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Old 06-04-2007, 11:40 PM   #1
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Default Top 10 SGs of All-Time (Ranked)

Here are the Top 10 SG of all-time. Its ranked so it was tough to do.







Top 10 Shooting Guards of All-Time











1.

Michael Jordan



Advantages: By far the easiest pick to make. No doubt the GOAT of SG since he is the GOAT period. Where do we start for his advantages. He was probably the best perimeter scorer of all-time. And arguably the best perimeter defender too. Already gives a look how good he was. Add another fact that he was one of the best rebounders for a SG too. Lets continue. Countless amounts of individual accomplisments. Has 6 NBA Championships and 6 NBA Finals MVP. Nothing else needs to be said for Michael Jordan.


Disadvantages:
Kind of hard to think of one. Lack of 3pt shoot for most of his career is all I can come up with.




2.

Jerry West


Advantages- Another pretty easy pick to make. Where do we start for West. He was an excellent scorer and was considered the GOAT SG for around 25-30 years. His scoring ability was matched only by a few. He was slightly above average in rebounding for a SG. He also was an excellent passer for a SG and probably the greatest. He has won an assist title and scoring title. Only SG to accomplish that. Has gone to 8 NBA Finals. Was part of one of the greatest Laker Teams ever. Has won an NBA Title and NBA Finals MVP. Also was one of the best perimeter defenders of his era.


Disadvantage
- Not many for West either. One could be that he only won 1 title, he should've won way more. He went 1/8 in the Finals due mostly to Bill Russell and his Celtic squad. Other than that, there isn't much you can say neagative about him.



3.
Kobe Bryant



Advantages
- I didn't want to give him this spot. But he deserves it. He is going to go down as one of the greatest scorers ever. And you can't deny it, people still remember Elgin's 70 point game and he did it in the 60s. Kobe's 81 will be remembered forever. And so will all the other great scoring accomplisments he has had. He is above average in rebounding and passing as well. Defense, though he might be overrated, is definately above average. And to top it all off, he has 3 championships.


Disadvantages
- Has not had nearly as much success when Shaq left him. Team is struggling to get out of 1st round. Known as selfish many places. His career isn't done yet so longevity isn't seen yet. But thats about it. Though that team success thing is important



4.
Clyde Drexler


Advantages- One of the more underrated players of All-Time. One of the greatest all-around players ever. Could score, rebound, and pass like no other. Going 13 times over 5apg and 12 times over 6rpg. Had 7 20-5-5 years. Great athletic ability as well. Has won 1 championship.


Disadvantages
- Championship came as the no.2 guy not no.1 guy. Although his defensive numbers were great, he wasn't really that good of a defender. Started getting hurt more later on in his career.



5.

Allen Iverson

Advantages- Amazing scorer. One of the greatest scorers of all-time. Has won 4 scoring titles. Amazing individual player overall as well. Combo guard so good passer for a SG. One of the better passing SGs in history.


Disadvantages- Hasn't really had too much team success. Lacks the team concept. Has to work to take his team to the playoffs. Shoots low FG%s. Down in the low 40s. Very TO Prone. Below average rebounder for a SG. Also, not a good defender either. Lacks height for a SG as well. Many flaws overall.



6.

George Gervin


Advantages- Also one of the greatest scorers of all-time. Shot over 50% from the field routinely while putting over 30ppg. Was also above average in rebounding for a SG. Overall, Great individual player. Dominated the late 70s to early 80s with his scoring.


Disadvantages- Wasn't that great of a passer. Also, didn't have too much if any team success. Though he was able to keep his team in the playoffs every year, never has been to the NBA Finals, thats why he isn't Top 5.



7.
Hal Greer


Advantages -One of the better scorers of all-time. Also one of the best players from the 60s without a doubt. Went to the All-Star Game 10 times. Was behind just the Big O and West in the 60s. Great scorer with a good mid range jumper. Was also above average for a SG in rebounding. Has won 1 championship


Disadvantages- Never got an All-NBA 1st team selection. Not too terrific defensively either. Played in an era that wasn't as competetive. Overshawdowed by West and Oscar. Still a terrific player though.



8.
Pete Maravich


Advantages- One of the most influental players of all-time. Is recognized as one of the greatest and most creative passers to every play the game. Even today its amazing what he used to do. Was an absolute scoring monster in his prime winning a scoring title, and going over 30ppg. He goes over 20ppg too easily many times. Great player overall.


