3.4 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.2 BPG. Allen would also win 2 NBA Titles.

Video: Ray Allen's AMAZING game-tying 3-pointer in Game 6!

Ray Allen’s AMAZING game-tying 3-pointer in Game 6!

8) Joe Dumars

Dumars averaged over 16 PPG for his career, but he may be the best defensive player on this entire list. Dumars was the MVP of the 1989 NBA Finals Dumars as he averaged 27.3 PPG and 6.0 APG.

Video: Joe Dumars Career Highlights

Joe Dumars Career Highlights

7) Clyde Drexler

Drexler was the face of the Trail Blazers franchise and led the Blazers to two NBA Finals, he would eventually win a championship with the Houston Rockets. Drexler was a versatile player who was solid on defense and also a very good playmaker.

Video: Clyde Drexler's Best Trail Blazers Highlights

Clyde Drexler’s Best Trail Blazers Highlights


6) George Gervin

Gervin was as smooth as it gets on a basketball court. His career stat line is impressive at 26.2 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 2.8 APG, 1.2 SPG, 0.8 BPG. On 4 different occasions, Gervin led the NBA in scoring. Gervin won 3 of those scoring titles in consecutive years.

Video: George Gervin: A.K.A.

George Gervin: A.K.A. “The Iceman” Career Mixtape

5) Allen Iverson

Was labelled selfish, but how many times did great talent surrounding him in his career? Iverson led an average 76ers team to the Finals in 2001 and had an epic game one to help the Sixers pull the upset. Unfortunately, the Lakers were loaded and won the next 4 games. Iverson won the MVP in 2001, and his career stat line was  26.7 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 6.2 APG, 2.2 SPG, 0.2 BPG.

Video: Allen Iverson: Top 10 Career Plays

Allen Iverson: Top 10 Career Plays

4) Jerry West

When you are used for the NBA logo you know you are an all-time great. West shot a career 81.4% from the free-throw line and 47.4% from the field while averaging 27.0 PPG. West was a pure scorer and sharp-shooter. The one glaring negative for West is a 1-9 record in NBA Finals.

Video: Jerry West Career NBA Highlights

Jerry West Career NBA Highlights

3) Dwayne Wade

Wade is the greatest player in the history of the Miami Heat and helped them win 3 NBA Titles. Wade was as clutch as it gets and when it was crunch time Wade was looking to get the ball. 2005-2006 Finals MVP, 13x All-Star, 8x All-NBA Selection, 3x All-Defensive Team Selection, 2008-2009 Scoring Champion.

Video: Dwyane Wade Reacts To His Top Career Highlights🔥👀

Dwyane Wade Reacts To His Top Career Highlights🔥👀


2) Kobe Bryant

Maybe the greatest shot-maker in NBA history, Kobe was an 18-time all-star, won 5 NBA Championships, and was a big-time player in the clutch. The difference between Kobe and Michael is not that great, but the difference between these top 2 and everybody else on this list is great. Check out the top basketball betting sites.

Video: Kobe Bryant's Most BADASS Moments

Kobe Bryant’s Most BADASS Moments

1) Michael Jordan

Jordan won 6 NBA titles, 6 Finals MVPs, and ten scoring titles, and his career stat line is not too shabby, either 30.1 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 5.3 APG, 2.3 SPG, 0.8 BPG. At the start of his career, he was not a great shooter, but that all changed by the end of his career as he developed a nice long-range shot. Jordan was a complete player and one of the best defensive guards of all time also.

Video: Michael Jordan's HISTORIC Bulls Mixtape | The Jordan Vault

Michael Jordan’s HISTORIC Bulls Mixtape | The Jordan Vault

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