Top 5 Greatest Point Guards of All-Time

     

Point Guard, the most specialized role in the game Basketball, because they are the one who starts the team’s offense. They create scoring opportunities, handles the ball, sets up plays and controls the tempo of the game, and they’re the one who is responsible for the team’s successful offense. Leadership, is the key to be a great point guard, and it is the attitude that these players shown using decision-making and passing ability.

          Check out this list of the greatest point guards of all time:

5. Steve Nash

           Despite not getting a championship, Steve Nash will be remembered for his leadership. With his crafty passing skills, setting up teammates for an easy basket inside or a wide open shot outside and his tremendous shooting, Nash was able to win the NBA MVP for a consecutive season (2005, 2006). Even with his poor defense, he seems to recover on offense and be one of the greatest floor generals in the NBA history.

NBA Career Statistics:

  • Points – 17,387 (14.3 ppg)
  • Rebounds – 3,642 (3.0 rpg)
  • Assists – 10,335 (8.5 apg)

 

4. John Stockton

           Utah Jazz’s greatest point guard, a floor general, holds the NBA  records for most career assists with 15,806 and most career steals with 3,265 because of his great court vision, passing skills, open court play and his active hands. He was also a great finisher, attacking the basket, and a pick-and-roll maestro with the help of Karl Malone for an easy basket inside or a three pointer.
          Even though he didn’t win a championship, because of the Bulls led by Jordan, his greatness is known and regarded as one of the greatest players to ever play the game.

NBA Career Statistics:

  • Points – 19,711 (13.1 ppg)
  • Assists – 15,806 (10.5 apg)
  • Steals –  3,265 (2.2 spg)

 

3. Isiah Thomas

         
          The leader of the ”Piston Bad Boys”, Isiah Thomas, was known for his toughness, fearlessly hustle game and hard work on the court. Thomas also excelled in his great finishes inside and setting up teammates for a basket using his passing skills.
          Thomas was able to win championships for a two consecutive seasons (1989, 1990), and he ranks fifth in assists and ninth in steals in the league history.

NBA Career Statistics:

  •  Points – 18,822 (19.2 ppg)
  • Assists – 9,061 (9.3 apg)
  • Steals – 1,861 (1.9 spg)

 

2. Oscar Robertson

         
          In Robertson’s era, he was an unstoppable at his position, his physical game and court mentality made him one of the greatest point guards of all time. Mr. Triple Double, the only player to average a triple double in a season, won one NBA MVP and brought the Buck their only championship (1971).

NBA Career Statistics:

  • Points – 26,710 (25.7 ppg)
  • Rebounds – 7,804 (7.5 rpg)
  • Assists – 9,887 (9.5 apg)

 

1. Magic Johnson 

          The greatest point guard of all time, and one of the greatest players of all-time in the NBA history, a five time NBA Champion (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988), three times NBA Finals MVP (1980, 1982, 1987) and three times NBA MVP (1987, 1989, 1990) was really a great player, proven by his overall play, that he can play all the positions in the game comfortably. His great passing, open court plays, and his scoring abilities made him dominated the position and be called a “Point God”.
NBA Career Statistics:
  • Points – 17,707 (19.5 ppg)
  • Rebounds – 6,559 (7.2 rpg)
  • Assists – 10,141 (11.2 apg)