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Top 5 NBA Shooting Guards of all time

Yash Matange
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Modified 19 Dec 2019, 10:54 IST

Best NBA Shooting Guards All-Time
Jordan or Bryant - who's no.1?

Over the years, many other skills have been asked of the players at this position but the primary objective has always been to put the ball in that hoop and get buckets.

Similar to our rankings on the top NBA centers of all-time, these guards have been graded based on the number of championship rings they possess, their individual accomplishments (awards, number of All-Star and/or All-NBA selections), their value to the team and the impact of their legacy on the game.

These reasons leave no doubt who number one on this list might be. However, the rest of the ranks on this list are still up for debate.

#5 Clyde Drexler

Clyde Drexler

Career Averages: 20.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 47.2% FG

Notable Achievement: Never missed the Playoffs in a 15-year career.

'Clyde the Glide'

If Clyde Drexler was part of any other generation, he would have dominated it but while sharing the timeline with Jordan, he was always second.

He averaged more rebounds, assists, steals, blocks than Kobe Bryant. He even shot the ball better but ultimately he just had the lone championship to show from his 15 years in the league - one he received with the Houston Rockets in 1995.


10 All-Star selections and five to the All-NBA teams were the other accolades he received. He was also a member of the 1992 Olympic Dream Team.

What makes him great was his efficiency and value to his teams. His #22 jersey has been retired by both the Portland Trail Blazers and the Houston Rockets.

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