Disadvantages- Very low team success. Not much winning at all. Only played 10 years in the NBA. Very short lived. Even his Prime wasn't that long. So, short career with injuries really hurt him. And the team success. TO Prone also very much.



9.
Tracy McGrady

Advantages- One of the most talented SGs to ever play the game. Could score as well as anyone. Has a scoring title before. Could pass like PGs. And was also easily an above average rebounder for a SG. So overall, very talented. And has been to multiple all-star games and has had multiple All-NBA Team selections...


Disadvantages- Not much team success at all. Has never been pass 1st round. Close many times. His career isn't really done yet either. Only has played 10 years. Slowing down a little too...



10.
Sam Jones


Advantages- Sam Jones has more championship rings than any other Shooting Guard in the History of the Game. He has 10 rings. Only Bill Russell has won more championships than Jones. And he'd probably have some Final MVPs too since he played some big roles in his teams. He was one of the best scorers of his era. His defense was also very good. So good All-ARound player.


Disadvantages- Played in a weaker era. Had a lot of teammate help to get him his 10 rings. Didn't put dominating numbers for as long as Greer or the other great perimeter players of his era.



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Old 06-04-2007, 11:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: Top 10 SGs of All-Time (Ranked)

So agree? Disagree?

Anyone I miss? Anyone who needs to be moved up?

Who and why
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Looks perfect to me
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Default Re: Top 10 SGs of All-Time (Ranked)

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So agree? Disagree?

Anyone I miss? Anyone who needs to be moved up?

Who and why
I agree with the list..
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Old 06-04-2007, 11:52 PM   #5
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Default Re: Top 10 SGs of All-Time (Ranked)

It's laughable to put AI in the top 10, let alone top 5. I can MAYBE understand top 20.
There's more to being a SG than just being, as you say, "a great scorer".
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Earl Monroe?
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Good thing I wasn't logged in, so I could read this post. List looks good, nice work.

Only thing is I guess you had Big O as a PG, and if not you missed him. Though you might not read this post :-p
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Earl Monroe?
Good thinking. But he isn't better than anyone on there. Only got selected to an All-NBA team once, and was only a 4 time all-star. Really only had that many good years.

Isn't better than anyone on that list. But I should start my "honorable mentions" list
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Good thing I wasn't logged in, so I could read this post. List looks good, nice work.

Only thing is I guess you had Big O as a PG, and if not you missed him. Though you might not read this post :-p
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Big O = PG
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It's laughable to put AI in the top 10, let alone top 5. I can MAYBE understand top 20.
There's more to being a SG than just being, as you say, "a great scorer".
You'd be suprised what others think...

But anyways, he still had some GREAT individual talent, just the ballhandling, sscoring ablity and all of that.
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It's laughable to put AI in the top 10. I can MAYBE understand top 20.
There's more to being a SG than just being, as you say, "a great scorer".


You got to be kidding me. Who's better then, raging? Who has the MVP's? Who has the 28ppg career scoring average? Who has the All-NBA teams? Who has the steals? Who has the longevity?

So what if he's "JUST" a great scorer? He does it so well is seperates him from the rest. If he's so one dimensional, how can that one dimension dominate the league with so many awards and accolades, with so many stats and numbers, with so much heart and passion? This is a guy that's been able to carry a team to the finals, a guy who IS an all-time great.
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Glove, have a unrelated question (don't mean to sidetrack this thread).

If Chris Bosh continues to play at worst like he did this season for another 10 years (will still get better I would have to believe) let's say with moderate to really good team success and obviously more all-nba selections (assume he will since he was all-nba 2nd team this year already), is he a top 10 pf of all time?
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nice list. might want to look at david thompson ahead of reggie and joe d. other candidates are sam jones, andrew toney, bill sharman, earl the pearl, and mitch richmond, tmac, vince, and maybe pierce too. not saying for sure, just for consideration. i think the top five is spot on.

edit - oh and i'm assuming hondo is a 3, and that's why he's not on the list.

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If Pete is on the list, Pearl has to be here.

Also, I'd have Miller (5 time All-Star not 4) over Joe D.

Also were is Sam Jones, T-Mac, Dave Bing at
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Not a bad list. AI is too high, imo. I also think that Reggie should be in front of Joe D... but, I think you basically got the right names... just the wrong order.
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