11 Best NBA Point Guards of All-Time

The point guard position has been one of the most talented positions in the history of the league. We have seen a transformation of the point guard’s role from the begininning of the NBA to now, but each player has their own special talent that has set them apart. Here are the best 11 NBA point guards we have ever seen.

#2 Oscar Robertson

Although his prime was in the 60's, the "Big O" was completely ahead of his time as a point guard. He was the only basketball player to average a triple-double over the course of a season up until last year, when Russell Westbrook became the second.

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#3 John Stockton

John Stockton's court vision is what makes him such a tremendous talent. He is number one in assists all-time, with over 3,000 more assists than the second player on the list, Jason Kidd. The only knock on Stockton was his inability to win a championship, mostly due to the timing of his career, as it came during the Jordan era.

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#4 Jason Kidd

Jason was a multi-dimensional talent. He could shoot, dribble, rebound, defend, and most noticeably, his passing, as he is second in all-time assists. He has now moved onto the coaching ranks because of his incredible basketball mind, which is another special part of his game that made him so unique.

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#5 Steve Nash

Steve Nash, much like the previous two players on this list, was well-known for his basketball IQ and passing ability. He is third on the all-time assist leaderboard, but the way he got his assists are more impressive than anything. Steve is the flashiest point guard on this list, which is only part of the reason he is a top 5 talent.

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#6 Allen Iverson

Although some consider Iverson a shooting guard, I believe he is truly a point guard. Iverson is quite possibly one of the most talented players to ever step foot on a basketball court. Despite his many public, off-court incidents, he was idolized by so many young viewers because of his extraordinary come-up, from rags to riches. He defined the saying "heart over height" and is one of the most memorable players the game has ever seen.

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#7 Isiah Thomas

"Zeke" was the leader of the Detroit Pistons, infamously known as the "Bad Boys" for their questionable physicality and intimidation methods. However, Isiah was an incredible floor general, and could dribble the ball like few we have ever seen, solidifying his spot as a top 10 point guard.

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#8 Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry has literally revolutionized the way the game of basketball is played, from grade school to the NBA. The three-point shot has become the most important shot, and that is large part to Steph's impact. We have never seen a better shooter in the history of the NBA, and the world has seen how valuable his ability to shoot from anywhere on the court is to his team, as he has already won two championships, and he is still in the prime of his career. When it is all said and done, he will most likely be at the top of this list.

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#9 Chris Paul

Chris has never been the fastest, tallest, or most explosive point guard, but his basketball IQ more than makes up for it. I don't think we have ever seen a basketball mind quite like his. He almost always makes the correct reads, either throwing up a lob or hitting the mid-range jumper. This is what has allowed him such a long successful career, and it still is far from over.

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#10 Jerry West

Jerry West's silhouette represents the logo of the NBA, and how many other players can say that? Besides this fact, Jerry is one of the best Lakers of all-time, which is saying something considering the Laker's extensive list of great players. He set the precedent for point guards of the future, and did a great job in doing so.

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#11 Russell Westbrook

It seems unfair to have Russell Westbrook outside of the top 10, but he is still in the prime of his career. He is coming off of the, arguably, greatest season by a single player ever. He broke the single-season triple-double record, averaged a triple-double for the season (becoming only the second player to do so), lead the league in points per game at over 31 points a game, and received the honor of MVP. By the end of his career, Russell will most likely be an arguable case for the best point guard ever.

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